Project and Civil Engineer

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StreetUN Complex, UN Avenue, Gigiri
StateNairobi County
Zip/Postal Code00200

The United Nations {UN} Multi-sectoral seeks for a Project & Civil Engineering applicant. The incumbent Project & Civil engineer will be responsible for identifying and carrying out feasibility studies of infrastructures for basic services, designing plans and bill of quantities, supervising infrastructure projects implementation and reporting. The Engineer has the responsibility to support the implementation of infrastructure activities related to the design, works, supervision and quality assurance. The Project/Civil Engineer should provide technical expertise assuring that the projects produce the results specified in the Project Documents for the infrastructure components, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.

Overview of position
• In light of the reduced or even absent provision of public services, communities have been affected by disease & environmental degradation. Physical damage to infrastructure & the lack of functionality in one sector often spills over into other sectors with significant consequences on both the access to & quality of services, that are often interrelated.
• We ensure and supports the successful implementation of United Nations peace building, humanitarian & development projects around the world. The mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments & other partners to manage projects, infrastructure & procurement in a sustainable & efficient manner.
• Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, their vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing their partners’ expectations.
• A flexible structure & global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners’ needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.
• The United Nations is also undertaking a multi sectoral engagement aims at restoring urban services mainly in energy, urban roads, Water & Sanitation (WASH), municipality services.

Role objectives
Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the Projects/Civil Engineer will give his / her technical expertise as required to lead the technical supervision & construction monitoring of rehabilitation works including the calculation of quantities. Travel will be expected to remote sites. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following substantive tasks. The tasks would involve but not limited to:

• The Civil Engineer shall be responsible for the progress control & quality control of construction works. S/He will be responsible for supervision of all works of the contractor & thereby ensure onsite quality control of construction works
• Review & analyze existing documents.
• Review & analyze investigation reports.
• Supervise Site Engineers.
• Calculate quantities.
• Liaise with technical, procurement colleagues & client and funding representatives as required.
• Monitor implementation progress to ensure quality, safety & efficiency.

Duties and Accountabilities
Technical tasks:
• Implement approved work packages (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the Project Managers.
• Manage the production of the required products, taking responsibility for overall progress & use of resources
• Liaise with any external suppliers or Account Managers.
• Review contractor’s method statements, safeguards requirements & monitor compliance.
• Prepare & review progress reports that address specific clients & stakeholder requirements.
• Work closely with other technical professionals & contractors in the planning of work, scheduling of tasks.
• Manage & review product quality & ensure products are accepted.
• Monitor & evaluate the performance of service providers.
• Ensure the documents prepared meet the quality standard requirements.
• Responsible for timely delivery of the expected outputs
• Develop specifications, procedures & QA / QC protocols when required.
• Carry out site inspections & assessments as required.
• Prepare the variation orders of the contractors if found.
• Well knowledge of project management & closure.

Coordination, delivery & performance:
• Responsible for day to day coordination with the contractors & suppliers according to the needs & requirements on site.
• Inspects & report on contractor’s works in progress ensuring that the contractor meets our clients quality standards.
• Provide support & guidance to the contractor & assists in resolving site problems, as necessary.
• Responsible for supervision of technical staff & consultants assigned to the project & the assignment & monitoring of duties during the progress of works.
• Embed sustainability dimensions including social & gender inclusion, as well as Health, Safety, Security & Environmental (HSSE) aspects into the project Governance, monitoring & reporting:
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