Supervisor, Construction

  • Full Time
  • Solwezi, Zambia
  • - ZMW / YEAR
  • Applications have closed


At First Quantum, we free the talent of our people by taking a very different approach which is underpinned by a very different, very definite culture – the “First Quantum Way”.

Working with us is not like working anywhere else, which is why we recruit people who will take a bolder, smarter approach to spot opportunities, solve problems and deliver results.

Our culture is all about encouraging you to think independently and to challenge convention to deliver the best result. That’s how we continue to achieve extraordinary things in extraordinary locations.

Job description:


To oversee residential, commercial, institutional projects and maintenance of various facilities. The supervision of contractors, and ensuring timely, quality, to specific work and finishes.


This position will be required to adhere to all relevant requirements, policies, procedures and legal regulations pertaining to health, safety, environment and quality, as well as finance, human resources, and any other regulations as required by the company and relevant to the level of the role and responsibilities of the function.

  • Maintain inspections and quality control systems, in order to maintain contractual obligations
  • Oversee building contractors during construction projects to ensure site requirements are met within safety and quality standards
  • Develop & define the scope of works and resources required on various projects
  • Develop and implement project controls & create budgets for projects
  • Preparing schedules, work progress, production and other reports (Ms Projects or similar)
  • Setup a certification system for construction quality control
  • Allocating resources, transport & materials, sub-contractors and other staff
  • Supervision and implementation of all projects to Architectural & Engineered plans
  • Provide training and development opportunities for all direct reports on an ongoing basis, with a particular focus on Zambian employees
  • Responsible for projects costs, cost control, waste control and daily time management
  • Meets construction budget against expenditures
  • Ensuring all safety procedure are enforced on site
  • Updates job knowledge with emerging construction practices and standards; participating in educational opportunities
  • Other duties as directed by the Supervisor


  • Full Grade 12 School certificate
  • Construction Management, Civil Engineering or Quantity Surveyor Degree / Diploma from recognized Institution.
  • Craft certificate in either plumbing, electrical, bricklaying or carpentry
  • Membership to a professional body (ERB & EIZ)


  • At least six years post qualification working experience


  • Teamwork
  • Bold Initiative
  • Thinking Safety
  • Upholding Quality
  • Technical Skill
  • Driving Quantity


  • Ability to work under pressure and complete work on schedule
  • Ability to pay attention to details i.e. Good quality workmanship.
  • Valid Silicosis certificate
  • GRZ driving licence
  • Good knowledge of building construction in regards to Civils & Steel portal Frames and general maintenance
  • Good knowledge of safe operation of concrete mixers, basic hand and power tools
  • Good knowledge of work place safety including safe handling and lifting procedures

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