Construction Project Architect

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ITM Africa Ltd is an international business solution company specializing in all HR solutions and supply chain management. Our service is recognized for its efficiency in business process improvement and enhancing career advancement.

ITM Africa Ltd, an international business solution company specializing in all HR solutions  is currently supporting the recruitment of an Construction Project Architect on behalf of  VAVAKI, a dynamic firm of Architects with a focus on African emerging economies which offer Urban Design, Architecture and Master planning as their core business services.

The job will suit an experienced Project Architect that can evidence a strong portfolio of built work and on site job supervision within a range of sectors including Grade A Offices, Retail and Residential. The right candidate will possess the organisational as well as creative and trouble shooting skills needed to succeed within a thriving international firm. Excellent communication skills and a proven track record within an East Africa based firm would also be a bonus.

Responsibilities 

  • Part of the Architects team involved in the contract administration and supervision of project during construction phase.
  • Making periodical on-site inspections to check on quality, adherence to health and safety, clean environment and progress of work by the contractor.
  • Reviewing all contract instructions issued by all consultants and ensure that action is taken where clients’ participation is required by the project teams.
  • Checking all claims issued by contractors to ensure their conformity with the bills of quantities, approved drawings and work executed by the contractor.
  • Carrying out periodical evaluation of work programmes vis-à-vis the progress by the contractors and advising the client accordingly.
  • Ensuring that the Contractor is carrying out the works according to the contractual obligations, Architect’s design drawings and instructions given to them by the consultants.
  • To understand the design project
  • To advise in the preparation of design amendments in the case where onsite trouble shooting is required to resolve construction conflicts.
  • To assist where required in the co-ordination of the internal site design team 
  • To take responsibility, where required by the project leader, for specific areas of the project supervision
  • To liaise, where appropriate, with members of the external design team and other associated organisations or companies
  • To have thorough knowledge of and compliance with Vavaki procedures and standards

The ideal candidate must demonstrate:

  • Excellent CAD Skills
  • 5+ years of experience working on high end offices, Retail and large developments
  • Extensive Construction knowledge
  • Building Regulations and Code for Uganda and Rwanda
  • Extensive Site and Supervision experience
  • A strong eye for Design
  • A strong Grasp of Sustainable and Energy efficient design and building techniques including LEED certification standards
  • AutoCAD skills (a Must)
  • Client liaison skills
  • East Africa project experience
  • Excellent knowledge of materials, Curtain Walling, Stone Cladding.

Qualities and Skills required

  • Previous experience working in an architectural practice
  • Previous Site Supervision Experience in East Africa
  • Legally able to work in the country in which the position is based
  • Ability to understand and formulate design decisions and present for discussion
  • Ability to use a variety of media in the development and documentation of a design project
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to take initiative in response to direction or instruction
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently
  • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working and commitment to independent, lifelong learning

Ability to use some of the following:

Autocad, Sketchup, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, PowerPoint,Revit

Interested candidates should send an updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 professional referees names and numbers to  recruitmentrwanda@itmafrica.com not later than 23rd February2018, mentioning in the subject line "Construction Project Architect job application". Each candidate will need to bring along their portfolio which they will be required to give a 10 min presentation on. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Job summary

This job has been viewed 377 times
Location:
Kigali
Rwanda
Sector:
Engineering, Other
Education level:
Bachelor
Desired experience:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Contrat type:
Full-time
Apply before:
23-02-2018
Number of positions:
2

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