For our client, a leading international mining organisation in West Africa, we are searching for an experienced and qualified Construction Manager with fluency in French and English.
The construction manager is responsible for the overall planning, direction, organization, budgeting, control, co-ordination, and completion of all construction or maintenance work on the project to the highest safety and quality levels within time and budget constraints.
Functional responsibilities :
Responsible, with support of the Project Manager, Site Manager, and Safety Manager, for all safety associated with the project construction, including contractors areas, corrective action notices, audits, accident/incident investigations reporting, job analysis, conducting safety meetings, etc..
Prepares and manages the implementation of the Project Safety Management Plan and Emergency Procedures for the projects in conjunction with the Project Manager, and ensures construction activities are performed in accordance with corporate HSE practices, procedures, and applicable legislation.
Coordinates with the client, project management, and project services in setting up required reporting procedures and formats for client and management needs.
Ensures corporate policies and procedures are fully implemented. Establishes project field procedures and objectives within corporate policies and procedures as necessitated by conditions at a jobsite.
Reviews and approves construction cost, estimates, budgets, forecasts and schedules.
Review construction/erection drawings and specifications prepared for the project for economic constructability, develop strategies for erection interfaces, determine appropriate construction methods, and pre-empt problem areas.
Ensures the necessary permits and licenses are obtained (notice of project, insurance certificates, worker’s compensation, environmental permits, etc.), and they are in place prior to the start of construction activities on site.
Coordinates with the project managers, design engineers, procurement, planning and scheduling and other personnel in setting and maintaining priorities to ensure timely performance sufficient to keep the overall project on schedule and within budget.
Develops site organization and staffing requirements required to execute construction activities within project schedule and budget requirements.
Directs, monitors and motivates subordinate construction area supervisors/coordinators in their performance and direct their activities as necessary to ensure project requirements are achieved.
Motivates, develops, and directs supervision as they work, identifying best performers, and provides team and technical support to other site functions as needed.
Direct and control the work of contractors to ensure that safety, quality, schedule, design and specification requirements are achieved or exceeded.
Minimize interface problems and project delays by coordinating the operation of different contractors and recommending the order of work.
Analyses and resolves work problems, including worker complaints and grievances.
Ensure that the Site Manager is always kept well informed of concerns and important events.
Carry out regular site inspections of all work and issue directions/instruction to contractors within the limit of authority either directly or through subordinates.
Ensure adherence to all local regulations and statutory requirements affecting the project site.
Exercise budgetary and variation control to ensure costs are not exceeded without proper authority.
Assists the Contracts Manager / Administrator to review and negotiates revisions, changes, additions and deletions to contractual agreements with clients, suppliers, and contractors.
Liaise with the field engineering team, client and others as necessary to resolve discrepancies, complaints, or problems during the construction of the project work.
Liaise with client representatives, contractors and other personnel as required to ensure shutdowns, relocations, tie-ins, etc. are carried out safely and in a timely manner with minimum disruption.
Conduct a kick off meeting with each contractor prior to commencement of their on site activities.
Conduct weekly progress and safety meetings with contractors and ensure that minutes and short-term schedules are prepared and distributed.
Arrange prompt response to all queries, issues, changes, etc raised by contractors.
Arrange measurement of progress on all contracts and coordinate with the Site Project Controls Manager for reporting and progress claim purposes.
Coordinate with the Site Project Controls Manager for adjustments to priorities, methods, and schedules to meet area needs, and develop strategies and corrective measures to be implemented to ensure conformity to the project schedule.
Assist with the preparation and issue of enquires for additional work in accordance with site procurement procedures.
Oversee the work of consultants and contractors involved in the construction work and countersign verification of time sheets, invoices etc. for payment purpose.
Recommend to the Site Manager, where necessary, the requirements for additional resources and strategies to maintain the schedule in specific areas.
Participates in the resolution of major problems such as labour disputes, manpower staffing, material delivery and contract/subcontract administration.
Co-operate with the Commissioning Manager in the completion of works and carry out commissioning duties as and when requested.
Responsible for jobsite labour relations and coordinates activities with the Site Manager and Industrial Relations Manager.
Maintains client relationship and is the primary contact for client communication in the field.
Develops, implements and administers a jobsite security plan and coordinates the activities with the HSE Manager and Security contractor / personnel.
Required experience and qualifications :
Engineering Degree or equivalent.
Minimum 5 to 7 years previous construction management experience, preferably with Brownfield installation experience.
Can demonstrate a HSEC focus in construction phase of project delivery, and has extensive knowledge of HSE procedures, safe work practices, and applicable legislation.
Strong leadership skills, the ability to lead a team and fit into a team environment.
Working knowledge of MS office applications.
Effective report writing skills, planning and organizational skills.
Well developed communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
Able to communicate directly with the Client on key issues, and all levels of site personnel.
Extensive knowledge of all phases of construction operations relating to field activities of all engineering disciplines, construction and maintenance practices, procedures and techniques, and applicable codes and standards.
Familiarity with a wide range of equipment, tools, and technologies used in construction.
Well developed business and management principles related to strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods, leadership and coordination of people and resources.
Fluency and technical working knowledge in French & English.