Civil Engineer

The Civil Engineer will be responsible for:
He/She will plan, design, and manage work for projects in new construction, renovations, and improvements under the country program office.
General Duties
· Ensure that all staff understand the Procurement and Logistics SOPs and ensure that both are fully implemented within the operations
· Participation in the preparation of the budget for construction
· Develop and maintain good relationships with all partners and potential donors in the area of operation
· Take all necessary measures to motivate staff and build strong team spirit at all levels
· Supervise support staff to improve quality and efficiency of administrative matters
With regard to project delivery, the Civil Engineer will be responsible for:
· Day to day project manager for construction
· Oversee as well as coordinates assigned engineering, planning, design, and also construction works
· Ensure adherence to quality, budget and schedule
· Coordinate the administration and approval process; provide updates schedule information as necessary
· Coordinate the development and preparation of contracts for a variety of constructions projects
· Planning, developing, negotiating, and also administrate formal agreements as well as permits with third parties, including local agencies and UN agencies.
· Work with partners to ensure proper and comprehensive project implementation
· Negotiating service agreements and managing associated costs and revenues
· Preparing detailed schedules of work, feasibility studies and cost estimates of engineering solutions
· Undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations
· Undertaking complex and repetitive calculations
· Compiling job specifications and supervising tendering procedures
· Resolving design and development problems
· Managing budgets and project resources
· Scheduling material and equipment purchases and deliveries
· Making sure the project complies with legal requirements
· Assessing the sustainability and environmental impact of projects
· Ensuring projects run smoothly and structures are completed within budget and on time
· Operational analysis
· Strong technical aptitude
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by management
Required Languages
Must be conversant in English and/or Swahili (written and spoken)
Minimum Qualifications
· BS/MA in Civil Engineering
· A minimum of 5-7 years of field experience in building and road works
· Procurement experience
· Proficiency in site layout, grading, utility design, erosion control, regulatory approvals etc.
· License of professional engineer
· Proficiency to use MS Office suite of applications and other IT systems
· Ability to write clearly articulate proposals, reports, and correspondence
· Strong analytical, communication and problem solving skills is necessary along with capacity to identify and articulate potential problems and provide possible solutions in concise and clear manner.
· Experience working with international development partners, international nongovernmental organization (INGOs) and donors (in particular UNHCR experience) is an asset
Knowledge, skills and abilities
· Knowledge of program management
· Knowledge of donor groups and/or issues related to the program area
Personal characteristics
The Civil Engineer should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions, in conjunction with the S.O.M. or C.P.D., which are timely and in the best interests of the organization as authorized
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem
  • Ensuring value for money ie. program/project monitoring
  • Ability to work under hardship environment and with minimum supervision
· Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at different locations as required

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your application letter stating your qualification and experience, and why you’re suitable for the position, together with your C.V. by email to hr@airdinternational.org
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