Assistant Construction Manager Job Placement – EarthEnable Uganda

Job
Title:        
 Assistant
Construction Manager

Organization: EarthEnable
Uganda

Duty Station:
Multiple locations in Eastern Uganda

Reports to: Regional
Construction Manager

About US:

At EarthEnable, we
believe that our clients deserve our very best, that morning high-fives are the
best way to start the day, and that the best ideas could come from any part of
the company. We celebrate each other’s wins, learn from our setbacks, and are
deeply proud of the impact we make every day. We believe that a clean,
dust-free floor means more than living in a healthy home. It means pride and dignity
in the place our customers most treasure: their homes. Being a part of our team
means more than building floors: it means building an organization and building
a better future for rural families.

What We Do:

EarthEnable is
transforming the way people live, by making homes healthier for families across
rural Rwanda. 80% of Rwandans live in homes with dirt floors which are dusty,
unsanitary, and fertile breeding grounds for parasites and germs. While
replacing a dirt floor with concrete has significant health benefits (e.g.
reducing diarrhea by 50% and parasitic infections by 80%), concrete is
unaffordable for many who need it.

EarthEnable
addresses this pressing and ubiquitous problem by selling high-quality, earthen
floors that are 80% cheaper than concrete with 90% less embedded energy.
Earthen floors are already prevalent in modern homes in the United States and
are composed of natural materials (gravel, clay, sand, and laterite).
EarthEnable trains and hires local masons to install the floors which are
sealed using a proprietary drying oil that makes them waterproof, strong, and
polished. In our first 3 years of operations, EarthEnable has installed over
400,000 square feet of flooring and employed over 100 Rwandese staff (and
generated jobs and income for an additional 100 masons).

Job Summary:  The Assistant Construction Manager will work
with our operation team at one of our District offices. The person is
responsible for overseeing the district construction team including masons and
supervisors. This role has a wide range of responsibilities including mason
management, inventory management, logistics, and auditing of quality. We are
looking for someone who is adept at detailed planning, logistics, a quick
learner, and a self-starter. He or she will work closely with the District
Manager to ensure that we build both the quantity and quality of floors
required.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Construction Team
Leadership

·        
Supervise
the district construction teams

·        
Prepare
detailed, accurate timely construction reports including weekly schedules for
masons

·        
Set
ambitious but realistic goals and coach team members towards them

·        
Mentor
and build capacity of junior construction team members

·        
Manage
the recruitment and training of new members of the Construction      Team within a region

·        
Liaises
with customer experience team and ensures clients are provided with feedback on
a continuous and on-going basis relevant to status of their projects/houses
status

Project Management

·        
Plan
construction work and rigorously document the work accomplished on a daily
basis

·        
Constantly
seek efficiency improvements

·        
Review
the construction progress on a daily basis in each district and advice district
in setting strategies for construction efficiency and timeliness

·        
Ensure
delays in the construction process and issue resolution are properly recorded
and followed up by District teams

·        
Ensures
that all construction projects comply with construction standards

·        
Initiate
field activity assessments to help know the performance of masons and the
quality of floor built.

·        
Assist
and support construction teams to ensure deliverable processes on time and
within the budget

·        
Ensure
quality control by implementing monitoring systems and evaluations

·        
Source
materials needed for floors, including negotiating the price for buying mu
rram
and sand in bulk

·        
Ensure
that materials are available where they are needed and track stock movements

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree with preference to those with a
background in construction management, civil engineering, environmental
sciences, or logistics
.

·        
Three
years of work experience with at least two years of managing several people

·        
Strong
people management skills with the ability to manage contract staff

·        
Manage
complex scheduling and logistics of large numbers of staff and materials

·        
Ability
to work independently

·        
Fluency
in English and Lusoga
.

·        
Strong
skills MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

·        
Strong
written and verbal communications skills

·        
Positive
attitude, self-starter, entrepreneurial spirit, sense of humor and willingness
to learn new things

·        
Commitment
to excellence, outstanding work ethic, and attention to detail

·        
Resourcefulness
and creative problem solving

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below. Please in
your cover letter what excites you most about this role, and what you
think will be most challenging about it.

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