Civil Engineer Associate

Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5312/22272
Department/office AFR, ETMCO, Sudan
Duty station Gedaref, Sudan
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration Open-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or to satisfactory performance
Application period 27-Jul-2021 to 10-Aug-2021

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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The  Associate Civil Engineer should perform the following duties and responsibilities ensuring their effectiveness, transparency and integrity : 

  • Responsible for day to day coordination with the contractor according to the needs and requirements on site 

  • Inspects and reports on Contractor’s works in progress, ensuring that the Contractor meets the high quality standards expected by UNOPS.

  • Develops inspection and test plans and updates them regularly with the contractor. 

  • Checks Contractor’s set out and works, including compliance with Contract Specifications and ensures that contractor comply with his work plans to complete work within specified timeframe.

  • Provides support and guidance to the contractor and assists in resolving site problems, as necessary in the coordination with the designated Project Manager.

  • Attends the project site daily in order to monitor progress of works, identifies the existing problems and provides appropriate technical solutions through application of sound engineering standards in consultation with the designated Project Manager.

  • Prepares bid documentations and participates in  the bids’ analysis and evaluation.

  • Responsible for preparation of weekly progress reports on construction activities , according to the agreed timeframe.

  • Maintains records; compile periodic reports and any specific reports required by UNOPS standard procedures

  • Assesses the work activities of the contractor, measures completed work and makes recommendations to the designated Project Manager for progress payments to contractors.

  • Evaluates and assesses works schedule, including the comparison with the schedule baseline and reports to the designated Project Manager accordingly.

  • Checks all laboratory reports, operation and maintenance manuals, and keeps records and reports to the designated Project Manager accordingly.

  • Coordinates contractor’s shop drawings’ approval process with the designated Project Manager during the implementation phase .  

  • Checks, verifies and approves the interim payments submitted by the Contractor/s and submits detailed reports to the designated Project manager.

  • Checks, verifies and recommends approvals to the designated Project Manager on all variation orders/Claims submitted by the contactor during the implementation phase as per UNOPS procurement rules. 

  • Ensures UNOPS Health, Safety, Social and Environmental management systems are  implemented on site.

  • Assesses and reports on the project closing plans, archiving of cost and progress reports and hands over all related reports to the Project Manager.

  • Maintains detailed documentation of all site engineering activities.

  • Develops, updates and maintains  the following project  registers: 

  1. Payment register

  2. Variation register

  3. Site safety inspection   and Notice of Unsafe condition register

  4. Site diary 

  5. Drawings register 

  6. Instruction to contractor register

  7. Visitor register 

  8. Sample approval register 

  9. Tests register 

  10. Progress photos

  11. Submittals register.  

  12. Non Conference Report Register . 

  13. Correspondence  Register

  • Attends weekly/Monthly contractor coordination meetings, prepares agenda and minutes 
  • Planning and documentation for future phases of the project as directed by the designated Project Manager including activities such as : 
  1. Estimations 
  2. Producing Bill of Quantities/Specs/ Drawings
  • Performs other related duties as required by the designated  Project  Manager.

Core Values and Principles:

  • Understand and respect UNOPS sustainability principles

  1. Look for ways to embed UNOPS sustainability principles in day to day project management
  2. Seek opportunities to champion gender equality at workplace
  3. Champion and communicate project’s sustainability aspects with key stakeholders
  • Understand and Respect National ownership and capacity

  1. Understand the principles of the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness and mainstream them into the project plans
  2. Seek opportunities to recruit qualified local staff
  3. Look for ways to build capacity of local counterparts
  • Partnerships and Coordination 

  1. Understand the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and UNOPS, the project’s place in the UN system
  2. Strive to build strong partnerships and effective coordination among relevant project actors (e.g. United Nations, governments, and non-governmental organizations or other relevant partners
  • Accountability for results and the use of resources

  1. The project management processes are designed to deliver maximum accountability, transparency and results. If a project or processes is not in line with this, it is the responsibility of the PM to raise the issue to a supervisor
  • Excellence

  1. Contribute to innovation and the adaptation of best practice standards of sustainability and quality. 

Education Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related fiel...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: ICA Contract level: LICA-6 Contract duration: Open-ende...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

Sudan The UNOPS Sudan office is based in Khartoum and works closely with the Go...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
This vacancy has been cancelled.


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