Urban Water Civil Engineer (East Africa)

CDM Smith is currently looking for an Urban Water Civil Engineer for a large-scale water, sanitation and water resources infrastructure project in East Africa.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Discipline Lead for a water supply infrastructure component associated with a water and sanitation project
  • Actively support the procurement and contract negotiations with professional service providers
  • Support the team to ensure compliance of CDM Smith’s budget, scope, schedule, quality and reporting requirements on various infrastructure assignments
  • Management and oversight of consulting engineering teams contracted to design and supervise the infrastructure works packages
  • Advice and counsel to the client and donors on matters relating to the project’s success, including project delivery, strategies, procurement, contract management, design and construction oversight, and commissioning
  • Regular reporting to both client and other stakeholders as required
  • Adherence to CDM Smith’s quality management program (QMP)
  • Serve as the focal point for local issues including local staff and sub-consultants, interpretation of events on the ground, and contact for selected program stakeholders.
  • Liaise with other agencies/government bodies/donors to ensure coordination and works suitability.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent, from an accredited university
  • Chartered/Professional Membership from an internationally recognized institution
  • 15 years of experience in feasibility study, detailed engineering design, procurement, construction supervision, contract administration and project management in similar sanitation projects.
  • Experience as a project manager on at least 4 design and construction supervision contracts with water and/or sanitation.
  • Recent experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience on two projects implemented under FIDIC Conditions of Contract
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English, including the ability to prepare reports.
  • Ability to work as part of a high-performing and multi-disciplinary team, often operating under tight deadlines and timetables.
  • Ability to function independently and manage a team
  • An understanding of, and commitment to CDM Smith mission and Core Values
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