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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Clerks Of Works, Finance Manager, and Construction supervisors/Foremen Jobs in Kenya

Clerks Of Works

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Clerk of Works is responsible for ensuring high standards of quality control are maintained through monitoring of construction, contract progress, procedures, workmanship, schedules and the overall job safety and also effective coordination between the contractor, the consultants and the management.
  • Interpret Architectural, structural, mechanical drawings.
  • Prepare Day to day and monthly program of all works.
  • Attend site meetings, keep minutes of meetings and records.
  • Closely liaise with Architects, Structural & Mechanical Eng. for details.
  • Oversee the safety and quality of work on site. Ensure work is carried out to the Architect’s design specification, standards and schedule.
  • To attend various meetings and submit written progress reports. Checking that all work meets contractual and legal requirements.
  • To assist in the review of plans, specifications, and designs submitted by contractors, architects, or engineers.
  • Inform the Contractor, the Architect and the Project Manager of work not conforming to contract drawings or documents.
  • Conducting site inspections and supervising on-going works and projects;
  • Monitoring on-going works to ensure compliance with standards, specifications, time schedules and safety requirements;
  • Inspect quality of materials delivered to Site and report to Architect.
  • Inform Architect of any discrepancies in drawings or Bills of Quantities.
  • To be responsible for continuous inspection during construction and to ensure adherence to all building codes, plans, specification, and allotted budget.
Educational Requirements

Desired Education Skills and Experience
Academic Qualifications:
 
Minimum Higher Diploma in Building & Civil Engineering Technology from a recognized institute (e.g. Kenya Polytechnic or equivalent) with a broad based back ground in construction.

Computer Literacy
Arch cad at least 2 years’ experience. Advantageous programs: Microsoft Excel, MS Project. Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills.A team player with high integrity, interpersonal and advisory skills.

Experience: 
Minimum 2 years in construction industry preferable, at least 1 year of which were mandatory site work. Project Management skills.

Finance Manager

Purpose
The Finance Manager will be responsible for the budgeting process, financial management, and management of a team of program administrative and operations personnel.
  • Assist with the preparation of the business plan/strategy
  • Monitoring of the financial performance of the business unit.
  • Perform financial analysis as required including feasibility studies for potential new products.
  • Manage projects financially as and when required.
  • Ensuring the provision of operational and commercial information
  • Project work
  • Actively contribute to the continual streamlining of processes and procedures.
  • Supervise and review junior accountants.
  • Ensuring the preparation and availability of commercial reporting
  • Reviewing sales and customer performance
  • Working closely with the Group Finance Manager
Educational and Work experience:
  • Formal education in Business Administration, Accounting or an equivalent field at the master’s degree level (or higher);
  • 3 years’ experience working in a real estate environment preferably at senior management level .
  • Good Understanding of the Kenyan Taxation laws.
  • Advanced Excel skills and experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and management skills.
Construction supervisors/Foremen

Purpose

Construction supervisor will supervise the implementation of  projects at field level by maintaining the quality of the activities and effective operation systems, accurate, technical, financial and narrative reporting corresponding to our  Guidelines through the advice of Project Manager .

Job Responsibilities
  • To manage crews of skilled and unskilled workers at construction sites.
  • Be responsible for the efficient use of labor, machines, and materials by their crews.
  • Report to site superiors, who are responsible for the efficiency of all the staff on a construction job.
  • To plan and schedule work and keep records of the materials used and the progress made on a job.
  • Report on such things as personnel, costs, and safety.To see that safety rules are followed.
  • Updating budgets and schedules weekly. Recording actual costs.
  • Creating project schedules/work plans
  • Improve upon and develop new tracking tools, task management, and ways to reduce cost whilst improving quality of construction and maintenance.
  • Communicate company rules and policies to the workers.
  • To handle workers grievances or complaints about their jobs, the construction supervisor meets with union representatives to work out solutions.
  • Ability to read blueprints and plans.
  • Oversee the training of newly hired laborers.
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities Required:
  • A Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering or Building and Construction or other relevant field from recognized college and universities.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in construction management with minimum 1 years’ experience as a manager in a senior leadership position.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with regard to designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on construction and maintenance projects.
  • Master of generally accepted construction techniques.
  • High attention to detail with regards to quality
  • Extremely organized - ability to multitask and work on several projects simultaneously according to priority level
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Creative problem solver
  • Independent and motivated
  • High level of professionalism
  • Excellent communication
  • Knowledge of grounds keeping and landscaping preferred
  • Proficiency in computing, data, budgets and IT.
  •  Fluency in English essential
If you feel you meet the above qualifications and are ready for the challenge send your cover letter and resume to vacancies@fep-group.com   on or before 1st August 2012.