Vacancy Project Manager, Civil Engineering

The project manager, civil engineering is assigned to the programme and project management office (PPMO), and oversees several large projects, such as the renovation of 100 homes and construction of new 50 social housing units in Statia.  

The PPMO was established by the Statia Government in July 2021 and is responsible for the preparation and implementation of various programmes and projects.  These initiatives are the result of the joint priorities of the Statia Government and the national government. 

PPMO currently executes approximately 35 programmes and projects totalling $130 million on behalf of the various directorates. These programmes and projects include:

  • Repair and replacement of roads
  • Implementation of anti-erosion measures
  • Cliff stabilisation
  • Port renovation and development
  • Masterplan, sports complex
  • Construction and renovation of social housing
  • New secondary school
  • Long-term maintenance plan (MJOP), social real estate
  • Implementation of the nature and environment policy plan


  • Managing various projects, including the Gwendoline van Putten School currently under construction, the cliff stabilisation project, the port development and renovation, and the anti-erosion projects. 
  • Drawing up project plans and project objectives, providing periodic reports and, as the project nears its end, measuring the delivered results against the project plan. 
  • Transferring relevant knowledge and documents to the institution.
  • Making recommendations for process and product improvement.
  • Monitoring and promoting coherence among different interconnected projects.
  • Ensuring adequate management and staffing of the project team.
  • Establishing interpersonal relationships and assessing mutual relationships  within and outside the organisation.

Specific Requirements:

  • WO working and thinking level.
  • At least five years’ experience working with government.
  • Experience in managing civil engineering projects
  • Experience in functional management and development of employees.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to work in a political/administrative environment. 
  • Ability to network, negotiate and give advice. 
  • Ability to work well with others. 
  • Development-oriented with a focus on the growth and development of employees.

Terms of employment

This employee will be based in Statia. The position is temporary for a fixed period. 

The salary scaling is equivalent to scale 13 on the salary scale, with a minimum of $5,251.14 and a maximum of $6,554.03 gross monthly, based on a 36-hour work week. This is in accordance with the salary table of the Statia Government dated 1 January 2023. Salary scaling is based on qualification and experience. In addition, this employee will receive a holiday allowance of 8.33% an end-of-year bonus of 8.33% of the annual income.

The successful candidate must provide a certificate of good conduct (VOG) and undergo a medical test for inclusion in the pension fund.

For additional information on the primary and secondary terms of employment, see, go to the tab, 'job vacancies', then click on 'working in Statia'.

Are you interested in applying for the position of project manager, civil engineering?

Please apply in writing no later than 31 March 2024, to:

The Executive Council of the Government of St Eustatius

Attn: Ms. Francisca Gibbs

Unit Manager, Internal Services


More information:

For details of the position, please contact the island secretary, Mrs. Malvern Dijkshoorn – Lopes, at Tel: +599 318 2906, or e-mail:

For information concerning the recruitment and selection process, please contact the department of personnel and organization at or tel. +599 318 2931.