Officer, Infrastructure Development & Maintenance

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Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.

 

Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Job description:

Overall Job Purpose

Responsible for infrastructure compliance management, structure planning, implementation and monitoring of all related activities ensuring effective resource mobilisation and optimisation.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Management of the community infrastructure register. This will involve generation of a georeferenced infrastructure database covering education, health, agriculture, public roads, and hygiene and sanitation infrastructure.

  • Conducting structural integrity and aesthetic inspections through collaboration with relevant government institutions and community leaders.

  • Liaison with the government infrastructure inspectorate by scheduling inspections and adhering to inspection procedures.

  • Compliance management, notifications and liaison with stakeholders.

  • Scheduling and facilitating mechanical structural integrity inspections in accordance with legal provisions (e,g. Community water storage tanks).

  • Stakeholder networking, relationship management and stimulating community participation in projects of public benefits.

  • Material management, accounting and technical support.

  • Project scheduling, contractor management and facilitating structured project meetings.

  • Coordinating training programs to enhance capacity building for local contractors.

  • Structured local labour mobilisation and coordination with relevant stakeholders without creating reputational risk.

  • Responsible for construction and maintenance Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC).

  • Facilitating acquisition of land tenure security for community infrastructure supported by the mine.

Job Specific Competencies

  • ?Ability to develop and manage financial budgets as well as manage commercial and procurement systems.

  • Ability to conduct field work with stakeholders and government inspectorate in a structured manner.

  • Good understanding of sustainable rural livelihood performance monitoring tools with practical experience.

  • Effective communication and emotional intelligence skills

  • Data analysis and manipulation skills (e.g. conversant with MS Excel).

Key Job Attributes

  • Self-motivated, innovative and able to develop good relations with stakeholders.

  • Ability to manage field teams and community support teams.

  • Understanding central, local and traditional governance systems.

  • Be part of a team and able to solve problems in remote locations.

  • Have a high level of personal and professional integrity.

  • Maintain confidentiality and trustworthiness.

  • Excellent record keeping and report writing skills.

  • Ability to develop and manage activities in a structured approach and through KPIs.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Mentorship of subordinates and local stakeholders.

  • Self supervision and illustrating the duty of care.

Experience & Qualifications required to perform in this job

  • Experience in designing, interpreting building/structural drawings and basic surveying requirements.

  • Preparation and review of Bill of Quantities (BOQs).

  • Relevant and practical experience of at least 2 years managing in construction supervision and coordination activities.

  • Practical experience in applying construction standards in Zambia and obtaining all relevant constructions permits.

  • Good understanding of the cultural context within the catchment area and experience working with traditional governance systems.

  • Degree (or equivalent) in Building Science, Construction Engineering or related fields.

  • Member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)

  • Valid driving license with adequate driving competence.

To apply for this job please visit firstquantum.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com .