Senior Design and Supervision Engineer - Iraqi nationals only

from CTG
Closing date: 24 Dec 2017


CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.


The UNMAS was established in 1997, by the General Assembly and as per the UN policy on Mine Action and Effective Coordination (A/53/496, 1998) is the established coordinator of mine action within the UN system. UNMAS supports the UN's vision of "a world free of the threat of landmines and UXO's, where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development, and where mine survivors are fully integrated into their societies."

UNMAS is a unit within the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UNMAS main HQ is in the UN Secretariat, New York with a sub-office in Geneva. UNMAS provides direct support and assistance in the areas of Explosive Hazard (EH) mitigation to 18 countries/territories/missions, has a standby rapid response capacity and global technical advisers in the field of IED and WAM.

The UNMAS Iraq program was formally established in June 2015, at the request of the UN Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq, to lead the UN efforts to mitigate explosive threats in the country, as well as to support the enhancement of national and regional mine action capacities. UNMAS is supporting multiple layers of operations under the UNMAS Iraq Strategic Plan which focuses on three main components:

  • Explosive Hazard Management.

  • Capacity Enhancement.

  • Risk Education.


Role objective:

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations, the Senior Design and Supervision Engineer will act as UNOPS independent supervisor and will be responsible for the overall supervision of the “Construction of Training facility at Habaniya Police Academy and any other similar tasks for other locations of construction sites as contracted by UNOPS, in Iraq”, as follow:

  • Provide all the required architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical for the location.

  • Produce complete set of drawings and BOQ for the design work ready for the tender process.

  • Provide contractual work estimates based on local market surveys.

  • Provide a time schedule for the all work required taking into account consideration of all design elements, site constraint and working conditions.

  • Provide support prior to and at the tender stage of contracts and selection of contractors.

  • Provide supervision on all contractors in all aspects of the fulfillment of their obligations, responsibilities and undertakings made with respect to the carrying out and completing of the works.

  • Supervision of the works and approving of the materials and the workmanship of all the works shall be done in co-operation and consultation with the UNMAS Program Manager.

  • Verifies that the contractors carry out their obligations with all due diligence, efficiency and economy, in accordance with generally accepted professional techniques and practices and shall observe sound management practices and employ appropriate advanced technology and safe and effective equipment, machinery, materials and methods.

  • Exercise all reasonable care to protect the interests of UNOPS, to ensure the timely supervision and control of all tasks and to avoid the occurrences of disorders of construction during the work.

  • Guarantee a timely implementation of the work and efficient use of financial resources.

  • Responsible for approving the detailed designs of structures provided by the contractor, based on the proposed designs and required standards.

  • Re-measuring and recording the completed works and agreeing the re-measurement with the contractor/s.

  • Ensuring that the Contractor fulfills his obligations to provide reliable reports on the progress of the works, highlighting any prospective causes of delay or disruption to the orderly progress of the works.

  • Hold regular weekly progress meetings, at which the contractor shall present his weekly progress report. All aspects of the progress report shall be discussed at the coordination meetings.

  • Inspect the performance of the works concerning workmanship and compliance with the specifications and to order, supervise, or perform tests on the materials and/or work.

  • Check systematically work progress and collect all data necessary to assess the impact of the works.

  • Check the contractor’s accounts, invoices, claims and other statements concerning arithmetical error and compliance with the contract, and if required to correct thereof.

  • Review the program submitted by the contractor for the execution of the works to establish whether the methods, arrangements, order and timing of the activities are realistic and coherent in relation to the conditions pertaining on the site.

  • Arrange a schedule of management meetings, site inspections and other job conferences in liaison with the contractors and notify those expected to attend.

  • Conduct on-site observations of the work in progress to determine if the work is proceeding in accordance with the construction contract schedule and that completed work conforms to the construction contract drawings and specifications.

  • Inform the contractors when work is to be corrected or rejected or to be uncovered for observation, or special testing, inspection or approval.

  • Verify that contractor conducts sufficient laboratory and field tests to control the quality of the works and that the contractor maintains adequate records thereof.

  • Verify that selection and use of materials is in accordance with the specifications.

  • Establish procedures, criteria and oversee testing carried out by the contractor/s to verify the quality and workmanship of the works.

  • Consider and evaluate contractor/s suggestions for modifications in drawings or specifications and report them to the UNOPS with recommendations.

  • Examine contractor’s proposals for changes and provide recommendations to UNOPS for approval when changes affect cost.

  • Submit weekly, monthly progress reports and final reports to UNOPS Program Manager.

  • Submit accident/claims report as necessary to UNOPS Program Manager.

  • Inspect the works in the company of the representatives of UNOPS, the contractor/s and sub contractors if any, prior to the handing over of any section of works.

  • Prepare a final snag list of items to be completed, or replaced together with a time schedule for the remedying of the same.

  • Verify that all items on the final snag list have been completed or corrected.

  • Prior to the commencement of the defects liability period for any section, provide written confirmation that the works have been completed in accordance with the requirements of the contract, plans and specifications and issue a certificate of completion of the works for that section in coordination with UNOPS.

Coordinate the followings:

  • Authorizing the contractor’s subletting parts of the work in consultation with UNOPS.

  • Reviewing the contractor’s program and updates thereof.

  • Review requests for contract changes as proposed by the contractor and as requested by UNOPS.

  • Check the contractor’s work, notifying the contractor of any defects found and requesting additional testing as considered necessary, advise and notify UNOPS Program Manager of corrective measures.

  • Assessing quotations provided by the contractor for carrying out variations.

  • Checking the contractor’s statements, verify the measured quantities of the executed work and certifying the amounts due to be paid to the contractor.

  • Determine the justification for emergency work and the issuance of work orders in respect thereof obtaining UNOPS written approval.

  • Certifying the completion of the works and issuance of taking over certificates.

  • Advise UNOPS on all matters concerning claims from the contractor and make recommendations thereof.

Expected output:

Evaluation of bids and selection of contractor.

Supervision and submission and approval progress report.

Supervision and submission and approval of progress report.

Submission of final supervision report/completion of works.

Project reporting:

This role reports to the UNMAS Chief of Operations.

Team management:

This role does not require team management experience.



§ Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Engineering – Electrical experience and/or minimum of years of demonstrable relevant Engineering – Civil experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 10 years of experience in Middle East with local experience in Baghdad is an advantage.


§ Fluency in English and Arabic are essential.

Key competencies:


Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and 6 years of relevant work experience in Estimation, Design and Supervision


Experience in in Quality Assurance.

Experience in Estimation, Design and Supervision or other Civil Engineering works.


Fluent in both English & Arabic.

Required Competencies:

Strategic perspective.

Integrity & inclusion.

Leading self and others.


Results orientation.


Solution focused.

Effective communication.

Other relevant information:

To be advised

How to apply:

Candidates and interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role using the below link