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Engineering Jobs in an International Development Organization

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20 May, 2016

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Engineering Jobs in Nigeria

An International Development Organization is seeking applications from qualified Nigerian nationals for the following positions:

Job Position: Engineers (3 positions)
Position Start Date: Immediately

Position Summary:
The State Engineer will support the Engineering and Environmental Compliance Manager to ensure that all projects are implemented in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards. The State Engineer provides technical support, training and supervision to project engineers who are implementing small and medium-sized infrastructure subprojects. The State Engineer will provide technical input to NERI staff during the project identification, development and implementation: including budget preparation, scheduling, environmental reviews and compliance monitoring, preparing and reviewing designs, and progress monitoring and reporting. The State Engineer will ensure that all infrastructure projects are completed within the available timeframe, allowing sufficient time for close down, demobilization, handover, final invoicing, and, if necessary, contract termination.

Reporting & Supervision:
The State Engineer reports to the State Program Manager in Yola, Maiduguri or Damaturu. The State Engineer has no direct reports, but oversees the work of up to 10 temporary project engineers at a time.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Directly supervise construction and renovation works in the program area, and/or provide technical assistance and supervision to Project Engineers for all NERI infrastructure projects within the program area.
  • Assist the Program team in identifying and developing infrastructure projects. Input will include, but not be limited to, establishing constructability, identifying potential field difficulties, and budget preparation to include material, labor, equipment and service costs.
  • Conduct final checks on project designs and specifications to ensure that all designs, drawings and BOQs are in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards before passing on to Abuja for final approval.
  • Assist in the tendering, tender evaluation and contract recommendation processes for sub consultants and sub contracts.
  • Directly carry out, or oversee Project Engineer pre-final and final inspection of all infrastructure works
  • Technically review all invoices for state infrastructure subprojects submitted according to project invoice review procedures;
  • Interface with grantees, sub-contractors and vendors as required ensuring transparent program processes are upheld.
  • Participate in final review and close out of grant activities.
  • Prepare EDFs, identifying mitigation measures into projects. Ensure that these mitigation measures are planned, budgeted and carried out.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to infrastructure project sites, including unannounced visits in order to monitor progress and ensure compliance.
  • Assist in evaluating and prequalifying potential subcontractors.
  • Set up and maintain local price databases using inputs from the procurement teams, past activities and assessment visits.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • University degree in Civil Engineering or similar field of study.
  • 5 years’ general work experience. # years specific work experience with a large portfolio assistance program providing infrastructure project implementation: Construction supervision as Resident Engineer, Construction Manager or Contractor’s Site Representative.
  • Familiarity with USAID Environmental Compliance regulations and experience in preparation of EDFs
  • Ability to work independently, think creatively and apply problem solving skills and provide technical supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri desired.

Job Position: Engineering & Environmental Compliance Manager
Position Start Date: Immediately

Position Summary:
The Engineering and Environmental Compliance Manager will ensure that all NERI projects are designed and implemented in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards.  The Engineering and Environmental Compliance Manager provides technical support, training and supervision to State-level NERI engineers who are implementing small and medium-sized infrastructure subprojects.

Reporting & Supervision:
The Engineering and Environmental Compliance Manager has 3 technical reports: one per state in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. The Engineering and Environmental Compliance Manager reports to the Program Director in Abuja.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide oversight for the State Engineers in identifying, and developing infrastructure projects. Input will include, but not limited to, establishing constructability, potential field difficulties, and budget preparation to include material, labor and equipment costs (presented either in a quantity or services BOQ).
  • Assist in evaluating and prequalifying potential subcontractors
  • Oversee the set up and maintenance of local price databases for construction materials, equipment and services
  • Assist in the tendering, tender evaluation and contract recommendation processes for subcontractors and sub-consultants.
  • Oversee State Engineer pre-final and final inspection of all infrastructure works
  • Provide technical review of all invoices for infrastructure subprojects submitted according to project invoice review procedures;
  • Construct and implement training for Engineers working at all levels in the processes and protocols of the NERI program
  • Participate in final review, evaluation and close out of grant activities
  • Review project designs and specifications to ensure that all designs, drawings and BOQs are in accordance with sound and compliant technical, environmental and engineering standards.
  • Provide oversight for infrastructure projects, including design review, inspection, quality control/quality assurance testing and monitoring for all program activities.
  • Provide oversight for the implementation of the USAID/OTI Environmental Management System (EMS) – with the State engineers, make threshold determinations for activities and identifying and incorporating mitigation measures into project design and drafts of monitoring plans based upon inputs from the field
  • Review activity timelines and monitor work plans to ensure infrastructure projects are on schedule and/or that any problems are identified and addressed in a timely manner.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to infrastructure project sites, including unannounced visits in order to monitor progress and ensure compliance with all requirements in coordination with State Engineers as needed.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management or similar field of study, required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, think creatively and apply problem solving skills and provide technical supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri highly desired, but not required.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ practical specific experience with a large portfolio assistance program providing infrastructure project implementation: construction supervision as Resident Engineer, Construction Manager or Contractor’s Site Representative. Minimum 6 years’ general, total experience work required.
  • Familiarity with USAID Environmental Compliance regulations and experience in preparation of EDFs

How to Apply

Interested applicants for this position MUST submit the following documents to [email protected]

Application Deadline: June 2nd, 2016

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities;
  • A cover letter; AND

Referencing the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.

Alternatively, Please Submit Applications to:
PO Box # 20350
ATTN: Human Resources Office
Abuja FCT, Nigeria.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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