Material Engineer – Mogadisho

  • Full time
  • 9 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Mar 13 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 6 years

Job Description

CTG Overview

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements. In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

In late 2019 parts of Somalia experienced some of the worst flooding in the country’s recent historyresulting in several deaths and significant damage to infrastructure, crops, property, and livestock. Further to this flood event, a joint assessment undertaken by the World Bank and the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) assessed the losses and damage caused by the floods and developed a strategy for immediate recovery and longer-term resilience building. As a result, Somalia Crisis Recovery Project (SCRP) financed by the World Bank through the Federal Ministry of Finance (MoF) was formulated. The project aimed at supporting the recovery of livelihoods and infrastructure in flood and drought affected areas and strengthening the capacity for disaster preparedness nationwide. The recovery interventions focus is on three flood affected States (Hirshabelle, South West State and Jubaland), while the longer term interventions focus on a broader national coverage, enabling Government capacity strengthening in Disaster Risk Management. .

The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) established within the MoF is managing the project implementation with our client providing technical support in project activities design, implementation, monitoring and reporting. Our client input includes the development of designs for the rehabilitation of flood-damaged roads, buildings and other infrastructure. As part of our client design development, a Materials Engineer is to be engaged to undertake the field materials investigation activities and pavement designs and report preparation.

Role objectives

  • Conducting in-situ tests on building sites to establish soil’s bearing capacity as well as alongproposed roads to establish subgrade strength.
  • Sampling materials at proposed building sites and along proposed alignments for laboratory testing.
  • Identification of potential material sources, carrying out in situ tests where applicable and the sampling of materials for laboratory testing. Quantities of available material shall be estimated where applicable.
  • Coordinating the testing of materials at an appointed laboratory and review of tests results.
  • Interpretation of test results from the laboratory, establishment of design parameters andsubsequently pavement design for roads and relevant inputs for buildings’ foundation design.
  • Preparation of relevant reports for buildings and roads and any other documents as may be required
  • Respond to the design team technical inquiries related material investigations

Project reporting: The successful candidate will report to the Project Manager

Key competencies: Ability to communicate in English, both verbal and written is required

Team management: This role has no team management responsibility

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Qualifications & Experience 

  • Minimum BSc in Civil Engineering or equivalent or Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum 6 years of post-qualification experience in civil engineering practice including substantial engagement in soils & materials investigation and designs for infrastructure projects is required.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer with recognized institutions is desirable.
  • Previous work experience in Somalia is desirable