Civil Engineer

Organisation
Forestry Department
Reference
VAC-35575
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Engineering & Architecture
Location
Kingston
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
31/07/2020
Expiry Date
21/08/2020
The incumbent is responsible for performing infrastructural engineering project planning and co-ordination duties, that include tendering and specification development of programs for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of civil works
 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:

Supervisory/Administrative

  • Directs the work of contractors and ensures that duties are performed efficiently and effectively, and in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Prepares, monitors, and controls annual budget for the Civil Engineering Works in accordance with the Agency’s primary goals.
  • Represents the Agency at meetings, Funding Agencies and with Private Planters, Affiliated Agencies, and NGO’s.
  • Participates as a panelist for the selection of Contractors.
  • Participates in the development of National and Local Forest Management Plans.
  • Evaluates performance of direct repots against pre-determined objectives.

Technical

Civil engineering and infrastructure development

  • Participates in the design and planning of civil projects requiring budgetary requirements.
  • Inspects and assesses materials, methods, equipment used in construction.
  • Prepares and monitors workflow for all projects.
  • Organises schedules, co-ordinates, and facilitate timing, quality, and issues related to all such projects and work requests.
  • Reviews construction projects for practicability, availability of materials, and suitability of specifications.
  • Reviews administrative requirements, and negotiate pricing changes, where necessary.
  • Prepares designs, technical drawings, sketches, and specifications of roads and trails.
  • Undertakes routine evaluation of proposal for contractual works.
  • Provides technical expertise and prepare profiles and plans.
  • Submits work drawings for contractors’ tender and guidance.
  • Manages major building refurbishing/development projects for the enhancement and/or erection of office spaces at Forestry Department locations island wide.
  • Drafts framework agreements for civil works service contracts.
  • Discusses and reviews layouts, work in progress and work completed with the relevant personnel.
  • Conducts safety compliance inspections and condition surveys in performing facilities engineering management duties.

Engineering Drawings and Layout

  • Maps out related designs and co-ordinates various projects and studies.
  • Liaises with Forest Science and Technology Services to gather information for activities to be designed.    
  • Prepares and details existing topographical detail such as waterways, roads, bridges, culverts, and farm lots on proposed development plans.
  • Plot surveys for forest plans.
  • Draws the structural details of elevations, floor plans, and cross-sections of log houses, buildings and structures. 
  • Makes corrections and/or additions as directed.

Human Resource Responsibilities

  • Manages the welfare and development of staff in the Branch through the preparation of performance appraisals and recommendation of required training and development programmes.
  • Provides leadership to staff through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication.
  • Participates in the recruitment and selection of staff for the Branch.
  • Ensures that staff members are aware of and adhere to the policies, procedures and regulations of the Agency and the wider government sector.
  • Approves vacation leave for staff in the Branch in keeping with established human resource policies.
  • Recommends/administers disciplinary action in keeping with established human resource policies.
  • Performs other related duties that may from time to time be assigned.
  • Confidentiality, integrity and professionalism are displayed in the execution of duties and personal conduct;
  • Information relevant to staff in the Unit is communicated in a timely and effective manner; and
  • Development and welfare of employees in the Unit are adequately addressed and employees are efficient and effective.

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Technical

  • Good knowledge of information technology and the scope it offers for supporting management and operations.
  • Ability to negotiate with Contractors
  • Knowledge of equipment for use in operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of Engineering Works and Surveying Techniques.
  • Excellent project planning capability.

Behavioural

  • Ability to work under pressure to meet specific deadlines.
  • Ability to build partnership in achieving operational goals.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong inter-personal and analytical skills.
  • Sound analytical and strategic thinking.
  • Ability to prioritise amongst conflicting demands and make rational decisions based upon a sound understanding of the facts in limited time.
  • An ability to manage limited resources in order to achieve challenging output targets.

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A First Degree in Engineering Science, or Construction Technology with field experience in undertaking Project assignments. Plus
  • Three (3) years’ experience in civil works.
  • A valid driver’s licence.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations and programs.

Or

  • Any other acceptable combination of academic qualification, field experience and course work equivalent to any specific area of research requested.

 

We thank all persons who express an interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

 

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