Bridge Design Engineer

Local Road Bridge Programme (LRBP)

Local Roads Bridge Programme (LRBP) is a joint programme of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Government of Nepal for the implementation of motorable roads bridge in LRN throughout the country since 2011. On the behalf of SDC, AF-Iteco Ltd. Switzerland, constitutes the Local Roads Motorable Bridge Programme Support Unit (LRBSU) responsible to provide technical assistance to the District Development Committees (DDC) and center through Local Bridge Section (LBS), Department of Local Infrastructure Development for Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR) on motorable bridge sub-sector activities.The duration of the 1st phase is 4 years from February 1, 2011 to November 30, 2014. Considering high priority to bridge construction work and its continuation, GoN and SDC extended 1st phase of LRBP till, May 31, 2016. Similarly LRBP 2nd Phase was signed on May 13, 2013 for 9 months period from June 01, 2016 to February 28, 2017. And LRBP 3rd phase was signed on January 26, 2017 for 3 years 5 months period from March 01, 2017 to July 31, 2020. The concept of local roads bridge is defined as an access to the services and opportunities to recognize the development potentials in the programmed region. LRBP aims to improve the livelihood of people targeting disadvantaged groups in programme districts via increasing accessibility to the services and opportunities.

Detailed Job description / requirements:


Vacancy Announcement

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is providing Technical Assistance (TA) to the Government of Nepal (GoN) through the Department of Local Infrastructure Development(DoLI) under Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) in the implementation of Local Roads Bridge Programme (LRBP) in Nepal. 

On behalf of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), a Swiss Consulting Company AF-ITECO with its technical support team, Local Roads Bridge Support Unit (LRBSU) provides the Technical Assistance to the GoN in implementation of LRBP. AF-ITECO invites applications from interested and qualified Nepali Nationals for the following position.

Position:Bridge Design Engineer- 1 position

Qualification/ Experience    :      An engineer, preferably with a Master’s Degree or equivalent in structural/bridge engineering, with minimum 7 years’ experience. The candidate must have capability to design bridge as well as guide bridge construction works with various alternative materials and structural arrangements. S/he should have designed and supervised construction of at least five bridges independently of different types such as motorable suspension, arch, truss, compact, pre-fabricated bridges etc. Experience in bridge design, execution, maintenance and rehabilitation is required. Experience of planning and monitoring geo-technical and hydraulic investigations for bridges and interpreting the findings thereof will be an added advantage. S/he shall have very good written and spoken English. 

Duty station: LRBSU Office- KTM with frequent travel to the fields.

Duration            :       Till 31 July 2020

Major Roles and Responsibilities: 

Under the guidance and supervision of the Team Leader/Deputy Team Leader, the Bridge Design Engineer will be responsible for all technical designs, planning, monitoring, supervision, quality control and capacity building. S/He shall review the bridge designs and other works conducted through consultants. At the same time s/he shall be able to properly steer any type of bridge construction supervision from foundation up to superstructure. S/he will coach/supervise and manage a group of Bridge Engineers to undertake review consultants’ reports on soil investigation, hydrological investigation, and detailed engineering surveys.S/he has to carry out the detail structural design work of each component of a bridge structure e.g. foundation, sub-structure, super-structures including the design of secondary works of bridge bearing, expansion joints, approach roads, wing walls etc.

Application Procedures: Interested candidates who meet above requirements are requested to send the application along with bio data in the mail address: Detail job descriptions is available in the website:

Enquiry in any form will automatically disqualify the candidate. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for tests and interview. AF-ITECO reserve the right to reject any or all applications.

Workforce diversity is promoted and the positive discrimination to women from Dalit, Janajati,Madhesi/Terai, and other minority communities is applied.  

Deadline for submission of application : 22nd May, 2019

Job Overview

Category Engineer
Openings 1
Experience 7+ years
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 08 May, 2019
Apply Before 22 May, 2019