AECOM Resident Engineer in Accra, Ghana

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Resident Engineer

Ghana - Greater Accra

Accra

Job Summary

Due to our strong pipeline of projects we may have an opening for an experienced

Resident Engineer. The role would be based in Accra, Ghana. We expect to mobilise in August/September 2018.

If you would like to be the first one to hear about this opportunity when it will arise, submit an expression of interest now and let’s stay in touch.

The Resident Engineer (RE )is responsible for leading the marine works construction supervision team in accordance with the consultancy services agreement with particular focus on the administration of the FIDIC Yellow Book contract of the EPC marine works contractor for the delivery of a breakwater; mooring and berthing structures; and dredging.

The RE is also responsible for oversight of the pipeline construction supervision team in accordance with the consultancy services agreement with support from AECOM Africa Oil & Gas end market professionals.

The RE also serves as the AECOM Project Manager responsible for delivering the consultancy services such that the project achieves agreed KPIs for Client satisfaction, SHE, Quality and finances and also adheres to all company policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The RE’s duties include but are not limited to the following.

  • Produce the project execution plan, HSE plan, construction management plan, quality plan, contract management plan, and other functional support plans as may be required for the planned and efficient delivery of the consultancy services.

  • Steward the implementation Contractor(s) to deliver the works in alignment with the overall project timetable.

  • Support the design review consultant in the review of drawings and technical specifications with particular focus on construction and construction safety related issues.

  • Support the Construction Contractor with the procurement of all statutory permits and licences required for the works to proceed.

  • Monitor the Contractor’s delivery of the Works for compliance with the EPC Contract documents

  • Reporting, planning, earned value assessments and the like for inclusion in overall project reporting to the Client

  • Participate and where required lead risk management workshops related to the construction phase of the Work.

The RE is responsible for:

  • Management of site staff and defining and communicating their duties and roles under the consultancy agreement and the EPC contract.

  • Conferring with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve construction related matters such as work procedures and construction problems.

  • Mentoring and developing a team of site supervision professionals and making recommendations for specific staff training.

  • Implementation of the project’s integrated management system including the Quality Management System.

  • Reviewing and advising on the Contractor’s Quality Plan.

  • Stewarding the Contractor to deliver the Works to the specified quality in accordance with the Contractor’s Quality Plan.

  • Recording of any area of defective work identified and stewarding the Contractor in implementation of remedial measures.

  • Taking action to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site and stewarding the Contractor in delivery of recovery plans were deemed necessary.

  • Assessing impacts of proposed contractual changes of scope, schedule and cost.

  • Receiving and reviewing the Contractor’s daily activity schedule, reporting of activities and progress reporting.

  • Advising on the suitability of the Contractor’s Method statements and materials proposed by the Contractor

  • Keeping a site record of all activities.

  • Reviewing and commenting on Contractors’ Health, Safety, Security and Environmental plans and auditing of working procedures. Stewarding the Contractors to take action on site as deemed necessary to ensure safe working conditions.

  • Reviewing Contractor’s temporary works proposals. Where deemed necessary, refer temporary works drawings to the design review consultant for review and comment.

  • Reviewing as-built drawings produced by the Contractor.

  • Stewarding the Contractors in the preparation of Operation and Maintenance manuals.

  • Providing support and advice to the Client on Construction Management implementation or interface.

  • Liaising with the Client’s team in relation to on-going project progress, decisions and changes.

  • Reporting to the company on the status of construction progress, and decisions/changes facilitating or impacting construction progress.

  • Coordinating project needs and service delivery with AECOM Africa regional groups: HSE, Quality, HR, Oil & Gas End Market, etc.

  • Implementing project risk assessment activities and maintaining a project-level risk register.

  • Supporting the development of tender and contract documents for interfacing works.

  • Assessing progress against programme and performing earned value assessments.

  • Managing the site staff including the planning, hiring, developing, mentoring, leading and retention.

  • Interpreting and explaining plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers and the Client’s team.

  • Coordination of revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with clients and contractors.

Minimum Requirements

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience as RE or ARE on a dredging contract

  • Minimum 2 years of experience as an AECOM PM on a contract with value> USD 1 million

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in construction site environment

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership position overseeing staff and other personnel on major infrastructure projects during construction phase

  • Minimum 12 years of experience in civil infrastructure industry

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the employ of an engineering consulting firm

Specific Skills Required:

  • This position requires sound problem resolution, judgment, decision-making, troubleshooting skills and the ability to advocate and direct the implementation of project management systems.

  • Leadership and negotiation skills to resolve project related issues.

  • High level of proficiency in bathymetric survey techniques, equipment and data analysis and reporting

  • Extensive knowledge of dredging equipment and safe operation of floating plant

  • Knowledge of industry best practice for health, safety and environmental management for dredging, reclamation and ground improvement works

Personal Attributes:

  • Team leader / decision maker – ability to identify skill gaps in team members and implement appropriate development

  • Focused on client delivery – attention to detail and quality with a capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Empathy towards staff and colleagues – collaborative management style

Other Comments:

  • Eligibility to work in Ghana due to nationality is a requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification as an AECOM Project Manager

  • Minimum BTech in a relevant engineering field

  • Membership of a professional organisation

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Engineering - Construction

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Ghana

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 179257BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.