Are you a Civil Engineer with experience in managing a range of high-profile construction contracts? Would you like to work in a thriving economy, embarking on a period of increased development and a challenging portfolio of major Government infrastructure projects? If so, come and use your skills and knowledge to help the Falkland Islands Government deliver its ambitious capital works programme.
The Contracts Engineer is required oversee all capital works and other assigned projects within the Design and Contracts Section of the Public Works Department and assist the Director of Public Works with continuous improvement initiatives and the provision of management systems, processes and structures in line with corporate policies.
Recent developments in relation to oil discovery are likely to result in accelerated programmes in providing support infrastructure. including housing and related estate services, offices and roads.
The postholder will be required to manage contracted works in the Falkland Islands, leading the management of Government-contracted projects, delivered in a variety of ways including partnering.
Applicants should hold a recognised civil-engineering degree and have a minimum 5 years post-graduate experience in a similar post, preferably including project development and CAD experience.
In addition applicants must have contractual awareness and a good knowledge of contract forms including NEC, FIDIC and JCT, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and must hold a valid driving licence.
- Up to 4 Years Initial Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
- Salary Range £40-54k, starting salaries will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
- Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity, paid upon successful completion of the contract.
- 30 Days Annual Leave, plus government and public holidays (totalling 41 days leave).
- Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
- Flights Package for you and your dependents, including mid-term return flight home.
- Government Housing for rent at a subsidised rate and a starter pack to help you settle in.
How to Apply
Please complete an online application via our online vacancy page, by clicking on the 'Apply Online' button and completing the form.
Applications will be open until 16.00 UK Time, 13.00 Falklands Time on Monday 21st January.
If you have any questions about this vacancy and how to apply, you can contact our HR team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, CVs sent directly via email will not be considered without a completed application form.
The Working Environment
Public Works Department
Responsible for the development, construction and maintenance of key infrastructure required to support our community in the Falkland Islands, the Public Works Department is one of the largest departments in FIG.
Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.
As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.
The Falkland Islands
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!
The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.
For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk