Field Engineer Non-profit Jobs – Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA)

Job Title:    Field Engineer
Organisation: Engineers
Without Borders USA (EWB-USA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Engineers Without
Borders USA (EWB-USA) is a dynamic non-profit organization based in Denver,
Colorado. EWB-USA in Uganda provides technical and engineering support to
government and non-governmental institutions where there is an identified
capacity gap. EWB-USA in Uganda collaborates with partners in the sectors of
Water, Energy, Environment, Structures, Agriculture, and Disaster Response.
Established in 2002, EWB-USA has over 16,000 members engaged in 600 projects around
the world.
Job Summary:  The Field Engineer will give technical
coordination and supervision for EWB-USA engineering projects in rural
communities in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Document
technical information regarding the assigned projects.
·       
Support
the control, billing and monitoring of activities that are involved in the
projects.
·       
Supervise
the list, cost and quality of the materials and equipment to be used on site.
·       
Make
requirements for labor, materials and equipment, according to the technical
specifications and work schedule.
·       
Manage
resources for the execution of works within the specified period, controlling
delays.
·       
Carry
out the trips and activities that are necessary for the efficient execution of
the different programs assigned by the organization.
·       
Manage
and supervise compliance with occupational safety standards, required by
Ugandan regulations.
·       
Evaluate
the field conditions, perform the respective work permits that imply some risk
condition, assign the appropriate PPE and control its use.
·       
Manage
computer packages, Office, Autocad or similar.
·       
Manage
schedules of the activities to be carried out according to the assigned
programs and projects.
·       
Manage
current regulations related to design and construction in Uganda.
·       
Preparation
of reports, both for presentation to teams abroad and the local office.
·       
Give
support and follow-up to the management of economic and physical resources
assigned to each project
·       
Know and
understand the scope of the current Technical Specifications and Standards that
will be related to the type of work and place of execution of the projects.
·       
Prepare
“Post Construction” plans once the work is finished.
·       
Take
preventive and corrective measures, which are necessary to ensure safety in the
assigned work.
·       
Communicate
and coordinate with communities, teams, and local partners throughout the
project cycle.
·       
Visit
potential new communities and implements community selection process, in
collaboration with the Regional Coordinator.
·       
Provide
team logistical support including arranging in-country lodging, transportation,
food, water, hired services, etc.
·       
Assist
teams with material purchase and delivery arrangements
·       
Establish
and maintains relationships with local vendors and service providers
·       
Respond
to chapters’ technical requests regarding materials availability in country,
quotes, local construction standards and regulations, as well as any additional
technical needs.
·       
If
necessary, provides technical guidance to local partners.
·       
Communicate
any changes in national construction regulations or requirements to chapters.
·       
Supervise
project implementation in the field.
·       
Collaborate
with Program Engineer to ensure the quality of projects.
·       
When
requested, accompany the chapter during the project implementation to ensure
the local protocols are followed.
·       
Provide
guidance to chapters to make the necessary changes in designs regarding unit
measure conversions, local material names, and appropriate substitutions, when
necessary.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant should be a Junior Engineer (civil, environmental, hydraulic
engineering), or related to construction works.
·       
One year
of experience in activities related to residence or implementation of civil
works, or having worked in areas related to civil, electromechanical,
environmental, sanitation or hydraulic works.
·       
Community
management.
·       
Driver’s
license.
·       
Critical
thinking and problem solving.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should upload a  cover letter and resume/cv describing why your
background, skills and experience are relevant for this particular position and
click on the following link:
Deadline: 31st March 2020
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