Nepal nationals: Water Supply and Commissioning Expert

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Objective and Purpose of the Assignment


The objective of the consulting service is to provide technical expert services in connection with the
commissioning of the BDS and DNIs established under various projects Kathmandu Valley Water Supply and
Sanitation Project (ADB loan -1820); Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project (ADB Loan -2776)
and Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project – Additional financing (ADB Loan -3255).

Scope of Work


The Water Supply and Commissioning Expert (National) will perform as follows with respect to
commissioning of the BDS and DNIs established under various projects Kathmandu Valley Water Supply
Improvement Project (ADB Loan -2776); Kathmandu Valley Water Supply Improvement Project – Additional
financing (ADB Loan -3255) and Kathmandu Valley Water Supply and Sanitation Project (ADB loan -1820);

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output


(i) Lead the entire commissioning team (PID, Consultant’s and Contractor’s designated personnel) in
flushing, testing and disinfection of the entire system (BDS, SRTs and DNIs);
(ii) Work closely with Commissioning Expert (International) and DSC-05 during commissioning of BDS, SRTs
and DNIs;
(iii) Interacting with Senior managers/ Engineers/ Consultants/ Contractors/ Technicians and other
stakeholders, including the officials of KVWSMB, KUKL and KUKL branch offices and PID as required to
gain an understanding of the system;
(iv) To ensure that all necessary tests, specified in the contract documents for any relevant sections,
for the Pipes, SRTs, Valves, other Fittings and Accessories and Appurtenances are conducted before the
system is put to service;
(v) Making field visits and recommend for replacement of any fittings, pipes, and appurtenances to
PID/KUKL as required if any, based on their defects, incompatibility to design, flow obstructions/
interference and inappropriateness to system functioning;
(vi) Ensure the proper flushing and disinfection requirements as per standard practices;
(vii) Ensure that the system and it’s accessories in accordance to parameters of design model as far as
practical is calibrated by the contractors and checked and recommended by the consultant;
(viii) Ensure that the network, SRTs and accessories are tested, disinfected and commissioned under a
systematic approach following a methodical planning and it’s execution;
(ix) Work with Commissioning Expert (International) in establishing a system inside KUKL for UFW
control, including leak detection and management, and prompt and efficient repair/replacement of faulty
pipes, joins, accessories when required;
(x) Involve in conducting job training of technical staff for O&M during the commissioning of the
schemes and need identification including broad content design for further training requirements and
providing guidance to the development of Checklists and SOPs for future repair and maintenance;
(xi) Prepare/update template for step-wise NRW Commissioning Plan to be prepared by the contractor for
each of the DMAs of the DNI works;
(xii) In overall, to ensure that testing and commissioning of the system follows a planned approach and
that the KUKL receives a system that is fairly stabilized and efficient for operation in the physical
sense, after calibrations according to acceptable standards;
(xiii) Assist PID staff to supervise the construction of transmission pipelines, distribution networks,
storage reservoirs, water treatment plants and other related structures, as deemed necessary;
(xiv) Coordinate with local authorities and other relevant agencies and institutions as required for the
project implementation;
(xv) Configure the distribution zones and district metering areas (DMAs) in coordination with KUKL and
its relevant Branch Offices;
(xvi) Perform any other relevant tasks within the scope of services as requested by Project Director, PID

Minimum Qualification Requirements


The candidate for this position must have a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering (preferably post-
graduate in water supply and sanitary/environmental/public health engineering or environment management)
with at least 15 years of experience including 10 years of experience in design, supervision of water
supply distribution network for urban areas. Experience in water supply modeling software,
synchronization of GIS date, Air management System analysis of large diameter size pipe, knowledge of
NRW Management, ASSET management, and commissioning of Urban Drinking water Supply System with Service
Reservoirs is desirable. Experience of externally funded projects (ADB or World Bank etc.) will be