Job Descriptions & Skills - Civil Engineering Jobs

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Senior Civil Estimator

Job Description

  • Ensure that estimates are completed on time in a competitive manner.
  • Ensure that estimates are accurate and that they consider risk assessments and construction methods.
  • Ensure that completed projects utilizing assigned estimates, were profitable.
  • Review tender specifications and drawings and attend pre-bid meetings, to determine the scope of the work and the required contents of estimate.
  • Investigate the site before bidding, identifying waste area, borrow area and dump sites.
  • Review design options and coordinate with engineering for the best solution based on the cost, engineering quality or availability of materials
  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, into unit and man-hour figures.
  • Determine the critical path schedule and sequence of work.
  • Prepare estimates by calculating complete take-off of scope of work.
  • Review terms and conditions of subcontractor and vendor quotes, serve as a liaison with subcontractors and vendors during the bidding process.
  • Maintain documents for estimate figures, including current information on prices from suppliers.
  • Prepare the presentation using power point to present the bid to the top management.
  • Use historical unit price and agreed productivity rates.
  • Set up budgets.
  • Participate in presentations to clients.
  • Visit project sites to observe construction methods.
  • Participate in project hand-off meetings, attend meetings with suppliers and subcontractors as needed.
  • Perform additional assignments at the supervisors direction.

Skills

  • Have an engineering degree or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience.
  • Experience in estimating, and/or engineering experience, basic primavera scheduling skills.
  • Experience with estimating software.
  • Extensive knowledge of company procedures, estimating techniques, engineering disciplines and cost control systems.
  • Advanced math and computer skills.
  • Ability to estimate all types of civil projects/ contracts, including earthwork, utilities, paving, civil track works and concrete structures.
  • Familiarity with highways construction plans.
  • Ability to coordinate and supervise a group effort.
  • Being able to form good working relationships with subcontractors,
  • Being able to maintain ethical standards.

Utilities Engineer

Job Description

  • Meeting with external suppliers and contractors to the projects and routine maintenance tasks.
  • Responsible to define and implement best practices for Building and Utility services.
  • Accountable to empower and motivate the workforce by coaching and task delegation.
  • Operation & Maintenance of all utility.
  • Implementation of Maintenance procedures & recording details in log books related to various equipments installed.
  • Supervising various technical jobs carried out by vendors & technicians / electricians.
  • Daily round of utilities, recording observations in log books & reporting abnormalities to management.

Skills

  • Civil engineering principles, practices and terminology with emphasis on drainage, sewerage and treated wastewater distribution.
  • Apply knowledge of civil engineering including pipeline design, hydraulic analysis, structural design and hydrology and control systems.
  • Ability to follow instructions; work independently and cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to communicate fluently both orally and written in English
  • Must have experience as a utility engineer.

Structural Design Engineer (Facade)

Job Description

Structural Design Engineer to be based in Dubai.

Work on several projects in the GCC Region.

Skills

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering
  • At least 3 years of experience as a Structural Engineer.
  • Facade experience is necessary.