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Specific Job Descriptions (BRRL)

Post : Superintending Engineer

Wing : Technical Services

Circle : BRRL

Divisions under this circle :

1 Soil Investigation

2 Material Testing & Maintenance

3 Quality Control

Officers under this office :

1. Assistant Engineer - 1 No.

Personnel specifications :

The post holder must meet the general requirements of a Superintending Engineer as specified in the RHD Management Manual and as per recruitment rules.

The post holder should preferably be a graduate in Civil Engineering. The post holder should have worked for a minimum of 3 years in posts directly involving quality control and testing in BRRL/field or in design. He should have undertaken training/post-graduate study in the field of materials and testing.

Duties and responsibilities :

In addition to the general responsibilities of the post of Superintending Engineer, as specified in the RHD Management Manual, the specific duties relating to this position are detailed below:

1. Ensure the provision of research, testing and advisory services to various wings of the Department on the quality of construction materials, on the soil conditions for road/bridge design and on required quality of construction.

2. Review Quality Monitoring Reports of all Zones submitted by EE, Quality Control division and recommend measures if needed to be taken by ACE Technical Services Wing.

3. Ensure the provision (either using Departmental resources or by outsourcing) of soil and subsurface investigation reports for design purposes of special and complicated projects, such as, high embankments, embankments on soft foundations, foundations for bridges etc.

4. Managing RHD research programme and publish reports on materials related issues and appropriate advanced research work.

5. Managing investigation of particular failures in road/bridge construction works.

6. Review and recommend amendments to Standard Test Procedures, Construction Guidelines 7. and Standard Specifications.

7. Managing major training for AEs of Zonal/Field Laboratories and all other laboratories staff.

8. Organise seminars on material testing and geotechnical issues.

9. Ensure administrative and technical control and supervision of zonal/Field Laboratories.

10. Review the utilisation of existing and the future needs for laboratory testing equipment in the Department.

11. Settle dispute between Zonal/Field Laboratories and project laboratories (provided by contracts as part of individual projects).


For duties associated with each grade of personnel see


Updated on : 1/12/2003