The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
Posting Title: ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, P3
Job Code Title: ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 18 May 2022 – 01 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Engineering-UNOG-178990-R-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
The post is located in the Engineering Unit, Facilities Management Section (FMS), Central Support Services (CSS), Division of Administration at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). The Electrical Engineer reports to the Chief of the Engineering Unit.
Under the supervision of the Chief of the Engineering Unit, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
(a) Clients’ relationships – Develops and implements capital improvement and maintenance plans:
– Gathers data, analyzes and anticipates evolving needs of the Unit’s clients;
– Conducts inspections of the technical infrastructure of the Palais des Nations and its annex buildings;
– Monitors technological developments and keeps abreast of changes in standards and regulations;
– Submits master capital improvement plans based on clients’ needs, technical infrastructure inspections, technological developments, and standards and regulations;
– Prepares budgetary projections that serve as a basis for requested capital improvements;
– Establishes performance indicators for outsourced services;
– Drafts specifications for capital projects and maintenance services;
– Analyzes tenders and drafts procurement recommendations;
– Technical and financial monitoring of facilities;
– Monitors the performance of external contractors;
– Assists to prepare maintenance plans.
(b) Promotes continuous improvement of the Unit’s performance:
– Ensures technology transfer from external companies to the Unit’s technical staff;
– Participates in the development and implementation of the Unit’s technical and organizational work standards;
– Participates in the development of training plans for Unit staff;
– Provides technical support to the Unit supervisors;
– Coordinates his/her work with that of other Unit staff members and the Unit’s activities with relevant external parties (Buildings Unit, Information and Communication Technology Service, clients);
– Provides staff members of the Unit with specialized training, as required;
– Carryies out performance analyses and suggests and implements corrective action as part of the continuous improvement process.
(c) Contributes to the Strategic Heritage Plan (SHP) on all technical aspects as required:
– Communicates with SHP and FMS operational expert to provide technical information on existing equipment, maintenance and operations;
– Provides SHP and FMS operational experts with necessary information on maintenance contracts in order to extend or implement new maintenance contracts;
– Ensures information transfer from SHP and FMS operational expert to the FMS team in regards to future installations and equipment;
– Coordinates BFMS works to ensure harmonization between FMS project and future SHP project;
– Participates with FMS operational expert in analysing technical design concepts and its impact on future FMS maintenance and operations;
– Replaces FMS operational expert in his/her absence.
(d) Assists with tracking equipment data and building maintenance history records in Umoja Plant Maintenance module:
– Coordinates with all Engineering subunits to gather information regarding existing preventative maintenance programs;
– Drafts preventative maintenance programs, tasks and scheduling for existing equipment as well as for any new installations;
– Participates in implementing the new preventative maintenance plans in Umoja Plant Maintenance module;
– Works with other CSS staff members to incorporate any new preventative maintenance programs, tasks and scheduling in Umoja Plant Maintenance module.
(e) Performs other related duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of electrical installation standards of the host country and/or EU. Knowledge of electrical systems and networks in buildings such as high voltage (power) and low voltage (IT/CCTV). Demonstrated application of sound engineering principles and technical problem solving. Ability to participate in engineering projects, including preparation of cost estimates, research of data and preparing graphs. Knowledge of host country standards and construction codes. Ability to identify and analyze engineering data of significant depth and complexity. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in electrical engineering is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job – Specific Qualification
A degree which meets local regulations in order to obtain the authorization to perform electrical installations delivered by Eidgenössosches Starkstrominspektorat (ESTI – “Inspection fédérale des installations à courant fort”, and which is in line with article 8 of the “Ordonnance sur les Installations électriques à Basse Tension, OIBT” is desirable.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in electrical engineering is required.
Experience in project management within a multidisciplinary team is required.
Experience in maintenance and/or renovation projects of electrical installations is desirable.
Experience in renovation and upgrading of electronic security installations or low voltage cabling infrastructure is desirable.
Experience as the respondent for a current authorization to perform electrical installations delivered by the local authorities Eidgenössosches Starkstrominspektorat (ESTI – “Inspection fédérale des installations à courant fort”) is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
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