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Tittel: Site engineer

Kontraktstype: Contract

Stillingsprosent: Full time

Sted: Liberia

Arbeidsgiver: Multiconsult AS

Søknadsfrist: 30-11-2015

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Site engineer, mechanical equipment - Liberia

Challenging opportunity in hydropower.

Multiconsult is searching for an experienced mechanical engineer to serve as site engineer on the project for rehabilitation of the Mount Coffee hydropower plant in Liberia.

The scope of work:

The site engineer will serve as the local representative for Owners Engineer (OE) on site. Among the main responsibilities will be to follow up site work including erection, testing and commissioning of mechanical equipment such has gates, cranes, valves and turbines. Follow up and support the suppliers and its representatives at site. Participate in and witness various testing and verification of the technical and functional requirements of supplies and equipment. Together with the OE site manager, participate in the interface management between the various work packages.

Required competency:
Mechanical engineer, MSc level
More than 5 years of work experience as engineer
Previous experience with mechanical equipment for hydropower plants
Previous experience with site work
Previous experience with supervision or following up suppliers and sub-suppliers
Contract experience, preferably with FIDIC
Fluent in English
Structured and methodical work habits
Ability to systematically document work
Good communication skills, both written and oral
Practical site experience may compensate for formal competency

Multiconsult offers:
Exciting tasks in a company who participates in developing the hydropower industry
Develop in a cornerstone development for Liberia
Gain experience from an multicultural development project
Collaborate with world leading suppliers
Experience from sub-saharian site
Possiblity for permanent employement in Multiconsult
Competitive wages
Duration: 18-20 months

Start date: Tentatively January 4’th 2016

Apply by:
as soon as possible
Potential candidates will be evaluated consecutively

About Mount Coffee:
The Mt. Coffee Hydropower Rehabilitation Project has been identified by the Government of Liberia as the cornerstone of its objective to expand access to sustainable, affordable, and reliable electricity for its citizens. The Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant is located on the St. Paul River, approximately 17 miles northeast of Monrovia, in Montserrado County, Liberia.

The original project included a main dam and gated spillway, forebay embankment dams, forebay canal, intake structure, penstocks, powerhouse, tailrace canal, substation, and transmission line. The original Plant was commissioned in 1966 and consisted of six powerhouse intakes with two 15 MW units installed. The Plant was expanded in 1972 with the addition of two additional 17 MW units, increasing the Plant capacity to 64 MW. The Plant operated successfully from 1964 to 1990.

During the period of civil unrest in Liberia, opposition forces took over the facility, eventually shutting it down. The powerhouse and equipment was severally damaged and looted, including the turbine runner and head cover, leaving little but the concrete structures, embedded components and portions of the powerhouse, intake structure, and substation. The Project is co-financed by Government of Norway, Government of Germany (KfW Development Bank), European Investment Bank and Government of Liberia.


is one of the leading firms of consulting engineers and designers with almost 1600 employees. The company provides state of the art technology and first class engineering services to its clients. For more than 40 years Multiconsult has provided expertise to the Norwegian and international Oil & Gas industry, Aquaculture and Fish Farm industry and other coastal industrial developments.

Multiconsult has during several years developed a leading competence for cold climate and arctic technology. In late 2013 Multiconsult completed a comprehensive and detailed strategy which provides clear goals and ambitions to further develop our leading position as a significant and attractive international player towards the development the industry is faced with in the High North.

The candidates we are hiring will be active in further development of a recognized technology and competence. We are working with objects onshore, near shore and offshore covering from fixed and floating structures in marine environment, jetties, harbors, brake waters, complex fishing farms and floating bridges.

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