(a) (i) possess Corporate Membership of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Geotechnical or Civil Discipline) elected after 5 December 1975, or equivalent [see Note (1)]; or (ii) process a recognized professional qualification in engineering geology or geology, or equivalent, such as Chartered Geologist status of the Geological Society of London, UK; (b) have at least 7 years’ post-qualification experience in the field of cavern and/or underground space development; and (c) attain Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent [see Note (2)].
(1) Candidates holding non-local professional qualifications in geotechnical or civil engineering only should prove the equivalent of such qualifications by the closing date for application, with supporting documents such as evidence of acceptance of their qualifications by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers for admission to its Corporate Membership (Geotechnical or Civil Discipline). (2) ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth. (3) Candidate should attach a detailed account of their working experience including the jobs/projects and duties involved in a prescribed format to their applications. The prescribed format can be downloaded from Civil Engineering and Development Department’s home page http://www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/about/career/index.htm.
Successful candidates will be mainly deployed to carry out the following duties in the Civil Engineering and Development Department: (1) To provide expert advice on the planning and management of the consultancy agreements for cavern and underground space development; (2) To review, comment and analyse technical reports and study findings submitted by consultants on cavern and underground space development; (3) To provide expert advice on development measures and implementation strategies to facilitate cavern and underground space development in Hong Kong. (4) To provide expert advice on developing or updating technical standards for cavern and underground space development; (5) To liaise with project offices, consultants and stakeholders on matters relating to cavern and underground space development; (6) To provide expert advice on planning and conducting consultation with relevant stakeholders and public engagement/consultation exercise; (7) To provide expert advice and information to relevant Government bureau/departments, key stakeholders and the general public, as required, on cavern and underground space development projects and related issues; and (8) To provide training to other staff.
Terms of Appointment:
Successful candidates will be appointed on one year non-civil service contract terms.
An end-of-contract gratuity equivalent to 15% of the total basic salary may be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed. Such gratuity will include the contribution made by the Government towards a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Scheme Ordinance. Rest days, statutory holidays, annual leave, maternity/paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions in the Employment Ordinance and the contract terms.
(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment. (b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race. (c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service. (d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made. (e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview. (f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria. (g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the enquiry address. (h) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible.
How to apply:
Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Public Enquiry Service Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Completed forms, together with the required documents mentioned in Note (3) should be forward to the enquiry address of the recruiting department on or before the closing date for application, with the envelope clearly marked with “For Application of Contract Cavern Specialist”. Online application can also be made through the Civil Service Bureau’s website (http://www.csb.gov.hk). Candidates who apply online should submit the required documents mentioned in Note (3) by 29 December 2014 by post, fax or email (Fax number: 2714 0140; email address: firstname.lastname@example.org) to the Appointments Section, Civil Engineering and Development Department and the online application number should be quoted on the envelope and every page of the required documents. Applications not made in the prescribed form or which are incomplete or late will not be considered. Candidates are encouraged to provide their email addresses on the application forms. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date for application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please contact Appointments Section on 2762 5115.
Appointments Section, Civil Engineering and Development Department, 14/F, Civil Engineering and Development Building, 101 Princess Margaret Road, Homantin, Kowloon. Fax : 2714 0140
Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):
Ming Pao Daily News (5 December 2014) and South China Morning Post (6 December 2014)