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Lead Engineer -Transmission Line (Senior)

Full Time Millennium Challenge Account Nepal (MCA-Nepal)
In September 2017, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a $500 million compact agreement with the Government of Nepal. The compact aims to increase the availability and reliability of electricity, maintain road quality, and facilitate power trade between Nepal and India - helping to spur investments and accelerate economic growth. The compact agreement is valid for a period of five years, and is currently in implementation stage, prior to Entry-Into-Force (EIF) at which time the five-year time period begins.

Pursuant to the aforementioned agreement, the entity charged with implementing the project has been established as the Millennium Challenge Account Nepal (MCA-Nepal) entity. These positions will assume a critical role in the success of MCA-Nepal.
  • Kathmandu,
  • Post Date: 2019-04-07
  • Apply Before: 2019-04-27 [Latest by NPT 17:00 Hrs (GMT +5:45)]
  • No. of Position: 1
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  • Experience 7 Years
  • Industry Development Sector
  • Education Qualification Bachelor's

Job Description

Position: Lead Engineer- Transmission Lines  (Senior)
Division: Project Delivery
Report to: Project Manager -Transmission Lines
Band: C (high)
Background & Project Description
In September 2017, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) signed a $500 million compact agreement with the Government of Nepal. The Compact aims to increase the availability and reliability of electricity, maintain road quality, and facilitate power trade between Nepal and India—helping to spur investments, and accelerate economic growth. The compact agreement is valid for a period of five years, and is currently in implementation stage, prior to Entry-Into-Force (EIF) at which time the five-year time period begins.
Pursuant to the aforementioned agreement, the entity charged with implementing the project has been established as the Millennium Challenge Account Nepal entity. This position will assume a critical role in the success of MCA-Nepal.
Position Objective
The Lead Engineer -Transmission Lines, under the supervision of the Project Manager (PM) -Transmission Lines, is responsible is responsible for the daily execution, monitoring, and supervision of a range of activities supporting the Electricity Transmission Project’s (ETP) Transmission Lines Activity, including project preparation, design, works, commissioning and closeout of transmission lines or substations. The Lead Engineer-Transmission Lines will apply consistent project management with established work plans and implementation guidelines to ensure completion of the compact program in the five-year timeline according to specifications and within budget.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Project Management
  • Under the direction of the PM, Transmission Lines, execute and/or oversee a range of project implementation and support activities as defined by the project plan ensuring that these are delivered on a timely basis to support broader project initiatives and objectives, and ensure consistency of quality;
  • Establish and implement effective contract and project management processes to support procurement and oversight of design, supervision and works contractors; consistent monitoring of activity budgets;monitoring and updating of project timelines and milestones; quality assurance and quality control; and regular reporting processes;
  • Under direction of the PM-Transmission Lines, leads Transmission Lines activity staff working on specific contract or works package to ensure coordination of technical requirements for successful implementation of the contract and leads engagement with Project Preparatory & Supervision Consultant for that package;
  • As necessary, support junior engineering staff to execute work through technical guidance, quality control, and/or mentoring;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with program partner staff (especially at NEA and Government institutions) to ensure coordination around design and construction of compact substations;
  • Under direction of the PM, Transmission Lines, ensure adequate integration of environmental, health and safety and gender and social integration requirements during Activity implementation; and
  • Maintain project documentation and Operations Manuals ensuring that these are current and reflecting lessons learned to support the improvement of projects/processes.
Technical Oversight
  • Review technical deliverables (e.g., design reports), work plans and physical work progress through desk reviews, site visits, progress meetings, etc., and provide guidance and direction to contractors;
  • Consolidate project statistics from multiple sources and review these for accuracy and compliance with established formats to support implementation, monitoring, and analytics; and
As required, interpret technical issues and progress for communication to internal and external audiences.
 
Requirements (Education, Experience, Technical Competencies)
  • Minimum Bachelor’s University degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field;
  • Advanced degree in electrical or civil engineering preferred;
  • Other qualifications (e.g., Project Management Professional) preferred;
  • Seven (7) years professional experience in managing engineering works projects at a variety of stages, including pre-feasibility, feasibility, design construction, supervision and close out.
  • Five (5) years of project management experience in the construction of energy sector projects, particularly electricity sector construction projects, especially transmission/distribution;
  • Experience managing infrastructure contracts (>$10 million);
  • Fluency in Nepali and English;
  • Strong computer skills in email, word processing, spreadsheets, and the Internet. Experience and familiarity with MS Project, Primavera or other project management software and with Management Information Systems is preferred;
  • Demonstrated understanding/experience with safeguards issues linked to infrastructure development including resettlement and environmental, health & safety issue;
  • Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders;
  • Responsible and flexible attitude and capable of working with minimal supervision;
  • Have high integrity and exercise good judgement.
 
 This Position Description is subject to revisions/updates as necessary to ensure alignment to the organization’s strategic direction and structure. Revisions to the description are subject to applicable Human Resources policies and procedures, and official versions of each Position Description are maintained by Human Resources.
 
 

Protocols for the confidentiality

“Protocols for the confidentiality” is designed to collect and maintain identifiable information about applicants. Data will be collected anonymously by the specified person and will be removed and destroyed as soon as possible by the completion of this specific assignment. No access to any other organizations/ person and shall be based on a “need to know” and "minimum necessary" standard.

CONFIDENTIALITY PROTOCOL— PROTECTION OF INFORMATION OF APPLICANTS

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

Information, applications and documents that are deemed to be of a highly sensitive nature or to be inadequately protected by the CONFI¬DENTIAL classification shall be classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and access to them shall be restricted solely to persons with a specific need for specific assignment only.

The staffs of the Rolling Plans including client institution shall establish a control and tracking system for documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL, including the maintenance of control logs. Documents classified as STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL shall be (i) maintained by only specific staff with written commitment; (ii) kept under security key or given equivalent protection when not in use; and (iii) in the case of physical documents, transmitted by an inner envelope indicating the classification marking and an outer envelope indicating no classification, or, in the case of documents in electronic form, transmitted by encrypted or password-secured system.

For purposes of this protocol, the following individuals are deemed to have a specific need to know: (i) the executive consultant; (ii) the project manager/recruitment and selection consultant; (iii) the international consultant of Rolling Plans and; (v) the respective designated representatives of Government of Nepal.

Confidentiality pertains to the treatment of information that an individual has disclosed in any documents/files of trust and with the expectation that it will not be divulged to others/ process without permission in ways that are inconsistent with the understanding of the original disclosure. Rolling Plans assure that the information shall be used for specific purpose published in this system and service only.

When it is necessary to collect and maintain identifiable data, Rolling Plans will ensure that the protocol includes the necessary safeguards to maintain confidentiality of identifiable data and data security appropriate to the degree of risk from disclosure.
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