MINISTRY OF BUSINESS
TERMS OF REFERENCE
FOR THE POSITION OF ENGINEER (CIVIL), MINISTRY OF BUSINESS
JOB TITLE: ENGINEER (CIVIL)
REPORTS TO: PERMANENT SECRETARY/DIRECTOR, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT
Represents the Permanent Secretary to ensure that all works are done to specification by both contractors and direct labour on work sites.
– Jobs done to specification, hence quality control.
– First line communication to controlling officer to facilitate decision-making.
– On the job consultancy services to contractors to facilitate variations e.g. design materials etc. as
– Ready information regarding status of Projects/jobs.
– Effective use of personnel and materials.
– Actual designs of structures, highways and other civil engineering facilities.
RANGE OF ACTIVITIES:
– Represent the controlling officer to ensure the execution of construction and maintenance works roads and other related structures) by both contractors or direct labour under Superintendents, Clerks of Works and/or Overseers in accordance with design and specifications.
– Check the quality of such works, quality of materials and the accuracy of lay-outs.
– Investigate minor projects and makes designs of works for such projects and reviews project designs.
– Prepare financial and progress reports as required.
– Supervise regional or project staff both technical and clerical.
– Ensure adequacy of records and is responsible for the control maintenance and protection of Machinery and equipment in the region or on a project.
– Certify, contractors payments and ordering, receiving and issuing of stores in connection with all works under his control.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER SKILLS:
– A Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent. Plus two (2) years’ relevant Experience in a similar position. Good communication and managerial skills are a prerequisite.
DECISION MAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING AND IMPACT ON RESULTS:
On contractual works, the job holder exercises less decision making as against those in which direct labour is used where he has full responsibility for all decisions regarding the works to be done. Using direct labour, he/she plans and prioritises the activities, organises the resources, schedules the resources, monitors progress as against the programme, prepares cash flows etc. and reports weekly and monthly as required. There are precedents and established rules to refer.
Responsible for all staff, machinery and equipment when required e.g. in direct labour works, the Staff would include Superintendent/Clerk of Works/Overseer and such personnel as required (Foreman, labourers) due to the extent of the work.
The job holder regularly communicates with Senior Officers, (REO’s Project Engineers, Project Managers and contractors, other consultants etc.) as required.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Would be required to work in the fields and the office.