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Construction Project Assistant - Roads 

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Our client, an engineering and construction company specializing in roads construction and maintenance is seeking a
 Construction Project Assistant

Reporting to: Project Manager 

Job Profile:
 Supports completion of road construction projects by organizing and controlling project elements and activities.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develops projects by reviewing project proposals and plans; conferring with management
  • Determines project responsibilities by identifying project phases and elements: assigning personnel to phases and elements; reviewing bids from contractors/suppliers
  • Determines project specifications by studying product design, customer requirements, and performance standards; competing technical studies; preparing cost estimates / budgets.
  • Determines project schedule by studying project progress ; coordinating activities, resolving problems
  • Controls project plan by reviewing design, specifications, plan and schedule changes; recommending actions
  • Controls project costs by approving expenditures administering contractor contracts
  • Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends; recommending actions
  • Maintains safe working environment by enforcing procedures, rules and regulation (HSE)
  • Maintains project data base by entering and backing up data
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed
  • Judging whether projects are workable by assessing materials, costs and time requirements
  • Assessing the environment impact and risks connected to projects
  • Preparing bids do tenders and reporting to clients, public agencies and planning bodies
  • Managing, directing and monitoring progress during each phase of a project
  • Making sure site meet legal guidelines, and health and safety requirements
  • Cost reduction measure to sites i.e. cost of production task rates, material usage
  • Preparing budgets for sites
  • General management of construction sites both on site and office
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements for all sites
  • Making sure that measurements on site are accurate as reported including material testing.
  • Making sure materials and workmanship used are of quality and value for money.
  • Understanding of all relevant changes, written instructions, specifications, checking them and using them as references when inspecting works.
  • Preparation of final accounts.
Required Skills & Qualifications
  • Diploma in Construction, Civil Engineering, Construction Project Management or related
  • At least 3 - 5 years of solid experience in construction Project Management Civil/Construction Project Management qualification and experience a MUST
  • Experience in Roads 2000 projects an advantage
  • Substantial technical awareness in overseeing civil engineering projects from inception to completion
  • Sharp computer skills in Ms. Office and
  • MS Projects efficiency a MUST
  • Able to work independently and within a team
  • Mature and self-driven with planning and organizing abilities

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their online application on or before 27th October 2015 at

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