Head Projects – National Housing and Construction Company Limited

Job Summary:
The Head Projects will be responsible for providing assistance to the Chief Engineer in overseeing a cluster of projects through the various stages of project development & Implementation. The assistance shall include but not limited to, contribution to design, documentation and project development phases. Coordinate procurement, construction and overall implementation and delivery of projects at sites as well as ensure effective performance of business units in furtherance of the Company’s Mandate and Strategic Objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in the Development of the departmental Strategies, work plans and budgets and ensure successful implementation.
Regularly visit and monitor ongoing Company projects in order to offer quality assurance, facilitation and coordination of the implementation of the corresponding projects, with an objective of optimizing costs and guarantee profitability of each project.
Conduct design and documentation reviews prior to implementation including Site infrastructure designs, Architectural Drawings, Structural Drawings, Electrical drawings, Bills of Quantities etc and advise the Chief Engineer accordingly.
Ensure project sites are free from encumbrances, boundaries are opened, site surveys are conducted, project orientation and land optimization is undertaken
Oversee development of Strategic Business Units (SBU) within the department and monitor their effective operations and profitability.
Prepare and consolidate periodic project reports for all ongoing projects for consideration by the Chief Engineer
Develop and review contractual and procurement/tendering processes and documents including contract administration as well as management
Ensure efficient maintenance of the Company’s properties, including plant and monitor the operation and maintenance of the Company’s mechanical plant and equipment to ensure that the needs of the Company are met in the most
Review and verify all applications for payment to various construction service providers.
Coordinate and ensure effective budgetary and operational provisions for all project site teams.
Manage and develop staff under his/her supervision, through inter alia, professional training, coaching, mentoring, delegation, appraisal and feedback.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant for the National Housing & Construction Company Limited Head Projects job placement must hold a Bachelor’s in Building and Civil Engineering, or a closely related and relevant discipline, from a recognized University.
Must be a registered Engineer with Engineers Registration Board (ERB) of Uganda or any other internationally recognized professional engineer’s institute, or body.
Affiliation/Membership to any other professional body such as Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) and Association of Consulting Engineers etc shall be an added advantage.
Specialized training, with appropriate post graduate qualifications in Project Planning and Management, from a recognized institution, as a MUST
Proven knowledge and skills in application of the following Engineeringrelated Software and Ms Office Packages is a MUST (Ms Project, Word, Excel and power point).
Proven knowledge and competence in the following design soft ware’s will be added advantage (AutoCAD, Revit and Arch CAD etc).
Relevant working experience of 7 years as a Civil Engineer, Construction Engineer/Manager, or in a similar senior position, in a large and reputable Construction, or Civil Works Company, or reputable Consultancy firm, or on any other large civil works project in public or Private Sector organization.
Proven construction project management track record and working experience in housing, project implementation, with evidence of successful projects, will be an added advantage
Good Understanding of the building industry
Negotiation and Communication skills.
Well developed business management skills
Planning, coordination, and networking skills.
Project supervision skills
Competencies in Analytical thinking
Interpersonal, and human relations skills
Leadership, high ethics and integrity.
Age: Below 50 years

How to Apply:
All interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications indicating the position being applied for and accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic certificates, evidence of relevant working experience & contacts of three professional referees should be addressed to;
The Chief Human Resource Officer,
Plot 5, 7th Street, Industrial Area,
P.O. Box 659, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to: info@nhcc.co.ug . (All applications via email must be sent as one document not more than 10 MBs)
Deadline: 13th September 2019 by 4:00 pm