Senior Construction Manager (Ref: JRSCM)
Remuneration: To be negotiated

Position in the Engineering sector in Malawi - Anywhere in South Africa
Posted On Tuesday 14 March 2023
Job Description:

Main job function 


Construction Company involved in Water Treatment plants, water retaining structures, bulk earthworks & Pipelines, roads, infrastructure projects seeks to employ a Construction Engineer on a project-based contract. Reporting directly to the Project Manager and Project Director as and when it is required, this position will require the incumbent to be fulltime on site. Responsibilities include direct contact and overview of Construction works on site to ensure that there is a high level of quality and safety is maintained as required by the client.



  • Oversee that all work is performed in accordance with approved manuals and procedures.
  • Oversee that the project is constructed and documented in accordance with the contract documents and good engineering practices.
  • Provide technical support to Project Director and be responsible for developing and maintaining project cost/change controls, and project budget and accounting records.
  • Performs change order estimating and assists the Project Manager in change order negotiations.
  • Coordinates and monitors schedule and in compliance with codes, within time, cost, quality assurance, safety and environmental conformance to contribute to the efficiency of projects in the execution phase.
  • Managing and reviewing the progress of contractors’ construction schedules.
  • Review weekly and monthly reports on the status and progress of the contracts, including project costs and potential changes.
  • Report the status of projects to Management.
  • Attend all progress and quality client meetings as and when required.
  • A safety leader through example, words, and compliance.
  • Oversee construction quality assurance.
  • Capable for making sound and accurate judgments based on available information.
  • Oversee and supervise on-site construction and installation of civil works.
  • Supervise and monitor civil subcontractors in order to meet technical, quality and compliance requirements as set forth in civil drawings, specifications and schedule.
  • Secure the civil works implementation of contractual obligation from the contractor.
  • Detect possible civil works quality problems prior or during the works and proceed in problem solving by coordinating with Site Manager.
  • Create reports to monitor and track civil activities relating to project schedule through daily and weekly plans, logs and reports.
  • Assist on-site construction team in resolving technical or engineering issues with vendors and contractors relating to civil disciplines.
  • Assess and determine the actual progress on site based on approved schedule.
  • Responsible for all safety related construction activities; follows approved safety specifications formally records non-conformance and attends all relevant safety meetings.
  • Able to have a conscientious attitude toward controlling job costs
  • Bachelors or Master of Engineering in Civil will be an advantage.
  • Additional degree or diploma in Construction Management is preferable.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer at with recognised professional bodies.
  • Registered with a Project and Construction Management Professional body as a Professional Contracts Manager.
  • Working knowledge of Build smart and CCS.
  • Working knowledge of JBCC, GCC, FIDIC and NEC forms of contract.
  • Knowledge of construction and engineering related processes, as well as industry practices.
  • Knowledge of the roles and interdependence between the contractor, designer, owner, and construction manager.
  • Effective computer skills including proficient use of Word, Excel, and Outlook and PowerPoint software required, and project management.
  • 12-15 years of project construction and engineering experience required.
  • Experience with large infrastructure construction sites and mega multi-year projects.

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Jenny Rathbone