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Sr. Road Design Engineer

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About Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) Reform and Capacity Building Implementation Project (RCBIP)

Governmental officeThe Ministry of Public Works (MPW) is responsible for the planning, monitoring, maintenance and development of the various transport infrastructure projects such as Roads, Bridges, Culverts, Railway and Airport in the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Therefore to enhance the capacity to strengthen its ability to deliver effective, efficient and transparent services in MPW the Human Resource Directorate wishes to recruit the following staff on contract basis from development Budget for the Ministry of Public works.

Job Summary

The Senior Road Design Engineer works under the guidance of the Head of Technical Section. The Senior Road Design Engineer will assist with all designs and technical documentation produced by the Road Design Unit, and specifically designs and reviews drawings, specifications and work methodologies according to AASHTO and MPW Design standards. Additionally, the Road Design Unit provides capacity building and mentoring to MPW Civil Servant counterparts. The Senior Road Design Engineer may act as the Deputy of the Head of Technical Section in the absence of the Head of Technical Section.

Job Details

Date Posted: 16 May 2018 Reference: MPW/RCBIP/97 – 027
Closing Date: 29 May 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Engineering Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist the Head of Technical Section with the output of Road Design Unit.
• Design of rigid and flexible pavements by AASHTO method.
• Review technical specifications to ensure adherence to AASHTO and MoPW standards.
• Ensuring that all designs are completed to the highest standards, based on initial survey data provided to the Road Design Unit by the Surveyors, Regional Engineers, and environmental and social inclusion (ESMF) Specialists.
• Assist with the preparation of BoQs and technical documentation in accordance with World Bank and MoPW standards.
• Provide advice and coordination of the construction of the roads in conjunction with the Contract Management Section and the Contractor.
• Assist the Contract Management Section and QA/QC and Regional Engineers with monitoring the work of the contractor.
• Assist the Senior Road design engineer with reviewing the existing practice of local contractors and conventional methodology of road construction; make recommendations that will increase safety (taking budget constraints into account) in the construction of roads undertaken by MPW.
• Review QA/QC site visit and materials testing reports to ensure sampling, testing and inspection of materials are carried out regularly and works are implemented in compliance with design specifications.
• Coordinate with the Contract Management Section and the Procurement Management Section on all contractual matters in the completion of the respective Contracts.
• Coordinate on design changes that are processed by the Contract Management Section.
• Building the capacity of MPW Counterpart Engineers in road design and construction techniques including good practices and troubleshooting methods.
• Provide technical advice and assistance to contractors to ensure that economical and quality materials are purchased.
• Assist with the provision of social-economic analysis of the respective road designs. This entails using Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) modelling processes, such as cost per person that the road will benefit.
• Monitor the implementation of the works by conducting site visits and provide guidance for improvement and good results.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

• Weekly meeting with Technical Unit for reporting on the progress and completion of works according to project requirements.
• Regular submission and updating of all designs, and technical documentation.
• MoPW Civil Servant counterparts demonstrate an increase in technical expertise and skill.

Final Product

• Roads are constructed in adherence to AASHTO and/or MPW standards and use of materials according to technical specifications in BoQ.
• Specifications are adhered to by Contractors.
• Any other official responsibility assigned by Supervisor(s).

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Skills

• Ability to think clearly and logically.
• Skills in planning, problem identification, and solution.
• Ability to meet deadlines, ability to allocate and review priorities.
• Demonstrated ability to training and build capacity of counterparts.
• Proven organizational, negotiation and problem solving skills.
• Proficiency in English, Dari and Pashto (Reading, Writing and Speaking)
• Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
• Strong skills and an ability to work in a team environment.

Job Requirements:

• NTA Master degree in Civil Engineering with 5 years of experience and Bachelor degree with 7 years of experience in relevant field.
• Highly proficient in design software such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Bentley MX Road D and other structural design software.
• Must able to design the rigid and flexible pavements by AASHTO method
• Proven knowledge of road construction.
• Working knowledge of MS Office packages (MS Project especially), with advanced Excel skills
• Demonstrated ability to training and build capacity of counterparts.
• Be able and willing to travel to all provinces within Afghanistan, including insecure and volatile areas.
• Is able to demonstrate attention to detail and patience.
• Ability to overcome challenges and work in difficult work environments/conditions.
• Must able to deliver at least 10km/month road design with complete documentation
• Must able to review 50Km/month outsource survey and design
• Must able to prepare the bill of quantities of road and bridge projects
• Proven background in similar positions.

Required Documents:

• Verified copy of University Degree and Master Degree
• Copy of Afghan ID (Tazkera)
• Copy of last Posting Contract
• Certificate’s and Appreciation Letter’s

Qualifications

• NTA Master degree in Civil Engineering with 5 years of experience and Bachelor degree with 7 years of experience in relevant field.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Engineering

Submission Guideline

Interested candidates are requested to forward their applications and detailed CV, to (mentioned E-mail) and copy to (mentioned E-mail) kindly indicate the vacancy number (MPW/RCBIP/97-027) and the position title (Sr. Road Design Engineer) in the subject line when applying by email. To the Human Resource Unit - Reform and Capacity Building Implementation Directorate of Ministry of Public Works first Macroryan Kabul Afghanistan.

Only qualified short-listed candidates will be notified

For more information check Ministry Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/mopw.af

Submission Email

mopw.vacancies@gmail.com --CC-- storage.hr.mopw@gmail.com

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