DEPUTY RESIDENT ENGINEER


Purpose:
Responsible for performing the administration of planning, designing and engineering projects in the department and assisting the Resident Engineer on major construction projects.
Responsibilities:
  • Performing infrastructure inspection surveys throughout the institution to monitor buildings and roads for maintenance or repair, project progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications and construction and safety standards.
  • Reviewing preliminary plans and specifications of construction contracts. Preparing authorizations for change orders regarding construction revisions.
  • Co-ordinating in-house or contract works with utility companies and other governmental agencies and manage the timely construction of same within budget.
  • Planning and carrying out civil engineering designs to acceptable engineering standards and codes of practice for all university civil projects and maintenance work and manage the timely construction of same within budget by in-house work force or outside civil engineering contractors.
  • Analyzing reports, maps, drawings and tests on soil composition, terrain, hydrological characteristics and other geological data to plan and design project.
  • Directing and performing surveys for proposed construction, estimates costs and determining feasibility of project based on analysis of collected data.
  • Ensuring that subordinates are trained and developed to enhance productivity by formulation and implementation of a training program for the department.
  • Enforcing discipline among subordinate staff in accordance with the University’s code of discipline.
  • Resolving design or construction problems and meeting with contractors and the public.
  • Preparing engineering and design documents using computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to provide technical assistance and guidance to relevant working groups on Operational Co-ordination of water utility and electricity infrastructure.
  • Superintending the preparations of bills of quantities and cost estimates for all in-house-work and the University tender documents for outside engineering contract work
  • Preparing weekly, quarterly and annual operational performance reports.
Qualifications:
  • Grade 12/Form V School Certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or any technical relevant field
  • At least 7 years relevant experience.
  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia.
  • Must be registered with the Engineering Registration Board.
How to Apply
Only candidates who meet the specified requirements need apply to the address indicated below, enclosing their detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of educational certificates, names and addresses of three traceable references and contact address / telephone / e-mail details.
Applications to be sent to:
The Registrar
University of Zambia
P O Box 32379
Lusaka
Closing date: 14th March, 2015
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The University of Zambia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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