North East Regional Initiative (NERI)


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North East Regional Initiative (NERI) is recruiting for Contract Engineer

Job Description

The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria - An International Development Organization is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Engineer 

Borno, Yobe
Contract Term: Fulltime and Short-term

Position Summary

  • The Engineer will support the Engineering Manager to ensure that all the projects are implemented in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards. The Engineer provides technical support, training and supervision to project engineers who are implementing small and medium- sized infrastructure subprojects.
  • The Engineer will provide technical input to NLCB staff during the project identification, development and implementation: including budget preparation, scheduling, environmental reviews and compliance monitoring, preparing and reviewing designs, and progress monitoring and reporting.
  • The Engineer will ensure that all infrastructure projects are completed within the available timeframe, allowing sufficient time for close down, demobilization, handover, final invoicing, and if necessary, contract termination.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • The fulltime Engineer position will report technically to the Engineering Manager based in Abuja and administratively to the Regional Program Manager – North East. While the short-term Engineer positions will report technically to the Engineering Manager.

Primary Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Directly supervise construction and renovation works in the program area, and/or provide technical assistance and supervision to consulting engineers and firms for all NLCB infrastructure projects within the program area.
  • Assist the program team in identifying and developing infrastructure projects. Input will include, but not to be limited to, establishing constructability, identifying potential field difficulties, and budget preparations to include material, labor, equipment and service costs.
  • As required, prepare design documentation for tender, including designs, drawings, scopes of work, and BOQs of proposed infrastructure projects. 
  • Conduct final checks on project designs and specifications to ensure that all designs, drawings, scopes of work, and BOQs are in accordance with sound technical, environmental and engineering standards before passing on to the Engineering Manager in Abuja for final approval.
  • Prepare Environmental Documentation Forms (EDFs), identifying mitigation measures into projects, in conformity with the program’s Environmental Mitigation and Management Plan (EMMP). Ensure that these mitigations measures are planned, budgeted and carried out.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to infrastructure project sites, including unannounced visits in order to monitor progress and ensure compliance
  • Assists in evaluating the prequalifying potential subcontractors.
  • Assists in the tendering, tender evaluation and contract recommendation processes for sub consultants and sub contracts.
  • Directly carry out, or oversee community/grantee Engineer, engineering consultant or firm pre-final and final inspection of all infrastructure works.
  • Technically review all invoices for infrastructure subprojects submitted according to project invoice review procedures. Certify that all deliverables/work have been completed per the terms of the contract prior to invoice approval.
  • Interface with grantees, sub-contractors and vendors as required ensuring transparent program processes are upheld.
  • Participate in final review and close out of grant activities.
  • Any other duties suitable to task and commensurate with ability.


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • University degree in Civil Engineering or similar field of study is highly preferred.
  • 3 years’ general work experience. 2 years specific work experience with a large portfolio assistance program providing infrastructure project implementation: Construction supervision as Resident Engineer, Construction Manager or Contractors’ Site Representative.
  • Familiarity with USAID Environmental Compliance regulations and experience in preparation of EDFs Ability to work independently, think creatively and apply problem solving skills and provide technical supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills in English
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri desired.

Application Closing Date
16th August, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below referencing the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and Resume/CV.

  • A current Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
  • A Cover Letter.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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