Build It International are building a Centre for Excellence in Zambia to deliver and promote construction skills training, small business development and sustainable building techniques. Constructed just north of Lusaka, the Centre will be unique. As well as acting as a training centre to give young unemployed people the skills they need to get a job and work their way out of poverty, it will provide space for Build It to collaborate with other NGOs, statutory bodies and the private sector. These partnerships will improve skills training across the wider construction sector.
To be responsible for the successful delivery of a community infrastructure or similar project valued at approx. ZMW1M – ZMW2M. The Site Agent ensures project delivery on time, within budget and to a high quality standard following BII project management systems, specifications and requirements and in a safe and healthy working environment. To act at all times as an ambassador for BII.
Supervise all works including supervision of trainees and contractors
Follow Build It International (BII) project management guidelines at all times
Formulate, update, maintain, and distribute project programme (schedule) in the agreed MS Project format to meet BII preconstruction and construction targets.
Work effectively with Finance and Procurement to ensure timely delivery of materials
Proper and timely record keeping such that historical data is recorded including Daily logs, ledgers, weekly site reports.
Coordinate the Community for works required for BII to fulfil the delivery of the project.
Project Budget Management:
Follow BII project management guidelines, processes and systems at all times
Responsibility for all site resources including personnel, materials, tools, equipment whether owned, leased, or managed by BII
Ensure all statutory and BII inspections whether internal or by a third party are scheduled and carried out in a timely manner so as not to delay, incur costs, or cause risk to BII.
Monthly forecasting of expenditure for the Estimated Total Completed Cost for project, day to day budget controls, procurement oversight, and cost analysis to ensure project is delivered within budget.
Assist in or execute the correct formulation of Bill of Quantities and Schedule of Materials for project
Project Quality Management:
Ensure all personnel under your management follow all project drawings, details, specifications, Change Orders for the project.
Day to day management, support, and supervision of the BII trainees whilst on site, ensuring they adopt best practice and understand the standard of quality they are to deliver on site. Work with BII Trainer to ensure training and site work is coordinated.
Be responsible for Quality Assurance and maintenance of Quality Records.
Ensure Quality Control Plans are fully implemented by Contractors.
Project health and safety of all personnel on site:
Following health and safety protocols both BII and Statutory
On-going health and safety risk assessment when BII is managing work on site.
Act as an ambassador for BII whilst working with the Community.
Be responsible for environment management in accordance with BII Environmental Management Plan.
Site assessment for preconstruction.
Project and planning works as may be required.
And any other works that might be required to safely deliver the BII projects on time, on budget, and to a high standard of quality.
Line Management and Key Relationships
The role reports on a day to day basis to the Construction Operations Manager and works closely with:
Financial Manager and the Finance and Administration Officer
Logistics Officer/Procurement Officer
BII Training department
Advanced Certificate in Building Project Management
A degree in a construction related field is an advantage
Three years relevant work experience – we are prepared in to hire younger professionals it they have the right attitude
Motivated to work to international standard project management standards
Excellent communication and team working skills
High standards of workmanship and attention to detail
Good computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, MS Project
An interest in sustainable building
Experience of training others in building skills an advantage
This is a Lusaka based position, but willingness to work in remote locations if required is essential
Please note that you must be a Zambian citizen or have an eligible work permit for Zambia. A valid driver’s license is essential for this position and no convictions (a police check shall be conducted on all preferred candidates)
Competitive salary – according to experience and skills
Health insurance and paid holidays
Professional development – we will invest in your project management skills
How to apply
Send your CV (max 2 pages) and a one page covering letter explaining your motivations for applying and how you meet the qualifications and experience required. E-mail applications to the email below: