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Project Engineer 05 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan

Project Engineer

International Specialist
South Sudan
Juba, Bor (SSD)
until 30 June 2022 with possibility of extension
05 May 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and/or in close coordination with the State Engineer, Engineering Section, the UNV Project Engineer (Civil Engineer) is responsible for the following duties:

  • Prepare on camp construction plan to construct UN camp and compound;
  • Perfom on water and wastewater management plan and prepare SOR /SOW;
  • Perform on managing airport, road, bridge and culvert site survey on UNMISS main supply route and prepare survey and design report for its implementiton;
  • Prepare BOQ, cost estimate, drawings, Statement of Work (SOW), technical specifications and bidding documents for mission engineering projects / programs both in house /outsourced projects;
  • Perform on frequent for site visit to monitor the project activities and advise technical check/matters of implementing quality control activities, design, working drawing, health & safety measure;
  • Conduct quality control and quality assurance activities and effective implementation of projects;
  • Conduct Technical Evaluations of Bids and prepare Technical Evaluation Reports for projects;
  • Represent on behalf of Engineering and provide response on technical matters;
  • Coordinate with concerned reconstruction authority and others project stakeholders in the project management and reporting of all on­ going engineering projects;
  • Conduct site assessments for construction works and other engineering projects;
  • Liaise with project stakeholders to implement project activities;
  • Ensurie of timely issuance, delivery and correct prioritization of Engineering Supplies, Materials and Equipment;
  • Identifying all routine engineering project requirements within project management team; preparing, implementing and controlling appropriate methods to cater for them; ensuring optimal utilization of available resources in order to provide engineering project management support to Mission clients and Field Locations;
  • Maintain accurate project records and files;
  • Update the project DASH board on weekly basis and report to pillar heads;
  • Monitor, review, and coordinate project design and construction in Engineering work with Field Engineers in the Project Management and reporting of all on-going Priority Projects within the Mission;
  • Prepare as built drawings, design, cost estimate, scope of work, technical specification, raising shopping carts for various types of engineering projects and technical evaluation of the bids;
  • Verification of work progress, measurements, quality test result and payment certification;
  • Perform other tasks as per requirement of the section.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Degree in civil or structural engineering from an accredited and internationally or nationally recognized university;
  • Registered Engineer with an internationally recognised body is desirable.
36 Months
  • Three years of active professional experience with consulting architects/engineers and international construction business;
  • Experience in airfield, roads and bridge, camp construction;
  • Experience in water and wastewater management skills;
  • Project management experience;
  • Experience in a multi-national organisational environment is desirable;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to prioritise tasks and handle confidential and sensitive material with discretion;
  • Have a valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive a manual 4x4 vehicle.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Civil engineering and construction supervision
  • Solid computer skills in MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc);
  • Proficiency in AutoCad;
  • Microsoft Project;
  • Prince 2 or PMP Certification is desirable.

Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 05th May 2021