Senior Engineer at Watumishi Housing Company

Fourth Floor Golden Jubilee Towers, Ohio Street
P.O. Box 5119, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Be part of a long lasting legacy
Watumishi Housing Company (WHC) is a public entity responsible for provision of affordable houses and in particular, the implementation of the Public Servants
Housing Scheme (PSHS) and management of Watumishi Housing Company Real
Estate Investment Trust (WHC-REIT). Shareholders of WHC and the financiers of the PSHS are National Social Security Fund (NSSF), PPF Pensions Fund (PPF),

Public Service Pensions Fund (PSPF), LAPF Pensions Fund (LAPF), Government
Employees Provident Fund (GEPF), National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and
National Housing Corporation (NHC). In order to implement its objectives, WHC would like to invite suitably qualified Tanzanians to join its lean, entrepreneurial and dynamic team by filling the following vacancy:

Job Title: Senior Engineer – One Post
Duty Station: WHC Head Office Dar es Salaam with potential for temporary transfer at project sites
Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
Salary Grade: 5

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Senior Engineer will be responsible for the establishment and head Construction Brigade with the overall objective of constructing quality affordable houses. The incumbent is expected to play a supervisory, technical and organizational role in various
PSHS construction projects
• Specific Duties and Responsibilities
• Act as main technical advisor to subcontractors, operatives and crafts people with respect to the construction site;
• Plans, coordinates, controls and supervises building and maintenance activities;
• Participates in relevant consultancy and service activities;
• Overseas installation and maintenance of sophisticated building equipment;
• Prepares sketches and designs for major modifications for submitted drawings from consultants;
• Prepares various types of construction estimates;
• Carry out engineering survey works/activities to respective construction sites;
• Check drawings, plans, and other qualities to get an accurate calculation of the houses to be constructed;
• Ensures that all the materials used are according to the specifications;
• Oversees the requisition and selection of the materials;
• Agrees to the material distributors on the set prices and take cost effective measures;
• Manages the site on a day to day basis that includes supervising and monitoring the labor force and that of the sub contractors;
• Oversees upon the quality control methods in place;
• Resolves unexpected technical problems that may arise;
• Prepares monthly site progress reports and other reports as and when required; and
• Undertake any other related duties as may be assigned by the Chief Operating Officer.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate for this position should have the following qualifications, experience:

• Degree in Civil Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering or equivalent academic qualification from a recognised higher learning institution.
• Must be registered by appropriate Professional Bodies.
• Solid track record and experience in construction works and project management;
• Knowledge and Competence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applications such as AUTOCAD, Microsoft Projects and Design Softwares; and
• Not less than five (5) years post qualification experience in construction industry out of which two (2) years must be in senior position.

In addition to the above skills and qualifications, applicants for the above positions are required to have the following attributes:

• A very high level of integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility;
• Ability to work under pressure and produce expected results;
• Ability to work in a lean and dynamic team;
• Ability to self manage, achieve results and meet deadlines; and
• Willingness to work beyond the call of duty.

A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidates for the posts. WHC is an equal opportunity employer. Staff will be employed on three (3) years contracts that are renewable upon satisfactory performance.


Application letter with Curriculum Vitae (CV) including e-mail address or daytime contact telephone number, together with photocopies of certificates and names and contacts of two referees should be addressed to reach the under-mentioned by 19th
February 2016.

Only short-listed candidates meeting the above criteria will be invited for interview.
Lobbying and canvassing for employment will not be entertained and may work to the candidate’s disadvantage.

Application letter should be sent through the address shown below:

The Chief Executive Officer
Watumishi Housing Company
4th Floor Golden Jubilee Towers
P.O. Box 5119

Source: Daily News 1st February, 2016
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