SENIOR ENGINEER


JOB TITLE: SENIOR ENGINEER X 1
Job Summary
To oversee the general operations of the construction site, review designs for new projects, alterations and development. Must stay involved throughout the construction process, adapting plans according to budget constraints, environmental factors or client’s needs.
Responsibilities
  • Acting as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors, crafts people and operatives;
  • setting out, levelling and surveying the site;
  • checking plans, drawings and quantities for accuracy of calculations;
  • ensuring that all materials used and work performed are as per specifications;
  • overseeing the selection and requisition of materials and plant;
  • agreeing a price for materials and making cost-effective solutions and proposals for the intended project;
  • managing, monitoring and interpreting the contract design documents supplied by the client or architect;
  • liaising with any consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and the general workforce involved in the project;
  • liaising with the local authority (where appropriate to the project) to ensure compliance with local construction regulations and by-laws;
  • communicating with clients and their representatives (architects, engineers and surveyors), including attending regular meetings to keep them informed of progress;
  • day-to-day management of the site, including supervising and monitoring the site labour force and the work of any subcontractors;
  • planning the work and efficiently organizing the plant and site facilities in order to meet agreed deadlines;
  • overseeing quality control and health and safety matters on site;
  • preparing reports as required;
  • Resolving any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise.
  • Determination of a project realization method in consultation with the Architect
  • Supervises Site Engineers and Quantity Surveyors
  • Responsible for the elaboration and calculation of the assigned tender files, taking into account the safety, health and environmental legislation and other regulations.
  • Works closely with Accounts and Procurement departments during construction works for efficient payment and delivery of material.
  • Identifying and evaluating the risks
  • Draw up a project risk register (if necessary)
  • The actual engineering (either by SE or by an engineering office, etc.)
  • In-depth analysis of the specification requirements
  • In-depth analysis of legal and other requirements
  • On-site inspection (together with the Architect)
  • Determination of a project realization method in consultation with the Architect
  • Obtaining tender prices from suppliers and subcontractors
  • Preparation of an itemized cost budget
  • Verification whether his output (preliminary design) conforms to the customer’s requirements
The work is both office-based and conducted on site. Site visits and inspections are conducted outside in all weathers and office facilities may be located in temporary buildings or converted premises.
A reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required, as the work can be physically demanding. Site inspections may involve climbing ladders or visiting areas of sites where access is difficult. Appropriate safety equipment, such as protective boots and headgear, must be worn on-site.
There may be considerable travel within a working day and absence from home overnight may occasionally be necessary.
Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree or better and minimum of 10 years’ experience in the following categories will be
  • building engineering;
  • building surveying;
  • civil engineering;
  • construction studies;
  • Structural engineering.
Skills
You will need to show evidence of the following:
  • communication skills, written and oral, with the ability to liaise effectively with a range of other professionals, e.g. construction managers, quantity surveyors, subcontractors, architects, designers, other engineers;
  • organization skills and a methodical approach to work;
  • strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • accuracy and attention to detail;
  • negotiation skills;
  • strong team working skills;
  • excellent IT skills;
  • flexibility;
  • project management skills;
  • knowledge of relevant building and health and safety legislation.
  • a Valid driver’s license.
All candidates meeting the above qualifications must submit their applications not later than 15th April, 2016 and should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Mika Hotel Limited,
P.O Box 38836,
Plot 116 off Kudu Road,
Kabulonga – Lusaka
Electronic Applications should be emailed to recruit@mikagroupofhotels.com
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