Senior Project Manger

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Solomon Islands 🇸🇧

Expertise: Senior Project Manager
Expertise Group: Engineering

Consultant Source: International
TOR Keywords: project management, water/wastewater construction projects

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

Solomon Water (SW) is a state-owned enterprise mandated by the Solomon Islands Government to provide for
the proper management and development of urban water resources and sewerage services in Solomon Islands.
SW provides water services in Honiara, Noro, Tulagi and Auki, and sewer services in Honiara only. Under
its 30-year strategic plan, SW will increase its water supply coverage from 55% currently to 95% and its
sewerage coverage from 10% currently to 30% of the greater Honiara population by 2047.

It is implementing the Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (UWSSSP) co-funded by ADB, World
Bank and the EU. The US$98 million project commenced in 2019 and runs to 2027.

Details of the UWSSSP project can be found on the following web pages:

Solomon Water is now soliciting applications for the position of Senior Project Manager with the SW
project management unit (PMU).

Applicants should note the following:

• Online discussions with shortlisted candidates will be held with SW interview panel during the week
starting Monday, 3 April 2023.

• Face to face interviews in Honiara will be held with the top 2 ranked candidates during the week
starting Monday, 17 April 2023.

Scope of Work

The Senior Project Manager (SPM) will take a leading role in the SW Project Management Unit that is
managing all SW capital investment projects (UWSSSP and other projects funded by other agencies). The
work covers all aspects of project development including studies and designs to construction and
implementation of water and wastewater projects.

In addition to the project management role the SPM will mentor and support other members of the PMU
developing their technical, project management, administration and supervision capabilities and provide
support to SW mechanical/electrical operations teams.

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

a. Effective Management and supervision of SW Capital projects;
b. Support to the development and implementation of project management processes, tools and systems;
c. Provide technical support and technical water and wastewater advice to SW PMU and Operations teams;
d. Supervise design works for water and wastewater assets; Undertake construction works management,
liaison with development partner donors on potential funding programs, reporting requirements and any
other requirements associated with receipt of donor funds;
e. Support the Head of PMU to oversee and coordinate the tender and procurement processes for donor
funded major and priority projects. Ensure full compliance with all donor requirements;
f. Effectively manage SW staff resources to achieve program requirements and deliver design and
construction projects on time and to budget;
g. Manage and report on project safeguards and governance controls;
h. Maintain strong relationships with donor organizations and key stakeholders, through the development
and implementation of a stakeholder engagement and management plans; and
i. Support knowledge transfer and the training and development of local PMU and SW Operations staff.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The Senior Project Manager will have a degree or equivalent qualification in an engineering discipline
from a recognized institution. The applicant must have at least 10 years of work experience in project
management of water and/or wastewater construction projects and should have experience and understanding
of specifications, operations and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment used with water and
wastewater infrastructure. Experience in a developing country environment would be advantageous.

Applicants should provide the names and contact details of two referees. References will be contacted
prior to final interviews.

Minimum General Experience: 10 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 10 Years





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