The role of the Construction Manager is to manage the execution of the required work within the project schedules and contractual agreements, ensuring technical excellence and effective coordination of the respective staff within the project team.
Our ideal candidate will be located in Angola and fluent in Portuguese and English, experienced, responsible, and team-focused
Duties and Responsibilities
As part of the Owners Team the Construction Manager will be responsible for:
- The full implementation of the Project on site, managing and coordinating all construction activities as designed by the respective EPCM partners for the Infrastructure, Process Plant and Mining disciplines
- Building and maintaining relationships with all relevant stakeholders.
- Ensuring Project Implementation in accordance with the Project Master Schedule Construction activities
- Providing construction activity updates on a monthly basis, indicating project progress.
- Managing of implementation in relation to project specifications and contractual agreements and communicates these to the respective task force.
- Ensuring construction schedules are in line with project plan and delegates the necessary tasks to the team.
- Reviewing relevant project schedules with EPCM Service Providers, construction area Engineers and Supervisors and verifying key dates and design periods to ensure that all input information from other disciplines and departments will be available timeously for optimum design efficiency.
- Monitoring the implementation of established procedures, standards and specifications on the project.
- Monitoring “manpower” levels in conjunction with EPCM Lead Engineer and Design Supervisor.
- Verifying and approving all time sheets, expense claims and contractor invoices.
- Conducting quality assurance reviews of construction in progress / completed construction, noting discrepancies and violation as observed and take the appropriate action.
- Coordinating field inspections and meetings as to ensure that quality requirements.
- Implementing the SHE and Risk Management Plan by planning and actioning the initiatives within the plan.
- Briefing subordinates on SHE and Risk issues and ensuring that the appropriate training is undertaken in these areas.
- Overseeing and reviews the establishment of safe working procedures.
Requirements and Qualifications
- Relevant Engineering Diploma or Degree
- 10 years experience in construction management in a mining environment
- Demonstrates an understanding of the common principles, terms, procedures and practices of civil engineering and having the ability to solve problems associated with the work
- Ability to understand and interpret engineering, architectural and other construction drawings
- To provide construction management services, the application of basic professional design knowledge and the ability to manage a team
- Understanding and integrating construction regulations into area of responsibility and assisting others in the preparation of specifications
- Understanding the various aspects of contract administration and systems and ensuring contractors operate within the stipulated contracts
- Understands principles of contract law and integrates these into the area of responsibility
- Understands the practices, materials and electrical equipment to be used and the ability to operate this equipment
- Understands relevant machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance
- Understands the use of appropriate survey techniques and devices when surveying areas including hydrography and topography
- Providing technical information in a certain format for planning and review purposes
- Good understanding and knowledge of the relevant Angolan legislation applicable for mining construction projects
- Good communication skills
- Excellent leadership skills
- Proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint
- Proficient in MS Projects or equivalent planning package
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to communicate in Portuguese and English