Cost Estimation/ Irrigation Design Engineer

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Years of Experience:

4 years’ experience in the related field.

Employment Type:

Full Time

Contract Duration:

Till end of year with possibility of extension.


As per NTA Salary Scale



Vacancy Number:



Bachelor degree of in civil engineering

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Close date:

18, October, 2020


The Regional Programs (RP) was established in the compound in 2007 as one of the largest rural support program in terms of scope and coverage area, working across the county. The demand for rural development motivated the program management to operate in several sectors that created a stage for diversified activities, whereas all other national programs of the ministry are engaged in their specific sectors. In addition, the Program responds to expressed needs of the rural people, who require various basic services (community based infrastructures) which no other single rural development program has addressed so far. The program development efforts are focused on helping the poor in dealing with many of the risks they face in their lives  – such as unemployment, low house hold income, low agriculture production, poor irrigation systems, lack of accessibility to market, lack of education and health facilities, lack community based disaster risk reduction infrastructures and insufficient potable water.

Under the portfolio of the Regional Programs the Arghandab Integrated Water Resources Development Project (AIWDP) funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) will improve the availability and use of water resources for irrigated agriculture in the Arghandab River Basin and the Kandahar region. The project comprises 5 outputs: (i) Dahla dam capacity increased; (ii) reliability of irrigation water supply increased; (iii) climate resilient and productive irrigation technologies and practices introduced; (iv) post-farm value chains developed; and (v) capacity in water resource management and use strengthened. AIWDP is a joint project between Ministry Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAIL) and Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW). MRRD will contribute to outputs 1 and 2.

A.Summary of Duties

The Cost Estimating/ Irrigation Design Engineer Will Calculating and determining of work volumes of irrigation, road and bridge, water supply designed subprojects and will be part of HQ Engineering team/ Estimation Unit, and he/she will work under supervising of Head of Engineering and the main duties and responsibilities of Cost Estimation Engineer will be but not limited to the following:

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Providing detailed Bill of Quantities (BoQs) and Summary Sheets for all subprojects
Facilitating, calculating and determining of prices per unit cost
Having close coordination with relevant design engineers during cost estimation
Gather proposals, specifications and related documents and liaise with related engineers in order to convert specifications to cost estimates
Utilize cost methodologies and tools and Excel models and packages to prepare and maintain reliable and accurate data of man-power and machinery productivity norms and cost estimation
Assess cost effectiveness and economical alternatives of estimated projects and sharing the compression to relevant engineers
Providing and preparing technical forms for survey team for collecting the required construction materials prices from subproject ’sites and local markets
Having close coordination with survey team for providing necessary construction materials list and precise prices from field
Collecting construction materials prices regularly from markets and updating it
 Check and review of work volumes and cost estimation of others engineers
  Prepare Work plan and determine project duration as per the scale, complexity of subproject and site condition.
Conduct research for comparing different material options to assess the economically efficient structure.
Prepare revised BOQs/Cost Estimates for cost installment at different stages of project. 
Assist the procurement team in price evaluation issues if required.
Cooperate and work with relevant estimating engineers for providing construction materials cost database
Prepare cost and expenditure statements, reports and other necessary documentation at regular intervals based on need and request.  
Support all activities in cost estimating and take a proactive approach towards improvements
Providing updated and reliable construction norms (manpower, machinery and construction materials) from related well known and trustworthy resources
Any other duties and responsibilities which are assigned by head of engineering or line supervisor     

Job Requirements:

Qualifications /Experience, Skills and Abilities:

Bachelor degree of in civil engineering with 4 years’ experience in the related field.
At least three years’ specific experience in subproject estimation especially in irrigation
Have ability to establish excel linkage system for cost estimating
Familiarity with irrigation and road and bridge projects designed drawings
Have ability to provide cost estimation of projects timely
Have experience in construction norms
Good experience in MS Office especially excel program
Have ability to design all types water supply projects in specific and limited time.
Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working with others
Proactively contributes to the team
Actively committed to team development
Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings
Good communication skills with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally
Good interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
Strong technical mindset and able to read and interpret technical data and translate to others
Knowledge of estimating techniques
Results orientated and organized with the ability to deliver against deadlines
Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
Ideally experienced in the use of spreadsheets, estimating pricing models and cost management tools
Able to show evidence of adding value and cost optimization

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Head of Engineering


Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghans with the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications electronically through
While submitting your applications please mention the Title of the position plus Vacancy Number in the subject of the e-mail; please do NOT submit any other supporting documentation or educational certificates with your application. If you are short listed you will be asked to submit electronic copies of your educational certificates and if you are invited to written test you will be required to present the original certificates. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test Note: In the interests of open and fair competition and a merit based selection process applicants are advised that lobbying for a position , whether by the applicant or by any person acting on his or her behalf, shall result in the immediate disqualification of the candidate from further consideration. Applicants are strongly advised to inform potential supporters of this restriction which shall be strictly enforced.

Please don’t forget to type the Vacancy Announcement Number (1616/020/HRCSD/RPCO/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.


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