Project Engineer, Productive Assets Creation Project

Deadline: 2 September 2016

A local organisation working on a Productive Assets Creation project is urgently seeking the services of an experienced civil engineer to be based in Rushinga district.

General duties
The primary role of the PAC Engineer is to provide technical designs, construction, monitoring and reporting duties to the PAC coordinator in Rushinga District. Based in Rushinga, the engineer will be responsible for carrying out surveys for suitable sites and making suitable recommendations based on sound engineering background. He/she will recommend works at all FFA sites and will draw up technical plans to be followed. He/she ensure the safe, timely and well-resourced completion of projects. He or she will be guided by the project guidelines.

Specific Tasks
Identify and plan both short and long term FFA rehabilitation/Construction interventions for PAC; Participate in designing of FFA projects and supervise the construction of such projects to ensure that they are built according to carefully drafted plans; Develop bill of quantities for all project sites in the district and draw up a material utilisation plan for all materials to be used on each FFA site; Approve technical completion of physical works on each FFA site and recommend appropriate payment; Ensure that all projects implemented are of approved engineering standards; Undertaking technical and feasibility studies and site investigations, EIA’s, viability, sustainability and technical feasibility studies on all projects to all FFA sites identified by the communities and recommended by the Rural District Council; Assessing the potential risks of specific projects, as well as undertaking risk management in specialist roles; Supervising and visiting communities on site and advising on civil engineering issues; Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues and government specialists, local authorities’ representatives and the district administrator’s office; Thinking both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems; Managing change, about the design, and identifying, formalizing and notifying relevant parties of changes in the project; Using a range of design computer packages for designing projects and undertaking complex and repetitive calculations; Scheduling material and equipment purchases and delivery.

BSc. Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering/Diploma in civil works; Three years experience in planning and designing of engineering projects in rural areas; Extensive working knowledge of project cycle management tools; Working knowledge and appreciation of development programs; Good report writing skills; Fluency in English and Shona/Ndebele; Proficiency in computer applications especially MS Office/Auto-Card, et al; Clean Class 4 drivers’ licence/ Ability to use a motorcycle as mode of ground transport.

Send CV and proof of academic qualifications to or by Friday 2nd September 2016.

Persons with proven experience in structural engineering are encouraged to apply.

N.B.  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.