ACTIVITIES - JOB OPPORTUNITIES
UNOPS looking for Senior Environmental Engineer (Coastal Engineering)
October 28, 2022
The scope of work comprises the following activities:
- Collect and collate baseline information sourced from DFAT; the Kiribati Government and other organisations working in Kiribati.
- Undertake a desktop review of the available information and prepare a plan for the field visit.
- Conduct a scoping mission to Kiribati with UNOPS representatives sometime in November/December 2022.
- Meet with DFAT, Kiribati Government Departments and community representatives.
- Carry out an assessment of the proposed three sites that have been identified as requiring coastal protection.
- Investigate the capacity of local physical works contractors and the availability of construction materials.
- Prepare a scoping mission presentation and report.
- Develop concept coastal protection options for the pilot site.
- Prepare a high level budget for the proposed project stages of feasibility study; detailed design and construction.
- Prepare a timeline for the proposed stages.
- Prepare a proposal and presentation in collaboration with UNOPS SEAMCO personnel for submission to DFAT.
- Attend virtual meetings with UNOPS, DFAT and government partners during the assignment. Prepare minutes and distribute.
- A postgraduate (Advanced) university degree (master or equivalent) in coastal engineering or related field is required;
- A first university degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in above-mentioned fields with two (2) additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree or higher degrees.
- Professional Licence:
- Professional licence and or registration with a recognised professional body or institution is an asset.
- A minimum of seven (7) years' of relevant professional, practical engineering experience in combination with advanced degree is required.
- At least five (5) years of specific experience in the investigation, planning, design and construction monitoring of coastal engineering and protection measures or related field is required.
The following experience is desirable:
- Working in remote Pacific Island environments, especially cyclone exposed coastlines;
- Coastal process assessments;
- Coastal vulnerability assessments;
- Climate change adaptation planning;
- Implementation of nature based solutions;
- Development of hydrodynamic models;
- Working with government departments and community stakeholders;
- Labour based construction.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English required.
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