Construction Manager

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Construction Manager

  • Post Date:January 28, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Construction
Job Description

The hospital is the newest centre in the CURE network, opening its doors in April 2021 and specialising in the care of children living with physical disabilities. The CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe is the first hospital in Zimbabwe that is dedicated to serve vulnerable children and families through the provision of orthopaedic and spiritual care.

Position overview

The construction manager is responsible for managing, planning, and coordinating the construction of a new building at the hospital from start to finish, including organizing the schedule of works, maintaining the budget, and adhering to quality standards. This position will be the direct CURE representative to oversee the project’s contractor(s) works. In conjunction with the Project Engineer, Facilities, and the Executive Director, the construction manager will assist with assignments related to the ongoing maintenance needs of the hospital.


  • The duration of this position is 12 months based on the specific noted construction projected duration.
  • There is the possibility of contract extension that will be reviewed at least 3 months prior to the completion of the 12-month term.


  • Examine engineering architectural drawings and review design computations to ensure compliance with sound engineering practices and established international and local standards, codes and regulations;
  • Conduct internal project assessments to validate recommendations from contracted engineers and architects;
  • Complete bid analyses to ensure best value options for assigned projects, and provide on-site daily monitoring, inspection, and reporting of construction works;
  • Verify contractor’s fulfilment of specifications in the Bill of Quantities and construction contracts, and review the quality of material samples to ensure it meets or exceeds standards;
  • Chair and document weekly job meetings with the Project Engineer and contractor to review the work plan, the progress of works, requests for information, change orders, material inspections, and other construction-related activities;
  • Supervise and provide instructions to contractors as required to adhere to their work schedule and the required quality and safety standards;
  • Conduct daily site inspections to ensure contractors maintain health and safety within the hospital grounds and project site and ensure that safety rules and best practices are strictly followed;
  • Advise the Project Engineer and Hospital management of any concerns and propose recommendations for improvements or changes required;
  • Review contractor invoices through verification of BOQ, work with Project Engineer and Contractor to prepare documents for final approval and payment by hospital management and CURE finance;
  • Coordinate progress update meetings / conference calls with the Executive Director, Operations Manager, and Regional Head of Facilities, monthly or as requested;
  • With assistance from the hospital’s CURE Storyteller, create weekly progress reports on redline drawings, quantities, change orders and store progress photographs in the CURE Project Management Google Drive or other CURE designated project management systems;
  • Manage any unexpected problems during the project and assist Hospital Management through any conflict resolution with the contractor, if necessary;
  • Ensure the project is delivered on time and budget by setting benchmarks, budget approval, and monitoring progress.

Secondary duties

  • Performs periodic assessments of existing buildings and facilities to ascertain their condition, and prepares reports depicting the condition, observed deficiencies, and needed repairs;
  • Makes prioritized recommendations to the Executive Director and / or Project Engineer as to projects needing attention;
  • Research, define and propose facilities system improvements, for example, life safety, fire and smoke alarms, alarms, emergency egress lighting, etc;
  • Monitor and evaluate preventative maintenance activities and protocols, as requested by the Head of Facilities.

Education / Experience Requirements

  • Certifications in one or more aspects of construction management (project management, health and safety, construction, environmental, etc.);
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Architecture or construction management preferred;
  • Intermediary ability /training /certification in Autodesk products (AutoCAD and REVIT);
  • Intermediary knowledge of and basic technical (hands-on) abilities in various trade skills such as carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing, surveying, welding, etc;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of building construction project experience in the areas of major and minor projects, remodelling, and renovation.

To apply

Candidates to send their application letter and CV to [email protected]

Deadline: 30 January 2022