Provincial Bridge Engineer

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 Engineer

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Job Outline

A Provincial Bridge Engineer (PBE) main tasks are managing all the technical assistance related with bridge design and bridge construction contract management under the guidance of PBC

Qualifications and Experience

The Provincial Bridge Engineers should have a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering with minimum 3 years’ experience. 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 two 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 or experience with LRBP will be an added advantage. S/he shall have very good command over written and spoken English and Nepali.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the PBC, the PBE will be responsible for managing designs, design reviews, construction supervision, contracts management, quality control, ensuring social and environmental safeguards in the provinces. S/he will manage and supervise Technical Officers’ tasks of bridge construction supervision, contract management and reporting.

Following (but not limited to) are the main tasks for PBEs:

  • Support the PGs in coordination with the consultants hired by PGs in overall bridge design and construction supervision works;
  • Support consultants hired by PGs in preparing drawings required for the execution of the bridge construction works;
  • Support PG and consultants hired by PGs in verification of collected information about hydrology e.g. catchment characteristics, rainfall, stream/channel characteristics, design discharge, linear waterway, scour depth etc. for all cross drainage works and bridges;
  • Support PGs and consultants hired by PGs in conducting geo-technical investigation and sub-surface exploration at all the proposed bridge locations in Joint Visit with the Consultants, Surveyors, when required
  • Support PGs and consultants hired by PGs in preparing detailed cost estimates as well as 2 to cross-Check Bill of Quantities and estimate prepared by consultants and Contractors;
  • Support PGs in Procurement and Contract management in the context of a bridge construction
  • Support the TOs on construction supervising works like bridge lay-out, quality control, measurement and payments recommendations etc. as a when required.
  • Support TOs in reporting on the progresses (physical, financial and social) of the bridges on outcomes and results as per the formats required by SDC.
  • Support TOs in ensuring social inclusion aspects in the monitoring of the progresses of the bridges that would include contractor’s compliance on workers safety, insurance, equal pay for equal works, and redressed of grievances of affected communities by the bridge construction projects. 

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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