Supervisor, Construction

Solwezi, Zambia, Full Time - June 27, 2022

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


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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