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Position titleStructural Engineer
Place of performanceKabul, Afghanistan
Apply by12/12/2019
Start date01/02/2020
Durationup to 12 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationMaster's degree in Civil Engineering OR a Bachelors Degree with additional 2 years of relevant experience maybe considered in lieu of an Advanced University Degree..
Sector experienceMinimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Engineering – Civil experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 5 year of experience in Middle East (essential).
LanguageFluency in English is essential.
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Overview of position
Background information - Job specific:
  • The Project for Development of Water Supply Facilities in Dehsabz South Area - Parcel 2.2 (JICA V), funded by the Govt. of Japan (GoJ) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) involves the design review, construction & installation of water supply facilities which are intended to support the planned new Kabul city. The water supply facilities include the following specific project scope components for design review, procurement of construction works, construction supervision, financial management & reporting. Planned construction works outputs include the construction & installation of boreholes (testing & production wells), water treatment & pumping station, water transmission main, elevated water pressure regulating reservoir & principle water distribution main system.  
  • The JICA V project is seeking a qualified International Structural Engineer to support delivery of the water supply facilities.
Role objectives
Functional responsibilities:
The Structural Engineer reports to Project Manager / Deputy Project Manager as her / his primary supervisor. Working as part of the JICA V team, the Structural Engineer will support the Water Supply Engineer, QA / QC Engineer, Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Monitoring Engineers, Health & Safety & Community Liaison Officer to supervise the delivery of the water supply facility work package components. The overarching role is to provide technical assistance, guidance & oversight with the implementation of the approved Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) structural components of the water supply facility, per the approved designs, along with supporting capacity building & institutional strengthening of the designated CRIDA Engineering team. S / He will be expected to, but not limited to, perform the following duties & responsibilities:
  • Support the review of designs & estimations of all RCC structures.
  • Support the review of calculation of quantities, estimation & preparation of Bill of Quantities for all structures. 
  • Responsible for overseeing, advising & providing technical support on the implementation of works involving large scale vertical & horizontal RCC structures, in particular, the elevated water pressure regulating reservoir, the water treatment & pumping facility, the RCC siphon canal / culvert under the Kabul river & the culvert under Jalalabad road.
  • Support, review & advise on improving existing practices of local contractors & conventional methodology for the implementation of works involving large scale vertical & horizontal RCC structures, make recommendations that will increase efficiency, safety & productivity through good practices & troubleshooting methods.
  • Support the review of technical documentation & BoQs for all RCC structures to ensure they are in accordance with established & applicable international standards.
  • Advise on the appropriate locations for RCC structure construction.
  • Provide support & advice on coordination of the fabrication process, including launching & placing.
  • Oversight of QA / QC site visits & materials testing reports to ensure sampling, testing & inspection of materials are carried out regularly & works are implemented in compliance with the approved design technical specifications.
  • Support the PM for approval of design changes as deemed necessary.
  • Support the capacity building of CRIDA counterpart Engineers in the implementation of works involving large scale vertical & horizontal RCC structures, construction techniques including good practices, troubleshooting methods & client health, safety, social & environmental management requirements.
  • Provide technical advice & assistance to contractors to ensure that economical & quality materials are purchased.
  • Support monitoring & oversight for implementation of works, including site visits as appropriate, providing guidance & developing approaches to enhance outputs &quality of works undertaken.
Monitoring & progress controls:
To provide technical assistance, oversight & training / capacity building to help assure:
  • Regular technical meetings are held to coordinate RCC structures work, work plans are updated & where necessary corrective actions are implemented.
  • Weekly progress meetings are held with the team management for reporting on progress & completion of work streams according to project planning & requirements.
  • Submission of daily, weekly & / or monthly progress reports as required.
  • Provision of field progress reports as appropriate.
  • Technical documentation is to the required approved design / drawings & technical specifications.
  • CRIDA engineering counterparts demonstrate an increase in capacity & capability.
Final product:
To support the implementation &substantial completion of works for the water supply facility:
  • Large scale vertical & horizontal RCC structures, drainage structures & protective structures are implemented to expected quality, standards & documented.
  • All technical documents (calculations, survey & geo tech investigation results & as build drawings) are properly archived.
  • All designs & construction are in adherence to established & applicable international standards & use of materials is in accordance with technical specifications applicable to the designs & BoQ.
  • Specifications are adhered to by the works contractor.
Project reporting
This role reports to the Project Manager / Deputy Project Manager.
Key competenciesCompetencies:
- Highly proficient in design software such as AutoCAD & other structural design software.
- Proven knowledge of large scale RCC structural components & applicable constructability issues on a construction site.
- Working knowledge of MS Office packages (MS Project especially), with advanced Excel skills.
- Demonstrated ability to train & build capacity of counterparts.
- Proven organisational, negotiation & problem solving skills.
- Able & willing to travel to all provinces within Afghanistan, including insecure & volatile areas.
- Able to demonstrate attention to detail & patience.
- Ability to overcome challenges & work in difficult work environments / conditions.
Team management
To be advised
Further information
To be advised