UNOPS Civil Engineer Jobs in Kenya

UNOPS Civil Engineer Jobs in Kenya

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

  • Reporting to the Lead Civil Engineer (Road Design Engineer), the Civil Engineer will be responsible for undertaking investigations and designs related to rehabilitation and reconstruction of flood affected public and community infrastructure at selected locations of Somalia. The specific infrastructure covered under the project includes roads, government buildings, water infrastructure, drainage systems, and various public assets. Under the supervision of the Lead Civil Engineer, s/he will perform the following duties and responsibilities to support the UNOPS project team in providing technical support to the PIU for the implementation of project activities.

  • Undertake investigations and feasibility assessments of the various infrastructure rehabilitation and re-construction requests initiated by the project and develop concept notes on recommended solutions to secure the client approval;

  • Subject to client approval, proceed with the preparation of detailed designs and documentation of the selected public and community infrastructure as per the defined service standards and adopted design specifications;

  • Develop specifications for the engagement of external service providers such as surveying, material testing, etc and review the data and reports received from them for validation before using in the design process;

  • Undertake detailed designs of feeder roads and urban roads with drainage and other associated provisions, preparation of design drawings, specifications, and bill of quantities to be included in the tender documents;

  • Assist the design team members in terms of sharing information and independent review of the tasks delivered by others;

  • Unit rates analysis and the preparation of costs estimates for the proposed works;

  • Technical support to the client during tendering for the procurement of works contractors and for the contracts

    Impact of results

  • The effective and successful performance of the Civil Engineer in the delivery of civil engineering activities will contribute to the success of the project and will promote the image and credibility of the UNOPS as an effective service provider to the Federal Government of Somalia.

    Qualifications and Experience


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related fields is required.

  • A Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related fields is desirable, but not required.

    Work Experience

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in civil engineering with substantial involvement in public and community infrastructure design is required.

  • Infrastructure design experience specific to roads and buildings is desirable.

  • Familiarity with design standards and manuals used in East Africa is an asset.

  • Proficiency in engineering design software, (specifically AutoCAD, Autodesk Civil 3D) and production of drawings is an asset.

  • Experience/knowledge of Google Suite products, especially google forms, sheets, docs, and slides is an asset.

    Professional Certifications

  • Membership with a recognized institution as a registered Professional Engineer is an asset

    Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English Language is required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNOPS Civil Engineer Jobs in Kenya

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