UNOPS – Senior Associate Structural Engineer (Nairobi).

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Senior Associate Structural Engineer

Senior Associate Structural Engineer ((Internal for UNOPS personnel)

Job categories : Engineering
Vacancy code :VA/2021/B5323/21168
Department/office :AFR, KEMCO, Kenya
Duty station :Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type: Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-7
Duration Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’


Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Located in Nairobi, Kenya, the Kenya Multi Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements, including associated strategic and operational risks. The KEMC sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and South Africa. This includes transactional projects in partnership with the Nairobi based UN Agencies, UN-Habitat and UNEP, and multiple ‘operational’ projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and island states.

The Technical Services Unit (TSU) office is based in Nairobi, and has recently been structured as a standalone ‘project’ within UNOPS.  The TSU engages in multidisciplinary design, assessments and advisory work, and manages relationships with other technical stakeholders such as specialist design firms for high risk structures.  Recently the team has expanded its offering to include consulting services such as assessments, feasibility studies and advisory services on a wide range of infrastructure types.  We want to continue and further expand technical services to our partners and clients at a wider field of operations.

The TSU currently has 15 permanent and 40+ retainer personnel including architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, quantity surveyors, GIS and specialist infrastructure advisors (for dams, ICT and biomedical works) and CAD technicians as well as support personnel.  Current projects are underway / imminent in Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, ESwatini, Zambia, Mozambique and Cameroon.  During 2020, upwards of 70 requisitions were signed for work on the African continent.

Functional Responsibilities
  • Under the overall supervision of the TSU Manager and under direct supervision of the director of engineering department.
  • Preparing reports, designs and drawings.
  • Making calculations about loads and stresses.
  • Selecting appropriate construction materials.
  • Providing technical advice.
  • Obtaining planning and/or building regulations approval.
  • Liaising with relevant professional staff such as architects.
 
Education
Completion of Secondary School Diploma with  seven (7) years of experience in the engineering field.
 
Experience
Minimum of seven (7) Years experience in the Structural Engineering design field.
 
Languages
Fluent working knowledge of the English language is required
 
Competencies
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences
 
Contract type level and duration
Contract type: Local Individual contractor Agreement Contract level
 
 
Method of application, click on  APPLY Deadline is 5th March,2021.
 

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