Construction Manager at Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies - Bridge believes every child has the right to high quality education and works in partnership with governments, communities, parents and teachers to deliver education to over 100,000 children in underserved communities across Africa and Asia.Bridge leverages in-depth teacher training and support, advanced lesson plans and wireless technology to provide pupils with a meaningful and life-changing education.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Construction ManagerLocation: LagosJob DescriptionDevelopment/Construction:Our Development group (real estate, legal, physical planning, construction) owns the life cycle of academy expansion, from identifying potential land deals in our communities through to constructing academies, sometimes several dozen at a time. The construction team is a key area of the business and is responsible for the construction, modification or repair of school buildings prior to the opening of all academies.Above all else, we’re looking for ambition, organization, drive, intellect, problem solving, and respect for others. You will report to the Director of Development.About the RoleWe have and are continuing to develop one of the most cost-effective approaches to constructing school buildings in the world. We currently construct school classrooms for less than US$ 1,500 per classroom fully loaded (including all labour and site management, furniture, transport, and the amortized cost of the latrines, School Manager’s office, and fence). These results are achieved by using experienced site managers, who are supported by a central management team and a highly specified process and specifications.Because of the speed of our scaling, we construct many schools simultaneously. For example, the company will build or remodel 5 - 10 new schools. That means we have to manage multiple simultaneous construction sites. Within a couple of years the number of simultaneous construction sites will increase to well over 50.We are looking for a full time Construction Manager who to provide critical leadership to manage these simultaneous construction projects being led by construction foremen and day labourers.We are looking for someone who is good with the details and not afraid of spending long hours in the field (in the slums) to make sure the job is accomplished.

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