Job Description Structural Engineer

Location of job: Kapuna Hospital, Papua New Guinea

Timing of job: Asap

Duration of job: Estimated 2 weeks



Kapuna hospital was built in the late 1940’s. Ever since there has been limited funding to do major renovations. Therefore, Kapuna has looked for funding to thoroughly renovate its facilities, including its complete hospital and ancillary buildings, a floating wharf, a solar system and renewed water management. This project will most likely be funded with Australian funding and the last phase of the basic engineering is the consistency and improvement of the current set of structural drawings.



As a structural engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Enhance the set of construction detailing/structural engineering plans based on local advice, current projects and PNG building norms standards
  • Review the architectural drawings and ensuring they align with the structural drawings
  • Prepare a Bill of Quantities based on the architectural-and structural plans


Who we are looking for

During the last year we have created both architectural and structural drawings for the hospital renovation and expansion. The structural engineer drafted typical plans which apply to all buildings. However, these typical plans are not fully aligned and compliant with the actual building methodology. We are looking for a professional engineer with significant experience in Autocad drafting, working on construction projects, experience in distilling a BoQ from plans, and good knowledge of PNG building materials and construction detailing to enhance the existing set of typical plans and apply them to all architectural/structural plans. Secondly, a detailed Bill of Quantities is to be prepared, extracted from the same plans through Autocad, Revit, ArchiCad or BoQ software application

What we can offer

If you want to take this unique opportunity to serve in a remote and very needy place of the world, you will not regret it. Kapuna is a beautiful village in the dense bush of PNG with only waterways and airstrips in the vicinity to make travel arrangements. We will make sure you enjoy your stay and can offer the following:

  • Visa arrangements
  • Accommodation
  • Travel Port Moresby-Kapuna
  • Appropriate Remuneration


If you are ready for an adventure and you feel this is your call, just let us know and we'll share more information.


Thank you!




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