Engconsult provides professional services in various areas including: highway engineering, transportation planning, transportation economics, transportation policy, environmental planning and management, environmental economics, institutional strengthening, social, poverty, and resettlement, and others. We continue to expand the range of our work and expertise to meet the global needs that are becoming increasingly complex.
Engconsult requires your expertise and professional experiences in the areas above as well as in others, preferably with extensive consulting and/or relevant worldwide professional experience, to work with us on a project by project basis (short or long term).
If you are interested, we encourage you to submit your CV using our online form, and attach your CV preferably in any of the development partners’ format (the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.)
We highly recommend applicants follow the format as in Sample Resume.
Position: Sr. OHS Specialist (Systems and Procedures)
Duration: 6 months (intermittent input with travel to Pakistan)
Requirements: This position requires ITA Guidelines, ILO Code of Practices and OHS management and specification standards agreed with the Bank conversant with at least 8 years of global experience in large infrastructure projects. The Specialist should have experience in developing EMAP, OHSMP, WMS and JHA. The role requires the nominated candidate to be a certified auditor. Previous experience of working with the World Bank in South Asia would be a plus. Proven report writing skills are required.
(1) Review and Revision of EMAP (OHS Provisions only) and OHSMP
- The Specialist will review and revise OHS provisions in EMAP to bring it in line with ILO Code of Practices, ITA Guidelines, WBG General EHS Guidelines, or any other standard acceptable to the Bank. Furthermore, OHS provisions in EMAP will meet management and specification standards agreed with the Bank. For tunneling purposes, the Consultant will use International Tunnels and Underground Spacing Association (ITA) requirements.
- The Specialist will also work with all the contractors (currently 9 working in DHP in developing and updating OHS Management Plans (OHSMP) to bring these plans in line with OHS management and specification standards agreed with the Bank, and the revised OHS provisions in EMAP. The CONSULTANT will review all the existing contract provisions and OHSMPs of contractors and identify gaps and propose corrective measures needed to fill these gaps in a reasonable period of time. The Specialist will work with the contractors to ensure that OHSMPs are updated in line with the existing Contract and agreed standards for the OHS issues not covered by the current Contract.
- Special attention will be given to the following aspects in OHSMP:
- OHS organizational structure and accountability matrix. Roles and responsibilities of staff at all levels will be clearly defined, articulated and communicated extensively within the organizations;
- Implementation of daily OHS briefings before start of work as a learning moment and a reminder of risks and requirements associated with work tasks being performed;
- Biophysical health risk factors;
- First aid and health care facilities;
- Disciplinary policy and enforcement mechanisms for staff at all levels. The enforcement procedures will be clearly defined;
- Respiratory protection program with emphasis on crystalline silica prevention and exposure to workers;
- Scaffolding specification and scaffolding system/ procedures;
- Specifications for PPEs as per American National Standard Institute (ANSI);
- Training programs relevant to identified works especially those related to induction, working at heights, tunneling and confined spaces, blasting, excavations, transmission line tower erections and stringing operation.
- The Specialist will provide support to contractors in developing risk matrices and will also work with contractors for assessing appropriate risks in work methods statements (WMS) and job hazards analysis (JHA) for formulating safe work instruction and practices.
- The Specialist may also recommend changes in contracts of the contractors to meet requirements of OHS management and specification standards agreed with the Bank and ITA requirements.
(2) Emergency Response and Preparedness Plan for the Project
- The Specialist will conduct risk assessments to identify possible emergency scenarios covering both natural and man-induced incidents and accidents including catastrophic events. The assessments must include geological hazards (earthquake, landslides, subsidence, etc.), meteorological hazards (heavy rains, flooding, flash floods, dam failure, etc.) biological hazards (foodborne illnesses, pandemic, (working in tunnels and confined spaces, working over the water, rescue at heights, explosions, chemical spills, etc.). Human-induced hazards shall cover accidental (hazardous material spills, explosion and fire, building and structure collapse, entrapments, etc.) and planned (bomb threats and terrorism, hostage incidents, strikes resulting in essential items shortages, etc.) events. Given that risks can change over time, DHC will implement a process to monitor risks and undertake new assessments or update existing assessments in accordance with changes in the risk profile faced by the project.
- Access availability and capabilities of available resources including people, systems and equipment at site and at short notice as well as local infrastructure for responding to emergency scenarios referred above. Determine resources required for responding to identified risks and help DHC in developing an onsite emergency response team and response procedures. Identify training required by the emergency response team to perform their ies, roles and responsibilities.
- Work with public emergency services. Determine hazard and threat specific response time of public emergency services at district, provincial and federal level.
- Update/review the project level Emergency Response Plan prepared earlier. Identify gaps in the plan against assessed project-related risks and revise plans to bring them into compliance with the World Bank requirements and international standards. Develop hazard and threat specific emergency preparedness plan. This Plan should also include procedures for coordination with government agencies and authorities.
- The plan will be prepared in accordance with the Good International Industry Practice (GIIP) such as relevant provisions of OHSA 29 CFR 1910.