On-call Construction Water Engineer
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
Background Information - Job-specific
The Government of the Republic of Serbia and European Investment Bank (EIB) signed three financial agreements worth 200 million Euros for the Project “Modernization, Development, Expansion and Extension of clinical centres in the cities of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis and Kragujevac” (Four Clinical Centres in Serbia Project). The Project started in 2007 but due to the size and complexity, as well as limited resources and capacities of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU), established within the Ministry of Health at the start of the Project, the implementation is well behind planned timelines.
In order to support Project’s ‘back on track’ and to effectively use above mentioned loans from EIB, the Government of Republic of Serbia has requested UNOPS to provide technical assistance support in project management and infrastructure project management to assist in the planning and implementation of the Four Clinical Centres in Serbia Project, financed by the Government of Republic of Serbia and European Investment Bank (EIB).
The technical assistance includes the capacity building of the Ministry of Health and its Project Implementation Unit (PIU) to implement donor and international financial institutions (IFIs) funded projects based on project management principles in the future.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Chief Engineer, and support of the Project Infrastructure Specialist, the On-call Construction Water Engineer will undertake the following tasks/duties:
- Provide technical support to the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for all specific issues from his/her area of expertise, designs and works, for the expansion and extension of clinical centres in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Kragujevac project, implemented by the Ministry of Health through PIU.
- Assist the PIU in the preparation of technical documents/technical specifications for public tenders as well as advise throughout all stages of the public procurement processes, regarding his/her area of expertise
- Perform checks and revisions of technical documents/designs during construction, in his/her area of expertise when requested by the Project Chief Engineer
- Assist PIU in technical monitoring of the construction works in his/her area of expertise, to ensure compliance with the technical documentation
- Perform other duties in his/her area of expertise as assigned by the Project Chief Engineer.
- Bachelor degree in civil engineering is required
- Master degree in relevant discipline would be an asset
- Minimum two years of relevant professional engineering experience on site, out of which at least one year as a licensed construction (water) engineer
- Experience in assessment, preparation of specifications for water and sanitation parts of the design and other tendering documentation in the process of building design and construction is required
- Work experience on multimillion dollar projects as responsible construction (water) engineer is an asset
- Valid graduate engineer’s licenses for responsible designer/site engineer is required: 314 or 414
- Serbian as native language is required
- Good knowledge of written and spoken English is an asset
- Driving license and ability to travel independently is required
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Contract type, level and duration
This is a local position, it is therefore open to nationals of the Republic of Serbia and to individuals who have a valid residence/work permit. Contract type: ICA - retainer
Contract level: Local ICA Specialist - 8
Contract duration: Up to 100 days in one year period
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Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
Background information – UNOPS Serbia
In Serbia, UNOPS has been active since 2000, became the Project Centre (RSPC) in 2012, and was reclassified, due a growing portfolio, to Operations Centre (RSOC) at the beginning of 2017. Since 2017, RSOC operations have expanded to North Macedonia, Georgia and Montenegro.
UNOPS has been a reliable partner primarily of the Government of Serbia, and later of the Governments of North Macedonia, Georgia and Montenegro, in providing support for demanding socio-economic reforms and facilitating accession to the European Union.
Currently, the RSOC is implementing 13 projects focussed on sustainable socio-economic development, creation of more favourable environment for employability, business and infrastructure growth, increased security, improved education, enhanced social inclusion either via enabling durable housing solutions or providing access to health, education and jobs for the most vulnerable population. All projects have good governance and gender equality as transversal themes. UNOPS projects are contextualised within the broader Sustainable Development Goals framework and objectives.