The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria – An International Development Organization is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: STTA Engineer & Quality Surveyor
Location: Adamawa, Borno, Yobe
Position Start Date: Immediately
The STTA Engineers and Quantity Surveyors will support the field state engineers to work in developing the necessary technical and engineering documents as required for the activities, support in the selection of the qualified contractors, as well as implementing the infrastructure rehabilitation grants activities at the State, Local Government Area (LGA) and community levels.
The STTA Engineers and Quantity Surveyors will support the NLCB Engineering team to ensure that all projects are implemented in accordance with sound technical, quality, environmental and engineering standards. The STTA Engineers will provide technical support, on-site training for site workers, and supervision to implementing contractor’s project engineers who are implementing small and medium-sized infrastructure subprojects.
The STTA Engineers and Quantity Surveyors will provide technical input to Creative staff during the Project identification, Development and Implementation: including technical assessment reports, pictures and tables; development of the technical and general specifications; preparing and reviewing structural, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, solar designs and drawings with supporting calculation sheets, notes and bar schedule; statement and the scope of work of the activity; bill of quantities preparation; sub-activities scheduling; environmental reviews and compliance monitoring and; progress monitoring and reporting.
The STTA Engineers and Quantity Surveyors will ensure that all infrastructure projects are completed within the available timeframe, allowing sufficient time for close down, demobilization, handover, final invoicing, and, if necessary, contract termination. Extensive travel within the LGAs is required.
Reporting & Supervision:
- The STTA Engineers and Quantity Surveyors will report to the Engineering Manager based in Abuja and will be supervised by the field state engineer based at Maiduguri to oversee various projects as tasked.
- The STTA Engineers and Quantity Surveyors will always ensure to the engineering team listserv email in all correspondences to ensure that all team members are well-informed and abreast of the status of the Project at all times
- The STTA Engineers and Quantity Surveyors has no direct reports, but oversees the work of minimum 10 temporary implementing contractor’s project engineers, skilled and unskilled workers at a time and as required.
Primary Responsibilities and Deliverables
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Support the field state engineers in the tendering, tender evaluation and contract recommendation processes for sub-consultants and contractors.
- Support the field state engineers in evaluating and prequalifying potential subcontractors.
- The STTA Engineers and Quantity Surveyors will provide technical input during the project implementation. Input to include monitoring of sub-activities timelines and scheduling; environmental reviews and compliance monitoring; preparing and reviewing designs and materials tests (laboratory and in-situ), and progress monitoring and reporting.
- Directly supervise the construction and renovation works within the communities and states being carried out by the implementing contractors.
- Support the field state engineers in developing the Engineering Reporting Documents (ERDs) and the Environmental Field Reporting Documents (EFRDs) for each visit to the project site, at least one per week.
- Provide technical assistance and on-site training for site workers of the implementing contractors as well as community members engaged to support the project implementation process.
- Conduct regular monitoring visits to infrastructure project sites, including unannounced visits in order to monitor progress and ensure compliance.
- Technically review all invoices for state infrastructure projects submitted by the contractors to ensure compliance to the milestone requirements, quality and standard of work carried out.
- Interface with grantees, vendors and contractors as required ensuring transparent program processes are upheld.
- Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability
- The STTA engineers and quantity surveyors will assist the engineering team in developing the infrastructure projects. Input will include, but not be limited to, establishing constructability of structures; identifying potential field difficulties in implementation; carrying out environmental assessments; technical assessments; development of technical and general specifications; preparing and reviewing structural, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, solar designs and drawings with supporting calculation sheets, notes and bar schedule as required for the activity; development of statement and the scope of work of the activity; bill of quantities (BOQs) and corresponding price determination preparation; sub-activities scheduling to reflect required materials and labour; and budget preparation to include material, labor, equipment and service costs.
- Support the field state engineers in conducting final checks on project designs, specifications and drawings to ensure that all designs, drawings and BOQs are in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards before passing on to Abuja for final approval.
- Support in the preparation of the Environmental Documentation Forms (EDFs) and the corresponding Environmental Mitigation and Monitoring Plans (EMMPs), identifying mitigation measures for each projects and ensuring that these mitigation measures are planned, budgeted and carried out during the project implementation process.
- The Projects for assessment will be located in three states in the Northeast of Nigeria, namely Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states respectively.
- The proposed locations for each of the three states are captured below with other locations to be included as the NLCB program demands:
- State & LGA:
- Adamawa: Madagali, Michika, Mubi Nortth
- Borno: Abadam, Guzamala, Gubio, Gwoza, Kukawa, Maiduguri/Jere, Magumeri, Marte, Mobbar, Monguno
- Yobe: Geidam, Gujba, Gulani, Yunusari
- State & LGA:
Required Skills & Qualifications
- We are interested in engaging qualified Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Hydraulic, Solar Engineers and Quantity surveyors with university degree in the appropriate field of study or similar field of study.
- 5 years’ general work experience. 3 years’ specific work experience with a medium to large portfolio assistance program providing infrastructure project implementation: Construction supervision as Resident Engineer, Construction Manager or Contractor’s Site Representative.
- Familiarity with USAID Environmental Compliance regulations and experience
- Ability to work independently, think creatively and apply problem solving skills and provide technical supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
- Proficient oral and written communication skills in English.
- Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri desired.
How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please reference the Job Title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and resume/CV.
- A current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
- A cover letter.
Application Deadline 19th November, 2018.
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.