Civil Engineer

Build Change
Location: Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2019-05-10 Deadline: 2019-05-24
  • Location : Nepal
  • Qualification Degree : A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : Engineering/Civil /Architecture
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

POSITION OPENING: Civil Engineer – Field Monitoring & Site Supervision

Industry: Non-profit/International Development

Function: Technical

Organization Description

Founded in 2004, Build Change is a non‐profit social enterprise whose mission is to save lives in earthquakes and hurricanes. Build Change designs disaster-resistant houses and schools, trains homeowners, builders, engineers and government officials to build them, works with governments to develop and implement building standards, partners with the private sector to improve building materials quality and create jobs, and facilitates access to incentive-based capital for reconstruction and retrofitting by partnering with financing institutions and government subsidy programs. Build Change started its work in Aceh, Indonesia after the 2004 earthquake and tsunami and has since expanded to include programs in China, Haiti, Colombia, Guatemala, Nepal, and the Philippines. Build Change has trained more than 39,380 people on earthquake-resistant design and construction techniques, guided 74 organizations in using homeowner-driven design, created over 16,768 jobs and provided technical assistance for almost 58,328 safer buildings, impacting an estimated304,440 people.

Position Description:

For the position of Civil Engineer, Build Change is seeking a competent engineer for its project in Nepal. This position reports to the Project Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct field monitoring of houses undergoing retrofitting.
  • Use mobile construction monitoring checklists and collect corroborative pictures through each phase of house construction.
  • Help compile weekly construction monitoring reports.
  • Liaising and coordinating with local government bodies on technical issues.
  • Provide engineering advise and safe construction and advise to local homeowners, builders and partner organizations’ staffs.
  • Assist in trainings for engineers, architects, drafters and other technical staff including development of training materials and presentations.
  • Assist in solving problems and generating solutions in the field for special cases.
  • Assist in controlling quality of information and implementation for projects in Nepal.
  • Communicate and report to the management about the progress/issues of projects implemented by Build Change.
  • Prepare field reports and assist in other reporting as requested.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with minimum 1 year professional experience in earthquake resistant design and construction of buildings.
  • Work experience private sector engineering firms an advantage. Self-employed / entrepreneurial spirit a plus.
  • Work experience based in remote field locations a plus. Work experience with owner-driven or community driven construction a plus.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or other Autodesk engineering software is a must.
  • Knowledge of structural analysis and design software will be an advantage.
  • No ego, drama, or pessimism; the successful candidate will be flexible, humble, patient, and have a good sense of humor.
  • Fluent English and Nepali.

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Organization Summary

Build Change saves lives in earthquakes and typhoons. Our mission is to greatly reduce deaths, injuries and economic losses caused by housing and school collapses due to earthquakes and typhoons in emerging nations.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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