Design Engineer

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Job Location:

Ghazni City:  
Nationality: Afghan Organization: Ru-WatSIP/MRRD
Category: Engineering Years of Experience: 4 years overall design and construction experience
Employment Type: Full Time Contract Duration: One year with possibilities extension
Salary: As per NTA Salary Scale Gender: Male/Female
Vacancy Number: 1307/019/HRCSD/Ru-WatSIP/MRRD Education:

University degree in Civil or Hydraulic Engineering.

No. Of Jobs: 1 Close date: 17, October, 2019

About Ru-WatSIP/MRRD:

The National Rural Water Supply, Sanitation and Irrigation Programme (Ru-WatSIP) is one of the six closely interlinked National Development Programmes of Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) in Afghanistan. In line with Afghanistan National Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Policy, the responsibilities of this programme includes policy and strategy formulation, planning, coordination and implementation of rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities undertaken by private sectors, NGOs and the rural communities namely Community Development Councils (CDCs) and District Development Assemblies (DDAs).

Ministry of Finance (MoF) is granting Ru-WatSIP water supply projects in most of the provinces and rural areas of the country. Specially strategic pipe scheme projects namely; Zaranj water supply project, Spin Boldak water supply project, Bangi water supply project, etc,.

The implementation has been outsourced to private company and the daily supervision and regular monitoring is being conducted by Ru-WatSIP.

To ensure that project objectives are met through the planned activities in provinces, there is need for hiring of Water supply Design Engineer

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Prepare design and construction specifications for Water Supply projects (gravity and pressure line, distribution network, wells, pumping station, reservoirs and other hydro-technical structures)
Prepare design, specification and estimation of Solar Pump System water supply networks.
Prepare Civil engineering designs to recognized standards, relating to new/upgrades water supply RCC structures.
Advise and have close coordination  with surveyor.
Produce engineering studies and cost estimates for option analysis.
Prepare detailed designs, calculations, and scope of works, specifications, bills of quantities and drawings for contract work packages.
Reply to technical bid inquiries and prepare technical bid evaluations.
Submit work to head of unit for approval.
Maintain, through RRD staff, coordination of IPs with community to ensure participation  (Process).
Chair construction meeting, prepare minutes and update schedule.
Assists the contractor/IPs in resolving the technical issues.
Record measurements and tests in accordance with project quality control.
Monitor construction activities for safe work practices.
Review extra work or change order requests.
Ensure that all designs and technical specifications are shared with WSG technical working groups and their comments and agreements are obtained.
Willing to travel and be on the site 2-3 weeks per month.
Perform other duties as are assigned.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications/ Experience, Skills & Abilities Required:

University degree in Civil or Hydraulic Engineering.
4 years overall design and construction experience for infrastructure/Water Supply Pipe scheme projects.
Have experience in the development and preparation of project budget estimates, scope of works on multidiscipline engineering designs for Water Supply/ infrastructure.
Have experience in managing projects for Water Supply/infrastructure
English: fluency in the language, expected to work independently using the language required, to prepare a variety of written communications (correspondence, reports, working papers, etc.), to participate actively in meetings and in work related discussions.
Ability to use computers and have knowledge of MS Office, Auto Cad, EPANET, Water GEMS , GIS Arc Map, GPS, Civil 3D and Map source


Reporting to:

The Design Engineer will report to Head of Engineering / Senior Design Engineer and Senior Project Manager.


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 (1307/019/HRCSD/Ru-WatSIP/MRRD) in Subject while applying online. Application without vacancy number will not be accepted.

The Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is highly committed to increase women’s participation in government sector therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.


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