Highway Engineer (090953) World Bank

In Indonesia, there is a strong need to invest more heavily in infrastructure with the country lagging behind in its investment levels and resulting access indicators. The Bank has had a long engagement in the road sector in Indonesia. The current transport portfolio consists of two on-going and 2 planned road projects during the next three years. The Transport sector is also involved in the Development Policy Loan operations and PPP.

The World Bank wishes to recruit a Highway Engineer to be based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The selected candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of professionals dedicated to supporting growth and poverty reduction in Indonesia. S/He will be employed under local terms of service and will report to the Sector Manager, Sustainable Development (Indonesia).

Duties and Responsibilities
The selected candidate will be assigned on duties as a member of a team to prepare, appraise, negotiate, and supervise implementation of transport sector related projects and programs (mainly roads).  In addition s/he may be required to contribute to analytical and advisory work.  S/he will be expected to keep abreast of issues affecting the transport sector’s performance, such as: environment and social impact, HIV/AIDS, road safety, gender and poverty reduction strategies.  In addition to working closely with World Bank Group staff, s/he will be expected to maintain regular contact with Government, the private sector, development partners, the media and other stakeholders.

Specific duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Support program and project preparation; helping identify development objectives, review and critical analysis of proposals from Government to meet these objectives, gathering supporting data and information to support the proposals and providing specific inputs into project appraisal document;
  • Participate in project preparation, appraisal and negotiation activities, including operational missions in the field, with particular focus on implementation, project costs, and getting results on the ground;
  • Support program and project implementation; regular monitoring of costs and quality of work, identifying and helping resolve emerging issues to ensure results on the ground;
  • Carry out regular reviews of project implementation, inclusive of site visits and review of progress reports, and make recommendations on remedial and follow up actions to resolve emerging or outstanding problems;
  • Participate in project supervision missions and take a leadership role in all or part of the implementation review activities;
  • Provide cross-support to other sector units in the design, implementation and supervision of civil works and related project components;
  • Participate in sector donor coordination activities in the country;
  • Participate in fiduciary activities; together with procurement and financial management experts on the team, review procurement documents and financial management reports to ensure compliance with relevant guidelines and agreements;
  • Knowledge sharing; contribute specific professional knowledge both in the assigned countries and within the Bank on transport and developmental issues;
  • Keep abreast of key developments in related sectors and in regard to cross-cutting issues affecting the performance of the transport sector, such as: environment, social impact, HIV/AIDS, road safety, gender, poverty reduction;
  • Facilitate discussions on private sector engagement; encourage participation of the private sector in formulation of transport policy, sector strategies and implementation plans, with particular emphasis on development of the domestic construction and transport industries.

Critical Success Factors

  • Ability to identify, analyze and propose practical solutions to a broad range of technical, operational, financial and procurement issues during project implementation and evaluation;
  • Sound understanding of World Bank operational and procurement procedures;
  • Professional credibility and integrity;
  • Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with team members, clients and other development partners;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills to perform day-to-day in-country management of a large and complex portfolio and
  • Excellent command of the English language.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters level degree in either Civil Engineering or Highway Engineering
  • At least 8 years experience in transport operations including management of transport projects, road projects, experience in contract administration, planning and programming of capital and maintenance works and institutional reforms;
  • Comprehension of typical sectoral issues in transport, including experience in advocacy of sector policy reforms and management and financing of transport infrastructure;
  • Superior analytical skills as applied to common problems in the transport sector;
  • Excellent organisational and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work within a matrix management structure;
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills;
  • Computer literacy in basic software for word processing, spreadsheet and database;
  • English language proficiency and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Prior Bank group experience in project management, operations, procurement or finance is an advantage.

Closing Date: 20-Jun-2009

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