Electrical Engineer

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

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

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Project Manager (PM), and in close coordination with the Construction Engineer, Architect, Mechanical Engineer and other project staff, the Electrical Engineer will provide electrical engineering expertise to the project by contributing to ensure the electrical systems are designed and constructed in accordance with local and international policies, guidelines, standards and specifications applicable, for the new building to be constructed and the old buildings to be rehabilitated under the project. The Electrical Engineer will carry out electrical designs and supervise construction work in accordance with industry acceptable and applicable energy efficiency principles, policies and standards. Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Determine, review and establish the local and international policies, standards and specifications required for electrical engineering work related to building construction and refurbishment in Afghanistan.

  • Liaise with the stakeholders to identify their needs so that the design will incorporate their requirements to the extent it is feasible and practicable.

  • Provide input and review electrical designs carried out by external consultants/contractor for the new building to be constructed under the project working with the teams of Architects and designers.

  • Carry out inspections of the buildings to be refurbished, assess the current situation with the electrical systems, and design suitable upgrades/replacement of existing electrical systems to meet the local and international standards and specifications applicable, and in consultation with all stakeholders.

  • Prepare detailed electrical engineering design documentation including drawings, specifications and scope of work reports to be included in construction tender documents.

  • Prepare quality control and quality assurance documentation related to electrical engineering work for new buildings and buildings to be refurbished.

  • Assist the Construction Engineer and the Project Manager in the preparation of bidding documents for the new building as well as the buildings to be refurbished.

  • Supervise on-site work carried out by contractors closely on a day to day basis to ensure quality of the work is monitored and controlled as per specification requirements.

  • Prepare and submit professionally prepared periodic progress reports to the Project Manager at intervals agreed upon.

  • Ensure safety and health of everyone involved in the project and general public by identifying risks and threats, planning, implementing and maintaining internationally acceptable safety standards in all aspects, at all stages of the project.

  • Ensure all design and construction of electrical work is carried out in accordance with and in compliance with industry standards and international best practice energy efficiency principles, standards, guidelines and specification.

  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of various project reports where necessary.

  • Provide expert advice to all stakeholders including contractors, Project Manager, project staff, clients and donor agencies on electrical engineering related work where required.

  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned.

** Education/Experience/Language requirements

A. Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent professional qualification.

B. Work Experience

  • At least 4 years experience in design and construction of electrical systems.

  • Ability to produce electrical drawings and design documentation using AutoCAD or similar software.

  • Ability to use G-Suit packages (Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Google Presentation) and experience in handling web-based management systems is preferred.

  • Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations preferred.

C. Languages

  • Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English required.

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