Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 455
Date Posted:May 16, 2019
Reference:MoT/SRTAP/98 - 023
Closing Date:May 29, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:3
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Construction
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:NTA, Grade B
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Ministry of Transport (MoT) Sustainable Reform & Technical Assistance Project (SRTAP):

Founded: 1930  http://www.mopw.gov.af

Governmental office The Ministry of Transport (MoT) is responsible for the planning, monitoring, maintenance and development of the various transport infrastructure projects such as Roads, Bridges, Culverts, Railway and Airport in the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Therefore to enhance the capacity to strengthen its ability to deliver effective, efficient and transparent services in MPW the Human Resource Directorate wishes to recruit the following staff on contract basis from development Budget for the Ministry of Transport (MoT).

Job Summary:

The Senior Road Design Engineer works under the guidance of the Head of Technical Section. The Senior Road Design Engineer will assist with all designs and technical documentation produced by the Road Design Unit, and specifically designs and reviews drawings, specifications and work methodologies according to AASHTO and Ministry of Transport (MoT) Design standards. Additionally, the Road Design Unit provides capacity building and mentoring to Ministry of Transport (MoT) Civil Servant counterparts. The Senior Road Design Engineer may act as the Deputy of the Head of Technical Section in the absence of the Head of Technical Section.

Skills Required:

Road Design

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Skills:


  • Highly proficient in design software such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Bentley MX Road D and other structural design software.
  • Design using various methods of calculations/software such as ETABS, SAFE, SAP, STAAD Pro.
  • Must able to design the rigid and flexible pavements by AASHTO method
  • Proven knowledge of road construction.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office packages (MS Project especially), with advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent English skills, both written and verbal. Fluent in Pashtu and, Dari both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to training and build capacity of counterparts.
  • Proven organisational, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Be able and willing to travel to all provinces within Afghanistan, including insecure and volatile areas.
  • Is able to demonstrate attention to detail and patience.
  • Ability to overcome challenges and work in difficult work environments/conditions.
  • Must able to deliver at least 10km/month road design with complete documentation
  • Must able to review 50Km/month outsource survey and design
  • Must able to prepare the bill of quantities of road and bridge projects
  • Strong AutoCAD knowledge for drafting of road design output
  • Preparation of Bill of Quantities according the Ministry of Transport (MoT) technical Specifications

 

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs):


  • Must able to deliver at least 10km/month road design with complete documentation
  • Must able to review 50Km/month outsource survey and design
  • Must able to do at least 10km/month the road related drafting of the road design drawings


Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or Road Construction with 7 years of relevant experience  
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with 5 years revalent of experience.
  • Previous experience working in a UN or World Bank and Government project, INGO is an advantage.


Required Documents:


  • Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
  • Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education
  • Copy of verified Afghan ID Card (Tazkera)
  • Copy of verified last Posting Contract
  • Certificate’s and Appreciation Letter’s

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Head of Technical Section with the output of Road Design Unit.
  • Design of rigid and flexible pavements by AASHTO method.
  • Review technical specifications to ensure adherence to AASHTO and MoT standards.
  • Ensuring that all designs are completed to the highest standards, based on initial survey data provided to the Road Design Unit by the Surveyors, Regional Engineers, and environmental and social inclusion (ESMF) Specialists.
  • Assist with the preparation of BoQs and technical documentation in accordance with World Bank and MoT standards.
  • Provide advice and coordination of the construction of the roads in conjunction with the Contract Management Section and the Contractor.
  • Assist the Contract Management Section and QA/QC and Regional Engineers with monitoring the work of the contractor.
  • Assist the Senior Road design engineer with reviewing the existing practice of local contractors and conventional methodology of road construction; make recommendations that will increase safety (taking budget constraints into account) in the construction of roads undertaken by MOT.
  • Review QA/QC site visit and materials testing reports to ensure sampling, testing and inspection of materials are carried out regularly and works are implemented in compliance with design specifications.
  • Coordinate with the Contract Management Section and the Procurement Management Section on all contractual matters in the completion of the respective Contracts.
  • Coordinate on design changes that are processed by the Contract Management Section.
  • Building the capacity of MOT Counterpart Engineers in road design and construction techniques including good practices and troubleshooting methods.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to contractors to ensure that economical and quality materials are purchased.
  • Assist with the provision of social-economic analysis of the respective road designs. This entails using Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) modelling processes, such as cost per person that the road will benefit.
  • Monitor the implementation of the works by conducting site visits and provide guidance for improvement and good results.
  • Perform any other duty in line with these ToR’s as directed by the Head of Technical Section.

 

Monitoring and Progress Controls

 

  • Weekly meeting with Technical Unit for reporting on the progress and completion of works according to project requirements.
  • Regular submission and updating of all designs, and technical documentation.
  • MOT Civil Servant counterparts demonstrate an increase in technical expertise and skill.

 

Final Product

 

  • Roads are constructed in adherence to AASHTO and/or MOT standards and use of materials according to technical specifications in BoQ.
  • Specifications are adhered to by Contractors.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or Road Construction with 7 years of relevant experience  
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with 5 years revalent of experience.
  • Previous experience working in a UN or World Bank and Government project, INGO is an advantage.

Job Keywords:

Sr. Road Design Engineer
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