Engineer/Environmental Safeguards Specialist (St. Lucia)

The Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL) has secured financing from the World Bank towards the implementation of the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (Project No. 127226, IDA Credit 5493-LC SCF PPCR Loan #TF017101, SCF PPCR Grant #TF017143)), Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (Credit #5117 -LC: Project No. P114963) and the Renewal Energy Sector Development Project. In effort to strengthen the capacity of the existing Project Coordination Unit within the Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation the GOSL seeks to engage the services of an Engineer/ Environmental Safeguards (ES) Officer in (i) managing, monitoring, reporting and effectively implementing the environmental safeguards polices as per the World Bank's Environmental Assessment Policy (OP/BP 4.01) and consistent with the Environmental Management Framework developed for the aforementioned Projects.

The Consulting Services include coordinating and monitoring the implementation of all construction and civil works activities for compliance with the Environmental and Social Management Framework for the Projects, providing overall environmental management oversight, support and advise to the client in addressing the environmental issues at all the stages of execution of works and in environment related training/awareness raising and coordination activities. The assignment is on a full time basis and is expected to start April 1, 2019.

Specifically, the Consultant will be responsible for executing the following tasks:

  • Coordinate and monitor the execution of works to provide guidance during implementation of civil works
    • Supervise the work of consultants engaged to prepare preliminary studies with a view to ensuring quality, and consistency with project objectives;
    • Review and provide technical assessments of engineering designs;
    • Review monthly reports prepared by Engineering Consultants; and
    • Ensure that all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the construction are accurate, and consistent with the approved Contract
    • Ensure effective quality control systems are implemented and that contractors work in compliance with technical specifications and World Bank quality standards, EMF and SMF;
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of environmental safeguard activities
    • Conduct Environmental screening and prepare / update an (the) Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for all civil work activities
    • Assist with updating of indicators by collecting data / information on physical, and socio-cultural environmental elements related to civil works activities
    • Sensitize stakeholders including contractors on the provision of ESMF and specific EMP activities to be complied by contractors and users
    • Provide orientation to contractors and workers on application of labor camp management and Occupational Health and Safety guidelines and supervise the compliance of those guidelines
    • Work closely with key agencies including line ministries, beneficiary agencies, environmental health, Physical Planning, Solid Waste Management
    • Ensure citizen engagement by conducting regular workshops
    • Work closely with the Social Safeguards Officer of the PCU

The Terms of reference may be obtained on the website of the Government of Saint Lucia (http://www.govt.lc/consultancy).

The Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation now invites eligible individual consultants ("Consultant") to provide the Services.

Interested eligible candidates must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services and are invited to submit their CV (Curriculum Vitae), including employment records, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills, previous remuneration, etc. Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged. Applicants whose qualifications and experiences are in line with the Terms of Reference will be short-listed and invited to attend an interview for further consideration.

Minimum qualifications and Experience Requirements for Shortlisting are:

  • At least a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental/Civil/Construction Engineering, Environmental Management or other related field;
  • At least 5 years working experience as a civil engineer;
  • At least 3 years' experience working in complex environments and large infrastructure and/or civil works, particularly in the field of construction technical project documentation development as well as construction supervision;
  • Excellent and proven experience in dealing with contractors and local partners;
  • Working experience in the area of implementation and monitoring of technical/ construction projects; methodological and calculation skills;
  • Work experience with Government, Community groups, private sector and/or donor funded projects and other relevant institutions will be an added advantage

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

Additional knowledge, skills and abilities that will be required of successful candidates include:

  • Ability to address and manage all aspects of monitoring of construction (legal aspects of positioning, procurement, law and knowledge of construction contracts, construction information technologies, and follow-up);
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral formats and to prepare reports;
  • Functionally computer literate, possessing operational skills in word-processing and spreadsheet application, including software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project;
  • Appropriate involvement and/or experience in similar projects in Saint Lucia; and experience working in developing countries in general and in the OECS Region in particular, is a plus;
  • Ability to communicate accurate information concerning processes, policies and procedures to project stakeholders;
  • Ability to handle stakeholders tactfully, courteously and diplomatically;
  • Must be of high integrity, transparent, and accountable;
  • Knowledge of how to undertake Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs);
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with relevant agencies and groups involved in the implementation of the project; and
  • Knowledge of the World Bank's Environmental Safeguard Policies (OP 4.01);

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers 2011 revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants (IC) method set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers 2011 revised July 2014 ("Consultant Guidelines").

Further information on the assignment is contained in the Terms of Reference which can be obtained from the Project Coordination Unit.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by March 20, 2019.

Project Coordination Unit
Department of Economic Development, Transport and Civil Aviation
Attn: Project Coordinator
2nd Floor, Finance Administrative Centre
Trou Garnier, Pointe Seraphine
Castries
Saint Lucia
Tel: (758) 468 2413
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: https://www.finance.gov.lc/

Posted: 06/03/2019