Site Engineer (Conservator)

Employer:Takween Integrated Community Development
Job Title: Site Engineer (Conservator)
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Esna, Luxor
Category: Engineering – Other

Takween Integrated Community Development (Takween-ICD) is an urban development firm established in 2009 in Egypt by a young dynamic team with extensive experience, in response to a foreseen growing demand for innovative urban solutions in a world where it is predicted that by 2030, 60% of the world’s inhabitants will be living in urban centers. Takween-ICD specializes in the development of integrated packages in urban development services and solutions to support and complement efforts of tackling urban challenges. Takween-ICD provides project planning, design and implementation services to a range of local and international clients. Takween-ICD fields of interventions include integrated urban development and upgrading; heritage management and conservation; community development and mobilization; and direct involvement in participatory design and construction activities.


In January of 2021 Takween will be starting a new Project in Esna, Visit Esna. This project objective is to put Esna on the tourist map through a number of conservation, marketing and economic interventions. 


A Site conservator shall care for cultural collections by applying scientific methods to preserve and restore artefacts. He provides engineering assistance working with landowners, groups and units of government to apply and maintain a variety of conservation practices. This person is responsible for providing technical guidance and the overall planning, design, installation and maintenance of the civil engineering phases of conservation activities.

Site engineers manage parts of a construction project, providing technical advice, supervising staff on site and ensuring that their packages are completed on time and within budget. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities


  • Managing parts of construction projects
  • Overseeing building work
  • Undertaking surveys
  • Setting out sites 
  • Checking technical designs and drawings to ensure that they are followed correctly
  • Supervising contracted staff
  • Ensuring project packages meet agreed specifications, budgets and/or timescales
  • Liaising with clients, subcontractors and other professional staff, especially quantity surveyors and the overall project manager
  • Providing technical advice and solving problems on site
  • Preparing site reports and filling in other paperwork, reports which includes design calculations and plan preparation
  • Liaising with quantity surveyors about the ordering and the pricing of materials
  • Ensuring that health and safety and sustainability policies and legislation are adhered to.
  • Site engineers work out on a construction site in all weathers and tend to work on one project at a time. Depending on the location of the project, they might need to relocate or complete a lengthy commute.
  • Performs, provides training for, and guidance on quality assurance, ensuring projects get carried out as designed and recommend additions as needed
  • Examine artefacts, both visually and using scientific tools such as x-rays, infrared photography and microscopic analysis, to determine the extent and causes of deterioration
  • Keep full conservation records by writing up notes on the object’s condition and any previous restoration work that has been done
  • Produce a visual record of the object for identification purposes and to illustrate its condition
  • Work out creative solutions to clean, support and repair sensitive objects
  • Use a range of conservation instruments 
  • Recreate historically-accurate finishes, such as mixing traditional paints from scratch
  • Develop and maintain appropriate professional standards within your specialist area
  • Keep up to date with the latest conservation techniques and practices, through research and training.




  • Accredited degree in engineering: usually civil, structural Architect, Conservator/Restorer. 


  • 5-10 years of experience in conservation, restoration and construction, urban conservation, rehabilitation, and restoration of historic sites; 


  • Familiarity with conservation measures, and work in community development context as well as USAID projects;


  • Ability to organize a work schedule
  • Ability to solve disputes between workers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Teamworking and relationship-building skills
  • Technical skills
  • An eye for detail
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership and management.
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Deep knowledge of the construction industry and processes
  • Ability to read construction drawings and blueprints
  • Perform quality checks on construction equipment


  • Ability to work under high pressure and carrying out simultaneous multi-tasks;
  • Self-motivated with high leadership, organizational and communication skills;
  • Creativity and ability to seek and explore innovative solutions;
  • Teamwork abilities and work collaboratively with other stakeholders and staff members;
  • Accountability and high commitment to the company’s quality standards and code of ethics;
Experience: 5 to 10 years
Salary: Confidential, – A Site conservator will work in Esna City – Luxor; accommodation and transportation will be covered;

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