Rwanda Quantity Surveyor job at One Acre Fund
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Vacancy title:
Rwanda Quantity Surveyor

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Human Services , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

One Acre Fund

Deadline of this Job:
Sunday, June 02 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali, East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 20 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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About the Role
We're seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor to ensure on time and on cost delivery of our Seed Centre at RICA construction project that OAF is building in partnership with the Rwanda Insititute for Conservation Agriculture. The Seed Centre at RICA is a hands-on centre of excellence, providing B2B services which make it easier for Rwandan seed companies to succeed. Over the next 2 years we will construct over $6M USD // 8 Billion RWF of infrastructure at the RICA campus at their Bugesera site. The Quantity Surveyor will be vital to this process.
• Reporting to the Construction Project Manager, you will be a mid-level (specialist) staff member working in our construction supervision team with site engineers, construction coordinators and procurement team.
• You will manage project costs for the project, ensuring on time and within-budget delivery.
• Important achievements will be optimized project costs, enhancing performance against budget and client satisfaction.
• Delivering to success in this project will include measurable cost savings, accuracy in cost forecasts, successful contract negotiations.

• Develop bids for tenders for works, ensuring accuracy in pricing and meeting all technical requirements while staying updated on relevant market information.
• Carry out takeoffs and prepare premeasured bills of quantities for accurate cost estimation.
• Conduct market price surveys by liaising with manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers to ensure competitive pricing and meet project technical requirements.
• Submit all contractual correspondences to contractors, consultants, and subcontractors promptly.
• Manage contacts for external partners including consultants, contractors, and subcontractors ensuring compliance with project budget.
• Build up rates for variation works purposes and future projects.
• Prepare project materials, labor, and plant schedules in phase chronology.
• Order and control materials for the project to maintain project efficiency.
• Carry out proper and defendable site measurements of work done and variation orders.
• Prepare cash flow schedules for projects to ensure smooth execution without financial hiccups.
• Prepare progressive weekly financial reports on site activities and handle preparation of project communication and correspondences.
• Review consultant, contractor, and subcontractor interim claims with the project manager to provide certificates for payments of completed works.
• Prepare the penultimate and final accounts for projects in the final stages.
Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in Quantity Surveying on projects of similar or larger value ($6M USD/8B RWF)
• Expertise in conducting detailed cost estimation and analysis for construction projects.
• Successful project management experience with budgets and ensuring cost-effectiveness throughout project lifecycle.
• Secure favourable contracts with suppliers, subcontractors, and consultants.
• Proficiency in preparing bills of quantities and tender documents.
• Experience conducting market price surveys and staying updated on industry trends to ensure competitive pricing.
• Financial risk management associated with construction projects.
• Collaborate with project partners.
• Familiarity with relevant regulations and standards governing construction projects.
• Proficient in relevant software tools for quantity surveying and project management.

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible
Job Location
Bugesera, Rwanda (on-site, full-time)
Health insurance, paid time off
Contract Duration
2 years
This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:

Job application procedure
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• Application Deadline
• 16 June 2024

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Job Info
Job Category: Management jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Sunday, June 02 2024
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 20-03-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 20-03-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 20-03-2066
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