Engineering Firm Quantity Surveyor, and Contracts Manager Jobs in Kenya 2013

A local ‘Class A’ Building and Civil Engineering Construction Firm wishes to recruit a;
Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Job Purpose
 
To manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects from initial calculations to the final figures.
Key requirements
  • A Bachelors degree in Building Economics (minimum requirement)or equivalent from a recognized university with a broad based background in construction.
  • Proven record of at least 4 years experience in a reputable busy firm.
  • Certifications in Arch card and Auto card.
  • Must be a registered BORAQS (K) member.
  • Strong familiarity with Quantity surveying management software, such as Win Qs
  • A mature individual with high level of discretion and unquestionable integrity.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
Key Responsibilities
  • Preparation of budget/preliminary cost estimate from preliminary drawings with view of establishing cost limit.
  • Cost check during detailed design to ensure budget conforms to design.
  • Taking measurements on site and from detailed drawings and preparing bills of quantities.
  • Pricing bills of quantities.
  • Cost control during implementation by costing change orders (variations) and advising on financial implications.
  • Preparation of periodic/interim valuations of work done for issuance of certificate of payment.
  • Advising on the cost implications of design alternatives if considered
  • Participating in tender action for the project.
  • Preparation of tender analysis and evaluation reports for the project.
  • Preparation of cash-flow projections (on the basis of the chosen tender and its construction program) to advice on the firm pattern of financial commitment throughout the project.
  • Re-measure all provisional works as they are executed.
  • Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their qualifications, experience, expected remuneration and an updated CV with contact details of three professional referees.
Job Title: Contracts Manager

Job Purpose
 
To coordinate and ensure the successful implementation of all building and construction works and any other related activities being implemented by the Company.
Key requirements
  • Masters degree preferably in Project Management or M.A in Construction Management.
  • Must possess a degree in Civil Engineering or Building and Construction or other relevant field from a recognized university.
  • Minimum 10 years experience with regard to designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development works in building and construction.
  • Possess wide experience in construction and contracts management with minimum 5 years experience as a manager in a senior leadership position.
  • Ability to handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational demands.
  • Must be able to keep abreast of all new construction industry and practices
  • Proven public relations and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge and application of auto/arch CAD will be an added advantage
Key Responsibilities
  • To supervise and provide technical inputs to all aspects of construction works on sites
  • Provide leadership and capacity building for the technical team
  • Maintain and ensure good working relations with all stakeholders
  • Ensure proper civil engineering, contracting and construction guidelines are followed by all stakeholders
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their qualifications, experience, expected remuneration and an updated CV with contact details of three professional referees.
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Deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday 20th March, 2013.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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