Geotechnical Engineer

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1493
Date Posted:Apr 3, 2018
Closing Date:Apr 17, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Engineering
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90,66,94

About MPW-NRAP inc:

Founded: 2002

The National Rural Access Program (NRAP) is one of the most important National Priority Programs (NPP) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The primary focus of the program is the rehabilitation, (re-) construction and maintenance of the rural roads network in all 34 provinces of the country and it is funded by different donors, including the WB, ARTF, EC, DFID, JSDF , USAID and etc. The program has subsequent projects such NERAP, Shindand and etc. The clients representative in the program has been nominated in legal document of project e.g. MSA and TA namely Program Implementation Unit (PIU). The program is committed not only to improve rural access in remote areas but also capacity building of national staffs in order to provide Ministry of Public Works with skilled and trained staff for future operation in which PIU and UNOPS consultants play the foremost role.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Head of Technical Section, the Geotechnical Engineer will provide assistance, supervision and mentoring to NRAP/MOPW Engineer in all aspects of NRAP/MOPW’s road and bridge projects. The Geotechnical Engineer will have a sound knowledge of engineering geology and research technical, engineering geological developments and will support the MOPW-PIU in the implementation of geotechnical issues in Afghanistan.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Be a good mentor, capable of working with others in a participatory and capacity building manner.

Have good analytical, writing, and communication skills.

A thorough understanding of geotechnical project implementation and a demonstrated ability to successfully undertake and deliver to client's satisfaction

Co-operative and flexible work style to work in a team environment

Willingness to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge

Working knowledge of MS Office and AutoCAD.

Willing and ready to travel extensively to visit project sites.

Be thoroughly proficient in written and spoken English.

Knowledge of the Pashtu and Dari languages would be an advantage.

Be self-motivated, versatile and adaptable to different cultures and people.

8. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):

Must be able to deliver at least:
- 70KM gravel road survey per year.
- 50KM asphalt Road Survey per year.
- 200m Bridge out source review and check per year.
- 50 KM/ Road outsource review and check per year.
- Mast have strong skills and knowledge geotechnical investigation.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Geotechnical Engineer will be an integral member of the NRAP/MOPW Technical Unit. Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to;

Successfully implement and deliver projects involving engineering geological inputs, including client liaison, fieldwork, analysis and reporting

Interpret client's requirements, plan and undertake project work to provide the required information

Site mission for doing survey with road and bridge survey team and bring reality data from the site for determination and foundation.

Successfully carry out project work (including fieldwork) in accordance with budgetary limits, and time constraints

Carry out engineering geology studies and investigations, supervise field testing and sampling and analysis of results using accepted methods and or computer applications

Report and deliver results of investigations and reports in accordance with accepted standard requirements

Research technical and engineering geological developments and update procedures and standards to ensure AASHTO, ASTM and MOPW complies with best practice

Comply with NRAP MOPW quality assurance and quality management procedures

Review contractor’s geotechnical reports and provide guidance to contractors in close coordination with the Contract Management Section

Ensure the contractor’s geotechnical report meets with standards Traveling to various survey or project sites and obtaining soil samples at various depths using specialized drilling equipment.

Analyzing the soil samples to determine their composition and overall ability to support the type of Project proposed.

Work closely with the Laboratory staff and technicians to evaluate the various components of the soil.

Researching information, writing reports and making proposals based on data collected.

Collaborating with various other engineers and construction staff including structural engineers, road and bridge engineers

Perform any other duties in line with these ToR’s as required by the Design Manager.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Master degree with 5 years of experience required or holding Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Geology or geotechnical degree with additional 2 year of work experience may consider in lieu of Master Degree.

Job Keywords:

Geo Tech
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