6 US Non-profit Field Engineer Job Placements – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Centre
(Buikwe, Mukono, Kalangala, Lwengo, Nakaseke, Wakiso); North East
(Nakapiripirit, Amudat, Bukowo, Balumbuli and Ngora Districts); North and North
West (Abebtong, Agago, Zombo and Bulisa); East (Luuka, Kibuku, Namutumba,
Mayunga, Namayingo, Bugiri, Bavuma); West (Bundibugyo, Kasese. Kibale, Ntoroko,
Rubirizi); South West (Buhweju, Kanungu, Kisoro, Sheema, Isingiro, Lyantonde);Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader –
Senior Engineer
About CRS:
Catholic Relief
Services is an International charity organization which was set up by the Bishops
of the United States (US) to mainly assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.
Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations.
Job Summary:  The Field Engineer will mainly provide on-site construction quality and progress
inspection for the contracted construction projects and monitor and report on
all aspects of Workplace Health and Safety activities at CRS construction
sites.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Carry out inspections to allocated construction
sites to ensure that construction is in accordance with design specifications
in the construction contract.
·        
The incumbent will organize and chair monthly site
meetings with contractor to review progress, quality, safety, budgets and other
operational issues. Invite the Districts Engineer and Health Offices to the
site meetings.
·        
Routinely inspect and approve or reject material
according to contract specification and agreed methodology.
·        
The incumbent will inspect and approve or condemn
workmanship according to contract specification and agreed methodology.
·        
Manage and ensure the proper testing of materials
according to applicable standards, i.e., concrete slump tests, concrete cube
test.
·        
Keenly inspect critical structural components prior
to sign off. Special attention to reinforcement and form work and quality of
concrete for foundations columns and beams.
·        
Responsible for setting out the building foot print
according to the agreed location with the hospital and or land owner.
·        
Address requests for variations with contractor and
project management staff.
·        
In charge of preparing and submitting field reports
and maintain a filing system for proper and efficient project documentation and
monitoring reports.
·        
Evaluate and process contractor progress payment
requests.
·        
Evaluate performance of contractors and issue
notices of non-compliance when necessary
·        
Ensure that design concerns raised by contractors
are raised to the team leader
·        
Coordinate with other CRS departments concerning all
aspects of project implementation.
Site
Safety Responsibilities:
·        
Actively promote safety driven construction
practices (safety culture) by regular review of project site safety initiatives
and compliance by contractor.
·        
Maintain a file for each current contractor’s safety
plans.
·        
Host monthly site meetings with workers to summarise
all aspects of safety and provide special awards/rewards to workers.
·        
Keenly evaluate performance and provide critical
feedback to the Contractor and CRS staff regarding compliance with CRS safety
standards.
·        
Carry out monthly site safety and protection visits.
·        
Carry out a thorough site safety inspection.
·        
Present a detailed verbal report of the inspection
findings at that meeting.
·        
Guide the contractor that they will be required to
prepare and forward a written response to the Project safety Coordinator’s report
and to rectify any matters of concern.
·        
Inspect the site office accident report book and
ensure that it is being used to record all incidents in detail.
·        
Inspect the emergency phone numbers list and ensure
that it is current and relevant. Discuss emergency action in case of accident.
·        
Routinely inspect all electrical tools and equipment
and issue a report on condition and action to be taken.
·        
Inspect first aid kit.
·        
Actively monitor and provide written comment to the
Contractor and the Project Manager on the quality and value of the safety topic
that is presented at the weekly safety meetings by the Contractors representative.
·        
In charge of inspecting the Project safety review
and check sheet that is prepared by the CRS field engineer each week and make comment
in the open meeting on any incidents of concern.
·        
Take appropriate action to rectify incidents that
present danger to the workers on the site or occur regularly, as indicated by
the check sheets.
·        
Routinely check and report to team leader of any
child labour or exploitative practice observed on site.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Field Engineers should preferably hold a Bachelors’
Degree or Diploma in Civil Engineering or Construction Studies
·        
A minimum of five years’ experience in construction
site supervision, building inspection, or construction management in rural
areas, with a balanced awareness of how to effectively manage contractor
performance.
·        
Detailed working knowledge of local building codes
and design standards
·        
Prior experience in and a good working knowledge of
all aspects of Workplace Health and Safety in the construction industry in
Indonesia, are an asset.
·        
Computer literacy skills i.e. Proficient in MS
Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook Access).
·        
Fluency in both verbal and written English
·        
Excellent communication skills
·        
Effective inter-personal skills, consensus-building;
·        
Planning and organization skills and analytical
approach;
·        
Integrity and professionalism
Personal Competencies (for all CRS
Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used
by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the
desired results.
·        
Serves with Integrity
·        
Models Stewardship
·        
Cultivates Constructive Relationships
·        
Promotes Learning
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
with a  cover letter, updated CV and
three work references (names and contact information only) to: ReliefUGJobs@gmail.com
Deadline: 7th August, 2015
NB: Only selected candidates that meet the requirements
will be contacted for interviews.
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