Civil Engineer / Road Construction

  Afghanistan Unspecified 1487
Date Posted:Mar 24, 2010
Closing Date:Apr 7, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Construction
Salary Range:60000 - 100000 USD undefined
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: false
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
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Job Summary:

The Civil Engineer will be based in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan/Southern Afghanistan as part of GTZ-IS/UPDP Tarin Kowt Office of Infrastructure, but at times will be required to travel throughout Uruzgan to conduct site visits to monitor and report on contractor compliance requirements in conjunction with quality assurance and project progress.

Duties & Responsibilities:

● Conduct preliminary site investigations to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, drainage and other data required for survey and design.
● Prepare design layout for feeder roads and facilities construction through Cash for Work approach.
● Develop technical data regarding materials, sizes, dimensions, and quantities and costs to be incorporated in formal specifications.
● Produce cost data and estimates on engineering-related requirements of damaged culverts, bridges, facilities and systems to determine feasibility of repairs or replacement. Liaise with other engineers and GTZ specialists responsible for related specialized phases to arrive at mutually satisfactory approaches to problems by exchanging and comparing data.
● Analyze project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and to ensure that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources.
● Organize and lead community discussions, to identify needs focusing on cash for work.
● Monitor the use of provided equipments, and ensure proper attendance of labors;
● Monitor material procurement and deliveries to ensure timeliness in support of construction activities and schedule within the assigned discipline. Ensure that materials received meet specifications and established standards of quality.
● Work with the Supervisors to flesh out the daily reports;
● Assist Supervisor to perform their responsibilities effectively;
● Help the Supervisor to develop a realistic plan of work;
● Travel occasionally to the project sites to help supervisors to accomplish the task within the stipulated time frame;
● Assist in routine meetings with the Maleks, Elders, and Contractors to review the status of the project and address any technical matters.
● Reviews field construction reports from a technical engineering aspect, including the following: structural steel, reinforced concrete, wood frames, masonry structures; and initiates corrective action with the contractor to bring the construction quality into compliance with the plans and specifications.
● Determine the sufficiency of completed work by craftsmen and tradesmen; prepares proposed orders and supplemental agreements.
● Plan and coordinate disruptions to utility serves, as needed, with the contractor, engineer, and utility representatives to keep construction progress on scheduled timeline and minimize disruptions that may impact ongoing facility functions.

Job Requirement:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree in engineering (Civil or Road Construction) is required. Additional post-graduate engineering education is desirable.
At least two years of progressive experience in road construction engineering design, construction management and quality control is required.
SKILLS and COMPETENCIES: Requires a comprehensive knowledge of engineering and road construction-related processes, and practices. Also requires Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English, Pashto, and Dari. Desirable is a familiarity with AUTOCAD 2007, MS PROJECT 2007 and other PC software packages typically associated with engineering and construction, and the proven ability for performing a lead capacity in a project.

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