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Specific Job Descriptions (BRRL)

Post : Sub-Divisional Engineer (Soil Investigation Division)

Wing : Technical Services

Circle : BRRL

Division : Soil Investigation

Personnel specifications :

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

The post holder should preferably have post-graduate training/advanced studies in Soil Mechanics. He should have a minimum of three years previous experience working in BRRL/Field division.

Duties and responsibilities :

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

1. Carry out field soil investigations departmentally or by outsourcing for major embankments, embankments on soft ground and foundation of bridge/culverts.

2. Identify the areas of research work required in soils & foundation engineering & prepare proposal for obtaining approval and budgets for research.

3. Assist the XEN to review Quality Control (QC) procedures.

4. Carry out investigation of particular failures in road/bridge construction works.

5. Assist RHDTC in providing training on soil investigation.

6. Arrange tests for which testing facilities are not available in the Zonal/Field Laboratories.


For duties associated with each grade of personnel see


Updated on : 1/12/2003