Section Engineer

Job Summary

Leading and directing a section within a project, coordinating across disciplines, supervising professional staff to ensure that construction activities meets all contractual requirements in the most cost effective and efficient manner.


  • Ensuring that all actions and activities assigned to the section are implemented within agreed timescales.
  • Establishing together with relevant Managers and Engineers, the resourcing requirements for the Section, including staffing, FAP etc. to ensure that these are accurate and realistic. 
  • Planning and scheduling Section priorities and resources in line with the construction Schedule monitoring subsequent progress, ensuring that corrective action is agreed and implemented when variation from Schedule occurs.
  • Monitoring the supervision of the work being undertaken within own Section and taking any necessary corrective action to ensure full compliance with all relevant standards (Contract documents, specifications, method statements, and MID’s policy and procedures)
  • Ensuring timely standard reporting requirements and accurately in order that Project Management has the necessary up to date information arid data to effectively manage the project to meet its objectives.
  • Planning and arranging for the disposal of plant, equipment, materials, buildings and other assets.
  • Ensuring that client hand over is satisfactorily concluded and that there is no prolongation of project.
  • Contributing to a formal review of the project with relevant parties on completion, to establish opportunities for learning/development to enhance contracts.
  • Ensuring that the drawings and specification documents contain sufficient, accurate information for construction of the works. Formally request any missing information in sufficient time to avoid delay.
  • Maintaining a full and accurate daily site diary, including any changes/variations, subcontractors attendance, and records of work related correspondences.
  • Ensuring that construction QA/QC processes are being implemented by the contractor & subcontractors.
  • Planning and arranging for the disposal of plant, equipment, materials, buildings and other assets.
  • Management of daily site activities; including labors productivities and subcontractors performance.

Education Level Diploma in Civil Engineering

Experience Minimum 10 years of experience in construction work.

Languages Required Good in written and spoken English language

Training Required 

  • Advanced training courses in Project Management
  • Advanced training courses in Planning & Scheduling - Advanced training courses in Communication

Skills Technical Competencies:

  • Knowledge in Material Specifications
  • Knowledge in Building Codes
  • Knowledge in Drawing & Schematic Readings & Interpretations of Electrical, Mechanical & Structural Plans
  • Knowledge in Reading Soil Analysis Reports
  • Technical Reports
  • Knowledge in Safety Codes & Regulations
  • Knowledge of Building Permits

Behavioral Competencies:  

  • Accuracy 
  • Adherence to company’s Policies and Procedures
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Change Management
  • Cost Consciousness
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Employee Development & Coaching
  • Flexibility and adaptability