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Specific Job Descriptions (Road Design and Safety)

Post : Superintending Engineer

Wing : Technical Services

Circle : Road Design and Safety

Divisions under the circle :

1. Road Design & Standard

2. Road Safety

Officers under this office :

1. Assistant Engineer - 1 No.
2. Sub-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 preferably should have worked, for at least 2 years, in the Road Safety and Design Circle. He should have formal training / undertaken post-graduate studies in the field of highway design (including road safety) from a recognized institution.

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. Manage the design of new and upgraded RHD roads whilst ensuring that all roads on the existing and proposed RHD road network conform to acceptable standards of road geometry and safety.

2. Review the updating of Standard (Design) Manuals and Technical Standards and develop New RHD Manuals where appropriate.

3. Ensure all necessary surveys, including traffic, hydrological and soil surveys, in order to carry out road designs and to be carried out Departmentally or out-sourced.

4. Ensure Road Designs for national, regional and major feeder road projects in accordance with RHD standards and to be carried out departmentally or out-sourced.

5. Ensure Road Safety Audit Reports on national, regional and major feeder road and bridge projects and to be carried out departmentally or out-sourced.

6. Ensure collection of road accident data on RHD roads from BRTA, Road Safety Cell, Police Head Quarters and also RHD field offices and utilise these in developing accident counter measures.

7. Recommend Road Safety Counter-measures at identified high prone Road Accident areas to minimize hazards.

8. Review and approve road designs carried out by consultants (including those on foreign aided projects).

9. Provide technical advice to Road Safety component of Foreign Aided and GoB Projects.

10. Promote road safety awareness throughout RHD by arranging meetings/seminars/workshops.


For duties associated with each grade of personnel see


Updated on : 1/12/2003