Project Engineer

  • McConnell Dowell
  • Nadi Back Road, Fiji
  • Aug 15, 2019
Contract Engineering

Job Description & Skills/Qualifications Required

McConnell Dowell has an exciting opportunity for an experienced qualified Civil Engineer with marine works experience to join our construction team on a 6 Month Fixed Term contract commencing in September in Fiji,  this role will then move to Solomons and Palau in November.

The Project:

McConnell Dowell has recently been engaged to undertake the upgrade and refurbishment works to 7 Wharves across 7 Pacific Islands. The scope of works is expected to take approximately 18 months to complete, ranging from minor refurbishment works, through to demolition and construction of new facilities.

About the role:

  • Pre-start set ups; Toolbox Meetings, Health & Safety JSEA sign off
  • Planning, organizing and control the technical engineering aspects of for marine area of works
  • Managing quantities, location and changes of material stockpiles.
  • Inspections, (CCC) scheduling, planning, survey, procurement and quality control functions
  • Daily site review and reporting on schedules, variations, costs, plant hours and timesheets
  • Health & Safety; JSEA and TMP reviews, audits and reporting

About you:

  • Preferably experience working in remote sites and ideally experience on remote islands
  • Experience or knowledge of marine works, such as piling, dredging and crane barges
  • Competent in setting out, planning and organising work schedules
  • Clear communication, both verbal and written with attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with people across all levels of the organization
  • Self-motivated and a Team Player

About McConnell Dowell:

McConnell Dowell have been operating in the Pacific Islands since 1987.  Over the past two decades, we have continued to grow our operations, establishing a ready-mix concrete plant and asphalt plant in American Samoa, where the team have carried out a wide range of technically and logistically challenging projects in difficult and remote areas throughout the islands of American Samoa and across the Pacific.  Those projects have included roads, bridges, wharves, harbour deepening, coastal protection seawalls, airport runways, water supplies, water and waste water treatment plants, building works and power reticulation.  We have developed ongoing working relationships with the local communities over the years, starting with employment and training from the local communities.

To Apply:

Apply online following the link.  Please note all successful applications are subject to pre-employment drug, medical and police and visa clearance checks for the Pacific Islands.  Please note this is not a FIFO role.

Job Functions






Job open to:

Fiji Residents Only