Junior Site Engineer

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019

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  • Assist in preparing full technical design and sizing and Single Line Diagrams (SLD) for solar photovoltaic systems, microwind systems, and/or hybrid solar & microwind systems (with storage) based on beneficiary site needs’ and conditions;
  • Prepare shop drawings, work schedules and material specifications; and ensure conformity with the design specifications; 
  • Assist in preparation of Tender documents for solar photovoltaic systems, microwind systems, and/or hybrid solar & microwind systems (with storage) based on the design specifications
  • Prepare, in collaboration with the various contractors, the time schedules for the execution works and the arrangements regarding the proper delivery of equipment to the installation sites; and ensure information is communicated to the site engineers; 
  • Research and maintain an updated database on relevant EE/RE products and prices;
  • Supervise works, including: ensuring the provision of complete listings of installed equipment per site; the preparation of site logs, acceptance reports; change orders; documentation of site condition; etc.
  • Liaise with Contractor’s staff in all site matters and assist in finding practical solutions to daily site problems;
  • Assist in controlling engineering works and in particular the quality of works, safety and environmental aspects and compliance with the Contract;
  • Convey progress, comments, problems etc. to Project Coordinator regarding the works;
  • Assist in reviewing and monitoring planning schedules, analyzing potential or occurring constraints/delays and overseeing the implementation of remedial measures, including extending assistance to Contractor to reschedule priorities.
  • Assist in the performance testing of installations and coordinate hand-over arrangements;
  • Assist in the monitoring and data collection from the various sites including data management and analysis;
  • Prepare commissioning and progress reports as needed;
  • Support in the training and capacity building workshops that are organized by the project to transfer technology to beneficiaries and counterparts.
  • Ability to interface and maintain a positive relationship with others (teamwork);
  • Good organisational and coordination skills,
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, as well as research skills; 
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately; 
  • Flexible (willing to travel regularly to the project sites); 
  • Proficiency with engineering, solar and wind design software, such as Homer Pro, PVsyst, AutoCad;
  • Proficiency in standard Microsoft Office applications and relevant computer applications;
  • Knowledge of international engineering standards and quality procedures particularly in renewable energy applications (in specific solar PV, microwind, and/or hybrid solar PV-microwind systems).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, or closely related field
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Previous experience with the UN or international donor funded projects in desirable.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic. 
  • Knowledge of French is a plus.

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Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

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