Geotechnical Specialist job at Rwanda Water Resources Board (Rwb)
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Vacancy title:
Geotechnical Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Science & Engineering ]

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Rwanda Water Resources Board (Rwb)

Deadline of this Job:
30 August 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Rwanda , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, August 22, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Geotechnical Specialist
Job description

• Lead the research and study of soil to evaluate its suitability for foundations. He/she will investigate and assess construction sites, conduct lab tests, create designs for structures, supervise construction, write and present reports.
• Plan and review the geotechnical design structures for roads, bridges, culverts, embankments, water drainage canals, dam, dykes and other construction projects;
• Reviewed and identify issues and potential technical solutions for detail designs of water storage and flood control structures;
• Supervise the Contractor in the undertakings of soil investigations;
• Define and implement preliminary light geotechnical surveys;
• Review results and analysis of the geotechnical surveys being carried out for detailed design of water storage and flood control structures;
• Review the materials and works specifications for different water storage structures;
• Coordinate with structural Engineers in the design of dams and other hydraulic structures;
• Approve the final Geotechnical detailed design report for all hydraulic structures to be constructed;
• Perform geotechnical analysis and study to assess construction site condition.
• Plan and supervise geotechnical exploration effectively.
• Develop proposals and determine cost and schedule for investigations.
• Assist Manager in design and evaluation of constructions.
• Review and approve geotechnical designs developed by outside consultants
• Review construction design proposals and approve geotechnical aspects.
• Look at the risk of geological hazards and making sure any factors affecting engineering works are identified and managed;
• Consulting geological maps and aerial photographs to advise on site selection;
• Assisting with the design of built structures, using specialized computer software or calculations;
• Advising on and testing a range of construction materials including sand, gravel, bricks and clay;
• Conduct a preliminary geotechnical analysis of potential dam sites by conducting insitu test; hand Auger and trial pits and standard penetrometer test and some laboratory analysis;
• Prepare the Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual progress Report on all project activities to the Division Manager and design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of program activities;
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Minimum Qualifications
• Master's in Civil Engineering
1 Year of relevant experience
• Bachelor's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering
3 Years of relevant experience
• Master's Degree in Geotechnical Engineering
1 Year of relevant experience
• Bachelor's Degree in Geology
3 Years of relevant experience
• Master's Degree in Geology
1 Year of relevant experience
• Master’s Degree in Geophysics
1 Year of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills
• Integrity
• Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
• Inclusiveness
• Accountability
• Communication
• Teamwork
• Client/citizen focus
• Professionalism
• Commitment to continuous learning
• Fluency in English, Kinyarwanda and/or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage
• Knowledge in using GIS tools
• Knowledge in analyzing infrastructure foundations
• Knowledge in planning and undertaking a detailed geotechnical survey
• Knowledge in analyzing and developing appropriate technical measures for foundation construction based on the geotechnical survey results
• Knowledge in reviewing and assessing design documents for infrastructure development
• Basic skills of geology and soil mechanics
• Resource management skills
• Problem solving skills
• Decision making skills
• Time management skills
• Risk management skills
• Results oriented
• Digital literacy skills
• Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage
• Knowledge of GIS Tools
• Analytical skills;
• Knowledge of using specialist computer software to create analytical 2D and 3D models
• Knowledge in planning detailed field investigations by drilling and analyzing samples of deposits or bedrock

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 30 August 2022
Duty Station: Rwanda
Posted: 22-08-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 22-08-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 22-08-2056
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