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New Vacancies At Arbico Plc

Date Posted: 11/Mar/2014
Deadline: Not Specified



Roles and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for developing strategies for the pursuit and procurement of competitively bid projects fitting within the accepted market segments reflected in the Company’s marketing plan for year.

1. This involves teaching the staff about the approaches required when reviewing project documents with regards to strategic advantages due to our in-house capabilities, specific areas of work that demand attention due to the scope as compared to the overall requirements of the project.
2. Teach the staff to develop strategic alliances with key subcontractors as a method to receive preferential treatment & pricing on bid day.
3. Identifying major issues and concerns on a project in regards to risk/reward situations.

• Responsible for the organization of the Estimating Department to assure that the proper procedures are in place to allow a smooth bidding process.

• Train the estimating staff to accurately take-off and price items of self-performed work such as structural wood framing materials, wood framing labor, concrete formwork, concrete place & finish.

• Responsible for transferring a successfully estimated project to Operations & job cost, updating and adding assemblies for new types of work and maintain unit costs in the system.

• Ensure that the policies and procedures for the estimating department are developed and enforced. Items such as informing a subcontractor if they are 10% low or more on a bid, assuring that no bid shopping takes place, pre-bid meetings are held with the proper team in attendance, effective hand-over to operations meetings are conducted, lock down meetings with operations is held in a timely manner, monitoring of scheduled closeouts with operations and defining an ethical approach to the buy-out process.

• Maintain in conjunction with all departments a working sub-list of qualified subcontractors who adhere to our company standards. This responsibility also includes helping maintain our preferred subcontractor program.

• Ensure that all subcontractors are treated in accordance with the program and the signed charter between the firm and those subcontractors.

• Responsible for an increase in profit by ensuring the principles outline above are not compromised, through the buy-out process on each project that is successfully estimated by the estimating staff of the firm.

• Determine the maximum amount of profit that can be obtained on each project during the bidding process by accurately tracking special pricing given to the firm by our subcontractors.

• Responsible for the follow-up with repeat, new, and prospective clients of the firm. This responsibility will include pre-construction services such as the following:
1. Review of conceptual bids.
2. Maintain & update on a quarterly basis the databases used for conceptual and hard bids within the Precision.
3. Value analysis of clients plans & specifications including coordination, completeness, & clarity.
4. Presentation of bids, estimates, and conceptual bids to our clients.
5. Ensuring that our clients receive their conceptual estimates at the agreed upon timeframe.
6. Follow-up with the new or existing clients to assure their needs are being met.

• Format bid protests when appropriate and follow up on these protests to ensure The firm is properly represented at the subsequent hearings. This responsibility also includes understanding Nevada Revised Statues, public entity requirements, local codes and standards.

• Develop a list of our competitions subcontractors from their listings on public works bid and industry knowledge from private sector work.

Work with operations to effectively reduce the number of cost phase codes to implement simpler cost accounting from






Required Skills and Competencies:

• Be proficient in any computer software programs used in estimating

• Possess strong mathematical and computer skills.

• Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

• Expertise in one or more areas of heavy civil

• Ability to breakdown construction operations into a logical sequence of activities

• Ability to work in a team environment

• Ability to professionally communicate the basis for individual work product when in a highly stressed environment

• Ability and willingness to abide by Arbico Plc.’s Constructions policies on a daily basis environment.

• Must be able to meet deadlines and put in the time needed to get the job done.

• Effective oral and written communication skills

• Must be willing to travel.

• Candidates must possess a strong work ethic.

• Strong organizational, interpersonal skills.

• Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.


• Minimum of 15 years post qualification experience in the Construction Industry


• 1st degree in Quantity Surveying

• Professional membership of local/foreign registered Quantity Survey body






Roles and Responsibilities:

• Ensuring the project is fit-for-purpose and adheres to the project budget and schedule.

• Ensuring all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed.

• Accounting for engineering tasks to ensure they meet contract requirements.

• Developing project-specific procedures for the work to be carried out.

• Interpreting clients' requirements, identifying and addressing design parameters and engineering problems and ensuring solutions are implemented.

• Ensuring all justifications for contractual variations during projects are maintained to support subsequent commercial claims.

• Evaluating, organising and prioritising work within the overall project schedule.

• Liaising and managing third party contractors to ensure all equipment is fit for purpose.

• Taking responsibility for a team of engineers and training/mentoring junior engineers.

• Drafting contract administration correspondence.

• Resolving any unexpected technical difficulties, and other problems that may arise.

• Other duties as may be assigned by Executive Management.


Working knowledge, skills and competencies and attributes:

• Confident decision making ability.

• ability to handle and organize a huge labour force perfectly.

• the ability to foster confidence in the workers in the diverse situations

• A creative and innovative approach to problem-solving.

• Ability to read and interpret architectural drawings and building plans.

• Strong numeracy skills and the ability to learn design packages.

• Ability to write clear and precise reports and to relate complex information simply to a diverse range of people.

• Good negotiating and organisational skills.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers/team members.

• Good written and oral communication skills.

• Ability to listen and fully understand the expectations of the clients.

• Working knowledge of use of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Visio and Project)

Qualifications and Experience:

• A good university degree in Building or Construction, Civil or Structural Engineering or other related field.

• A minimum of 6-10 years post-NYSC work experience in the construction industry would be preferred.

• Professional qualification would be an added advantage.




Candidates whose profile matches the above should kindly send their resume as an attachment to [email protected] and quote the Job title as subject of the email.






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