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Dynamic People Consulting is recruiting for a Project Engineer for one of its clients in the engineering sector

Description

Reporting to the Projects Manager, the incumbent shall oversee project execution efforts to ensure they are completed satisfactorily, on time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities
  • In charge of the various projects that shall be assigned
  • Preparation of program of works for all assigned projects
  • Preparation and monitoring of weekly cash flows, monthly budgets, financial appraisals and weekly cash flows for each project.
  • Preparing schedules (material, labor and equipment) of resources required for project execution

  • Responsible for coordinating and supervising the construction process from the conceptual development stage through final construction.
  • Mobilizing site resources in the line with program of works.
  • Evaluation of project performance on against the works program.
  • Tracking to ensure programme targets are met, planning and implementing remedial measures in case of programme slippage, including feedback information for programme improvement.
  • Ensuring that all relevant tests are performed and results forwarded as per requirements
  • Resolving technical differences with consultants/architects that may arise in relation to the projects
  • Verification of contracts bills, certify closure of accounts & reconciliation of materials supplied to site
  • Ensure that all projects are completed within time and without any cost overrun
  • Liaising with project Consultants and clients to ensure that their requirements are catered for on the projects.
  • Representing the company at site meetings
  • Deal with client complaints related to the project
  • Acting as liaison between the Project Manager and the rest of the project team that s/he is assigned
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring that all funds disbursed to sites are fully accounted for.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate and budget for activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems.
  • Participate in the conceptual development of the construction projects and oversee their organization, scheduling, and implementation.
  • Develop a cost-effective plan and schedule for completion of project following a logical pattern for utilization of resources.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates and progress and cost tracking reports including construction schedule and associated costs to achieve completion of project within time
  • Identify the elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims
  • Vetting of prospective sub-contractors and presenting these for approval by Projects Manager and ensuring proper performance of the job.
  • Coordinate work of subcontractors working on various phases of the project including reviewing architectural and engineering drawings to make sure that all specifications and regulations are being followed.
  • Monitors performance of the Contractors and Subcontractors and verify that the works are executed in accordance with the latest issue of the Contract documents
  • Determine workforce and equipment requirements and allocate the same to construction sites.
  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Obtain all necessary permits and licenses.
  • Requisition supplies and materials to complete construction projects.
  • Develop and implement quality control programs.
  • Guiding, training and developing of site teams to better perform their duties.
  • Preparation of the snags list at the end of every project.
  • Responsible for effective Mobilization and Demobilization of the Project site.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.
Qualification and Experience
  • BSc. in Civil Engineering or any related field.
  • MS Projects and MS Office proficiency.
  • A post graduate qualification in Project Management is mandatory.
  • Registration with ERB as Graduate or Registered Engineer and membership with IEK shall be added advantage
  • The candidate should be aged between 32 and 40 years
  • Have a minimum of 10 years post-graduate experience in end-to-end execution of large building & civil engineering projects
  • Have hands-on experience in BOQ preparation and tendering procedures
  • Have a minimum of 5 years experience in a supervisory role, fully in charge of large projects
  • Must have experience in managing several large projects simultaneously
Skills and Competencies
  • Ability to plan, manage people and organize a team effort.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good client management and goodwill building ability.
  • Capacity to motivate, lead and boost morale of the teams.
  • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability.
  • Capacity to handle pressure.
  • Willingness to travel extensively across the construction sites.
  • Physical and mental fitness is a must
  • Able to deliver under pressure and under minimum supervision
  • Must have strong project management skills
  • Strong focus on quality.
Project Manager

Dynamic People Consulting is currently recruiting for a Project Manager for one of its clients in the construction industry.

The project manager will be responsible for reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the planning, execution and monitoring of all projects so as to ensure that all deliverables have been met.

She/he will also be in charge of all the projects resources and technical staff.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in civil engineering and a diploma in project/construction management from recognized institutions.
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • A post graduate qualification in Project Management is mandatory.
  • More than 12 years postgraduate experience, with experience in managing construction aspects of major multidisciplinary projects involving reinforced concrete in structures, embankment construction and construction of works spread in a linear manner. 8 years should be in a senior management position
  • Computer literacy: candidate should be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, MS Projects. etc)
  • Must be a Registered Engineer from a recognized Institute of Engineers Board
  • Must have hands-on experience in BOQ preparation and tendering procedures
  • Must have experience in managing several large projects simultaneously
  • Must be above the age of 35 years
Personal Attributes
  • Ability to plan, manage people and organize a team effort.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good client management and goodwill building ability.
  • Capacity to motivate, lead and boost morale of the teams.
  • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability.
  • Capacity to handle pressure.
  • Willingness to travel extensively across the construction sites.
  • Strong focus on quality.
  • Be self driven and possess excellent interpersonal communication and sound management skills while demonstrating a passion for performance and achievement in a competitive environment
  • Results driven
  • Good reporting writing
  • Works well under pressure and thrives in challenges
If you meet the above qualifications, please send your resumes torecruitment@dpckenya.com

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