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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 contract position in the Coastal Protection Unit, Ministry of Works
JOB TITLE: PROJECT ENGINEER --
(COASTAL PROTECTION UNIT)
This position provides project design and engineering services
to the Coastal Protection Unit. The selected applicant will have
high competency in supporting the development of coastal
defence infrastructure project design and development of
TOR's and RFP's. Duties will be performed under the general
supervision and direction of the Shoreline Management
Specialist, who reviews work through inspections, discussions,
reports and general observations.
REPORTS TO: SHORELINE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST
SUPERVISION GIVEN TO: N/A
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates in the development of project design basis:
development of specifications and performance of detailed
Participates in the development of proposed coastal
engineering works, including their take-offs, estimated
costs and establishes priorities for such projects within
the framework of the approved budget allocation.
Participates in the carrying out of site surveys in connection
with the construction and maintenance of coastal
Provides design and drafting services for assigned projects
and activities using the AutoCAD computer program.
Carries out detailed design and development of drawings,
illustrating the designs for floating structures, breakwaters
and groynes, shore and scour protection, outfalls and
As far as feasible, incorporates sustainable, 'soft
engineering' techniques in coastal defence projects.
Undertakes research relevant to coastal project design
Prepares designs in a manner that, meets time, quality
and budget expectations.
Visits sites to ascertain project progress.
Assists in review of construction projects, and development
Assists in the preparation of annual work plans.
Assists in the preparation of Environmental Impact
Assessments and Risk Assessments and other applications
for certificates of environmental clearance.
Assists in quarterly reporting to the Director of the Unit on
the progress of ongoing projects.
Performs related work as may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the modern methods, techniques and
materials employed in the design, construction and
maintenance of civil engineering coastal works.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Skill in the use and care of standard engineering instruments.
Ability to plan, design and/or assist in the planning and
designing of civil engineering coastal projects, including
the preparation of site plans and work drawings.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
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
Bystanders gather in front of a building damaged by
an explosion of an armoured police vehicle after a
bomb hit in el-Arish, Egypt, yesterday. An Egyptian
security official said a bomb struck the police
vehicle, killing at least one officer and wounding
several others. AP PHOTO
EL-ARISH---Islamic militants yesterday
unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks,
including suicide car bombings, on Egypt-
ian army checkpoints in the restive north-
ern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 38 sol-
diers, security and military officials said.
The coordinated morning assaults in Sinai
came a day after Egypt s president pledged
to step up the battle against Islamic militants
and two days after the country s state pros-
ecutor was assassinated in the capital, Cairo.
The scope and intensity of the attacks
underscored the resilience and advanced
planning by the militants who have for years
battled Egyptian security forces in northern
Sinai but intensified their insurgency over
the past two years just as the government
threw more resources into the drawn-out
An Islamic State affiliate in Egypt claimed
responsibility for yesterday s attacks, saying
its fighters targeted a total of 15 army and
police positions and staged three suicide
bombings, two of which targeted checkpoints
and one that hit an officers club in the
nearby city of el-Arish.
The authenticity of the claim could not
be immediately verified but it was posted
on a Facebook page associated with the
Except for the attack at the officers club,
the rest took place in the town of Sheikh
Zuweid and targeted at least six military
checkpoints, the officials said. The militants
also took soldiers captive and seized weapons
and several armoured vehicles, they added,
speaking on condition of anonymity in line
At least 54 other soldiers were wounded,
the officials said. As fighting raged, an army
Apache gunship destroyed one of the
armoured carriers captured by the militants
as they were driving it away, the officials
Egypt s military spokesman, Brig Gen Mohammed
Samir, posted a statement on his official Facebook
page that said some 70 militants attacked five check-
points in northern Sinai and that Egyptian troops
killed 22 off them and destroyed three all-terrain
vehicles fitted with antiaircraft guns.
The officials said scores of militants besieged
Sheikh Zuweid s main police station, shelling it with
mortars and rocket-propelled grenades and exchang-
ing fire with dozens of policemen inside.
Northern Sinai has over the past two years wit-
nessed a series of complex and successful attacks
targeting Egyptian security forces, many of which
have been claimed by a local affiliate of the Islamic
Two of the six checkpoints attacked yesterday
were completely destroyed, the officials said. Army
checkpoints in the area routinely have between 50
and 60 soldiers. The Isis statement said the two
checkpoints were hit by suicide bombers.
The attacks came just two days after the assas-
sination in Cairo of the country s top prosecutor,
Hisham Barakat, and one day after President Abdel-
Fattah el-Sissi vowed to step up a two-year crackdown
Last week, Islamic State spokesman Abu
Mohammed al-Adnani called in an audio message
on Isis followers to launch massive attacks during
the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is now
entering its third week.
Militants in northern Sinai, which borders Israel
and the Gaza Strip, have battled security forces for
years but stepped up their attacks following the July
2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed
Morsi after days of mass street protests against his
El-Sissi, then the nation s army chief, led the
ouster and went to become Egypt s president, winning
a landslide election a year ago on a ticket that empha-
sised security and economic recovery.
Yesterday s attacks came in swift response to el-
Sissi s pledge the previous day to carry out justice
for the prosecutor general s assassination---and pos-
sibly move to execute Muslim Brotherhood leaders,
an Islamist group from which Morsi hails. (AP)
Militants attack Egyptian army checkpoints
38 killed in Sinai
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