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  • United Nations Office for Project Service

Project Engineer

Job categoriesEngineering


Vacancy codeVA/2017/B5312/13071

Department/officeAFR, ETOH, Sudan

Duty stationEl Fasher , Sudan

Contract typeLocal ICA Specialist

Contract levelLICA Specialist-9

Durationone year

Application period13-Sep-2017 to 21-Oct-2017

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) - Sudan Project Office is engaged by the Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for implementation of Emergency Intervention for Water Security in Vulnerable Communities in Darfur, and the various water resources development projects in Darfur, including drought mitigation engineering works in rural areas and improvements to urban water supply schemes of major towns.

In line with its initiative to strive for organizational excellence, UNOPS Sudan Office belonging to the Ethiopia Operational Hub, is actively looking for highly motivated and competent candidates for the position of Project Engineer based in Zalengei for the above mentioned project funded by the Department for International Development (DFID)

The UNOPS, is responsible for design, tendering, construction supervision and contract administration of these works. The works are implemented in a partnership with State Government Authorities. UNOPS is soliciting applications from suitable qualified civil engineers with water supply projects design and implementation experience to be engaged in water for Darfur urban project.

Functional Responsibilities

The Project Engineer will be responsible for assisting the project development process, participating in assessment, development of BOQs and preparation of bid documents. The position holder will be assisting the Water Supply Engineer for the implementation and coordination of water project for Darfur to/in (i) the assessment of rehabilitation works and the preparation of assessment reports including preliminary design and cost estimate, (ii) the execution of the construction/rehabilitation projects as undertaken by UNOPS and (iii) Support and guide the Urban Water Administrative unit towards achieving its long term goal of cost recovery along with review of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The Projects include the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of water works/buildings using private sector to get the job done.

Related specific responsibilities:

Work on the detail bill of quantities of the identified works on town water supply schemes rehabilitation needs, and other water resources development projects in consultation with the State authorities and the scheme operations staff.

Liaison with local contractors engaged to carry out topographical and geotechnical investigations (if any) and direct supervision of the works, and provides technical input to the design development process.

Collect schemes operational data, assets maintenance records, beneficiaries, survey information and carry out project assessments for new works.

Undertake baseline (Preliminary) survey to assess the situations of the existing schemes

Provide technical input to the preparation of costs estimates as well as project implementation schedules for the rehabilitation/ replacement/ extension/ new construction of various works such as deep wells, elevated tanks, transmission & distribution pipe lines and reticulation systems.

Facilitate the project implementation process with the state authorities and other project stakeholders.

Carry out the contractor’s evaluation and selection processes.

Assist the Water Supply Engineer or PM to provide the technical input to the preparation of tenders, during bid evaluation process and in the preparation of the contracts award approval documents.

As tasked by the Water Supply Engineer or the Project Manager, supervise the construction works, and administer the works execution as per the contractual provisions and the design specifications;
Support the overall management of the works implementation in the field that will ensure the constructions works are completed on time, within budget and up to quality standards;
Timely actions on potential delays and/or cost overruns that can either be prevented or mitigated are to be quickly reported with recommended remedial actions to the Water Supply Engineer or PM;
Assist Water Supply Engineer, Senior Project Engineer or PM in the preparation of project / contracts related documentations such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stakeholder meeting minutes, Engineer’s Instructions and Variation Orders, Contractor’s bills review reports, certifications, client hand-over documents and contracts close-out reports.

Assist in providing training and technology transfer to national personnel and contractor’s personnel and advise on good construction practices, good environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction;

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