KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.