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Senior Associate Civil Engineer


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Kulhudhuffushi
  • Grade: Administrative support - LICA-7, Local Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: Closed
Job categories Engineering
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5517/25969
Department/office AR, SAMCO, Sri Lanka MCO
Duty station Kulhudhuffushi, Maldives
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-7
Duration Ongoing
Application period 04-May-2023 to 18-May-2023
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

General construction supervision:

  • Provides support and guidance to the contractor and assists in resolving site problems, as necessary in the coordination with the Project Manager.

  • Maintain daily activity records.

  • Coordinate the work of the supervision engineers from other disciplines. 

  • Checks all laboratory reports, operation and maintenance manuals, and keeps records and reports to the designated Project Manager accordingly.

  • Coordinates contractor’s shop drawings’ approval process with the designated Project Manager during the implementation phase .  

  • Checks, verifies and recommends  the interim payments submitted by the Contractor and submits detailed reports to the designated Project manager.

  • Checks, verifies and recommends approvals to the Project Manager on all variation orders/Claims submitted by the contractor during the implementation phase as per UNOPS procurement rules. 

Quality Assurance:

  • Verify technical specifications of each and every item of works  and associated quality material.

  • Ensure the contractor provides a method statement for works prior commencement and performs the quality check of the presented document.

  • Develops inspection and quality test plans and updates them regularly with the contractor. 

  • Conduct quality assurance procedures to ensure that the requirements of the contract quality plan are being complied with.

  • Conduct site and material inspections. 

  • Checks Contractor’s set out and works, including compliance with Contract Specifications and ensures that contractor comply with his work plans to complete work within specified timeframe.

  • Collect necessary documents/information for compiling  handing-over document / operation & maintenance manual to the end user. 

  • Make sure that the contractor engages skilled workforce as required.   

Monitoring and progress control:

  • Attends the project site daily in order to monitor progress of works, identifies the existing problems and provides appropriate technical solutions through application of sound engineering standards in consultation with the designated Project Manager.

  • Responsible for day to day coordination with the contractor according to the needs and requirements on site. 

  • Inspects and reports on Contractor’s works in progress, ensuring that the Contractor meets the high quality standards expected by UNOPS.

  • Monitor all project activities in relation to the respective project work package plans and take corrective action, when necessary, to ensure the timely and cost effective delivery of project outputs. 

  • Responsible for preparation of weekly/monthly/quarterly  progress reports on construction activities , according to the agreed timeframe.

  • Maintains records; compile periodic reports and any specific reports required by UNOPS standard procedures

  • Assesses the work activities of the contractor, measures completed work and makes recommendations to the Project Manager for progress payments to contractors.

  • Evaluates and assesses work schedule, including the comparison with the schedule baseline and reports to the designated Project Manager accordingly.

  • Maintains detailed documentation of all site engineering activities.

  • Develops, updates and maintains  the following project  registers. 

  1. Payment register

  2. Variation register

  3. Site diary 

  4. Drawings register 

  5. Instruction to contractor register

  6. Visitor register 

  7. Sample approval register 

  8. Tests register 

  9. Progress photos

  10. Submittals register

  11. Non Conference Report Register 

  12. Correspondence  Register

  • Attends weekly/Monthly contractor coordination meetings, prepares agenda and minutes 

Health, Safety and environmental management:

  • Manage and monitor the implementation of the works to ensure strict compliance with all UNOPS Health Safety Social & Environment (HSSE) policies, Management Plan and act as the lead resource in the field. 

  • Ensures UNOPS Health, Safety, Social and Environmental management systems are  implemented on site and reports are timely submitted using the available tools.

  • Report HSSE activities in UNOPS Collect Software Application.

  • Update the document of hazard identification, risk assessment and risk mitigation  measures. Make sure that the identified risk mitigation measures are in place as required. 

  • Conducting Health & safety inspections according to UNOPS requirements and practice. 

  • Conduct weekly HSSE inspection.

  • Perform daily site H&S induction.

  • Perform visitor’s  H&S induction.

Performs other related duties as required by the Project  Manager.

Knowledge Building and Knowledge Sharing: 

  • Assist with the project's evaluation process; highlight challenges associated with the project and feedback into a continuous improvement cycle.

  • Contribute to training and knowledge transfer to national/contractor personnel including   sending reminders about UNOPS  good construction and engineering practices, environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction.

  • Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice, actively interact with other Engineers and the Engineering community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • A Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Degree) is required.

  • A High School Diploma in Civil Engineering with additional 4 years of qualifying experience may be  accepted in lieu of a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Degree).
  • Minimum of 7 years of working experience in building construction  is required. 

  • Experience in building construction in public sector of Maldivian government coordinating with all relevant Local Authorities is desirable. 

  • Working knowledge in computer software, particularly “AutoCAD”  and “Microsoft Project”, is desirable.

  • Good experience in working with the G-Suite platform including, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Gmail, Google Sheets, Docs, and Slides is desired.

  • Work Experience with an international Organization and/or UN Agencies is an asset.

Language Requirement:
  • Fluency in English is required.

  • Working knowledge of a local language is highly desirable.

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