PROJECT LEAD ENGINEER

  • Mutare, Mutare, Zimbabwe
  • Contract

Company Description

CARE began working in Zimbabwe in 1992 in response to a severe regional drought. After establishing a drought mitigation program, CARE began longer term developmental programs with local partners in building small dams, strengthening local microfinance institutions, and launching projects to assist small businesspersons in the rural areas.

CARE Zimbabwe’s overall goal is to empower disadvantaged and poor households to meet their basic needs. Programs promote sustainable livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people.

The organisation seeks to recruit outstanding candidates who are known for their excellence, professionalism, integrity and who are committed to providing support to vulnerable communities in remote locations of the targeted provinces. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position posted below.

Job Description

The position shall provide technical guidance in the design, implementation, and certification of all infrastructural projects. This position will oversee the planning, implementation, coordination, and commissioning of all the infrastructure to be created or rehabilitated by the program. S/he will coordinate infrastructure technical feasibility assessments, generate technical designs, formulate BOQs and track utilization of materials. The position will be directly responsible for supervising contractors and certifying their work. He/ She will oversee assistant engineers. 


Key duties and Responsibilities

•    Undertakes detailed feasibility study and pre-check surveys in conjunction with relevant government departments to determine scope of work (including person days, cash, workers)
•    Generates Bill of Quantities (BoQs), financial budget and technical design for the project  
•    Provides technical supervision of procured NFIs and certifies quality.
•    Generates or adapt generic infrastructure assets Operation and Maintenance plans and facilitate generation of site-specific Operation and Maintenance plans
•    Provides technical guidance to the designated Assistant Engineers and C/FFA project officers, logistical and information support with respect to food/casf basket, NFI material dispatches, cash/food distributions, monitoring and evaluation
•    Produces project design reports for input into Terms of Reference for contractors and discusses with Resilience Manager for further guidance on action.
•    Trains community asset management members and staff on construction standards, operation and maintenance of created or rehabilitated infrastructure
•    Certifies completion of works by phases in compliance with Government of Zimbabwe statutory regulations and recommends payments (cash)
•    Monitors and reviews use and movement of project hardware (such as NFIs, equipment), resources and assets (such as level equipment)
•    Facilitates collaborative joint progress monitoring at project sites with relevant government technical departments and local authorities at provincial and district levels
•    Compiles and maintains asset registers for NFI materials at project sites and prepare disposal plans for the materials 
•    Prepares completion certificates of completed assets for endorsement by communities and government authorities
•    Facilitates handover of completed livelihood assets to communities and stakeholders
 

Qualifications

•    Degree in Civil Engineering/Agricultural Engineering or equivalent
•    5+ years’ experience in community engineering projects, including overseeing technical design and construction of weirs, WASH related infrastructure and solar powered hybrid irrigation systems.
•    ability to think methodically and to manage projects.
•    problem-solving skills.
•    ability to work to deadlines and within budgets.
•    ability to maintain an overview of entire projects while continuing to attend to detailed technicalities