CREAD2 - Major Capital Projects Coordinator - Dominica

  • Role: Major Capital Projects Coordinator
  • Sector: Government - Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Location: Dominica
  • Remuneration: Negotiable All-Inclusive Gross Salary

 

The Client:

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017, the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD) established a specialized, autonomous entity, the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD), to lead the thrust to make Dominica the first climate resilient nation in the world.

 

CREAD is funded by international development partners, and has a clear focus on identifying, prioritizing, developing and implementing transformational projects that build strong communities, a sustainable economy, durable infrastructure and critical supporting systems to make Dominica more resilient. It operates at the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and efficiency, and works closely with key strategic and operational partners from the public, private and social sectors to deliver results.

 

Objectives:

The Major Capital Projects Coordinator (MCPC) will provide support to the Contracts Manager and Project Managers in terms of implementation and monitoring of project controls, project management systems and reporting protocols. The MCPC will be responsible for producing reports on all Major Capital Projects and across the wider CREAD portfolio.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Establishes the Project Implementation Policy and Procedures, Manuals, Standard Forms and Reporting frameworks, including key interfaces with the Contracts Manager on Project related financial matters
  • Communicates Project Implementation Policy and Procedures with all Project related staff both within CREAD and within the Public Sector as part of the Capacity building remit of CREAD
  • Monitors project controls implementation and project performance, providing early warning for key issues including but not limited to monitoring Schedule, budget, quality, HSE and Social Safeguards adherence, reporting and escalating on deviations, to mitigate issues becoming major project 
  • Maintains a project document management system for all key Project related information, along with the Contracts and Project Management Staff
  • Establishes processes and flow charts for key approval process both internal and external
  • Establishes a data base for knowledge and construction statistics
  • Works with the Communications Officer to provide project updates via social media and newsletters as required
  • Provides M&E support to the M&E Manager as relevant to the major projects, based on Donors and stakeholder’s requirements
  • Lead the drive for Continuous Improvement of the Project Implementation Policy and Procedures
  • Support Project Managers in the delivery of projects
  • Provide Project Portfolio dashboard reporting to executive management.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project/Construction Management or Civil Engineering;
  • A minimum of 15 years of managerial experience in the construction industry, particularly in project controls and coordination
  • A minimum of 7 years of senior managerial experience in construction project management through the full project lifecycle from inception through feasibility, design, procurement and implementation including contracts management and site engineering support;
  • Experience in the design management and preparation of Bills of Quantities, cost estimates for both new and rehabilitation works;
  • Knowledge of international standards for civil works related to buildings, including relevant codes relating to structural design criteria for hydrological events and hurricane;
  • Professional qualification in Project Management would be an asset;
  • Experience in handling tender documents for turnkey contracts, including technical inputs/specifications for the procurement of services.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of stake-holders;
  • Sound judgment and the ability to work with minimal direction;
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work under pressure;
  • Very strong communication skills;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Creative and pragmatic approach to problem solving;
  • Well-organized and strong attention to details.

 

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to become an integral part of a team striving to make Dominica the first climate resilient nation in the world. On offer is a negotiable all-inclusive salary with an initial two year contract, which can then further extend. The current portfolio of works stems to x15 Capital Projects to cover sectors from Housing, Education, Medical, to Roads and Water.

 

Due to the nature of the work to be undertaken and for what my client is striving to achieve, Wymondham Associates are undertaking this recruitment assignment on a pro bono basis as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility plan.

CREAD1 - Contracts Manager (MRICS) - Dominica

  • Role: Contracts Manager / Procurement Manager (MRICS)
  • Sector: Government - Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Location: Dominica
  • Remuneration: Negotiable All-Inclusive Gross Salary

 

The Client:

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017, the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD) established a specialized, autonomous entity, the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD), to lead the thrust to make Dominica the first climate resilient nation in the world.

 

CREAD is funded by international development partners, and has a clear focus on identifying, prioritizing, developing and implementing transformational projects that build strong communities, a sustainable economy, durable infrastructure and critical supporting systems to make Dominica more resilient. It operates at the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and efficiency, and works closely with key strategic and operational partners from the public, private and social sectors to deliver results.

 

Objectives:

The Contracts Manager will manage all procurement, contracts, commercial and financial aspects relating to major capital projects, ensuring that all processes followed by CREAD are consistent and compliant with best practice, and the requirements of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and the development partners who are providing financial support for climate resilience projects.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares detailed procurement plan in line with the directives of proposed and approved annual work plans and budgets;
  • Prepares bidding documents, bills of quantities and scope of work documents in accordance with CREAD, GoCD and development partner requirements;
  • Prepares and publishes bidding announcements following approval by the CEO;
  • Receives, opens, screens, logs and date stamps all bid responses/quotations, as required and organizes bids for review;
  • Participates in the tender evaluation committee works, including drafting the tender selection/evaluation forms, announcing tender results, and preparing the procurement provisions that will be included in the contracts;
  • Reviews works in progress to ensure compliance with established procurement provisions, and reports on any observed discrepancies;
  • Organizes and maintains records containing vendor and bid information;
  • Provides advice on alternative procurement routes;
  • Develops a standard set of contract forms applicable to CREAD operations based on international standards such as FIDIC/JCT etc
  • Leads the process for ensuring designs are managed within budget, value engineering, cost benefit analysis; 
  • Manages a data base of relevant cost benchmarking data;
  • Manages all contractual matters, claims, variations, payments and final accounts.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying or Contracts Management, or a relevant field, a Master’s Degree would be an asset;
  • Experience of managing a portfolio of projects in excess of US$150 million;
  • Membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) or similar;
  • A minimum of 15 years’ overall experience with 5 years’ experience in the implementation of procurement procedures and Contract/Commercial Management with regional or international organizations;
  • Understanding of and familiarity with the Caribbean construction market;
  • Knowledge or familiarity with Public Service Procurement procedures;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of stake-holders;
  • Sound judgment and the ability to work with minimal direction;
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work under pressure;
  • Very strong communication skills;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Creative and pragmatic approach to problem solving;
  • Well-organized and strong attention to details.

