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Mechanical Engineer /Retainer

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: LICA-8, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-21

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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.

Diversity

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 – Amman 

The UNOPS Hub in Amman implements projects in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen, in partnership with bilateral donors, national governments, and other UN agencies.  With an established presence across the region, the office runs operations including large-scale procurement, project development, and technical management, and provides financial, human resources, and infrastructure-related services. The functional objective of UNOPS Hub in Amman is to deliver its projects in an efficient and effective manner and in line with the principles, rules and regulations of UNOPS, in order to support the response to the current needs and national priorities in the region. 

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

UNOPS is committed to achieving a fully diverse workforce.


Functional Responsibilities

The Mechanical Engineer shall work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager or the Head of Program. The Mechanical Engineer will give his/her technical expertise as required to manage and coordinate any assigned Mechanical Engineering disciplines (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, related Electrical, and Plumbing, motors and pumps, and general Piping), supervision, commissioning and preparation of related documentation works. He/she is responsible for ensuring high quality design documentation, effectiveness, transparency, and integrity and assisting in ensuring that the site works are carried out on time and on or within budget, utilizing specialized Mechanical Engineering Software and applications (HAP or similar for HVAC, CADWorx Plant Professional or M4 PLANT, or similar for Plumbing or similar etc..).  The tasks would involve, but not limited to, the following:


  • Develop/ prepare or review the design of the Mechanical components/sections of projects;

  • Assist in producing Terms of References for Consultancy Services; Designs, Drawings, Technical Specifications, Scope of Works, Bills of Quantities, Cost Estimations, Design Calculations, related reports for Works and Supply of Goods Contracts;

  • Assist Project Managers in the preparation of Tender Documents (Concerned with Consultancies, Supply of Goods, and Works) and evaluation of Proposals;

  • Assist, through the Project Manager, and/or Head of Program, the Project Team members (Architects, Engineers, Draftsperson and Quantity Surveyors, etc..) in the planning of projects, scheduling of tasks and developing an integrated design;

  • Assist in the coordination and follow up with the contractors, partners, and stakeholders for the various activities related to Mechanical components/sections of projects.

  • Perform the tasks in accordance with the applicable Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Control (QC) protocols and regulations and requirements;

  • Responsible for timely delivery of the expected outputs of his/her tasks and highlight possible late delivery prior to the event;

  • Assist in keeping files for all given tasks and instructions, measuring quantities of work and material on site; and

  • Any other relevant task that might be assigned to the Electric Engineer.


Specifically, the Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the following substantive tasks:

Technical tasks:

  • Assist in Preparing the design briefs, design reports, comprehensive design documentation, calculations, drawings, specifications, schedules, Bills of Quantities, Cost Estimations, related reports and other project documents for mechanical/electromechanical engineering for projects utilizing research, development, relevant international standards and codes and good engineering practices and according to the client’s design requirement, UNOPS design manual, project requirements and budget;

  • Review Mechanical designs for Infrastructure and facilities projects in terms of accuracy, suitability to overall design requirements, including identifying improvements in the designs and to participate in proposing practical solutions;

  • Perform assessment and survey of existing Mechanical Systems in Buildings and Facilities;

  • Identify and apply the international standards to be adopted for each category of designs;

  • Conduct mechanical and electromechanical systems assessment of facilities, and produce reports and corresponding estimates;

  • Design and review Mechanical Systems in Buildings and Facilities utilizing specialized Mechanical Engineering Software and applications (HAP or similar for HVAC, CADWorx Plant Professional or M4 PLANT, or similar for Plumbing or similar etc..);

  • Respond, through the project manager, to the queries raised by stakeholders and UNOPS Design Review Team during final review of completed design package;

  • Provide the Project Manager and Project Team with all information to execute the project in a timely manner and within the budget allocated;

  • Assist in the preparation of Project Schedules (utilizing Primavera, MS Project, etc.,), and assist in performing periodic updates and revisions of the schedules to meet the targets;

  • Assist in preparing daily, weekly, monthly reports;

  • Produce high quality Auto CAD drawings;

  • Assist in: carrying out technical reviews (of the Consultants’, Suppliers’, or Contractors’ Technical Submittals, Materials catalog sheets, Shop Drawings, As-Built Drawings, reports, deliverables, etc..), conduction site inspections, assessments, quantity surveying and preparing reports as required and providing advice on suitable alterations, guiding contractors on all related issues, and ensuring that they meet the high standards expected by UNOPS, while delivering the projects within the set time and budget constraints; and

  • Assist in coordinating testing, commissioning, training and handover of systems deliverables to clients.

Governance, Monitoring and Reporting 

  • Maintain records for all site memos and instructions, inspections, testing, shop drawings review, measured quantities of work and material on site, photos, etc..

Administrative tasks:

  • Assist in archiving Mechanical engineering related materials

  • Assist in scheduling requested tasks related to Mechanical works

  • Maintain records, compile periodic reports and any specific reports required by UNOPS standard procedures

  • Perform any other tasks relevant to the Infrastructure and Engineering Unit when required.

  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Project Manager. 

  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, as well as Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental (HSSE) aspects into the project during the design and renovation phases

Competencies


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognised University is required.

  • A Master’s degree from a reputable University is desired.

  • Membership of the Lebanese Order of Engineers (Beirut or Tripoli) is mandatory.

  • Possession of Project Management Certificate is an asset.

Expereinces:
  • General professional experience: At least 2 (two) years in at least two of the following fields: 1) Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning for Buildings and Facilities, 2) Plumbing and Water Networks for Building and Facilities, 3) Utility Water Distribution Networks- Transmission, Distribution, Water Treatment, Storage, Pumping Stations including all types of motors and pumps and control systems, or 4) Diesel Power Generators, is required.

  • Specific professional experience- 1: At least 1 (one) year of professional experience in the preparation of complete design documents (Drawings, Technical Specification, Bills of Quantities, Cost Estimations, etc..), and implementation supervision of: Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Water Networks, Motors and Pumps,  for Building and Facilities, is required.

  • Work Experience with an international organization and/or UN Agencies will be well regarded.

Computer skills:
  • Experience in computer design software, particularly “AutoCAD” (latest Version) is required.

  • Demonstrated computer ability in using specialized Mechanical Engineering design software and Applications (HAP or similar for HVAC, CADWorx Plant Professional or M4 PLANT, or similar for Plumbing or similar etc..), is required.

  • Demonstrated computer ability in using MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.) is required.

  • Experience in computer scheduling software, particularly Primavera and/or MS Projects is an asset.

Language skills:
Excellent presentation, report writing, fluency and communication skills in English and Arabic are required. Working knowledge of the French Language is an asset


Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local ICA/Retainer
Contract level: LICA 8
Contract duration:Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.


For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • This is a local position open for nationals only.
  • Beirut is designated as non-family duty station.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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