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Construction Superintendent


Kuwait City, Kuwait

Ref: HP362-1277

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

About the Role:

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. Join WSP, and you'll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

WSP are looking to appoint a Construction Superintendent for a major project in Kuwait.

A typical week would include:
* Manage and understand the day-to-day construction management of the project
* Be responsible for the on-site management of construction activities at a senior level
* Be responsible for performance of the contractor and/or consultant construction supervision teams to confirm compliance with contractual requirements
* Be the primary project leader dealing with client representatives to coordinate main contractor and/or subcontractor activities to ensure orderly and efficient completion of projects
* Provide leadership and accountability for the performance of projects
* Proactively drive the overall planning of construction activities to identify critical milestones and priorities
* Determine the team requirements for the defined scope and schedule
* Understand the overall management of all administrative, commercial and technical services required for the management of projects
* Provide direction to planning, scheduling and engineering functions as required
* Have in depth knowledge of design management and working with or within the professional design team.
* Have the necessary skills to undertake contract administration duties on a project
* Have in depth knowledge of build-ability and construction methods


We'd love to hear from you if you have:
* Good computer literacy with a minimum bachelor's degree in construction management or an appropriate construction related discipline
* 15 years' experience, highly competent regarding site activities, capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously and monitoring multi-disciplinary construction project activities from inception through to project handover
* knowledgeable in planning, co-ordination and supervision of construction projects, and capable of making intelligent decisions on critical activities affecting progress
* Capable of monitoring and reporting project status to the client visually and verbally
* Good leadership qualities are expected, and the ability to take up challenges on site and within the office environment
* Must be able to exhibit focus on delegation of authority and on keeping subcontractors' works on schedule to deliver fast track projects
* High awareness on the planning of the site activities, good ability in assigning tasks and to set up attainable milestones, and to organize meetings and project related discussions with engineers, subcontractors' and client representatives
* Ability to control an appropriate level of quality is essential, knowledge of ITP process is required, as is oversight of appropriate testing to ensure compliance with contract and project requirements
* Ability to monitor and provide advice on all safety aspects of projects in consideration of methodology, on behaviors on site, and in consultation with safety advisors
* Proven expertise working with software such as MS office packages including MS Project. Additionally Primavera & AutoCAD knowledge would be beneficial
* Good (verbal and written) communication skill in English is a contract requirement
* Experience in Army Projects is an added advantage

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP - we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important - be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including first class medical cover, generous days annual leave, and paid professional subscriptions.

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

About the Company

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With 36,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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