Material Handling Systems Consultant


Location:         Washington DC and other Varied Locations

CWU, Inc. is seeking a Material Handling Systems Consultant to provide support to the Facilities Professional Support Services for the FBI.

Job Description

The Material Handling Systems Consultant functions as a material handling subject matter expert to advise on the design and construction of an Automated Storage Retrieval System (ASRS) to store government files. The material handling expert must have experience on projects of similar scope and size for a government design build facility that houses an estimated 120 miles of files stored in over 600,000 containers.

  • Review concept plans provided by the ASRS vendor for the material handling system.
  • Evaluate the overall execution plan developed by the Design-Build contractor for an integrated Material Handling System, including WMS software, and any required interfaces.
  • Review the detailed design and bid documents for the procurement, installation, and commissioning of all material handling equipment, controls, software, and software interfaces.
  • Participate in design reviews for specific mechanical, structural, and electrical systems related to the Material Handling System. (Slab and floor design, fire protection, electrical power distribution, HVAC, shipping and receiving docks, personnel and material flow through operational areas)
  • Review details of the proposed design to build and install engineering-level drawings and specifications as well as fabrication bills of materials.
  • Work with the FBI IT personnel to assist in the development of the IT interfaces between the FBI systems and the WMS software provider.
  • Review the details of the ASRS system and all software and controls with FBI to validate preparedness for testing, commissioning, and operation.
  • Observe the testing, commissioning, and start-up plan for the system.
  • Identify any test failures and problems and coordinate the team response to the DB/ASRS Integration team.
  • Supervise maintenance contracts for mechanical, electrical, controls and software components.



  • Must have an ACTIVE TS/SCI security clearance
  • Engineering degree in supply chain management is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in supply chain analysis including familiarity with Warehouse Management Software (WMS) and Warehouse Control Systems (WCS) software.
  • A Project Management Professional (PMP) credential and ISO training and knowledge is highly desired.
  • Experience with integration of ASRS mini-load crane, Shuttle and extractor equipment and controls.
  • Experience with racking, totes and tote storage in racking, conveying systems, and warehouse management systems.
  • Must have the capability to evaluate a proof of concept model proving the efficacy of the proposed ASRS system.
  • Experience supervising the ongoing maintenance of an ASRS system.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools required.
  • Capable of independent decision making, possess a high degree of individual initiative, and be able to function with no supervision.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of US Government Secured Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) construction.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with strong leadership, project management, team building and presentation skills required.
  • Demonstrated experience in project leadership and team management.
  • ISO Training and knowledge of PMP preferred.

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