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Job Ref:  135407BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  Ghana
City:  Accra
30/09/2016 11:59

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
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary
The Civil Engineer reports to the Construction Manager / Engineers representative and works with the Design Coordinator: Marine Works and the lead engineers for quay wall construction, breakwater construction and dredging and reclamation.
The Civil Engineer will support the dredging, reclamation, breakwater and quay wall design and construction.
Duties & Responsibilities

The Civil Engineer is responsible for:
  • Actively addressing issues as raised by the project team by providing guidance or resolution either personally or through collaboration with other engineers, quantity surveyors, contracts specialists and HSEQ specialists.
  • Providing support and advice to the Construction Manager on Civil matters.
  • Liaising with Client team in relation to ongoing project progress, decisions and changes.
  • Advising senior management of the status of project progress, decisions and changes.
  • Coordinating project needs and service delivery with other discipline leads: project controls, commercial/contracts, HSE and quality.
  • Coordinating project needs and service delivery with other projects' senior engineers.
  • Implementing the integrated management system including the Quality Management System.
  • Preparation of and verifying the accuracy of periodic (weekly, monthly) and ad hoc reports and project metrics.
  • Collaborating with the project controls and commercial teams in assessing impacts of proposed changes of scope, schedule and cost.
  • Participating in project/program risk assessment activities and maintaining a project-level risk register.
  • Contributing to the development of tender and contract documents for interfacing works.
  • Collaborating with the Design Manager in the review of the Design-Build Contractor's design of the works.
  • Obtaining support from the Quality Manager in implementing the QA/QC procedures
  • Collaborating with the Project Controls staff in assessing progress against programme.

Person Specification (Personality Attributes)
  • Focused on project delivery - attention to detail and quality with a capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • The Civil Engineer forms part of a larger Construction management team and sound interpersonal skills and team ethic are essential

Minimum Requirements
Specific skills required
  • Fluent in Chinese language including reading and writing
  • Preparation of technical reports
  • Supervision of civil construction
  • Reading and interpreting plans and specifications
  • Reading and interpreting time schedules for construction
  • Experience working for a consultant is required (3 years minimum)
  • Experience in Marine Construction and /or site investigation is an advantage
  • Experience working for a contractor is an advantage
  • Experience working for a foundation contractor is an advantage

Additional Comments
  • Eligibility to work in Ghana due to nationality.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum BSc or BTech in an engineering discipline
  • Member of professional organisation.

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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