CURE International Construction Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Organization Overview: CURE International is a Christian organization based in Kijabe whose efforts are focused on providing medical care to children suffering primarily from orthopedic and neurological conditions.

Job Title: Construction Manager

Level: Experienced

Location: Kijabe, Kenya.

Frequency of Travel: Limited.

Duration of Contract: The duration of this position is 12 months based on the specific noted construction projected duration. There is the possibility of contract extension that will be reviewed at least 3 months prior to the completion of the 12-month term.

Position Overview: The construction manager is responsible for managing, planning, and coordinating the construction of a new building at the hospital from start to finish, including organizing the schedule of works, maintaining the budget, and adhering to quality standards.

This position will be the direct CURE representative to oversee the project’s contractor(s) works. In conjunction with the Project Manager, Head of Facilities, and the Executive Director, the construction manager may assist with assignments related to the ongoing maintenance needs of the hospital.

Essential Duties

  • Examine engineering architectural drawings and review design computations to ensure compliance with sound engineering practices and established international and local standards, codes and regulations.
  • Conduct internal project assessments to validate recommendations from contracted engineers and architects.
  • Complete bid analyses to ensure best value options for assigned projects, and provide on-site daily monitoring, inspection, and reporting of construction works.
  • Verify contractor’s fulfillment of specifications in the Bill of Quantities and construction contracts, and review the quality of material samples to ensure it meets or exceeds standards.
  • Chair and document weekly job meetings with the Project Engineer and contractor to review the work plan, the progress of works, requests for information, change orders, material inspections, and other construction-related activities.
  • Supervise and provide instructions to contractors as required to adhere to their work schedule and the required quality and safety standards.
  • Conduct daily site inspections to ensure contractors maintain health and safety within the hospital grounds and project site and ensure that safety rules and best practices are strictly followed.
  • Advise the Project Engineer and Hospital management of any concerns and propose recommendations for improvements or changes required.
  • Review contractor invoices through verification of BOQ, work with Project Engineer and Contractor to prepare documents for final approval and payment by hospital management and CURE finance.
  • Coordinate progress update meetings/conference calls with the Executive Director, Operations Manager, and Regional Head of Facilities, monthly or as requested.
  • With assistance from the hospital’s CURE Storyteller, create weekly progress reports on redline drawings, quantities, change orders and store progress photographs in the CURE Project
  • Management Google Drive or other CURE designated project management systems.
  • Manage any unexpected problems during the project and assist Hospital Management through any conflict resolution with the contractor, if necessary.
  • Ensure the project is delivered on time and budget by setting benchmarks, budget approval, and monitoring progress.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Certifications in one or more aspects of construction management (project management, health and safety, construction, environmental, etc.).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Architecture or construction management preferred.
  • Intermediary ability/training/certification in Autodesk products (AutoCAD and REVIT).
  • Intermediary knowledge of and basic technical (hands-on) abilities in various trade skills such as carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing, surveying, welding, etc.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of building construction project experience in the areas of major and minor projects, remodeling, and renovation.

How to Apply

Send your application to by 5th July 2022.

Due to the high volumes of applications, if you do not hear from us Two weeks after the close of this date, consider your application unsuccessful.