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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Centum is East Africa's leading investment company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. We are an investment channel providing investors with access to a portfolio of inaccessible, quality, diversified investments. Our Key objective is to consistently generate market beating returns by building extraordinary enterpr...
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    Construction Project Manager – Real Estate

    In this role, the Construction Project Manager works closely with a team of internal and external engineers, architects, sub-contractors, and contractors to ensure completion of multiple projects within time and budget in a rapidly changing construction environment.

    The successful candidate will cover the following aspects within our real estate portfolio in Kenya and Uganda.

    Duties and responsibilities include:

    • Early-stage involvement in development of the projects with the majority role concentrating on construction cost input, project budget input, procurement plan and project construction timelines.
    • In coordination with the project team, develop the project plans, programs and share commentary on the building design, identify cost savings measures and provide solutions to probable construction challenges.
    • Evaluate and recommend latest construction technology that will reduce construction timeline.
    • Pro-actively generate a schedule of rates on each construction item and develop a procurement plan including negotiations with contractors to achieve the project budget cost within the business case.
    • Review current and new projects under construction, then establish a clear project program and milestones to monitor and report progress while ensuring the projects are completed on time, budget and to a high quality.
    • Conduct regular site inspection meetings with the design team, sub-contractors, and contractors to review among others resources / labor projections vis-à-vis the project schedule, materials lead time and required on-site date, samples approvals, performance issues on and off site, quality concerns, among others.
    • Maintain and enforce good construction standards and quality control. Additionally implement quality review, monitor contractor corrective actions, and ensure the project quality adheres to the specifications and customer expectations.
    • Promptly resolve construction challenges / problems in coordination with the architects, engineers, sub-contractors, contractors, and other stakeholders.
    • Monitor site safety, ensure a safe work site and compliance with the occupational Health and Safety standards are enforced.
    • Obtain Centum RE acceptance of the work, prepare and submit the final project report, snag list and closeout with the sub-contractors and contractor

    Qualifications and experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Architecture/Building Sciences, Engineering
    • Project Management Qualification – Prince II (minimum).
    • PMP, added advantage 
    • Master’s degree in a relevant numerate subject such as Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or equivalent is an added advantage 
    • 3-5 years of relevant post professional qualification experience. 
    • The jobholder will have a demonstratable record of accomplishment and prior experience working within commercial construction industry undertaking multiple large scale projects.
    • In depth Knowledge of construction, project management, engineering, procurement, contracts, industry standards and other project-related activities.
    • Awareness of the trends influencing construction in the global market.

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    Property Manager

    The incumbent will be responsible for the overall management of assigned residential, retail and/or commercial properties to satisfy the requirements of the property owners/owners and tenants, to preserve and increase the value of the properties and to meet the financial objectives of the investors and management.

    Duties and responsibilities include:

    • Handle all customer inquiries or tenant requests in a timely, courteous manner.
    • Responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the property / estate to meet cash flow objectives.
    • Maximize gross potential rent and minimize vacancies by renting out all vacant homes and timely collection of rent and service charges.
    • Conduct asset performance review on a regular basis to determine whether the residential units are meeting short- and long-term objectives (rental growth, occupancy and return on investment)
    • Focus on activities that add value to each property and enhance operational functions to sustain that value.
    • Develop annual rental income revenue target and monitor revenue collections on a regular basis and implement realistic plans to ensure above target collections
    • Develop and implement a letting and marketing plan to ensure all the completed residential homes maintain full occupancy.
    • Develop annual operating budgets and continuously monitor operational expenses to ensure cost remain below budget while the company obtains value for money.
    • Negotiate and evaluates new/existing property management contracts while ensuring adequate staffing, funding, building/equipment safety.
    • Responsible for ensuring that projects developed and/or managed remain well maintained
    • Visually inspect the facility daily, note any repairs and / maintenance that may need to address.
    • Manage relationships with tenants, homeowners, vendors, partners, and stakeholders.
    • Ensure the company complies with all regulatory & insurance requirements.

    Qualifications and experience

    • The jobholder will have a demonstratable record of accomplishment and prior experience working within a busy property management firm managing a large residential estate
    • In-depth understanding of property management
    • Knowledge of laws and regulations relevant to property management.
    • Registration by Estate Agents Registration Board 
    • 3-5 years’ previous experience in commercial property management.
    • Ability to deal well with people and get them to feel comfortable quickly
    • Scheduling maintenance and repairs for building, grounds, and amenities
    • Strong customer service orientation
    • Ability to close a sale
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

    Method of Application

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