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Civil Engineer (m/f) as Project Manager and Sales in Nepal

About the company

ÅF is an engineering and consulting company for the energy, industrial and infrastructure markets, creating progress for our clients since 1895. By connecting technologies we provide profitable, innovative and sustainable solutions to shape the future and improve people's lives. Building on our strong base in Europe, our business and clients are found all over the world.
ÅF – Innovation by experience.

About the job

AF-Consult Switzerland Ltd, member of Swedish ÅF group with 9’000 employees worldwide, provides a strong track record in development cooperation. Mainly in Africa and Asia, AF-Consult implements for several clients infrastructure projects combined with development goals. One of the running projects comprises the construction of 450 km mountain roads (gravelled and blacktop) and of 200 km trails in Nepal.

Due to the retirement of a long-term employee a position is immediately available for a  

Civil Engineer (m/f) as Project Manager and Sales in Nepal 

Your scope of responsibilities:

As manager of a running development cooperation project about 50% of your working time will be used for:

  • Coordination between and negotiations with the client, national and regional authorities
  • Directing the local team comprised of technical staff, social mobilizers, finance and administrative personnel and support staff and ensuring knowhow-transfer to the local staff
  • Compilation of annual operation schedules, reports and project documentation
  • Ensure and monitor adequate quality of design and execution through visits of construction sites throughout entire Nepal

As person in charge for sales during the remaining time:

  • Maintain good relationship with existing customers and identify new clients and opportunities in the field of development cooperation.
  • Acquisition of new assignments in cooperation with our Nepalese sub-company and the head office in Switzerland.

A duration of several years is planned for this assignment with living and main duty station in Kathmandu. With increasing success, the position offers opportunities to extend the professional career.

Who are you?

  • Civil Engineer with MSc degree and sound theoretical and practical knowhow in the field of road design and construction
  • proven experience in international projects as team leader / project manager, with responsibility for big teams and flair for sales
  • Enthusiasm working with foreign cultures, outstanding communication skills, convincing appearance and assertiveness
  • skilful dealing and negotiating with authorities and project partners in English
  • flexible and resilient; self-motivated, independent and structured work methods and ethics
  • good physical condition enabling to hike in the mountains for several hours

We offer

We are looking for someone who wants to be part of ÅF’s success story. Are you passionate about technology development? Do you like to work together to find the best solution? Then we can offer you career opportunities in a modern workplace with challenging assignments and exciting projects all over the world. Worldwide, we work to foster diversity.

The ÅF Group is ranked as one of Sweden’s most popular employer among engineers. At ÅF you will be involved in developing innovative and sustainable solutions within infrastructure, energy and industry. We are always looking for the sharpest skills that can create a future society together with us. We hope you will learn as much from us as we will learn from you.

Contact information

Christina Frank
+41 564831215
swiss-careers@afconsult.com

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