Job Description

Project Summary:
The Tanzania National Development
Vision 2025 envisions, among other areas, universal access to water supply in urban areas and covering at least 90 percent of the population with water supply services in the rural areas by 2025. Supportive of this Vision is Tanzania’s Water Sector Development Program Phase II (WSDP2), a 5-year program supporting water and sanitation throughout Tanzania. The WSDP has a twenty year vision and five components: Water Resources Management, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation, Urban Water Supply and Sewage, Sanitation and Hygiene and Programme Delivery Support. The Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MoWI) has sent out a request for an expression of interest for a Project Management Services Consultant (PMSC) to support them in implementing WSDP2. In the event the PMSC is required and CDM Smith is honored to be selected for this important assignment, we are advertising for candidates.

CDM Smith is searching for a highly qualified Urban Water Engineer with significant experience managing implementation of large-scale, multi-faceted water infrastructure projects in urban settings of developing countries, with a preference for candidates with experience in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Discipline Lead for the water supply infrastructure component associated with the WSDP2 project.
Actively support the procurement and contract negotiations with professional service providers
Support the team to ensure compliance of CDM Smith’s budget, scope, schedule, quality and reporting requirements on various infrastructure assignments
Management and oversight of consulting engineering teams contracted to design and supervise the water supply, treatment and distribution infrastructure packages.
Advice and counsel to the MoWI and donors on matters relating to the project’s progress, including project delivery, strategies, procurement, contract management, design and construction oversight, commissioning, and defects liability periods.
Regular reporting to MoWI, the donors and other stakeholders as required.
Adherence to CDM Smith’s quality management program (QMP).
Serve as the focal point for local issues including local staff and sub-consultants, interpretation of events on the ground, and contact for selected program stakeholders
Liaise with other agencies/government bodies/donors to ensure coordination and works suitability

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Master’s Degree in Water Supply, Water Resources, or similar desirable.
Chartered/Professional license or registration from an internationally recognized institution preferred.
10 or more years of experience in feasibility studies, planning, detailed engineering design, contract document preparation, construction supervision, contract administration and project management in water supply or water resources projects.
Experience as a project manager on at least two design and/or construction supervision contracts in water supply, water distribution projects.
Recent experience in Tanzania or similar Sub-Saharan Africa locations.
Experience with FIDIC requirements and Conditions of Contract.
Excellent oral and written communications skills in English, including the ability to prepare reports.
Ability to work as part of a high-performing and multi-disciplinary team, often operating under tight deadlines and timetables.
Ability to function independently and manage a team.
An understanding of, and commitment to CDM Smith mission and Core Values.


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