Structural Engineer - Samoa (voluntary)
Employer: Scope Global Pty Ltd
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: International Aid & Development, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Job posted on: 06 January, 2017.
Applications close: 21 January, 2017.
- Assignment Code: AV0516WS28
- Duration: 18 months
- Proposed Start Date: April 2017
- Assignment Location: Apia, Samoa
Do you have an engineering background and experience working on large scale buildings? Then share your skills to help The Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure (MWTI) to improve the disaster risk management as well as the management and maintenance practices of all government building assets.
The Asset Management Building Division is one of four functions of the MWTI and consists of a team of principal officer, building and sanitation inspectors as well as administration staff. The division deals with matters regarding the implementation of tasks governed by the relevant building regulations. They are responsible for planning and administering special Government Building Construction Projects. They also manage the Government Housing Premises and supervise all involved maintenance contracts. They work to ensure that all buildings and construction projects comply with applicable regulations and standards.
Working closely with local staff, you will revise current procedures to strengthen the processes for the assessment of large scale developments, support the development of templates and manuals and mentor staff to be able to maintain these processes. You will also focus on the enforcement of the National Building Code and Regulations and raise awareness to relevant industries.
With improvements to the services provided by The Ministry of Works Transport and Infrastructure, this will contribute to increased capacity within the MWTI to assess and inspect large developments as well as increased disaster resilience of government infrastructure.