Resident Engineer (Pipeline)

Posted 5 months ago


To provide Resident Engineering functions on the bulk water supply pipelines projects and to serve as a link between management and operational areas to ensure that work is performed according to the stipulated requirements.


  • Resident Engineering functions as outlined in FIDIC based contracts;
  • Move to and reside in Malawi, duration of the contract period (app 2 years)
  • Supervise all activities of project and ensure compliance to all plans and specifications and identify all errors in plans and ensure optimal working of construction personnel.
  • Manage and maintain accurate field notes and maintain flow of technical information and prepare comprehensive assessment reports for all turbines and generators and associate equipment.
  • Oversee working of all engineering personnel and inspect all materials and assist to resolve all construction process and recommend improvement to all construction activities and ensure compliance to specifications and construction schedule and prepare all progress reports.
  • Evaluate all improvement operations and ensure availability of all resources and coordinate with customer to prepare all outage schedules and provide recommendation for all repair work and ensure compliance to all timeframe.
  • Resolve client and design engineer questions within required timeframe and provide assistance to contractor
  • Monitor all proactive activities and installations of equipment.
  • Incumbent is expected to carry out site supervision of construction works for short and sometimes long durations on sites as follows;
    • Ensuring compliance with design/specifications and standards
    • Ensuring compliance with programme and all knowledge areas
    • Attending site meetings
    • Preparing reports
    • Issuing of Site Instructions (SIs)
    • Attending to Requests For Information (RFIs) from the contractor
  • Do any ad-hoc office or site duties as assigned by the Lead Resident Engineer.
  • Engage in activities which contribute to personal CPD (Continuous Professional Development) and maintain professional accreditation.


  • BEng (Civil) or BTech (Civil), registered with ECSA as a Professional.
  • Minimum 10 years’ resident engineer function steel and or ductile iron bulk water supply pipelines i.e. larger than 500 mm diameter pipelines.
  • Proficient with MS Office, MS Project and Drafting software
  • Exceptional communication skills with the team and clients
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Design compliance standards
  • Valid driver’s license is essential
  • Salary: To be negotiated


  • Is able to take decisions and demonstrate accountability and integrity.
  • Is able to negotiate, influence and persuade stakeholders in projects to achieve positive solutions to any challenges which may arise
  • Possess exceptional communication skills with team and clients
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specification
  • Able to perform and be proficient with geometrical and mathematical calculations.

If you are not contacted as a short listed candidate within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful. 

Candidates are invited to submit a CV together with copies of certificates/driver’s licence (no original certificates). Applications that are received without copies of required documentation will not be considered. 

Closing Date: 1 March 2024

Advert Reference No:KC-RE:P

Completed applications can be hand- delivered or e-mailed to the recruitment email address below by the indicated closing date.

Job Features

Occupational levelSkilled
Closing DateClosing Date
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Work TypePermanent

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