SMEC is a professional services firm with Australian origins and a global footprint that provides high quality consultancy services for major infrastructure projects. SMEC is ranked among the world's top infrastructure design firms and continues to win industry awards for technical excellence, design innovation and the management of environmental and social risks.
The SMEC Profile:
It is our culture to celebrate diversity, employ great people and work on interesting projects
We have an established network of over 75 permanent offices around the world and over 5,000 employees
We offer our people opportunities to work, both in Australia and internationally, in the areas of: Transport; Water; Environment; Urban Development; Hydropower and Energy; Geotechnics and Tunnels; Social Development; and Management Advisory Services.
Please visit our website for more information: www.smec.com.
We are currently seeking a Senior Water Resources Engineer / Project Manager for Africa. This position within the Water and Environment Functional Group ensures quality delivery of water resources development projects and assists with the development of SMEC's water sector business in Africa.
Manages, guides, and directs project teams and activities to achieve efficient, cost-effective, timely, and high quality delivery of water resources development consultancy assignments around Africa.
Performs the role of Project Manager / Team Leader or technical expert on projects as needed
Assists with preparation of high quality winning proposals
Develops and manages good and effective relationships with existing and potential clients and funding agencies
Prepares and / or reviews project technical reports, hydrological and water resources modeling, engineering designs, and other outputs with quality assurance
Coordinates, manages, and supervises the work of other staff members and experts
Undertakes activities to build the capacity of local and regional staff.
key Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Fluency in English mandatory. Additional language abilities such as French is advantageous.
At least a Master's degree in Civil, Agricultural, or Environmental Engineering or related from a recognized university.
At least 12 years overall relevant experience in the field and at least 5 years experience managing or directing projects in developing countries. Project management experience is mandatory.
Strong technical knowledge in relevant areas such as Integrated Water Resources Management, Hydrological Engineering and Modeling, Water Supply Planning and Infrastructure Development; Irrigation Planning and Infrastructure Development; Flood Studies and Management; Dams and Multi-Purpose Scheme Development
Excellent technical writing skills in English (mandatory). Experience in preparing reports, proposals, and/or publications of international standard.
Proficient in use of computer software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc) to produce professional looking documents of international standards
Able to work with multidisciplinary multicultural teams
Able to deliver work within tight deadlines and handle heavier work pressure near deadlines
Able to travel to different countries
How to apply
All applications must be submitted by email by 30 October 2016. Please send your detailed CV and application letter. Only shortlisted individuals will be contacted.