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Construction Manager

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Date: Jun 1, 2021

Location: Gaborone, South-East District, ZA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 42338 

Job Category: Construction; Engineering 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Construction Manager to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Botswana.


PDG helps clients reach their business goals through a range of strong technical capabilities. We ensure world-class project delivery through the skills of our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors. 


We manage our clients’ entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies.   Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change providing the best solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges!  


 As the successful candidate, you will:

  • need to be a Botswana citizen or have a Botswana work permit.
  • be responsible for the overall 
    planning, direction, organization, and budgeting of all construction 
  • or maintenance work, on the project to the highest safety and quality levels within time and costs constraints. The Construction Manager participates in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversees organization, scheduling and implementation strategy.


You bring to the role:

  • Responsible for all safety planning associated with the project  construction execution methods selection, with support of  the Project Manager and Site Health and Safety Manager
  • Responsible through the constructability coordinator to set up and oversee the constructability process
  • Coordinate with the client, project management, and project services in identifying required reporting procedures and formats for client and Hatch management needs
  • Establishes project field procedures and objectives within corporate policies and procedures as necessitated by jobsite conditions
  • Review and approve construction estimates, budgets,  forecasts and schedules
  • Review construction/erection drawings and specifications, 
  • develop strategies for erection interfaces, determine appropriate construction methods and pre-empt problem areas
  • Ensure the necessary permits and licenses (notice of project, insurance certificates, workers compensation, environmental  permits etc.) are identified and obtained prior to the start of  construction activities on site
  • Liaises with the Project Manager and the project core team of  design engineers, procurement, planning and scheduling and other personnel and other personnel as required in setting priorities to ensure timely construction performance
  • Liaises with Client team, Engineers and Contractors to deliver  the project in a safe manner, on time and within budget
  • Liaison between Contractor and Engineers to resolve field  engineering queries
  • Develop site organization and staffing requirements required  to execute construction activities within project schedule and  acceptable costs
  • Direct, monitor and motivate subordinate construction specialists in performance and direct activities as necessary 
  • to ensure project requirements are achieved
  • Ensure adherence to all local regulations and statutory requirements in site activities planning
  • Assist the procurement team to review contractual agreements with clients, suppliers, and contractors
  • Liaise with client representatives as required to ensure shutdowns, relocations, tie ins, etc. are planned safely and in  a timely manner with minimum disruption
  • Recommend requirements for construction resources and  strategies to meet the schedule in each area
  • Participates in the labor studies, manpower sourcing exercise and the establishment of the industrial relations strategy
  • Work with Contract Administrator to ensure contractors adhere to the requirements of their contracts
  • Assist with management of Contractor claims
  • Chair Contractor progress, cost and safety meetings

Qualifications and Experience

  • National Diploma/Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Minimum of 12 to 15 years’ experience in construction of  which 5 to 7 years should be Construction Management 
  • experience in the EPCM mining environment
  • Demonstrated health and safety management focus in the construction phase of project delivery, and extensive  knowledge of health and safety management procedures, safe work practices, and applicable legislation
  • Registration with the Engineering Registration Board of Botswana (ERB) or equivalent South African Engineering 
  • registration will be advantageous
  • Strong leadership skills, the ability to lead a team and fit into  a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Effective report writing skills, planning and organizational skills
  • Well-developed communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate directly with the client on key issues
  • Extensive knowledge of all phases of construction operations 
  • relating to field activities of all engineering disciplines, construction and maintenance practices, procedures and techniques, and applicable codes and standards
  • Familiarity with a wide range of equipment, tools, and technologies used in construction

Why join us?

  • Develop innovation partnerships
  • Think locally, work globally
  • Engage with people who make a difference


What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment.
  • Long term career development


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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