Project Engineer/Manager (Water Supply/Wastewater)
Objective and Purpose of the Assignment
Effective project management and successful delivery of Solomon Water capital projects.
Scope of Work
The Project Engineer/Manager (Water Supply/Wastewater) will act as the Engineer’s representative as
delegated by the project manager and shall be responsible for the supervision of all construction
subprojects under the Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project (UWSSP). The Project
Engineer/Manager (Water Supply/Wastewater) shall ensure all technical and administrative clearances
required by Solomon Islands Government (SIG) agencies, which otherwise could result in delaying sub-
projects, are adequately addressed.
Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output
Specific tasks of Project Engineer/Manager (Water Supply/Wastewater) include:
• Establish quality assurance systems as per international best practices and procedures.
• Ensure compliance with the contract agreement in letter and spirit by vigilance at all times to avoid
any possibility of time or budget overrun.
• Prepare required documentation for contract signing and contractor mobilization.
• Prepare construction schedules, and provide overall supervision of construction and quality control on
• Administer sub-project contracts, including the processing of progress certificates, review of
extension of time claims, preparation of change orders, and non-conformance notices; conduct rigorous
sub-project implementation progress monitoring, and subproject cost monitoring.
• Provide effective and regular supervision of construction works. Supervise quality control tests to
ensure that the works are executed in accordance with established standards, criteria, specifications,
procedures, and approved designs and compliance with the construction environmental management and
monitoring plan (CEMP) and the construction schedule.
• Review the design and construction contractor’s contract and shop drawings and calculations, check
arrangements to ensure optimized operation and maintenance, and verify compliance with contract
• Assist in observation and testing of materials and equipment.
• Supervise and evaluate implementation of environmental mitigation and monitoring measures as specified
in the CEMP, including conducting environmental monitoring audits prescribed.
• Review equipment manufacturers’ drawings and calculations to check arrangements for optimized
operation and maintenance and verify compliance with contract specifications.
• Review the procurement and delivery program for each supply contract financed under the project to
ensure compatibility and timely coordination with and among other contracts and civil works.
• Develop and implement applicable procedures required to ensure adequate control of manufacturing,
factory tests, delivery, and acceptance of materials and equipment. Assist with the unpacking and
checking of the materials and equipment, follow up on the delivery of delayed components, and the
processing of claims.
• Help review proposals for equipment commissioning and acceptance testing and trial operation plans.
• Respond to contractor requests for information in all matters related to interpreting contract
documents, ground survey controls, quality control testing, and other matters relating to the contract
under the project.
• Maintain a permanent record of all quantities for payment and test results.
• Identify potential risks to Solomon Water in the implementation of contracts, including cost over-
runs, delays, and non-conformance with project specifications.
• Where necessary, coordinate design changes to achieve to-time and to-budget subproject delivery.
Prepare change orders, and assist the project manager to negotiate with the contractor to implement the
Minimum Qualification Requirements
The Project Engineer/Manager (Water Supply/Wastewater) shall be an engineering graduate of an accredited
college or university with minimum 15 years of progressively responsible experience in construction
management, supervision and quality control of projects of construction of water supply and sewerage.
Registration as a Chartered or Registered Professional Engineer is highly desirable.