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Specific Job Descriptions (Technical Services Wing)

Post : Additional Chief Engineer

Wing : Technical Services

Circles within the wing :

1. Road Design & Safety

2. BRRL

3. Social & Environment

4. Arboriculture

Divisions under this wing : 9

Personnel specifications :

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

The post holder should preferably be a Graduate in Civil Engineering with a broad experience and formal training / higher studies in one or more of the following subjects:

1· highway design.

2· road safety.

3· quality control.

4· environment assessment.

5· testing of construction of materials.

He should have served for at least 2 years as SE in the Technical Services wing.

Duties and responsibilities :

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

1. Develop a service-oriented culture within the Wing based on service to customers (internal and external) delivered through in-house personnel and out-sourced consultancy services.

2. Establish the framework wherein all services (investigation, survey, design and supervision) can be provided, or procured by, the Department.

3. Ensure that all designs carried out by projects/consultants (including foreign aided projects) are properly reviewed and maintained in respect of meeting all the standards.

4. Develop a demand for Technical Services and support from the other Wings by promoting the Wing’s capabilities throughout RHD.

5. Identify and develop design and quality standards (geometric, pavement, bridge, quality, environment & resettlement, safety etc.).

6. Facilitate the undertaking or procuring of all additional surveys as may be necessary to carry out designs.

7. Ensure the Wing undertakes (or procures) services for the detailed design of roads including road safety features.

8. Ensure road safety audits are carried out on all new roads and selected existing roads and road safety features including road signs and markings are incorporated.

9. Ensure the development and regular updating of specifications to keep RHD in the forefront of technological improvements.

10. Ensure that standard test procedures for quality control of all standards and types of work are periodically updated.

11. Oversee the development and application of quality control audit systems on all RHD projects (both development and maintenance).

12. Oversee the operation of field and contract laboratories and ensure equipment is adequate for the purpose and correctly adjusted.

13. Ensure the efficient operation of plantation and replanting works through the Departments’ own resources and outsourced providers. This includes liaison with other departments and ministries involved in tree planting.

14. Ensure environmental and resettlement audits on prospective and ongoing projects are carried out, advise projects on environmental & resettlement issues and monitor all environmental and resettlement activities.

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. Oversee 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 carried out Departmentally or procured.

4. Ensure Road Designs for National, Regional and major Feeder road projects in accordance with RHD standards and carried out Departmentally or procured.

5. Ensure Road Safety Audit Reports on National, Regional and major feeder road and bridge projects and carried out Departmentally or procured.

6. Liaise with BRTA Road Safety Cell and Police Head Quarters for collection of road accident data on RHD roads and utilise this in developing accident counter measures.

7. Recommend Road Safety Countermeasures at identified high prone Road Accident areas to minimize hazards.

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

9. Issue Technical directions to Road Safety Projects (Foreign Aided and GoB).

10. Promote road safety awareness throughout RHD.

11. Ensure proper road signs and markings are provided on existing and new roads. If necessary projects should be implemented in order to complete this task.

Personnel specifications :

The post holder must meet the general requirements of an Executive Engineer as specified in the RHD Management Manual. In Addition:

The post holder must be a Graduate in Civil Engineering. He should have undertaken formal training / undergone post-graduate studies in Road Safety. He must have at least 2 years work experience in a junior position in the Road Design and Safety Circle.

Duties and responsibilities :

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

1. Liaise with BRTA Road Safety Cell and the Police for collection of Accident Data for RHD Roads & process the collected data.

2. Develop and update Road Safety Manuals for RHD.

3. Carry out Road safety Audits for RHD roads (National, Regional & other RHD road).

4. Provide inputs to foreign aided Road Safety Projects and promote new road safety projects.

5. Improve understanding of Road safety issues by providing officers to RHD Training Centre to train RHD officers & others in road safety engineering.

6. Undertake annual road safety improvement demonstration projects.

7. Design in house and through consultants, countermeasures to mitigate road accident hazards including process of road markings and road signs.

8. Prepare Annual Road Safety Engineering Report.

 

For duties associated with each grade of personnel see

 

Updated on : 1/12/2003

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