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Civil Engineer, Multiple positions

  • Country: Brazil
  • Organization: UNOPS
  • Deadline: 2023-11-20
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

 Functional Responsibilities

1. Construction Management

  • Carry out construction supervision as set out in the physical works contract;
  • Identify and report on potential delays and or cost overruns that can be avoided;
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports that cover supervision activities.
  • Prepare, manage and monitor performance tracking management systems to enable work plans to be followed at the field level with personnel being accountable for their outputs;
  • Assist the Project Manager and the field teams to ensure that the planned activities are conducted safely, on time, within budget and scope;
  • Identify risks, develop mitigation solutions and escalate to the Project Manager;
  • Ensure that the implementation of community infrastructure (including contracting of labour, procurement of goods, development of designs, etc.) is in accordance with UNOPS operational directives, instructions and guidelines.
  • Manage the implementation of construction as per the design approved by the Design Review Team and manage the interaction for any potential design changes in accordance with UNOPS standards, manuals and guidelines;
  • Represent the Project Manager and UNOPS at coordination, community group and other stakeholder meetings, as delegated, especially in relation to the progress of community infrastructure implementation;
  • Support the Project Manager with the valuation of construction work for interim progress payment certificates; the valuation of variations and the assessment of claims.
2. 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;
  • Manage the implementation of the health, safety and environmental management requirements contained in the design documentation or provided by a third party such as the donor (Environmental and social impact assessment or Environmental and social safeguards);
  • Adopt sustainable, ‘green building’, construction approaches and techniques, including environmental sustainability, throughout the construction stage;
  • Identify, assess and mitigate health, safety and environment risks during construction.

3. Quality Management

  • Conduct quality assurance procedures to ensure that the requirements of the contract quality plan are being complied with;
  • Conduct site and material inspections, oversee site tests and prepare reports to support the Project Manager;
  • 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;
  • Maintain and contribute to the project communication system to facilitate the dissemination of information and reports to all key stakeholders;
  • Participate in the preparation and monitoring of project progress and other reports (including risk logs, issues log, lessons learned, etc.);
  • Manage the daily labour contract in accordance with UNOPS operational directives, instructions and manuals;
  • Assist the contractor, using UNOPS HSSE guidelines, to implement adequate health and safety training for their personnel;
  • Manage the preparation of; site instructions; contract administration documentation: progress reports; contractor and stakeholder meeting minutes; site monitoring reports;
  • Examine the contractor’s progress payment claims for accuracy and compliance with the conditions of contract;
  • Prepare and check for accuracy the database covering the available materials shipped to the project; the schedules of labour and monitoring of quality during the physical works progress;
  • Liaise with local contractors and material suppliers to monitor current market conditions and trends.

4. Project Closure

  • Assist the Project Manager by acting as witness during the commissioning process;
  • Manage the collection of field data, H & S compliance documentation and preparation of As-built drawings by the contractor;
  • Carry out file archiving of all construction monitoring and contract administration documentation in line with UNOPS archiving procedures;
  • Support the Project Manager with the preparation of the final payment certificate.

5. Knowledge Management

  • Take personal responsibility for engaging in continued professional development (CPD);
  • Manage, mentor and build capacity of the project team including junior site engineers, supervisors and interns;
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for development planning and knowledge building.
  • 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;
  • Collaborate with technical team members including but not limited to architects, engineers, project managers and quantity surveyors.
 Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Civil and Infrastructure, Constrution Management, Building Construction, Structural Engineering or related field is required.

  • A minimum of two (2) years’ of relevant experience in engineering is required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of specific site supervision experience is considered an asset.
  • Experience working with countries with post- conflict countries or other emergencies is desirable.
  • Experience working on international/local projects in conflict/disaster prone areas is desirable.

Language Requirements

  • Full working knowledge of English and  Portuguese  languages


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