Team Leader/Senior Highway Engineer-Afghanistan

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 10 September 2019

Job Description

SHELADIA Associates is a multi-disciplinary international professional consulting firm with demonstrated experience in the successful management and implementation of development projects throughout the world. SHELADIA believes that practicality and sustainability in development projects requires flexible resource management, active participation of all stakeholders, and a shared goal of strengthening institutions and operational systems, to optimize the use of available resources.

SHELADIA is seeking a Team Leader/Senior Highway Engineer with the below experience in Afghanistan.

The Team Leader is a civil engineer or highway engineer preferably with a postgraduate degree in road engineering or associated fields, who:

  • is a recognized qualified expert in road construction supervision preferably with 20 years’ experience or more;
  • has experience in managing multidisciplinary and multinational teams for preferably three such assignments; and
  • has a proven track record of successfully completing assignments of a similar nature including hands-on experience in maintaining records, advising with the day-to-day coordination of works, supervising and certifying construction in accordance with contract conditions, preparing various project reports, and coordinating the review and update of designs and cost estimates as required;
  • is fluent in English; and
  • has regional experience in Central Asia.

The Team Leader shall function as the Engineer’s Representative in administering the Contracts.

The Team Leader/Senior Highway Engineer shall manage and coordinate the consulting team to ensure the Project is implemented in accordance with the Contract including:

  • (i) Administer and supervise the temporary and permanent works in accordance with the provisions of the Contract; including:
    1. Ensure that the Notice to commence has been issued;
    2. Review and agree with the Employer the Contractors’ work programs and subsequently monitoring the construction progress in accordance with Contract requirements;
    3. Ensure that the Contractor is granted possession of site in accordance with the agreed programs or otherwise providing advance notice to the EA of possible delays due to lack of possession;
    4. Review all surveys, field investigations, designs, drawings and specifications, recommending any changes needed to provide more cost-effective solutions, and approving the design, drawings and changes in the specification;
    5. Maintain close liaison with the EA and other relevant agencies including the police, other government and regional authorities and, local stakeholders;
    6. Measure the Works agreeing and certifying interim and final payment certificates for submission to the EA, and assisting the EA in preparing withdrawal documentation to ADB;
    7. Assess and, where appropriate, make recommendations on applications for extension of time, claims for additional payment and other contractual disputes issuing site instructions, variation orders, provisional sum orders and day works orders, as appropriate;
    8. Monitor the Contractor’s laboratory testing and carrying out Independent testing as required;
    9. Check and approve the Contractor’s working and “as built” drawings;
    10. Prepare a final report for the Contract, which will be a compilation and condensation of data presented in regular monthly and quarterly progress reports, together with copies of “as built” drawings within three months of the issue of the Defects Liability Certificate(s);
    11. Develop training programs for EA staff and provide on-the-job training on construction supervision including contract administration, quality control, monitoring and evaluation, environmental monitoring and the project performance monitoring system;
    12. Assist the EA to update and implementation the LARP including reporting;
    13. Prepare and implement the PPMS in consultation with ADB and the EA;
    14. Ensure that the construction methods as proposed by the Contractor comply with the requirements of the approved EMP, including implementation of the Environmental Monitoring Plan;
    15. Monitor the implementation of the health and safety program at camp site with the including the information and education campaign on sexually-transmitted diseases including human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) as required by the Contract;
    16. Ensure that no child labor is employed under the Contract;
    17. Assess and design for approval by the EA and ADB the Community Outreach Program and supervise implementation by the Contractor;
    18. Coordinate the preparation, approval by the EA and ADB of the Project Security Plan and supervise implementation by the Contractor;
    19. Prepare and implement the Consultant Security Plan;
    20. Prepare monthly progress reports, in a form agreed with the EA and ADB and submit these within 10 days of the end of the month to which they refer;
    21. Prepare quarterly progress reports, in a form agreed with the EA and ADB and submit these within 1 month of the end of the reporting period; these reports are to cover physical progress, financial progress, loan withdrawal, compliance with the environmental mitigation requirements, results of the project performance monitoring system and result of other environmental monitoring;
  • (ii) Advise the EA on all matters concerning implementation of the Contracts including quality control, work progress, implementation issues, and arbitration or litigation etc.

How to Apply: Applications should include a CV and cover letter.

This position is open until filled. Please send CVs to dtatum@sheladia.com.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications that we receive, we may not be able to respond to each individual candidate. Please respect our no phone calls policy.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

About the Organization

SHELADIA Associates is a multi-disciplinary international professional consulting firm with demonstrated experience in the successful management and implementation of development projects throughout the world. SHELADIA believes that practicality and sustainability in development projects require flexible resource management, active participation of all the entities involved, and a shared goal of strengthening institutions, and operational systems, to optimize the use of available resources.

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