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Country : Liberia 

Civil Engineer

The position of Civil/Structural Engineer will be to assist in the completion of agricultural development projects, building storage facilities for commodity maintenance, improving grain mills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with Project Manager and local staff to ensure projects are completed in accordance with SFL Headquarters and donor guidelines.
  • Under the director of the Project manager work on construction, operations, or maintenance activities at project site.
  • Provides technical advice regarding design, construction, or program modifications and structural repairs to field personnel.
  • Inspects project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
  • Estimates quantities and costs of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.
  • Test soils and materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt or steel.
  • Computes load and grade requirements, water flow rates, and material stress factors to determine design specifications.
  • Plan and design transportation or hydraulic systems and structures, following construction and government standards, using design software and drawing tools.
  • Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography , and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects.
  • Works with the Project Manager on topics such as bid proposals, deeds, environmental impact statements, or property and right-of-way descriptions.
  • In conjunction with the Project Manager participates in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.

    Education and Required Background:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • Minimum five plus years' experience.
  • Experience in Africa, particularly with an NGO highly desired.

    Shelter For Life Provides:

  • Competitive salary (commensurate with experience, generous PTO and R&R; housing (shared), food allowance.

    How to apply:

    email resume to: marguerite [at] shelter.org Agricultural Development

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