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Job Ref:  131146BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  Kenya
City:  Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya (Show on map)
30/09/2016 11:55

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
AECOM's Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM's Government business line and is comprised of three divisions - International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary
AECOM is implementing the Somalia TIS Project to promote good governance and community cohesion. The objectives of this contract are to: 1) Increase confidence in governance based on equitable participation in decision making and management of community assets. 2) Empower community and government representatives to engage with private sector and development actors in a collaborative process for community growth. 3) Increase Somali engagement in creating a more stable future. 4) Support inclusive, sustainable development by reducing gender gaps in stabilization and development.

Objective: AECOM is recruiting a Program Engineer for the TIS program. The position requires regular travel to remote project sites with a high element of security management required. The overall objectives of the position is to lead / ensure high level quality assurance and control processes and outputs for all TIS infrastructure activities under the PIKA. The position will require a high level of technical competency on small scale infrastructure and capacities for efficient remote oversight for Somalia based infrastructure programming, resourcefulness, independence, and problem-solving while operating within USAID and AECOM regulations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior Project Engineer will be responsible for:
  • Planning and design oversight, in consultation with USAID, TIS program counterparts, DCOP, Senior Activity Officer, PDOs, and local staff, of small scale infrastructure projects including new construction and rehabilitation works;
  • Overseeing and performing as needed, technical assessments for community infrastructure projects;
  • Provide expertise on construction sites as an inspector. Monitor the Construction Sub Contractor's production or performance progress and notify subcontractor in writing of deficiencies observed during surveillance, and direct appropriate action to effect correction. Record and report to the AECOM COP and Operations Manager incidents of gross faulty or nonconforming work, delays or problems
  • Monitoring quality and quantity of construction materials and equipment and verifying against contract terms, inventory reports, and accepted construction standards in Somalia;
  • Supporting community based and TIS staff monitoring of progress and quality of work of TIS sub-contractors with respect to contract deadlines and deliverables;
  • Evaluating contractor or grantee change order requests and making written recommendations to TIS management for written response--prior to accepting or implementing any change orders;

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field with 5 years or more engineering and construction / project management experience in international environments.
  • 5 years of field construction experience.
  • 5 years of construction design standards experience.
  • Experience preparing RFP's, SOW, design documents, BOQs and overseeing the selection process for construction projects.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Excel and other computer applications.
  • Experience working in conflict zones
  • Strong report writing, organization, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with local government process.
  • Proven capacity and experience in remote infrastructure management
  • Grants management experience
  • Familiarity with USAID rules and regulations.
  • Familiarity with FIDIC rules.
  • Oral and written fluency in English.
  • Proven positive experience mentoring and building capacity of local staff and engagement with community based contracting.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in Somalia and Somali language skills

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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