ITM Africa Ltd, Construction Project Architect Jobs Vacancy

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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.

Position: Construction Project Architect

Construction Project Architect to join its close-knit team

. 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
  • 10+ 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

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send an updated Curriculum Vitae in English, including 3 professional referees names and numbers to  recruitmentrwanda@itmafrica.com mentioning in the subject line ” Construction Project Architect job application” not later than 18th January 2018. Each candidate will need to bring along their portfolio which they will be required to give a 10 min presentation on. 

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