Job Location: Kaduna State (Kafanchan) or Plateau State (Jos)
The STTA Civil Engineer will supervise contractors at construction sites, develop all necessary technical documents required for assigned engineering activities, and ensure quality implementation of infrastructures and rehabilitations within the state communities/LGAs.
The STTA Civil Engineer will support the Program Engineer to ensure that all projects are implemented with technical quality and environmental standards. The STTA Civil Engineer provides technical support, on-site training for site workers, and supervision to contractor’s who are implementing small and medium-sized infrastructure subprojects.
The STTA Civil Engineer will provide technical input to the project identification, development and implementation: including technical assessment reports, pictures and tables; development of the technical and general specifications, statement and the scope of work of the activity; bill of quantities preparation; sub-activities scheduling; environmental reviews and compliance monitoring and progress monitoring and reporting.
The STTA Civil Engineer will ensure that all infrastructure projects are completed within specified timeframe, allowing sufficient time for close down, demobilization, handover, final invoicing, and, if necessary, contract termination. This position is based in Kaduna or Plateau State with travels within the LGAs.
REPORTING & SUPERVISION
The STTA Civil Engineer will report to the Program Engineer based in Kafanchan with dotted reporting line to the Deputy-Chief of Party.
Primary responsibilities include the following:
- The STTA Civil Engineer will assist in developing the infrastructure projects. Input will include, but not be limited to, establishing constructability of structures; identifying potential field difficulties in implementation; carrying out environmental assessments; technical assessments; development of technical and general specifications; preparing and reviewing structural, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, solar designs and drawings with supporting calculation sheets, notes and bar schedule as required for the activity; development of statement and the scope of work of the activity; bill of quantities (BOQs) and corresponding price determination preparation; sub-activities scheduling to reflect required materials and labour; and budget preparation to include material, labor, equipment and service costs.
- Support in conducting final checks on project designs, specifications and drawings to ensure that all designs, drawings and BOQs are in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards submission for final approval.
- Support in the preparation of the Environmental Documentation Forms (EDFs) and the corresponding Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plans (EMMPs), identifying mitigation measures for each projects and ensuring that these mitigation measures are planned, budgeted and carried out during the project implementation process.
- Support in the tendering, tender evaluation and contract recommendation processes for sub-consultants and contractors.
- Support in evaluating and prequalifying potential subcontractors.
- Provide technical input during the project implementation. Input to include monitoring of sub-activities timelines and scheduling; environmental reviews and compliance monitoring; preparing and reviewing designs and materials tests (laboratory and in-situ), and progress monitoring and reporting.
- Directly supervise the construction and renovation works within the communities and states being carried out by the implementing contractors.
- Support in developing the Engineering Reporting Documents (ERDs) and the Environmental Field Reporting Documents (EFRDs) for each visit to the project site, at least one per week.
- Provide technical assistance and on-site training for site workers of the implementing contractors as well as community members engaged to support the project implementation process.
- Conduct regular monitoring visits to infrastructure project sites, including unannounced visits in order to monitor progress and ensure compliance.
- Technically review all invoices for state infrastructure projects submitted by the contractors to ensure compliance to the milestone requirements, quality and standard of work carried out.
- Interface with grantees, vendors and contractors as required ensuring transparent program processes are upheld.
- Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.
Required Skills & Qualifications
- University degree in the appropriate field of study or similar field of study.
- 5 years’ general work experience. 3 years’ specific work experience with a medium to large portfolio assistance program providing infrastructure project implementation: Construction supervision as Resident Engineer, Construction Manager or Contractor’s Site Representative.
- Familiarity with USAID Environmental Compliance regulations and experience
- Ability to work independently, think creatively and apply problem solving skills and provide technical supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
- Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri is highly desired.