The Hon. Spencer Brand
The Hon. Spencer Brand

NIA seeks to strengthen Public Works Department’s tech team

From the NIA

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – The Nevis Island Administration is seeking to hire a qualified quantity surveyor as part of its efforts to strengthen the Public Works Department (PWD).

The Hon. Spencer Brand, minister responsible for public works on Nevis, made the announcement at a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly July 3. He said the move is in an effort to fill the void left by technical staff who have left the department and strengthen the technical team there.

“Over the years, we have lost a number of our technical staff,” he said. “We have lost three civil engineers, [an] architect and a quantity surveyor and we believe that this would have put tremendous strain on the performance of our Public Works Department. I want to say to the young talented quantity surveyor somewhere out there [who] is looking for a job, it’s an opportunity to come and talk to us. I must say this is a desperate need for the Public Works Department,” he said.

The minister stated that the department would be embarking on a number of projects and wanted to ensure that the money spent would be accounted for in the interest of the people of Nevis. Brand expressed the view that once the people’s money is being spent, it should be spent properly, cutting down waste to ensure value for money is achieved.

In the meantime, they have been able to attract a civil engineer and an engineer to the department in the administration’s continuing quest to strengthen the department’s technical staff complement.