Mpamba Recharge & Win

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The Roads Authority (RA) was established in 2006 through an Act of Parliament. it is mandated to ensure that public roads are constructed, maintained or rehabilitated at all times; and advise the Minister of Transport and Public Works and, where appropriate, the Minister for Local Government on the preparation and the efficient and effective implementation of the Annual National Roads Programme. Following a recent organisational review which the institution underwent, some new positions have been identified. Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified Malawian candidates to fill the following post which has been created as a result of the review: 

Please refer below to the job description for specific details on the duties, responsibilities and job outputs for each post being advertised.

Job Title: Materials Design Engineer

Grade: RA 6

Section: Designs

Reporting to: Chief Designs Engineer

Supervising : None


To be responsible for all materials and geo-technical studies and design functions in the Roads Authority


Key Duties and Responsibilities

Job Outputs

  • Prepare Terms of Reference for the surveys of borrow material, testing and production of reports and subsequent administration of contracts thereof Terms of reference for the materials
  • Lead review processes of geo-technical investigations and Design Materials Reports produced by stakeholder agencies and design consultants as part approval process Geo-technical investigations and design materials reports
  • Review properties of all materials for permanent works for compliance to various standards. Compliance reports
  • Provide geo-technical/hydrological/materials input into road maintenance and reconstruction activities where there is no design documentation Geo-technical/ hydrological/ materials input provision
  • Monitor hydrological/geotechnical design components of road infrastructure drainage structures at project implementation level to ensure compliance to designs Designs compliance
  • Prepare Terms of Reference for post construction testing on concluded permanent works to confirm compliance to material design elements and subsequent administration of contracts thereof Post Construction testing Terms of reference
  • Prepare sectional monthly reports Monthly reports
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned from time to time as instructed


Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Civil, preferably Highway, Engineering
  • Should be a registered graduate engineer
  • At least 5 years of experience in structural design and related works
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Good computer literacy
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Good communication skills both oral and written

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications together with a detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of certificates to:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Roads Authority,
Function Building, Off Paul Kagame Road,
Private Bag B346,

Closing dates for receiving applications is Friday 1st November 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

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