Port Construction Engineer/Resident Engineer

  • Senior-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 8 November 2019
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Job Description

About the Project

The Port Authority of Nauru has contracted Cardno ID (International Development) Physical Infrastructure team in the redevelopment of Aiwo port to allow construction of 30m wide wharf adjacent to a 50m wide berth pocket dredged into the reef with an approximately 170m long breakwater on the seaward side. The project also includes construction of onshore port facilities including buildings, container yard, peripheral fence, and road pavements, fire and sewerage system complying international maritime standards safety requirements.

About the role

Cardno ID (International Development) is currently seeking to fill a fixed term Port Construction Engineer/Resident Engineer who will be responsible for overall supervision of the construction activities including berth pocket dredging, wharf and breakwater construction works including piling (contiguous/secant piling) works, construction of port buildings, container yard, fence, and road pavements including demolition of existing buildings (contains asbestos) and safe disposal of dredged and building materials carried out by the contractor and removal of any unexploded ordnance (UXO).

The role will be engaged on a fly in, fly out arrangement and will approximately be 5 weeks on and 5 weeks off, with potential for additional inputs. The Port Construction Engineer/Resident Engineer will have a back-back with the existing Port Construction Engineer/Resident Engineer. A Two-day handover (non-travel days) in country at each change in Port Construction Engineer/Resident Engineer will be provided.

A sub-Contracting arrangement can be negotiated, however Cardno’s Standard Terms of Engagement, including amount of insurances will be effective under this arrangement.

For further information, please copy and paste this link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria:


About you

The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree in civil engineering or equivalent with qualifications/experience in construction of port onshore infrastructure. S/he will have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in construction supervision of port infrastructure development projects and knowledge in application of FIDIC conditions and work experience in pacific developing countries or similar environments.

An attractive remuneration package will be offered commensurate with experience and qualification of the successful candidate.

How to apply?

We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Apply by submitting your resume and covering letter including a response to the key selection criteria. Applications close at 5:00pm on the 6th December 2019.

Should you wish to apply as a business entity (ie have a business number and want to subcontract rather than be engaged as an employee), then you must be able to provide the following:

  • Professional Indemnity insurance ($10M AUD per event)
  • Public Liability insurance ($10M AUD per event)
  • Workcover insurance
  • A police check (covering the last 2 years of employment based locations)

Kindly note, only shortlisted applicants who will meet Cardno’s subcontracting requirements will be contacted.

Why join Cardno?

Cardno offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.

By joining Cardno, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.

At Cardno, we take care of the people that keep our business, clients and communities thriving. We offer benefits and initiatives to enhance your health and wellbeing, and to help you balance your career and personal life.

Other information

Cardno is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare to children in the delivery of our international development programs. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include relevant criminal record checks.

About the Organization

About Cardno

Cardno is a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Cardno ID (International Development) manages a number of donor-funded programs in the Asia Pacific region. We engage in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies. Partnering with multilateral and bilateral donors, private clients, governments and communities to develop sustainable solutions to complex challenges, we work with local counterparts to achieve meaningful impact.

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