Hiring a Construction Manager in Cape Town

Hiring a Construction Manager in Cape Town

Oasis is looking for a highly analytical Engineer, responsible for designing safe; economic and functioning structures meeting the requirements, to join its Property division. The successful candidate will have knowledge of estimating, planning and controlling the costs associated with a project, and will work closely with the Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers within the department.

Desired Qualification & Experience

  • BTec/ B.Sc degree / Diploma in Building Science, Building Management or Construction Management
  • Certificate in Project Management is advantageous
  • Knowledge of applicable municipal laws, regulations and processes
  • Sound mathematical and technical skills including physics
  • 6-10 years of experience
  • Basic proficiency in win QS and AutoCAD applications
  • Extensive experience in commercial/industrial and retail development on an end-to-end basis
  • Ability to work extended hours during project implementation phases
  • Excellent document management skills
  • Proficient in multi-tasking and simultaneously administering a number of high-value project
  • Registration with SACPCMP is advantageous
  • Strong knowledge of MS Project is required to ensure that a detailed project plan is prepared for each project
  • Knowledge and experience in Western Cape market is a prerequisite

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspecting properties to check conditions/foundations.
  • Obtaining planning and/or building regulations approval.
  • Selecting appropriate construction materials and provide technical advice.
  • Making sure sites meet legal guidelines, and health and safety requirements.
  • Analysing configurations of the basic structural components of a building or other structures.
  • Considering the strength of various materials, e.g. concrete, steel and brick, to see how their inclusion may necessitate a change of structural design.
  • Liaising with other designers, including architects, to agree on safe designs and their fit with the aesthetic concept of the construction.
  • Examining structures at risk of collapse and advising how to improve their structural integrity, such as recommending removal or repair of defective parts or rebuilding the entire structure.
  • Making drawings, specifications and computer models of structures for building contractors.
  • Liaising with construction contractors to ensure that newly erected buildings are structurally sound.
  • Applying expert knowledge of the forces that act on various structures.
  • Using computers and computer-aided design (CAD) technology for simulation purposes.
  • Giving progress reports to and HOD Property.
  • You will investigate both the immediate loads and demands on the structure, as well as any likely future changes, and ensuring a structure is designed to withstand those loads.


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