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  • Posted: Mar 24, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest education innovation company serving the 700 million families who live on less than $2 USD per day. We strive to provide the highest quality education product to the more than 100,000 students who attend Bridge’s more than 400 nursery and primary schools across emerging markets in Africa and (...
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    Quality Inspector, Construction

    About the Role

    You will be responsible for inspecting construction sites to ensure the work meets Bridge quality standards. The Inspector must work in conjunction with the construction supervisors to ensure the timeliness of project construction and completion as well as the adherence to provided specifications. The role requires frequent travel from one construction site to another. This is a full time fixed term role.

    What You Will Do

    • Responsible for maintaining quality and consistent construction management practices at all our schools.
    • Work in conjunction with the construction supervisors and the foremen to ensure the timeliness of project construction and completion as well as the adherence to provided specifications.
    • Construction work supervision for allocated school sites.
    • Carry out detailed initial site survey including site analysis.
    • Measure existing facilities and prepare measured drawings.
    • Prepare, maintain and update detailed schedules of completed work.
    • Develop a report that captures the work status, labor usage and material status for all the sites assigned.

    What You Should Have

    • Bachelor’s degree or Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or a related field.
    • Good knowledge of current construction technology and practices
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in construction management
    • High level of honesty/integrity and ability to deliver under pressure
    • Well- organized with excellent writing and oral communication skills
    • Ability and willingness willing to accept feedback including instructions, corrective and positive feedback
    • Ability to interact with all parties on-site and be able to implement quality policies and procedures
    • Ability to communicate complex ideas concisely
    • Active listening and presentation skills
    • On-the-run problem solving/decision-making skills
    • Analytical and interpretation skills
    • Self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Flexibility to travel across all our construction school sites in Kenya.

    You’re also

    • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
    • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
    • A relentless advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
    • A malleable learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
    • A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
    • A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Bridge International on jobs.jobvite.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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