Director of Physical Planning, Works and Estates

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Location Harare, Zimbabwe
Date Posted July 8, 2021
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency ZWD


Vice Chancellor’s Office
The University seeks a results oriented and strategic Director of Physical Planning, Works and Estates with a considerable degree of competence, responsiveness and ability to focus on material issues. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the incumbent will develop and oversee the implementation of the University’s Campus Development Plans. This is a full-time high level position in the University.

Duties And Responsibilities

Key Performance Areas
The successful candidate will be required to carry out the following key responsibilities:
 Manages design development to ensure co-ordination, cost effectiveness and compliance with design briefs, user requirements and regulations;
 Advises the Vice Chancellor on the most appropriate and beneficial strategies to be adopted for both the design team and construction of building projects;
 Oversees preparation and negotiation of contracts, leases, deeds, mortgages, and other real property legal documents and recommends the acquisition and disposition of real estate properties; ensuring adherence to the University’s campus master plan;
 Draws up and administers the annual departmental budget and oversees the purchase and storage of materials and spares for buildings, infrastructure, construction and maintenance of vehicles;
 Manages and plans the University’s transport system;
 Manages the maintenance programmes of buildings, site infrastructure (electrical, sewage and water reticulation systems as well as roads), sporting and recreation facilities as well as University grounds.

Qualifications And Experience

The ideal candidate must have at least an Honours Degree in Civil/Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Town Planning, Construction Management, or equivalent qualification, plus at least four (4) years relevant post-qualification working experience at senior management level. Possession of a Masters Degree in the above disciplines is a distinct advantage. Further, applicants should be registered with a relevant professional body. Possession of a business related qualification would be an added advantage.

Applying Instructions

Apply CONDITIONS OF SERVICE An attractive package which includes Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits is offered; details of which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates. APPLICATION PROCEDURE All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Applications, which should include a curriculum vitae (giving full personal particulars of applicant including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, telephone numbers and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three contactable referees) and copies of certificates must be addressed to: The Senior Assistant Registrar Human Resources Department National University of Science and Technology (NUST) P O Box AC 939 Ascot Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE and emailed to in a single pdf file clearly indicating the position being applied for in the subject line. The National University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply. The closing date for receipt of applications is , 2021. ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

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