Bridge International Academies Construction Project Manager Job in Kenya

Position Title: Construction Project Manager
 
Location: Kenya
 
Reports to: Head of Construction
 
The Construction Project Manager shall be responsible for the successful completion of site works in time, within set budgets and to specification using a highly consistent, efficient and effective formally systematised methodology.

About Bridge International
 
Bridge International Academies was conceived in 2007 out of the belief that giving every child access to a high quality education would have the greatest impact on reducing poverty worldwide. With that guiding insight, Bridge International developed a strategy that would enable it to launch a large-scale network of high-quality, ultra low-cost, for-profit primary schools. 
Operating a network of schools supported by a strong central headquarters gives Bridge International the scale, experience, and capacity to invest in systems of management, support, training, and innovation that allows individual schools to dramatically increase their effectiveness. 
Using this model, Bridge International is able to profitably deliver high-quality education for $5 per child per month. This ensures that its academies will continue to successfully serve its communities as long as parents value the educational service provided. 
The first Bridge International Academy launched successfully in Kenya in 2009 and over 70 academies are operating in Kenya today. 
Through rapid and strategic expansion, Bridge International will provide a quality education to over a million students in the coming years.
 
Job Purpose:
 
The Construction Project Manager shall be responsible for the successful completion of site works in time, within set budgets and to specification using a highly consistent, efficient and effective formally systematised methodology.

Responsibilities:
  • Pre-start process including review of the initial site appraisals, site layouts, site preparation details and budgets and statutory approval documentation.
  • In charge of site preparation processes, programmes organisation.
  • Start-up of site work including organising site visits, site staff travel, site work pre-requisites, site documentation and site foremen deployment.
  • On-site work planning and organisation, site instructions and site inspections, work certification; on-site trouble shooting and problem solving, handover and project shut down.
  • Participating in facilitating training, work study and staff management.
  • Inter-departmental communications including periodic reporting, construction updates and correspondence.
  • Provide feedback on design and process standardisation including design of process, procedures and tools; determination of labour resource requirements; review of designs, drawings and contracts; and feedback on design implementation and buildability.
Experience:
  • Minimum 10 years experience in a busy and dynamic work environment.
  • Handled multiple projects in multiple locations concurrently.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in any of the building and construction professions; Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Civil & Structural Engineering, Building Construction or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in Construction Management, Project management shall be an added advantage.
Professional:
  • Relevant Professional registration
  • Specialist knowledge required:
  • Excellent MS Project (or other) knowledge & skills
  • Excellent MS Office package skills
Behavioural competencies:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Systems and formal standardisation orientation
  • Ability to synthesize complex ideas into simple concise instructions for dissemination
  • Problem solving/decision making
  • Information gathering skills
  • Analytical and interpretation skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted


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