Provincial Bridge Coordinators

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in close collaboration with the Government of Nepal (GON) is planning to implement the Motorable Local Roads Bridge Program (MLRBP) Phase IV (Exit Phase) for 4 years starting from 2021 to 2024.

Provincial Bridge Coordinators

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Job Outline

The Provincial Bridge Coordinator (PBC)’s main responsibility is the overall management of the all the activities in the Provinces for the delivery of the Technical Assistance envisaged by the programme document of the MLRBP-IV

Qualifications and Experience

The PBC should have a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering with minimum 10 years’ experience, OR with Masters’ degree in any civil engineering subject with minimum 5 years of experience in the related field. The candidate must have capability to design, supervise construction, prepare and manage contracts for bridge execution as per the available design standards and public procurement rules with various alternative materials and structural arrangements. S/He should have independently designed and supervised construction of at least 5 (Five) motorable bridges of different types such as RCC, suspension, arch, truss, compact, pre-fabricated bridges etc. Proven experience of working/collaborating/coordinating/facilitating with government organizations in a similar position will be an added advantage. Experience in working with provincial MoPIDs representing INGO/development sector in infrastructure field and specifically in the field of bridge engineering will be added advantage. S/he shall have very good command over written and spoken English and Nepali.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of Senior Bridge Design Engineer, PBC will be responsible for construction, supervision, quality control, reporting of the bridges in the provinces. S/he will coach/supervise and manage a group of Provincial Bridge Support Engineers and Technical Officers to undertake additional tasks related to bridge as required. Following (but not limited to) are the main tasks for PBCs:

  • Coordinate all the motorable bridge planning, monitoring and reporting related activities with the PG institutions (MoPID, TID, IDOs) which should include preparation for Provincial Steering Committee (PSC) meetings, preparation of provincial yearly plan of operations (YPOs) assuring allocation of adequate budgets, and preparation of provincial annual programme reports (APRs),  and their endorsements, preparations and endorsement of PRMPs, PIPs and selection of bridges
  • Support PG institutions to have their provincial bridge information system and help them update the bridges records with their conditions and status of construction
  • Support PGs to conduct preliminary and detailed survey for a bridge design
  • Support PGs to conduct Detail Project Reports (DPRs) of the bridges.
  • Support PGs to prepare and advise on procurement of private consulting firms and contractors (Bridge Builders), this will include contracts document preparations and suggesting contracts evaluation criteria
  • Support PGs in conduct tests for the physical strength characteristics of materials as per relevant national or international standard; visit materials factory for inspection and quality control if required; 
  • Support PGs to carry out studies for environmental related requirement as per the prevailing laws and regulations 
  • Support PGs to review DPRs prepared by the consultants and suggests for ways forward
  • Mange the private consulting firms in all the aspects of bridge design, construction supervision and others as required;
  • Support PG’s institutions in having functional bridge units, private sector consultants and contractors to assess their capacity needs and plan for training events as required in relation to bridge planning, execution, monitoring and reporting
  • Support PGs institutions and the contractors (bridge builders) to prepare their quality assurance plans (QAPs) while executing bridges and assist them to implement QAPs
  • Manage bridge engineers to prepare detailed working drawings good for construction 
  • Support PGs institutions in ensuring social inclusion at all stages of MB implementation including workers safety, insurance complied by contractors, the affected people in the zone of influence are not worse-off due to bridge sub-projects etc. 
  • Support PGs institutions in monitoring and reporting on social and economic data and results including baselines and outcomes
  • Oversee the Technical Officers as well as bridge engineers’ tasks of construction supervision and contract management 

Shortlisting will be done on the basis of your answers while applying, please answer the questions carefully. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

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