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Specific Job Descriptions (Foreign Aided Projects)

Post : Superintending Engineer - PCU Roads or Bridges or PMP

Officers under Superintending Engineer - PCU

Project Manager(s) in the Project:

One or more depending on the size of the project, and the agreement between the development partners and GoB.

Personnel Specifications:

The post holder shall meet the general requirements of a Superintending Engineer as specified in the RHD Management Manual Volume 1 and as per recruitment rules and as agreed between GoB and concerned development partner.

The post holder shall be a minimum graduate in civil engineering and served as a Superintending Engineer or Project Manager of a foreign aided project for a minimum period of two years. He should preferably have received training in construction and maintenance management of roads or bridges.

The post holder shall carryout other development functions and the duties and responsibilities under the revenue post where applicable.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to the general responsibilities of the post of Superintending Engineer, as specified in the RHD Management Manual Volume 1, the specific duties relating to this position are detailed below:

1. Act as a desk officer (such as World Bank desk, Bridge desk, Periodic Maintenance desk) and coordinator for technical assistance component of the investment projects and carry out other duties in the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) as assigned by the Project Director PCU.

2. Liaise with CE RHD, development partners and officers in the Planning and Maintenance Wing, Technical Services Wing and Bridge Management Wing in the selection or identification of projects.

3. Check project documents giving due consideration to the requirements in the Aide-Memoirs, Public Procurement Rules, standard FAP clauses etc.

4. Check draft DPP and TAP based on (information and data) of MOU, Aide-Memoirs, relevant government orders and information and data from feasibility study, detailed design etc.

5. Oversee that the consultant interact with different circles of functional units of the Headquarters Wings.

6. Coordinate with the development partners and Project Director in managing and monitoring functions of loan, grant and credit with particular responsibility for the efficient operations of expenditures, progress.

7. Check and recommend RFP for appointing consultants (both foreign and local) and submit to Project Director PCU.

8. Review and submit monthly and other progress reports to the Project Director with observations on the feasibility study and planning components of the project.

9. Check and submit annual development programme and budget requirement of the project.

10. Review and recommend consultant's programme and advise Project Manager and consultants.

11. Participate in the coordination functions during feasibility study and project preparation.

12. Process time extension proposals of consultants for obtaining concurrence of development partners.

13. Process interim and final payment certificates of consultants for payment.

14. Check reports, investigations, analysis, recommendations about feasibility, final selection and preliminary design of the projects.

15. Review and process draft completion report or completion report of consultants activities.

16. Review and submit statement of audit objections along with replies showing position of outstanding and dropped objections.

17. Ensure that the relevant records and reports on FAPs are sent and maintained in the RHD database.

18. Report to PD PCU for any other duties as assigned from time to time.


For duties associated with each grade of personnel see


Updated on : 1/4/2005