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MINISTRY OF WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE
NOTICE OF VACANCIES
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago to fill the following con-
tract position in the Coastal Protection Unit, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
JOB TITLE: COASTAL PROCESSES MODELLER
The selected applicant will have high competency in
assessing, modeling and reporting on the physical
conditions and physical processes within the ocean such
as waves, currents, eddies, gyres and tides; the transport
of sand on and off beaches; coastal erosion; and the
impact of coastal structures on the coastal environment.
They will have high competence in the use of state-of-the-
art numerical modeling software for the design data
assessment for coastal and offshore structures,
optimization of coastal protection measures and outfalls
and the environmental impact assessment of marine
infrastructures. This position supports management
through the provision of modeling inputs and outputs to
ensure the designs of coastal defence infrastructure are
effective, workable, durable and sustainable. This person
will be expected to play a crucial role in the attracting of
funding to the Unit for the undertaking of research. The
candidate is expected to be flexible, professional and
perform well in a high stress environment. The ideal
candidate will take pride in their ability to provide the
Ministry with a high level of service coupled with
technological expertise and exceptional quality.
REPORTS TO: Coastal Engineer
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: N/A
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collects, prepares and analyses data for input into
numerical models for the design of coastal and
offshore structures, optimization of coastal measures
and outfalls and the environmental impact assessment
of marine infrastructures.
Sets up hydrodynamic, sediments, waves and
coastal flood models and performs simulations for
the analysis and design of coastal measures and
outfalls and the environmental impact assessment
of marine infrastructures.
Uses statistical models of laboratory and field data
to investigate hypotheses and make predictions.
Analyses and interprets data from samples,
measurements and remote sensing aids.
Assists in the preparation of Environmental Impact
Assessments and Risk Assessments and other
applications for certificates of environmental clearance.
Attends conferences and submits proposals to
obtain research funding
Writes reports and papers on research activities
Provides related scientific and researched inputs to
the multidisciplinary team of engineers of the Unit in
the design of sustainable coastal defence infrastructure.
Effectively presents information and respond to
questions from individual or groups of clients and
the general public.
Determines test reliability and validity, analysis of
variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory,
and factor analysis.
Defines problems, collect and analyse data, establish
facts, and draw valid conclusions
Assists in the preparations for applications for
certificates of environmental clearance
Performs related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Able to prepare reports and business correspondence.
Good communication skills both written and verbal
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Master of Science degree in Coastal Engineering,
Civil Engineering or a related discipline.
At least five (5) years experience in an infrastructural
development, highly projectised environment.
Training and demonstrated proficiency in the operation
of state-of-the-art numerical modeling software
packages for analysis of hydrodynamics, waves,
sediments and coastal flooding.
Proficient in coastaland oceanographic modeling
and applications of model results.
Experience in large scale maritime and coastal projects.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Salary, allowances and other terms and conditions
of employment are to be negotiated with the Chief
Personnel Officer, Personnel Department.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:
Applications including Curriculum Vitae, giving
details of qualifications and experience, should be
submitted not later than July 10th, 2015 to:
Ministry of Works and Infrastructure
Contracts Unit, Level 4
Corner London and Richmond Streets
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad West Indies
Attention: Director, Human Resource
UNSUITABLE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE
Two men who were charged for the 2007 murder
of Jerome Meetoo were each sentenced yesterday
to two years hard labour.
Madhoo Roodal, 62, and David Francis, 45, appeared
before Justice Gillian Lucky in the San Fernando High
Court yesterday for sentencing. None of Meetoo s
relatives were present in court.
The men, both of Moruga, were committed in 2009
by Princes Town First Court Magistrate Indrani Cedeno
to stand trial for Meetoo s murder, but the charge
was later reduced to manslaughter. They pleaded
guilty to that charge.
It is alleged Roodal, a farmer, and Francis, a labourer,
beat Meetoo, 29, and left him in a canefield off Douglas
Road, St Mary s, on April 4, 2007. Meetoo later died.
The two men were charged by Sgt Wazir Ali of Homi-
cide Bureau for the murder.
Attorney Larry Williams represented Roodal and
attorney Rekha Ramjit represented Francis.
In handing down the sentence, Lucky said some
of the aggravating factors in the case were the pre-
meditation of the act, the beating that Meetoo sus-
tained and the fact that Meetoo was chopped on his
head, neck, and the upper and lower parts of his body.
The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the
However, Lucky said, the mitigating factors in the
case were that both men were remorseful and they
had both admitted their roles in Meetoo s death.
Lucky said the State had recommended the men
be sentenced to 12-15 years after deductions and the
defence had recommended the men be sentenced to
15-20 years before deductions.
She said the appropriate starting point was 17 years.
She gave both men one-third discount for their
guilty plea, and subtracted eight years and three
months for the time the pair had spent in custody
awaiting trial. They got further reductions after the
A former Canadian
citizen who pleaded
guilty to a charge of
uttering a false docu-
ment was yesterday
slapped with a $20,000
fine, bringing an end to
a 15-year-old case.
Robbie Sirju, 40, who
lost his Canadian citi-
zenship while his trial
was ongoing, pleaded
guilty when he appeared
before Justice Carla
day in the San Fernando
First Assizes Court.
Sirju, who now lives
at Nohar Road, Table-
land, was arrested on
April 27, 2000, after
being stopped by officers
of the Tableland Police
Station during a road-
block in the area. He was
later charged with utter-
ing a bogus certified copy
for the vehicle he was
Sirju, who was 24
when he was first arrest-
ed, pleaded guilty.
The judge said the
charge carried a maxi-
mum sentence of 14
$20,000 fine for fraud
years hard labour and
Sirju must bear some lia-
bility for his actions even
though he saved the
court a lot of time by
She imposed the max-
imum fine of $20,000 on
Sirju, in default of which
he will serve two years in
jail with hard labour.
Speaking to journalists
after the case, defence
attorney Subhas Panday
for showing sensitivity to
the situation in the coun-
try and, in particular, in
the jails, which were
plagued by overcrowding
and violence. (SR)
After eight years in custody...
Remorseful killers to serve two years
judge referred to bio-social reports on both
Regarding Roodal, Lucky said he had no
previous matters and had received numerous
endorsements from people who knew him.
She advised Roodal to avail himself of
anger management, drug awareness and life
skills programmes that were available to
When Lucky read his sentence, Roodal
gave a thumbs-up to his relatives in court.
He thanked the court for giving him that
sentence and said he was sorry for Meetoo s
death, which happened under the influence
of alcohol. He said he had raised three chil-
dren and had eight grandchildren.
In Francis case, Lucky also reduced his
sentence on the basis of his bio-social report.
He too will serve two years hard labour.
She advised Francis to seek counselling
and enter a drug awareness programme.
Lucky also told him he should try to further
Addressing both men, Lucky told them
to never let a day go by without remorse for
Meetoo s death.
Through Ramjit, Francis asked to address
the court. He said even though none of Mee-
too s relatives were present, he hoped the
family could find it in their hearts to forgive
him. Though he knew sorry could not bring
Meetoo back, he said, he remained very
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