Senior Engineering Assistant (Mechanical) – Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Offer in Jordan. Seeking: Senior Engineering Assistant (Mechanical) – Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Purpose Summary

NRC Jordan began implementation in November 2012 and since then has grown into a large programme with over 280 staff, focusing primarily on providing assistance to Syrian refugees and host families in the fields of shelter and education.. In 2013 NRC Jordan implemented over $24 million in programmes and is currently the largest UNHCR partner in Jordan.
In response to increasing needs, NRC is establishing a new Contracts Management Unit to manage large supply contracts, service contracts related directly to programme implementation and all infrastructure contracts and framework agreements.
The Senior Engineering Assist will support the Engineering Project Officer with the implementation of NRC’s various infrastructure and construction projects across Zataari and Azraq camps and urban areas.

Key Responsibilities

The Engineering Assistant is responsible for:
•Supporting the implementation of NRC’s various infrastructure and construction projects across Zataari and Azraq camps and possibly in the urban areas, working with various internal and external actors including Engineers, contractors, surveyors, architects, relevant ministries, donors and other partners working in the camps
•Supervising contractors and labourers working on site, providing technical support and supervision as required to ensure technical quality and conformance to the design and the established standards and procedures devised for the project and ensuring safety standards are met.
•Updating relevant spreadsheets and databases for tracking and monitoring construction activities, progress and costs associated with the various projects and preparing technical reports to monitor or evaluate ongoing or completed construction works as requested by the Engineering Project Officer
•Conducting regular factory and onsite inspections of construction materials to ensure materials provided meet the relevant specifications according to the relevant Bill of Quantity/established standards by completing quality assurance tests as per the established guidelines and reporting any issues or discrepancies to the Engineering Project Officer.

•Supporting the resolution of engineering problems when requested by the Engineering Project Officer by collecting and analyzing information; researching, analyzing, adapting, and modifying engineering techniques; resolving design integration issues; performing installations.
•Supporting design projects, including the preparation and review of technical drawings, schematics and diagrams (including using computer aided drafting (Auto-Cad), developing clear specifications, Bills of Quantities and Scope of Works as required. Specifically focused on preparing mechanical designs and plans and preparing specifications and quantities of different materials that are used in sanitary systems.
•Supporting the procurement of goods or services required for the project; including the development of detailed specifications for goods/services needed, raising Purchase Requests, conducting supplier visits or market surveys and verifying the receipt of goods to ensure they meet the specifications of the goods ordered and preparing Goods Received Notes (GRNs) and drafting and inputting into final works reports to verify the satisfactory completion of works

•Sourcing and managing any casual labourers required to support the project, including the contracting, supervision and preparation of time sheets for labourers.
•Assuming the responsibilities of the Engineering Project Officer if requested in periods of absence
•Performing any other tasks assigned by the Engineering Project Officer.

Job Details

Date Posted: 2014-03-18
Job Location: Mafraq, Jordan
Job Role: Engineering
Company Industry: Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit
Monthly Salary: US $2,000

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Nationality: Jordan
Degree: Bachelor’s degree / higher diploma

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