Head of Construction

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • 00000 ZMW / YEAR
  • Applications have closed


Astro Works Limited is a reputable company seeking to employ suitably qualified and experienced individual.

Role Purpose

To plan, develop and organize the construction projects of the company by formulating the most cost-effective plan to timely completions within budget and to implement the execution of those plans

Main responsibilities but not limited to;

  • To carry out technical and feasibility assessments and site inspections.
  • To prepare and implement project plans.
  • To research and provide estimates for projects.
  • To review Government regulations
  • To monitor and optimize safety procedures, production processes, and regulatory compliance.
  • To make recommendations or present alternative solutions to problems to Management.
  • To confidently liaise with clients and other professional subcontractors.
  • Project management duties (e.g. managing budgets, resources, and deadlines; acquiring and compiling quotes, etc.).
  • To conduct group and one-on-one meetings with all staff as required for training, evaluation and general communication; participates and/or conducts regularly scheduled departmental safety/informational meetings
  • To review all site staffs’ work to ensure quality meets established standards, techniques and safety requirements; makes recommendations as requirements to improve quality and productivity.
  • To analyze costs for Tenders and Contracts prepared by Quantity Surveyor
  • To prepare claims /reports for different on-going sites with the Quantity Surveyor
  • To monitor materials used for different projects
  • To conduct feasibility studies to estimate materials, time and labor costs and develop optimal construction schedules using tools like PERT/CPM.

Required Qualification, Skills and Experience

  • Relevant qualifications for the said position. Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from a reputed Institution/University. A Masters will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in projects in a Construction environment
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Good Knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft project and Microsoft office. Experience in Oracle based ERP will be an added advantage.
  • Registered Member of Engineering Institute of Zambia and Engineering Registration Board
  • Knowledge of Kaizen concept and practice is desired
  • Must possess four wheeler driving license


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