Civil Engineer

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United Nations
Accra, Ghana

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Scope: Under the United Nation as Regional UNDP unit, we are bringing together national and international engineering experience for the design and construction of a series of UN approved projects and structures within the region. These roles will report to the Principal Civil Engineer. Our Civil Engineering team performs management, detailed design, technical support and commissioning roles to complete assigned projects. You'll be challenged by preparing engineering designs and calculations to a range of technical problems and value adding initiatives for, as well as learning and developing your technical and project management skills.

United Nations Considerations:
The United Nations {UN} staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the UN Secretary General and may be assigned to any activities or offices of the Organization, in accordance with the provisions of the UN service code. Therefore, UN staff members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner befitting their status as international civil servants. In this connection, UN has incorporated the 2013 Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service into the UN Personnel Instructions. In accordance with the UN Staff Regulations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard shall be paid to the importance of recruiting staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible and ensuring equal gender representation. Subject to the foregoing, selection of staff members shall be made without distinction as to race, ethnicity, sex or religion, nor shall there be any discrimination on account of any disability of a candidate who meets the qualifications required to perform the tasks. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications with their recent CV and cover letter according to the instructions provided in the application form to be considered for the current job opening.
Typical Responsibilities:
• Preparation of construction projects documents including structural details, sketches, bill of quantities, specifications, cost analysis and cost estimations.
• Managing the whole life cycle of the project from design stage up to finalization of the execution with different stakeholders and clients involved.
• Experience in preparing technical documents for procurement solicitations as per Engineering Section requirements.
• Prepare structural calculations and specifications for aboveground and undergrounds structures in reinforced concrete, steel, wood, masonry and stone;
• Analyzes project proposals to ensure technical feasibility and to ensure that project objectives are attainable within prescribed resources;
• Preparation of monitoring reports and reporting tools of the progress of the construction activities on sites.
• Coordinate the above-mentioned tasks with other works and other engineers included in the project such as electrical engineers, water sanitation, environmental engineers.
• Assist other units such as Operations, Infrastructure, etc. when required and liaise frequently with the Building Maintenance Unit Supervisor.
• Conducts preliminary site investigations to obtain field data such as soil characteristics, plot dimensions, existing structures drainage and other data required for building site selection;
• Ensure that the works meet the engineering standards in accordance with international codes and regulations and internal SOPs of the sections.
• Ensure that the works meet the environmental procedures within the mission;
• Prepare material specifications for the purpose of raising requisitions of materials; ensure that minimum stock levels are maintained at all times;
• Ensure that quality control procedures are in place during implementation of the works on site.
• When working with national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training;
Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent
Education - Additional Comments: Master degree in related domain.
Required experience: 60 Months
Experience remark: At least 5 years implementing similar projects related to construction, environment and waste management.
An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master's degree.
Language skills: English (Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Civil engineering and construction supervision
Area of expertise details: Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in Civil Engineer / Architecture or similar discipline related to construction.
An additional 2 years of relevant work experience in combination with a relevant first university degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) may substitute for the requirement for a Master's degree.
Competencies values: Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams.
• Experience in preparation of project documents such as bill of quantities, technical specifications, layouts, cost analysis.
• Experience in managing construction project with different stakeholders.
• Experience in basic calculation of underground and above grounds structures.
• Very good computer skills especially for sketching layouts;
• Technological awareness: Experience with MS office software and MS Projects, ability to develop and operate common office management database, engineering and spread sheet applications, CAD software for basic layouts.
• Client orientation: Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement;
• Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
• MS Project, AutoCAD, Office package (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).
• Fluency in English mandatory.