Construction General Manager

at Kerchanshe Trading Company
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted December 25, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Back ground

At Kerchanshe Group, we’re looking for an experienced construction general manager to lead our team of construction professionals. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in construction project management, as well as a strong understanding of the construction process from start to finish. He or she will be responsible for overseeing the construction of our project building, ensuring that the project stays on schedule and within budget. Additionally, the construction general manager will be responsible for hiring and managing the construction team, as well as coordinating with the architect, engineers, and other consultants.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the management and coordination of all construction activities on site
  • Liaising with the client, architects, engineers, and other construction professionals to ensure that the project is delivered on time, within budget, and to the required quality standards.
  • Planning and programming the works in conjunction with the Project Manager, including the preparation of detailed phasing plans, construction method statements, and risk assessments.
  • Coordinating and managing the direct workforce and all sub-contractors engaged on site, ensuring that they are working safely, efficiently, and to the required quality standards.
  • Monitoring progress against the agreed program, highlighting any potential delays, and taking corrective action where necessary.
  • Ensuring that all materials used and work carried out on site comply with the relevant specifications, codes of practice, and statutory regulations.
  • Undertaking regular site inspections and audits, and producing reports detailing any issues of concern
  • Investigating and resolving any health, safety, or welfare issues that may arise
  • Managing the handover of completed works to the client, ensuring that all relevant documentation is prepared and issued in a timely manner
  • Keeping up to date with new legislation and developments in the construction industry
  • Maintaining an overview of the commercial aspects of the project, including cost control and value engineering
  • Preparing reports for senior management as required

Job Requirements

  • MSC/BSC in construction management, engineering, or related field
  • 12+ years’ experience in the construction industry, with at least 6 years in a management role
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery
  • Strong understanding of construction contracts and negotiation
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and other technical drawings
  • Working knowledge of construction software programs
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