Position: Civil/Environmental Engineer
CIVIL/ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER, FIJI
DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments. DAI seeks a Lead Civil/Environmental Engineer for an anticipated five-year Coastal Community Adaptation Project that will support district and community-level climate change adaptation interventions in nine Pacific Island countries. S/he will provide technical leadership to advance climate-resilient small scale infrastructure projects in coastal zones.
Responsibilities • Support the Chief of Party in developing criteria to prioritize community-specific infrastructure activities; • Contribute to analysis and finalization of list of infrastructure activities to be conducted; • Lead bid process, negotiate and award subcontracts with local design and construction firms as needed; • Develop quality assurance plan and safety standards and ensure standards are met during construction phase; • With support from staff engineers, provide technical oversight for 100 small-scale community projects (to include rehabilitation, repair and improvements and to a lesser degree new construction) in nine countries over the life of the anticipated five-year program; • Supervise a team of staff engineers; • Support efforts to integrate climate resilient policies and practices into community and district land use plans and building standards.
Qualifications • Advanced degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering; • Proven knowledge of climate change issues from an engineering perspective; • Ten (10) years or more of progressively responsible work experience in designing, implementing, and managing infrastructure programs, preferably in coastal areas in the Pacific Islands; • Previous experience working on complex, multi-national/regional community-based projects in developing countries; or experience simultaneously managing numerous community-based projects across cultures and a wide geography; • Familiarity with the political, social and cultural context of working in the Pacific Islands • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills in English are required; and fluency in at least one of the regional languages is desirable; • Citizens of the Pacific Islands region are strongly encouraged to apply.
*This position is for submission in an upcoming proposal and is contingent upon successful award of funding.
Listing Date: April 24, 2012