Construction Manager – Generic Profile

Post Information

Post Title: Construction Manager

Level: ICS-10

Functions / Key Results Expected

  1. General construction
  2. Reporting
  3. Knowledge management

General construction

  • Assist the Project Manager to monitor UNOPS implementation plan including Quality, Health & Safety and Environment.
  • 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.
  • Liaise closely with engineering staff, ensuring engineering accuracy of construction activities.
  • Identify and solve construction issues in a timely fashion, keeping project manager and engineering staff informed.
  • Liaise with, and provide support to, other offices within the country as required.
  • Promote a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Project Team.

Reporting

  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of progress and conditions on site through daily site record.
  • Prepare and submit to the Project Engineer/Senior Project Engineer a monthly(or as requested) report within 5 days of month-end, summarizing progress of contractor activities, quality control issues, resourcing and scheduling issues, and any other pertinent facts as required.
  • Produce any appropriate documentation identified by the Project Manager in a professional and accurate manner.

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 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.

The effective and successful achievement of results by the Construction Manager directly affects the successful delivery of the project on time, budget and 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.

Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

A nationally recognized certificate in a relevant construction trade, for example, carpentry, concreting, plumbing, electrician etc is highly desirable.

Experience:

A Higher National Diploma (or national equivalent) in construction management or similar with minimum 11 years’ experience in managing or supervising construction activities related to the project requirements on a range of large and diverse construction projects in a developed commercial 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 required.

Extensive experience implementing works under complex quality and safety plans is essential.

Experience directing and mentoring technical trade staff is essential.

Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable.

Certification:

Project Management Certification (for example PRINCE2®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) is desirable.

Language Requirements:

Full working knowledge of English/French/Spanish/Arabic is essential. Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.

Please note: This is a job profile, not a live vacancy

Project Engineer – Generic Profile

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Post Information

Supervisor/ Grade: Senior Project Engineer/Project Manager

Level: ICS- 10

Functions / Key Results Expected

  1. General construction
  2. Feasibility study/needs assessment
  3. Design Management
  4. Construction supervision
  5. Knowledge management

1. General Construction

  • Plan and coordinate work activities with the Project Manager /Programme Manager.
  • Take timely action to prevent potential delays and/or cost overruns that can be avoided.
  • Report and recommend remedial actions regarding potential delays and/or cost overruns to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager.
  • Provide supervision of project work progress and quality for on-time project delivery.
  • Prepare project related documentations such as periodic progress reports, site monitoring reports, stakeholder meeting minutes, engineer’s instructions and variation orders, contractor’s bills review reports, certifications, client hand-over documents and contracts close-out reports.
  • Manage final hand over and acceptance report based on technical specifications against the approved project.
  • Provide data and information about project work to Project Manager/ Programme Manager for reporting purposes.
  • Ensure UNOPS FIDIC contracts are administered appropriately.
  • Ensure proper liaison, coordination and exchange of information with the Municipal Authority
  • Accompany all site visits by any Authority and Donor representatives.
  • Provide a monthly report to the Project Manager/ Programme Manager, detailing all project matters including quality, health and safety, environmental and financial, as well as any issues relating to possible delays, cost overruns, variations and any other matter as agreed with the Project Manager.

2. Feasibility/ needs assessment 

  • Complete needs assessment, organize preliminary studies and monitor/supervising consultants.
  • Support the review of requests for new construction and rehabilitation works.
  • Carry out assessments and prepare reports with recommendations for follow up actions.
  • Assist the Project Manager/ Programme Manager in redacting the tender dossier, with particular focus to the technical documents (drawings, BoQ, technical specification and standards).

3. Design Management

  • Outline design requirements (e.g. timeline) to procure design services, including concept, preliminary and final stages where applicable.
  • Manage the design plan ensuring deliverables are available on time, and to the required quality.
  • Review and approve the BoQ.
  • Assist the procurement team with technical assistance in preparation of tender documentation and bid analysis where required.

4. Construction Supervision

  • Supervise construction works and administer works execution as per the contractual provisions and the design specifications.
  • Ensure quantity/quality control and time schedule consistency.
  • Verify that works are consistent with the project technical specifications and inform promptly of eventual deviations.
  • Ensure constructions works are completed on time, within budget and to quality standards.
  • Provide regular supervision of the project work progress and quality for on time delivery.

5. Knowledge Management

  • Provide training and technology transfer to national personnel and contractor’s personnel and advice on good construction practices, good 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.

Recruitment Qualifications 

Education:

  • A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field is required.
  • A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Certification:

  • AutoCAD certification is desirable.
  • Project Management certification (for example PRINCE2® Foundation is desirable)

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience, related to the project requirements, in civil engineering construction management is required.
  • Work experience in post-conflict/ fragile environments is desirable.
  • Some experience in the UN system organizations and/or a developing country is desirable.
  • It is expected that the Project Engineer is an active member in a professional engineering body

Language Requirements:

  • Full working knowledge of English/French/Spanish/Arabic is essential.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is desirable.

Please note: This is a job profile, not a live vacancy