 

This is an extremely exciting opportunity to become an integral part of a team striving to make Dominica the first climate resilient nation in the world. On offer is a negotiable all-inclusive salary with an initial two year contract, which can then further extend. The current portfolio of works stems to x15 Capital Projects to cover sectors from Housing, Education, Medical, to Roads and Water.

 

Due to the nature of the work to be undertaken and for what my client is striving to achieve, Wymondham Associates are undertaking this recruitment assignment on a pro bono basis as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility plan.

PQS4 - Quantity Surveyor (Professional QS)

  • Role: Quantity Surveyor (Professional QS)
  • Sector: Construction/Refurbishment
  • Location: St Barts
  • Remuneration: Negotiable Salary + Expat Benefits.

 

A progressive PQS firm is offering an exciting opportunity to join their ranks on a Hospitality project in St. Barts, which has a construction programme of 12mths. Follow-on opportunities will be available within the region following this scheme, and due to the location of the project, you will need to be fluent (or at least strongly conversant) within the French language.

 

Responsibilities/Duties are, but not limited to:

  • Producing estimates, budgets and cost plans
  • Value engineering
  • Providing cost control during pre-contract
  • Preparing bills of quantities
  • Preparing schedules of rates
  • Tendering and contractual arrangements
  • Preparing tenders
  • Evaluating tenders
  • Cost control during progress of works
  • Preparing interim valuations
  • Client Presentations.

 

This is a mid-level position, and the ideal candidate will have/be:

  • Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management
  • MRICS accredited (Preferably)
  • Fluent/highly conversant in French, as well as fluency in English
  • Between 5 - 7 years’ post-graduate experience within a Professional Quantity Surveying firm environment
  • Able to work independently when required
  • Overseas project experience (Advantageous)
  • Very client focused.

 

On offer is a competitive salary with an expat benefits package, as well as the opportunity for future development within the business. The role could be better suited to those traveling on a single status, due to potential travel requirements whilst on the project.

BMT2 - Building Maintenance Technician

  • Role: Building Maintenance Technician
  • Industry: Hospitality / Commercial / Mixed Use
  • Location: Cayman Islands
  • Remuneration: Competitive Salary + Benefits

 

My client is seeking an experienced Building Maintenance Technician (‘BMT’) to join their Facilities team. Under the direction of the Chief Building Engineer, the BMT will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance, repair and troubleshooting for assets and equipment in their assigned areas of responsibility.

 

Duties:

  • Perform maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair for all MEPF systems
  • Responding efficiently to all MEPF emergency situations
  • Monitor and programme various computerised and solid state control systems
  • Be an autonomous self-starter who researches equipment, reads manuals and identifies solutions, and/or parts required to complete repairs
  • Document work performed, and inventory consumed, clearly on every job
  • Liaise professionally with all clients, staff and vendors
  • Communicate technical details clearly and accurately in written and verbal form
  • Be familiar with all safety/security equipment, requirements, and precautions for work areas/activities and ensure these measures are enforced
  • Be knowledgeable and have experience with centrifugal chillers.

 

Experience:

  • At minimum a High School certificate plus a trade school completion certificate and/or journeyman status, related college diploma nice to have
  • 5+ years’ experience in commercial building maintenance and repair
  • In depth knowledge of commercial building systems (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire systems (MEPF))
  • Working knowledge of occupational hazards and standard precautions necessary in all lines of MEP work
  • Proficiency with Work Order Logging / Tracking software
  • Experience with MS Office suite of products, PDF documents, and digital file management
  • Training and hands on experience with chillers and chilled water systems, an asset
  • The ability to work flexible hours including nights/weekends.

 

This is a long term opportunity with a progressive and professional business

PLSUP - Plumbing Superintendent

  • Role: Plumbing Superintendent
  • Sector: Hospitality – Mixed Use – Residential Construction
  • Location: The Caribbean
  • Remuneration: Competitive Salary + Benefits

 

General Contractor seeks an experienced Plumbing Superintendent for a large mixed-use development. Due to work permit timeframes my client is initiating the process now to ensure the successful professional is able to commence as soon as possible.

 

To be considered you will:

  • Need to provide demonstrable evidence of delivering on large scale Mechanical Installations within the Caribbean region.
  • Have a solid and stable career track record of working on High-end Hospitality, Residential and Mixed-Use developments.
  • Ideally have at least 10 years’ experience in the Mechanical Contracting sector, of which at least 5-7 years’ will have been spent in a Superintendent capacity.
  • Possess associated licenses and/or certifications - Trade Licenses.

 

In this role, you will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Supervision of employees and subcontractors assigned to area of responsibility.
  • Ensuring compliance of construction with drawings and specifications.
  • Planning project specific work schedule and coordination of material and equipment requirements.
  • Day to day job activities of employees and Independent Contractors in accordance with job specific scopes of work being performed on time and within budget.
  • Quality Assurance.

 

On offer is a great opportunity to join a professional team on a $150m+ project and my client is providing a competitive salary + benefits.

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