Lead Construction Management Engineer

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Job Description

Empregador: UNOPS

Localização: Luanda, Luanda, Angola

Categorias: Management, Manufacturing

Indústria: Non-profit Organization Management

Descrição da Vaga: Functional Responsibilities:

The Lead Construction Management Engineer is part of the UNOPS project team leading the supervision of the engineering team across the infrastructure portfolio. She/he is required to manage and coordinate the day to day activities of contractors and report directly to the Senior Project Manager. The Lead Construction Management Engineer will be expected to demonstrate the best practice techniques of key technical trades to the engineering and trades teams. The Lead Construction Management Engineer will therefore have extensive practical experience performing practical construction activities and supervising works to ensure UNOPS Quality Assurance requirements are being met, and that the Contractor carries out the Quality Control functions effectively. The Lead Construction Management Engineer should also have extensive skills in the management of Occupational Health & Safety as well as Environmental Management Standards on site.

The Lead Construction Management Engineer will be based full time on site and is expected to travel across all project sites as required throughout the role, with regular reporting to the Senior Project Manager.

The Lead Construction Management Engineer, specific duties and responsibilities ensuring their effectiveness, transparency and integrity are as follows:

General Construction Management :
Assist the Senior Project Manager to monitor UNOPS Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Management Systems; Where required assist the Contractor to manage, plan and coordinate monthly, weekly and daily construction activities including monitoring site safety and construction quality; Participate in construction approval and inspection activities, liaising closely with engineering and cultural heritage staff, ensuring engineering and accuracy of conservation actions within construction activities. Identify and solve construction and conservation issues in a timely fashion, keeping project manager, cultural heritage adviser and engineering staff informed. Manage and monitor, in close consultation with the Senior Project Manager, the project activities including project implementation plans, work schedules, budgets, facility requirements, and staffing schedules; Supervise and plan for conservation requirements and detailing in close consultation with Senior Project Manager and Cultural Heritage Adviser Provide technical leadership, oversight, advice and guidance on all infrastructure work packages and work undertaken to communicate to stakeholders and other engineering project personnel; Assist the Senior Project Manager with developing comprehensive project work plans clearly defining roles and responsibilities, inputs required, objectives, expected outputs, including milestone achievements and detailed work plans; Review surveys, field investigations, design submittals, drawings and specifications, recommending required changes needed to provide any more cost effective solutions; Ensure strict and consistent application of UNOPS rules and regulations and ensure the implementation of clear accountability mechanisms throughout the project portfolio; Monitor all project activities in relation to the respective project work plans and take corrective action, when necessary, to ensure the timely and cost-effective delivery of project outputs; Monitor contract obligations, develop management systems and accountabilities to ensure all contract obligations are tracked and met; Including UNOPS, contractors and clients/donor contract obligations; Make recommendations on applications for extensions of time, claims for additional payment and other contractual disputes between UNOPS and the contractors; Ensure the highest possible quality of delivery and devise strategies for increased project delivery and quality programming; Participating in business development and stakeholder relationship building, promoting a collaborative, client focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Project Team. Participate in regular site meetings to report on relevant Health & Safety matters and to provide necessary advice.

Ensure accurate and timely reporting of progress and conditions on site through daily site records prepared and submitted by the engineering team. Prepare and submit to the Country Manager a monthly (or as requested) report within 5 days of month end, summarizing progress of contractor activities, quality control issues, health & safety issues, environmental issues, resourcing and scheduling issues, and any other relevant pertinent facts as required. Produce any appropriate documentation identified by the Country Manager in a professional and accurate manner Support in HSSE reporting and investigations follow- up with project teams to prepare reports on incidents (including near misses) and provide information for monthly HSSE reporting to the country coordinator and Country Manager.

Knowledge sharing:
Contribute to the project evaluation process; highlight challenges associated with the project and feedback into a continuous improvement cycle. Provide training and knowledge transfer to national/contractor personnel including advice on good construction and engineering practices, environmental management practices, and appropriate health and safety standards during construction. Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for development planning and knowledge building. Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice, actively interact with other Senior PMs and the PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System Provide feedback to Practice Leads on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies

Monitoring and Progress Controls:
The effective and successful achievement of results by the Lead Construction Management Engineer directly impacts the successful delivery of the project on time, budget and quality above the expectations of all stakeholders. This consequently reinforces the visibility and image of UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.

Education/Experience/Language requirements:

Advanced University degree (Master’s Degree) in Building Construction, Architectural Conservation, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline /field is required. First level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) with two (2) years additional experience in Building Construction, Architectural Conservation, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related relevant discipline /field can be considered in lieu of the master’s degree.

Minimum 5 years experience in construction management or similar, managing or supervising construction activities related to the project requirements on a range of large and diverse construction projects in a developed commercial/developing environment, requiring the coordination of multiple contractors and multiple trades simultaneously is required Ability to deliver projects on time, within budget in a demanding cultural context with transitional government partners under challenging physical conditions and poor national infrastructure is desirable. Extensive experience implementing works under complex quality and safety plans is an asset. Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable.

Full working knowledge in written and spoken English language is required.