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Position titleSenior Project Engineer
Place of performance1 post for Mogadishu & 1 post for Garowe, Somalia
Apply by14/07/2019
Start date15/02/2019
Durationup to 3 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationMaster's in Civil Engineering OR Bachelors with an additional 8 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above. and/or Certificate in PRINCE2® Foundation is desirable..
Sector experienceMinimum of 20+ years of demonstrable relevant Engineering – Civil experience and/or minimum of 20+ years of demonstrable relevant Construction experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 20+ year of experience in Africa (essential).
LanguageFluency in English and Somali are essential.
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Job description

CTG OverviewCTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
  • ​​​​​Our client supports the successful implementation of its partners' peace building, humanitarian & development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource our client provides sustainable project management, procurement & infrastructure services to a wide range of govt.'s, donors & organizations. With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, our client offers its partners the logistical, technical & management knowledge they need, where they need it. By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, our client makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.
  • The Senior Project Engineer provides technical assistance & expertise with reference to the feasibility/design/construction requirements as well as field coordination, ensuring high quality & consistency of work. The Senior Project Engineer supervising a diverse technical team promotes a collaborative, client focused, quality & results oriented approach in the project team. S/He will also provide mentor ship to junior team members ensuring knowledge transfer for capacity development. The Senior Project Engineer will report to the Project Manager. Senior Project Engineer will supervise, monitor & control quality of the contractor’s works.
Role objectives


  • General construction.
  • Feasibility study/needs assessment.
  • Design management.
  • Construction supervision.
  • Knowledge management.

General construction:

  • Plan & coordinate work activities with the Project Manager.
  • Take timely action to prevent potential delays &/or cost overruns that can be avoided.
  • Report & recommend remedial actions regarding potential delays &/or cost overruns to the Project Manager.
  • Provide supervision of project work progress & quality for on time project delivery. 
  • Monitor contractor presence on the project site, including BOQ as per approved contract.
  • Provide data & information about project work to Project Manager for reporting purposes.
  • Provide monthly report to the Senior Project Engineer detailing all project matters including quality, health & safety, environmental & financial, as well as any issues relating to possible delays, cost overruns, variations & any other matter as agreed with the Project Manager. 

Feasibility study/needs assessment:

  • Complete needs assessment, organize preliminary studies & monitor/supervising consultants.
  • Support the review of requests for new construction & rehabilitation works.
  • Carry out assessments & prepare reports with recommendations for follow up actions.
  • Assist the Project Manager in redacting the tender dossier, with particular focus to the technical documents (drawings, BOQ, technical specification & standards).

Design management:

  • Assist the Senior Project Engineer to outline design requirements (e.g. timeline) to procure design services, including concept, preliminary & final stages where applicable.
  • Assist the Senior Project Engineer to manage the design plan ensuring deliverable's are available on time & to the required quality.
  • Review & approve BOQ.
  • Assist the procurement team with technical assistance in preparation of tender documentation & bid analysis where required.

Construction supervision:

  • Supervise construction works & administer works execution as per the contractual provisions & the design specifications.
  • Ensure quantity/quality control & time schedule consistency.
  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications & inform promptly of eventual deviations.
  • Ensure constructions works are completed on time, within budget & to quality standards.
  • Provide regular supervision of the project work progress & quality for on time delivery. 

Knowledge management:

  • Provide training & technology transfer to national personnel & contractor’s personnel & advice on good construction practices, good environmental management practices & appropriate health & safety standards during construction.
  • Contribute to the dissemination & sharing of best practices & lessons learned for development planning & knowledge building.
  • Conduct capacity building of the municipality engineering department.
Impact of results: 
  • The effective and successful achievement of results by the Senior Project Engineer directly impacts on achievement of the projects & consequently reinforces the visibility & image of the organisation as an effective service provider in project services & management & strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development & project services. 
Project reporting
 The Senior Project Engineer will report to the Project Manager.
Key competenciesRecruitment qualifications:
- Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field is an asset.
- Combination of Bachelor’s Degree with an additional 8 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.
- Project Management Certification (for example PRINCE2® Foundation is desirable).
- Good knowledge of AutoCAD or other computer based design packages.
- Have a strong working knowledge of roadway design & construction.

- Minimum of 20 years of experience, related to the project requirements, in civil engineering construction management is required, with at least 5 years’ experience of working in an international engineering environment.
- Experienced in highway project implementation from inception stage to project closure stage. Including leading a team of Engineers.
- Relevant experience in Somalia for the purpose of infrastructure development.
- Experienced in working with the day to day management of the site, including supervising and monitoring the site labor force & the work of contractors & any subcontractors. Reviewing of specifications, cost estimates, work plans, interpreting contract design documents supplied, including interpretation of survey results into technical drawings. Planning implementation works & efficiently organizing the site in order to meet agreed deadlines. Overseeing quality control, health & safety matters on site. Preparing of reports as required. Ensuring all materials used & work performed are as per specifications.
- Mentoring & develop junior staff while providing valuable input into engineering best practices.
- Work with PM to coordinate engineering activities between contractor & client
- Demonstrated International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) contract knowledge is desirable.
- Work experience in post-conflict/fragile environments is desirable.
- Some experience in working with Somali govt. on infrastructure development projects. It is expected that the Senior Project Engineer is an active member in a professional engineering body

Language requirements:
- Full working knowledge of English & Somalia is required.

Core competencies:
- Develops & implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term & externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates & perceives the impact & implications of future decisions & activities on other parts of the organization. (Applicable only for levels ICS-10 & above).
- Treats all individuals with respect, responds sensitively to differences & encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational & ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity & inclusion.
- Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates & supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs & inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
- Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners & always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds & maintains strong external relationships & is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
- Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self &/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities & takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
- Open to change & flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences & modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
- Evaluates data & courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation & creativity to problem solving.
- Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise & open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings & needs of others. Actively listens & proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion & finding common ground.

Functional competencies:
- Demonstrates strong technical knowledge & commitment to continuous learning.
- Demonstrates results orientation & focus on solutions.
- Ability to develop & maintain effective work relationships with clients, donors & other stakeholders.
- Ability to plan work in a collaborative manner & to manage priorities.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the goals of the project & in accordance with our clients shared goals.
- Consistently approaches work with energy & a positive, constructive attitude.
- Remains calm, in control & good humored even under pressure.

Technical competencies:
- The Senior Project Engineer is responsible for keeping abreast of new developments in Engineering.
Team management
The role does not have team management responsibility. 
Further information
To be advised.