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Construction Project Engineer, Nigeria


We are seeking an experienced Construction Project Engineer to oversee and coordinate the planning and execution of a complex construction project on an oil palm plantation in Nigeria. The project comprises a housing estate, guest house, offices, clinic, and fuel station. The Construction Project Engineer will play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful design and completion of the project within the specified budget, timeline, and quality standards.



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The Role

Project Design, Planning and Coordination:

  • Design a comprehensive project plan, including timelines, resource allocation, and budget estimates.
  • Coordinate with architects, engineers, contractors, and other stakeholders to ensure smooth project execution.

  • Conduct regular site visits to monitor progress, resolve issues, and ensure compliance with construction specifications and safety standards.

  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure seamless integration of the complex into the oil palm plantation operations.

Budget and Cost Management:

  • Prepare and manage the project budget, ensuring cost control measures are in place throughout the construction process.
  • Review and analyze project expenses, identify cost-saving opportunities, and negotiate favorable contracts with suppliers and vendors.
  • Monitor financial reports, track project expenditures, and provide regular updates to the management team.

Team Leadership and Collaboration:

  • Lead a multidisciplinary team of construction professionals, including engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and laborers.
  • Provide guidance and direction to the team members, ensuring efficient utilization of resources and adherence to project timelines.
  • Foster a collaborative and positive work environment, promoting effective communication and teamwork among all project stakeholders.

Quality Assurance and Compliance:

  • Envelop and implement quality assurance procedures to ensure the highest standards of construction quality and craftsmanship.
  • Ensure compliance with local building codes, regulations, and health and safety requirements.
  • Conduct regular inspections to identify any deviations from the approved plans and specifications, taking appropriate corrective actions.

Risk Management:

  • Identify potential risks, issues, and obstacles that may impact project delivery, and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Monitor and manage project risks, taking proactive measures to minimize their impact on the construction timeline and budget.
  • Keep stakeholders informed about potential risks and recommend appropriate contingency plans.

Your Profile

 The ideal candidate has the following skills and experiences:

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering or equivalent by experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in civil engineering project management.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing large-scale construction projects from inception to completion.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire diverse teams.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management abilities, with the capacity to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Strong financial acumen and experience in budgeting, cost control, and contract negotiations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality results.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing project requirements and work in a dynamic environment.
  • Full proficiency in English is required.