Construction Firm Project Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position Title: Project Manager

The Organization


Our client is a global construction firm who now has a presence in Africa. They set up operations in Rwanda in 2000 with the aim of developing and building construction business in Kigali and the surrounding Area.

Throughout these ten (10) years, the organization has continued to expand and develop. In 2011 the company achieved a consolidated turnover of $ 10,000,000 USD. They currently employ about one hundred and fifty people, not including the many subcontractors who work at various construction sites of the company.

The organization has recently set up operations in Kenya and is looking to recruit a Project Manager to be based in Nairobi.

Job Purpose


The Project Manager will possess overall responsibility for the proper organization and implementation of all projects. Reporting to the Technical Director, the Project Manager will ensure that the work is executed according to company’s quality standards and to the terms and conditions defined with the client and in respect of planning.

The job holder will be tasked with improving the budgeted margin on selling price and will supervise the Senior and Junior Site Engineers and also the Site Storekeepers.

Key Responsibilities
 

Contract management
  • Making sure terms and conditions of contract are respected
  • Calculating quantities achieved
  • Making sure quantities charged to the client are at least equal to quantities paid to subcontractors
  • Calculating claims and introducing them on time to the QS
  • Preparing  Interim Payment Applications (IPA), submitting them to QS for approval
  • Following-up on approvals by the QS
  • Handling all mail correspondence with clients
  • Ensuring all communication to protect contractor are delivered on time and that appropriate follow-up is done
  • Adhering to the working program submitted to the client
  • Proposing alternative technical solutions to optimize execution, economies of scale, costs and results
  • Managing sub-contractors
Workers management
  • Anticipating human and material resources needed to achieve set targets on time
  • Defining and assigning Site engineers specific tasks with clarity of responsibility
  • Managing the day to day supervision of daily workers
  • Forwarding payroll information about daily workers to the Cost Controller
  • Following up on workers absence and any other performance related issues
Materials stock management
  • Anticipating requirements and ensuring that stocks are at the required levels at all times
  • Cross-checking  and approving monthly requisitions for site
  • Ensuring  availability of materials and equipments for by performing regular controls on stock level and assessing stock variation against production
Work planning
  • Preparing global planning for execution of work (workforce, equipments, machines)
  • Identifying the need for sub-contractors and informing the purchase officer on time about these needs
  • Making recommendations on preferred sub-contractors
  • Ensuring  sub-contractors respect the terms and conditions of contracts
This list is not comprehensive and the employee can be requested to perform other tasks by supervisor or Direction

Experience and Qualifications
  • An undergraduate degree in Civil engineering or a related field
  • At least 5 to 10 years experience in construction (civil works, buildings, property development)
  • Fluent in English, knowledge of Swahili would be an added advantage
  • Strong leadership and supervision skills
  • An individual with a dynamic and positive attitude
  • A results oriented individual with strong entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Should be a team player with the ability to adapt to a multi-cultural environment
Application Process
 
To apply for this position, send your CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and stating what makes you suitable for the role to careers@talentsolutionsmanagement.co.ke by 10th August 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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