Material Engineer (International)

Country: Somalia
Organization: CTG
Closing date: 12 Jul 2021

Overview of the Project

Somalia Urban Resilience Project II (SURP II) is a municipal governance and infrastructure development project financed by the World Bank and its partners, aimed at improving access to urban infrastructure and strengthening municipal governance in Somalia.

The Government of Somalia, through the Benadir Regional Administration (Mogadishu) representing all four Municipalities of Mogadishu, Kismayo, Garowe and Baidoa has selected our client to provide the consulting services for the urban transport infrastructure works to be executed by the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the respective Municipalities under the Project. The works involve construction of urban roads to bitumen standards, construction of associated drainage works and installation of streetlights, by the contractors engaged by the respective PIU.

The scope of our client engagement is to provide technical assistance to the PIUs in the works implementation and Contracts managements in the areas of implementation planning, technical supervision, performance monitoring, quality control etc., as well as contributing to PIUs capacity buildings.

Role objectives

Consultant Roles & Responsibilities

The Materials Engineer will advise the PIU with respect to the material submittals, approvals, sampling, testing etc.

The Material Engineer working under the supervision of the Resident Engineer will be responsible for assisting the PIU for the quality control of the construction works being carried out by the Contractors ensuring that the works are in compliance to the approved design specifications.

He/she will participate in the quality control, review of the material testing results and ensuring that the works carried out are in compliance to the design specifications.

The specific tasks will include;

· Review the material borrow areas proposed by the Contractor and the related material investigation reports as well as carry out additional investigation and advise PIU with respect to the Contractor submitted material borrow plans;

· Review material testing reports submitted by the Contractor, conduct additional testing as required and advise the PIU Engineer with recommended actions for ensuring works compliance to the design specifications.;

· Advise on actions required including design modifications in the event of engineering properties of the materials encountered during constructions are different to the designed properties;

· Participate in field monitoring visits, PIU / Contractor meetings and other technical forums and provide advice and recommendations related to materials selections and construction quality control aspects;

· Supervise and coordinate the site laboratory material testing and reporting tasks, as well as the testing carried out by external laboratories for our client;

· Establishing and management of the system of material testing to be followed by the Contractor when requesting approval for the permanent works.

· Developing spreadsheets to record As-Built materials data on a continuous basis of laboratory test results on various characteristics of all materials incorporated in the road works.

· Setting up in liaison with the RE, the filing system to record (in both hard and electronic format) all the tests performed.

· Establishing and management of the system of material testing to be followed by the Contractor when requesting approval for the permanent works.

· Support capacity building of the PIU staff through on-the-job training;

· Perform other duties and tasks related to material engineering as directed by the Resident Engineer.

Project reporting

To the Resident Engineer

Key competencies


· Minimum BSc in Civil Engineering is required.

· Post graduate qualifications in a technical area relevant to the position is desirable.


Sector experience:

· Minimum 6 years of post-qualification experience in civil engineering practice including substantial engagement in soils & materials investigation and designs for infrastructure projects is required.

· Registration as a Professional Engineer with recognized institutions is desirable.

· Previous work experience in Somalia is desirable

Geographical experience:

· Eastern Africa / Somalia


· Fluency in Somali and English, both written and spoken English is required

Team management

The Material Engineer will be required to manage the staff engaged in the field and laboratory testing.

Further information

· · Qualified Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

· · Candidate shall attach a detailed CV

· · Interested Candidates, please apply before July 12, 2021

· · Contract duration is for 18 Months

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate & apply for this role using this link:

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