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Director of Engineering


Nairobi, Kenya

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in
Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by
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Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

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AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary
AECOM is implementing the USAID-funded Somalia Transition Initiatives for Stabilization Plus (TIS+) Program. TIS+ seeks to increase Somalia’s stability through community driven development and other approaches that deliver public goods and services to communities throughout Somalia.

The Director of Engineering will be responsible for supervising and guiding all engineering activities and personnel, particularly with relation to Pool of In-Kind Activities. The Director of Engineering (DoE) will be based out of the Nairobi office, with frequent travel (approximately 25%) to Somalia. The DoE must have senior-level experience managing and overseeing engineering activities throughout the implementation cycle, including: design, procurement, management, quality assurance/quality control, monitoring and evaluation, close-out and client relations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Institute proven, disciplined systems and engineering processes that: 1) result in a programmatic engineering approach that addresses changing technical, production, and operating environments; 2) are responsive to the needs of the beneficiary; and 3) balance multiple technical and programmatic requirements (for example: design considerations, design constraints, and program budgets).
Provide Quality Assurance/Quality Control oversight for SOWs, technical specifications, design drawings, BoQs and official estimates for RFPs/RFQs, as well as during the implementation phase to ensure adherence to AECOM standards. In this capacity, recommend corrective actions and redirect efforts to ensure project success.

Minimum Requirements
BSc. degree in Engineering/Science or related field, with at least 12 years of engineering and management experience in international environments, 5 years of which should be with USAID-funded programs.
Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations (including environmental protocols).
Significant experience preparing Bills of Quantity (BOQs), RFPs, SOWs, design documents and overseeing the selection process for construction projects.
Experience managing construction projects/firms from the design phase to the close out/retention period.
Proficiency in AutoCAD, Excel and other computer applications.
In-Kind Grants management experience, including knowledge of community-led programming.
Experience working in conflict zones, with a preference on Africa/ Somalia projects.
Strong reporting, writing, analytical, organizational & interpersonal skills.
Ability to travel to and around Somalia at least 25% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience implementing construction programs in Somalia.

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AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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