Associate Water Engineer

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Industry:
N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
1
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
Department:
UNOPS
Job Province:
Sindh
Job Location:
Umer Kot
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Matriculation/O-Level
Degree Title:
Secondary School education, preferably supplemented by technical or university engineering courses in a field related to civil works, WASH and Water resources.
Career Level:
LICA-6 (equivalent to GS-6)
Minimum Experience:
6 Years(Minimum 6 year of relevant professional engineering experience in WASH)
Apply By:
Oct 8, 2022
Posted On:
Sep 22, 2022
Job Description

Project Background: 

The WASH KP and Sindh project

Funded by USAID, the project “Improved Access to Water and Sanitation Services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh” was initiated in September 2021. The project aims at improving access to clean and safe water, hygiene and sanitation and increasing the resilience of communities affected by floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces. It is expected to last 5 years, until December 2026. 

The project is articulated around three main components: 

  • Improve quality and reach of water supply services and increase access to community and household sanitation (Infrastructure);

  • Provide more effective, gender-responsive, and transparent WASH services through enhanced capacity of government and communities (Capacity Building);

  • Reduce waterborne diseases and improve the resilience of communities through improved community and household hygiene practices (Behavioral Change).

The project will start with a participatory needs assessment phase in coordination with all its stakeholders in view of identifying priorities and precising the specific outputs under each of the three components of the project.

Functional Responsibilities: 

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Project Manager and direct supervision of the Lead Water Engineer, the Associate Water Engineer will be responsible for the supervision of civil as well as electrical works. The Associate Water Engineer will also be in charge of the management of the health, safety, social and environmental (HSSE) procedures on all the sites he will be supervising (see specific responsibilities for more details). 

Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to: 

Assessment:

 

  • Support in conducting a technical assessment with the contractor prior to commencing of works and notify the lead engineers if there is a change in scope.

  • Support lead engineer in technical assessment to the targeted activities

  • Support Lead Engineer in liaising with the Public Health Engineering Department, Tehsil Municipal Administration, bureaucracy, law enforcement agencies, local authorities, and headmasters/Mistresses of schools,  to guarantee the smooth implementation of the project.

  • Facilitate the enumerators for getting information in the field for training need assessment 

  • Support the WASH team in preparing and conducting any survey

 

Supervision:

  • Supervise the contractor's daily works on site and assure quality assurance and adherence to the provided parameters.

  • Record every issue identified in the field and forward it to lead engineers for a timely solution. 

  • Inform Lead Engineers on any urgent issues during construction. 

  • Assist in the implementation of full health, safety, social and environmental (HSSE) procedures (monitor the HSSE practices of the Contractor, assess risks and issues on site, address HSSE risks and issues observed with the Contractor, report weekly on risks and issues, sensitize and train the Contractor’s workforce to improve their HSSE practices (weekly briefings, specific toolbox talks), report on HSSE incidents, participate in incidents investigations, manage emergency contact list, ensure the presence of PPEs, first-aid kit, and fire extinguisher, provide first-aid when required.

  • Report to Lead Engineers through the remote monitoring application RMS (training will be provided), enter accurate data on assessments and works performed, make recommendations on issues and seek instructions when needed;

  • Confirm that the civil works and solar PV systems are installed according to approved specifications, drawings, and BOQs, and perform regular quality checks.

  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned.

Reporting:

  • Daily report on the quality of material, process, BoQs follow-up, etc

  • Weekly report to Lead engineer on work progress, including issues, actions taken, risks, and mitigation measures for each risk, etc.

  • Support lead engineers with recording lessons learned

  • Report any changes in the original design, structure, and plans

  • Report on progress as per indicated/submitted plan by the contractor

  • Weekly reporting on Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Plan for each site

 

Training:

 

  • Support capacity-building team with the training, supervising the process and its timely delivery

  • Facilitate the monitoring process of the training as per capacity building plan and training documents

  • Support on the capacity-building follow-up period after implementation and refresh training

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