Civil / Structural Engineer – Scientific Research Corporation

Full Time @ Jobs in Qatar Sector: Civil Engineering
  • Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted : January 28, 2022
  • Salary: Negotiable
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About the job

The new U.S. Embassy Compound Project in Doha will be located on a five-hectare (12.36 acre) site in a new diplomatic zone north of the historic city, within the Wadi al Banat district. The Design-Build contract was awarded in September 2021 to American International Contractors Inc. The Design-Build contract duration is 49 months and the substantial completion is anticipated in December 2025.

The NEC, a multi-building campus will provide a new Chancery, Marine security guard residence, and support facilities for the Embassy. The scope objective is to design and construct a new American Embassy, with consular services, to replace the existing facility located in Doha, Qatar including a strategy for future expansion. The major project elements consist of a New Office Building (NOB), Compound Access Control (CAC’s) – Main CAC, Consular CAC, Service CAC, Pedestrian CAC — SCAC/Utility Building, Support Annex, Recreational Facility, Parking Structure (PKG), and Marine Security Guard Residence.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs technical inspections of civil and structural work, monitoring the contractor’s quality control program, and reviewing project drawings and specifications to ensure compliance
  • Supports and assists OBO/Doha in ensuring the completion of the Doha Project in accordance with applicable US codes and standard building practices
  • Performs quality assurance tasks, ensuring contractor’s work is properly inspected and corrective actions take place, ensuring materials meet contract, reviewing contractor submittals for compliance with contract requirements, and resolving conflicts
  • Coordinates the development of Independent Government Estimates (IGEs) for modifications and change orders
  • Reviews and evaluates design calculations and data from an engineering perspective
  • Prepares Monthly Progress Reports and attends meetings summarizing project status, with emphasis on engineering
  • Ensures that the contractor is performing the required contract work in accordance with the design documents
  • Reviews engineering shop drawings and determine if the contractor has complied with the final design parameters
  • Observes onsite construction and determine if construction elements are being installed, formed, and executed properly
  • Monitors the construction contractor’s quality assurance and safety program
  • Monitors on-going construction work to identify problems or non-compliance with design or contract specifications
  • Observes onsite construction and determines if construction elements are being installed, formed, and executed properly
  • Monitors construction progress vis-à-vis the project schedule and submit weekly progress reports with recommendations based on the technical review of project documents and field inspections
  • Performs technical inspections of the civil/structural engineering elements of the project
  • Prepares construction reports detailing construction progress and identifies any problem with the construction process
  • After problems are discovered:
  • Evaluates contractor’s proposed remedy
  • Formulates solutions for the Project Director/Construction Manager
  • Reviews design documents (drawings and specifications) that the A/E prepares as well as perform quality assurance for the construction project
  • Develops working knowledge of all technical requirements of project
  • Reviews contractor submittals
  • Evaluates proposed submittal substitutions with engineering implications; makes recommendations to the Project Director
  • Prepares responses to Requests for Information (RFI)
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Project Director

Minimum Skills & Requirements

  • A civil engineering degree (Bachelor’s or above) from an accredited program and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience required on construction projects of similar scope and value to the project supported by this Task Order
  • Design office experience shall not count toward an employee’s experience
  • A Professional Engineering License (PE) is acceptable in lieu of a degree
  • Overseas experience preferred
  • Must have Final Secret, Interim Top Secret (TS), or Final TS security clearance issued by the Defense Security Service at the time of consideration
  • Knowledge of Construction Safety regulations, i.e. EM 385-1-1, OSHA, etc
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite, i.e., PowerPoint, Excel, and Word required
  • Must have current working knowledge of acceptable products and procedures, based on U.S. standards
  • Must understand and be able to interpret drawings in his/her discipline and have a basic understanding of the principals of his/her engineering discipline and how it fits in with other engineering disciplines
  • Must be able to review shop drawings and submittals from the contractor and determine if coordination with other disciplines are necessary
  • Must be able to read design/construction drawings and be able to understand design narratives and calculations

SRC IS A CONTRACTOR FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, THIS POSITION WILL REQUIRE U.S. CITIZENSHIP AS WELL AS, A U.S. GOVERNMENT SECURITY CLEARANCE AT THE SECRET LEVEL WITH TOP-SECRET ELIGIBILITY

WORK LOCATION: DOHA, QATAR (U.S. EMBASSY)

PROJECT DURATION: 36 MONTHS WITH EXPECTED FOLLOW-ON WORK WITHIN THE OBO PROGRAM

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