Construction Engineering Technician - Analyst (Technical Surveyor)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Afghanistan
Organization: UNOPS
Closing date: 15 Nov 2020

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The Construction Engineering Technician - Analyst will report directly to the Project Manager (PM) in full coordination with the design engineer and other projects team. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the PM, the Construction Engineering Technician - Analyst shall provide his/her technical expertise as required to manage and coordinate any tasks assigned works.

The Construction Engineering Technician - Analyst shall be responsible for submitting high quality survey data, drawings, estimation of quantities, documentation and site works that are carried out on time.

Specifically, the Construction Engineering Technician - Analyst will be responsible for multiple construction sites and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Project Manager and team to ensure the overall and timely delivery of UNOPS RSHQ Project in Herat Province;
  • Understanding the technical specification and scope of work of contractors that have been assigned to him/her by the Project Manager or his/her assignee
  • Support the PM, project engineers and team members in planning, scheduling of tasks and developing integrated construction documentation;
  • When requested, conduct the field topographical and other engineering survey
  • When requested, review the shop drawings and submittals
  • When requested, review the preliminary cost estimates for the project;
  • Support site inspections and assessments and prepare subsequent comments and reports;
  • Document the positioning of all fittings / thrust blocks in the drawings and maintain accurate records for utilizing the data to generate As-Built drawings;
  • When requested, prepare and maintain sketches, maps, reports, and legal descriptions of surveys in order to describe, certify, and assume liability for work performed; and produce required survey documents for design purposes\
  • Assist the PM/ design team in verifying the accuracy of survey data, including measurements and calculations conducted at survey sites;
  • Support/review surveys in order to establish legal boundaries for properties, based on legal deeds and titles;
  • Document the results of surveys, including the shape, contour, location, elevation, and dimensions of land or land features;
  • Review the calculations of heights, depths, relative positions, property lines, and other characteristics of terrain;
  • Prepare preparation of all data, charts, plots, maps, records, and documents related to surveys;
  • Review the fixed points for use in making maps, using geodetic and engineering instruments;
  • Review the longitudes and latitudes of important features and boundaries in survey areas, using Total station and satellite-based global positioning systems (GPS);
  • Review the survey objectives and specifications survey submitted by the Contractor on site.
  • Assist the Project team in revising the design documents as per the proposed changes;
  • Coordinate with Architects, Structural, Water Supply, Electronic Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and other units as applicable, to ensure dissemination of surveying data;
  • Checking the layout of the under construction structures;
  • Organise, conduct and supervise implementation of detailed topographic surveys of project at the construction stages;
  • Conduct pre- and post-construction surveys and ensure the construction is in accordance with the approved design drawings and BoQ;
  • Work closely with the project designers to ensure proper collection, dissemination and use of survey data;
  • Ensure surveying equipment is well maintained and in good working condition;
  • Report regularly to the Project Manager and keep the record of all survey related documents;
  • Mentoring and building the capacity of counterpart surveyors;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor;

** Education/Experience/Language requirements


A. Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering/Geodesy or a relevant field from a recognized university;

B. Work Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of work experience as surveyor in road construction and/or water supply pipeline distribution projects required;

  • Proven experience of project implementation in close collaboration with the Government authorities and community organizations;

  • Previous work experience with the United Nations or any of its agencies, partners and affiliate is desirable but not a requirement;

  • Working knowledge of MS Office programs, MS Project, AutoCAD Civil 3D and other appropriate Design software;

  • Knowledge of G Suit Package

  • Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations is an advantage;

  • Fluency in both written and oral English is required;

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