Quantity Surveyor/ Planning Engineer – Colas East Africa Limited

Colas East Africa Limited, a subsidiary of the Colas Group has established a Branch in Uganda. The Colas Group is a world leader in the construction and maintenance of road, air, rail and maritime transport infrastructure, urban development projects and recreational facilities with operations in more than 45 countries and a network of over 800 profit centres.
In order to manage its operations in Uganda, Colas East Africa Limited is seeking to hire qualified, highly skilled, self-motivating individuals with high moral integrity to fill the following positions.
Colas offers an attractive and competitive salary. We are also an equal opportunity employer and ladies are particularly encouraged to apply.
Position: Quantity Surveyor/ Planning Engineer
Reports to: General Manager and/or Project/Contract Manager
Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Generate unit rates for construction works
•    Document all site measurements and prepare interim payment applications
•    Preparation of procurement schedules to ensure timely supply of materials.
•    Plan, monitor, and control complex projects, especially in terms of cost and time.
•    Develop project schedules, monitor actual project progress against the baseline plans and in case of delays, develop measures to mitigate their effects so as to ensure timely delivery of projects.
•    Estimate resource quantities and costs, and integrate them into the project schedule to ensure better control of resource acquisition and usage.
•    Assist the Country Manager during tender preparation including estimation of unit rates; preparation of the technical work method statement; preparation of occupational health, safety, environmental and quality assurance plans; and preparation of risk assessment plans.
•    Ensure compliance with work related HSE company policy guidelines, standards and as may be required by the client.
•    Should have a valid driving license
•    Do other duties assigned by the General Manager or Project/ Contract Manager
Qualifications and Work Experience:
•    At least a Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering from a reputable institution.
•    At least 8 years’ experience on major roads & infrastructure development projects
•    Experience in managing infrastructure projects in the oil and gas sectors is an added advantage.
•    Ability to manage a multi-disciplinary, multicultural team
•    African experience in preferred
•    Must have strong decision making abilities especially in crisis under pressure.
•    Good communication skills and good interpersonal skills.
•    Proficiency in the use of various project management computer applications
How to Apply
Interested persons who meet the requirements should submit their applications together with an updated CV which must include at least 3 reference contacts (including at least one professional reference and the most recent or current employer) with their telephone contacts, day time telephone contact number and salary history. The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00PM on Monday 25 June 2012. Please indicate the position applied for.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applications should be addressed to the address indicated here below and either hand delivered or electronically submitted by email.
Colas East Africa Limited, Attn: General Manager, Uganda Plot 39A Lumumba Avenue, Mukwasi House, 2nd Floor, Lumumba Wing Tel:+256 312 202 040,
NB: Please note that electronically submitted applications should be in pdf format and should not exceed 2 MB.

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