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About the program

The project will conduct construction inspections on a monthly basis. Inspections will cover a geographically representative sample of schools in the two provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa spread across all the districts where work is ongoing. Monthly Construction Inspections are presently ongoing and are anticipated to continue to February 2021. Cardno will review the quality and pace of construction and the quality assurance processes put in place by the implementing partners and how effectively these processes are followed in the field as well as the impact these have on the quality and pace of construction. Cardno will identify any gaps in the processes or their implementation and suggest improvements to the implementing partners and DFID Pakistan to improve the quality and pace of construction.

Job Summary

The purpose of this role is twofold:

1.         To undertake technical inspections, analyse data and report on the construction of schools constructed to meet the objectives of the TPCI project.

2.         To complete and submit good quality assessment reports in the format developed by the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader and in accordance with a defined schedule. (max 150 character)

About you

>        Postgraduate qualifications in civil engineering or similar.

>        Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in an engineering consulting or similar position.

>        Experience undertaking technical construction inspections.

>        Experience in data collection, collation and analysis.

>        Report writing capabilities.

>        Experience designing, managing construction or inspecting school facilities.

>        Experience working on donor-funded projects an advantage.

>        Strong written and spoken English.

>        Ability to work in a team environment and remotely as required.

About the role

>        Work in close collaboration with the Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader to efficiently and effectively implement the project.

>        Support the pre-inspection assessment and reporting of school data including statement of requirements, contract, drawings, specification, BoQ and other inspection reports and brief the field inspectors as required.

>        Support the development and implementation of annual work plans.

>        Quality assure data collected and analysed by field inspectors.

>        Support and contribute to project reporting.

>        Use tools and sampling methodology specified by the Team Leader.

>        Regularly interface with the Deputy Team Leader to ensure that the project is well supported, risks are managed and/or mitigated, and implementation is efficient.

>        Escalate concerns regarding risks to Cardno representatives, where appropriate.

>        Comply with Cardno’s policies and procedures for fraud, anti-corruption, child protection, health, safety and environment.

>        Other tasks related to the effective implementation of the project as necessary as they arise.


A competitive salary package will be offered to the preferred candidate in line with local labour laws.

How to apply

To apply for this position please click the ‘apply’ button above and attach an application letter and a current CV

National restriction (if applicable)

The position is open to Pakistan nationals and permanent residents with authority to live and work in Pakistan.

Closing date

5pm Islamabad time on 13 March 2020. Please note that incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Cardno is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include relevant criminal record checks.

The Terms of Reference containing full information can be downloaded from here.