Vacancy for Structural Engineer


The University of Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following vacant senior member position in the Physical and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD):


POSITION:                           Structural Engineer, P.P.& D


REPORTING TO:                 Deputy Director of PDMSD




The Structural Engineer, Physical Planning and Development (P.P.&D), is part of a team in the PDMSD which is responsible for the management of the Physical Development and Maintenance of the Facilities and Property of the University.


Key Responsibilities

      i.         Responsible for supporting the Project Team in detailed structural engineering design and technical input during the preparation and execution of construction documents in the office and on site 

    ii.         Understand structural design analysis and calculations and present professional design reports 

  iii.         Lead the technical aspects of the project team and over-see all phases of construction 

  iv.         Act as support engineer and technical supervisory manager to the Project Manager, Designers and Project Architects

    v.         Prepare civil/structural engineering design details and drawings

  vi.         Appraise projects and carry out the necessary quality control and assurance protocols 

 vii.         Monitor and evaluate project progress and submit monthly technical progress reports



The successful applicant must have:

(a)      A Bachelor's degree in structural engineering from a recognised university

·      A Masters or post-graduate degree in Civil/Structural will be desirable with more than 10 years post-qualification working experience. Must be a member of a recognized Professional Body.

·      Complete understanding of CAD applications and practices, particularly AutoCAD. Ability to set up office standards for the translation of drawings between these and other platforms (DWG, IFC, Inventor files).

·      Familiarity with design applications in structural and civil engineering.

·      Experience and be a proficient user of MS Project and/or Primavera project management.

·      Leadership skills and be a team player with a flexible and open attitude.

·      Creative and original thinking capabilities demonstrated through a strong creative portfolio.

·      The ability to support a team with good collaboration skills.

·      The ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently


An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to the Registrar, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG25, Legon, Accra, Ghana; or


The application pack should contain the following:

      i.         Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1B) to be downloaded from the University’s website at


    ii.         An up to date Curriculum Vitae. 


  iii.         Copies of academic and professional certificates.


Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



Applications should reach the Registrar not later than the close of day on Friday, 22nd November, 2019.




16th October, 2019.