Salma Dam Hydrologist Engineer

Vacancy Number:004
Title: Salma Dam Hydrologist Engineer
Duration:7 Months whit possible extension
Exp.: 2018-05-23-(8 Months Ago)
Jobs no:1
Salary:Per NTA Salary scale.


Organization: Herairoud-Murghab River Basin (MoEW) | About Herairoud-Murghab River Basin (MoEW)
City: Herat
Country: AF


Education:Bachelor degree in civil engineering hydro technique or water resources management.
Work Experience:5 Years

Bachelor degree in civil engineering hydro technique or water resources management with a Master’s degree preferred;

Minimum 5 years of experience in the design construction and O&M of civil projects;

Experienced with design of hydraulic structures including; spillways conveyance structures regulating structures protective structures cross drainage structures dam outlets and diversion Dams;

Relevant experience such as a work placement in a relevant or related field such as hydrometrics is recommended.

Knowledge of hydraulic and structural relation between Concrete/Earthen dams and Hydraulic structures;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Working knowledge of Dari and Pashto.

Duties & Responsibilities

Working with the Minister of Energy and Water to provide a broad range of water resources operation planning engineering and O&M implementation Ministry’s water sector as under:

Working with specifically designed computer modeling packages to assess the most effective methods of managing available water in a particular area;

Analyzing the effect of environmental changes on water flow;

Studying the effects on flows brought about by changes in land use such as a forestation or crop irrigation;

Planning responses to specific weather conditions such as droughts and floods and assessing the impacts of such events on water catchments and supplies;

Undertaking hydrological modeling to allow the development of flood forecasting and drought management strategy;

Assisting in the planning of water resource development by forecasting and monitoring water usage and rainfall;

Estimating water yields taking into account the utilization of water in a specific natural drainage area (catchment);

Assessing the relationship between rainfall run off and soil and rock features for the catchment;

Investigating factors affecting acidity nitrate levels or other diffuse pollution of surface water;

Calculating and auditing water resource systems and analyzing this data;

implementing relevant regulations;

Dealing with enquiries from external bodies and individuals such as water regulators consultants and researchers;

Providing project-management consultancy in installing new river flow gauges;

Overseeing data collection on-site by hydrometrics and other staff;

Supervising the collection processing and evaluation of data for water resource planning and flood management;

Applying hydrological and statistical techniques to water resource modeling and analysis;

Developing computer systems to improve the efficiency of data collection and analysis;

Keeping up to date with new research and techniques in all areas of hydrology.

Reviewing hydrological analysis and reservoir balance of dam projects;

Prepare and oversee O&M of drainage analyses and designs including hydrology open channel hydraulics culvert hydraulics storm drains pump stations spillway weir and other hydraulic structures of the dam;

Ensure appropriate coordination and communication between O&M team for assignments and deadlines;

Field data collection and developing questioners for annual O&M plan;

Participate in developing a holistic strategic plan for moving the water sector activities into development phases;

Establishing good relationships with  hydraulic structures projects’ stakeholders;

Develop and maintain proficiency and competency in all aspects of hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and design. Educate train and develop junior engineers in field of O&M;

Participatory Quality Control and Program Monitoring and Evaluation;

Ensure compliance with applicable laws regulations policies and MEW preferences;

Visit on regular basis to various structures of Afghan-India Dam  project locations to provide technical advices and management support;

Hydrological assessment of seepage flows through and under the dam structure and associated risks by visual means;

Assess projects staff capacities and develop training needs  recommendation plans for MEW staff in field of hydraulic engineering O&M;

Assist in assuring that work is done on schedule and to quality standard; 

Cooperate with the independent consultant or officials during the inspections.

Ensure all critical hydrological documents are kept and maintained safely;

Provide other technical advice and duties as requested.

Submission Guideline

While sending your CV & Cover letter  Educational Documents and Work Experience Documents please mention the vacancy number and position in the subject line application received after the closing date and without subject line will not be given consideration. Please include three references from you previous and current supervisors in your CV and make sure that their official email addresses are mentioned in the reference information. 

Only short listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for interview. Interested candidates should  Email to: [email protected]

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