Construction Management Engineer

United Nations Pakistan
Full time Full day

Duty station: Peshawar - Pakistan

Apply by: 01-Oct-2023

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Duration: 6-9 months ( may extend subject to satisfactory performance, continued relevance of the role to the project and funding availability.)

Background Information - Pakistan

****The position is for an upcoming project and the joining of the candidate will be based on the signing of the project and funds availability. The duration of the contract may be from 6 to 9 months***

UNOPS Pakistan (Project Office) is part of the South Asia Multi Country Office in the Asia Region. UNOPS commenced operations in Pakistan in 1999 and significantly scaled activities up from 2005 onwards to support populations affected by and vulnerable to earthquakes. In 2010, UNOPS opened a permanent office in Islamabad to support the Government of Pakistan and other partners to undertake humanitarian and reconstruction services, following the most devastating flood in the nation’s history

UNOPS Pakistan has been implementing projects in the areas of early recovery and reconstruction of community infrastructure, project management, monitoring and evaluation, community development, fund management, human resources management, procurement and infrastructure design and implementation

Supported strategically by a regional operational hub and UNOPS headquarters in Copenhagen and within the overarching framework of the ONE UN Programme, UNOPS Pakistan continues to deliver projects across the country under its core delivery practices of sustainable infrastructure, sustainable procurement, and sustainable project management

With a steady growth of the project portfolio in recent years and a new strategic direction, UNOPS in Pakistan is currently implementing projects in the following thematic areas: WASH; Green and Clean Energy; Rule of Law; Health Procurement; and HR services

Background Information - Job-specific

Project Information:

This project's main thematic areas are health , education, protection and WASH in which we have to rehabilitate schools (to include their solarisation)Basic Health Units (BHUs), construct new classrooms, rehabilitate flood damaged infrastructure and implement two large scale solarisation arrays. The project also requires the procurement, installation and commissioning of medical equipment. This project will be implemented in KP, Punjab and Balochistan

The Construction Management Engineer provides technical assistance and expertise with reference to the construction works as well as field coordination, ensuring high quality and consistency of work, for the a/m construction works . The Construction Management Engineer promotes a collaborative, client focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Project Team. The Construction Management will report to the Project Manager

Functional Responsibilities

1. General construction

  • Plan and coordinate work activities with the Project Manager.

  • Take timely action to prevent potential delays and/or cost overruns that can be avoided. • Report and recommend remedial actions regarding potential delays and/or cost overruns to the Project Manager.

  • Provide supervision of project work progress and quality for on-time project delivery.

  • Monitor contractor presence on the project site, including Bill of Quantities (BoQ) as per approved contract.

  • Provide data and information about project work to Project Manager for reporting purposes.

  • Provide monthly report to the Project Manager detailing all project matters including quality, health and safety, environmental and financial, as well as any issues relating to possible delays, cost overruns, variations and any other matter as agreed with the Project Manager

2. Feasibility study/need assessment

  • Complete needs assessment, organize preliminary studies and monitor/supervising consultants.

  • Support the review of requests for new construction and rehabilitation works. • Carry out assessments and prepare reports with recommendations for follow up actions.

  • Assist the Project Manager in redacting the tender dossier, with particular focus to the technical documents (drawings, BoQ, technical specification and standards).

3. Design Management

  • Assist the Project Manager to outline design requirements (e.g. timeline) to procure design services, including concept, preliminary and final stages where applicable.

  • Assist the Senior Site Engineer to manage the design plan ensuring deliverables are available on time, and to the required quality.

  • Prepare the BoQ for comment and approval by the Project Manager.

  • Assist the procurement team with technical assistance in preparation of tender documentation and bid analysis where required.

4. Construction supervision

  • As tasked by the Project Manager, supervise construction works and administer works execution as per the contractual provisions and the design specifications.

  • Ensure quantity/quality control and time schedule consistency.

  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications and inform promptly of eventual deviations.

  • Support the overall management of works implementation to ensure construction works are completed on time, within budget and to quality standards.

  • Provide regular supervision of the project work progress and quality for on time delivery.

  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of project/contracts related documentations such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stakeholder meeting minutes, engineer’s instructions and variation orders, contractor’s bills review reports, certifications, client hand-over documents and contracts close-out reports.

  • Ensure UNOPS Health Safety and Environment standards are adopted by the contractors.

  • Oversee surveying works, engineering control of the works etc.

5. Knowledge management

  • Assist in providing training and technology transfer to national personnel and contractor’s personnel and advice on good construction practices, good environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction

  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for development planning and knowledge building.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Bachelors of Civil Engineering is required

  • AutoCAD certification is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience, related to the Building & Infrastructure Construction management is required.

  • Work experience in post-conflict/ fragile environments is desirable.

  • Experience in construction management and reporting is required;

  • Experience in supervision of rehabilitation works in, health facilities, educational facilities rehabilitation and WASH facilities is highly desirable;

  • Strong knowledge of principles and techniques of carrying out infrastructure assessments required;

  • Knowledge in management of Quick Impact Project would be an asset;

  • High proficiency with computers in particular Google suite application , AutoCAD, MS Project, Google workspace internet, and other programming packages desirable

  • Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable.

  • Registered with Pakistan Engineering Council is essential.

Language Requirements

  • Full working knowledge of English is essential.

  • Knowledge of a local language (Pashto) is required.


Integrity & Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion

Leading Self & Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others.
For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles

Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role)

Result Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries

Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements

Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving

Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground

Contract type, level and duration

  • Contract type: ICA (Individual Contract Agreement)

  • Contract level: L-ICA 8, Local ICA Specialist

  • Contract duration: Open Ended (Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

Additional Information

  • Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes.

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process, which involves various assessments.

  • UNOPS embraces diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity. Our workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities. UNOPS seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.

  • Qualified women and candidates from groups which are underrepresented in the UNOPS workforce are encouraged to apply. These include in particular candidates from racialized and/or indigenous groups, members of minority gender identities and sexual orientations, and people with disabilities.

  • We would like to ensure all candidates perform at their best during the assessment process. If you are shortlisted and require additional assistance to complete any assessment, including reasonable accommodation, please inform our human resources team when you receive an invitation.

Terms and Conditions

  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.

  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (they take around 4 hours to complete) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS. For more information on a retainer contract here.

  • All UNOPS personnel are responsible for performing their duties in accordance with the UN Charter and UNOPS Policies and Instructions, as well as other relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, all personnel must demonstrate an understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a manner consistent with UN core values and the UN Common Agenda.

  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential personnel. Recruitment in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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