The Sabre Charitable Trust Jobs

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14 Sep, 2016

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Engineering Jobs in Ghana

The Sabre Trust is a partnership between two independent but linked charities, registered in the UK with the Charity Commission and in Ghana with the Department of Social Welfare. We work in southern Ghana to improve the futures of poor and marginalised children.

Through ten years of grassroots work in rural schools and a long term relationship with the Ghana Education Service, the kindergarten sector has emerged as our priority intervention area. Kindergarten represents the start of formal education for 4 and 5 year old children, and the sector faces a number of challenges including poor learning environments and weak teacher capacity. Our Brighter Futures Programme provides an innovative and carefully considered response to these challenges, delivered through Building Better Schools and providing Transformational Teacher Training.

Our mission is to give young Ghanaians the best possible start to their education, enabling them to achieve their full academic potential and contribute to Ghana’s future economic development.

Our vision is an education system where all children in Ghana are engaged in active and play-based learning, which equips them with the skills and knowledge they need to progress through primary and junior high school and complete their basic education. This will help to bring about a critical shift in mind-set amongst teachers and pupils at all levels of the Ghana education system.

Job Description

Job Title: Site Engineer

Location:Central and Western Region

Reporting to: Construction Programme Manager

Main Role / Purpose

The Site Engineer will work closely with the Sabre Trust’s Construction Programme Manager to monitor and quality assure the site works carried out on Sabre’s future projects building Sustainable Kindergartens, delivering the project to time, cost and quality.  This is a role for an experienced engineer who can work independently of regular supervision, on a remote site and control the workforce, budget and be ultimately responsible for all on-site activities, of particular importance are the quality and health and safety aspects.
The role will give exposure to working with Arup, the global engineering firm, which is one of Sabre’s corporate partners.  The role will supervise directly the project Site Manager, who has responsibility for the procurement of all site material.

Main Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Construction Programme Manager (CPM), the site engineer is repsonsbile for:

1. Quality Control

•   Site surveys and setting out of the site in accordance with the Arup instructions and the Sabre construction manual.
•   To monitor the build quality of site works on all infrastructure projects and maintain standards in accordance with the construction manual
•   To notify the CPM of any defects, mistakes, errors, contamination or variations, so that appropriate corrective action can be taken.
•   To set inspection schedules and maintain records of these inspections.
•   To advise the CPM on any engineering/structural issues as they arise, raising non-conformance reports for the attention of the CPM and the Arup project team.
•   On an ongoing basis, monitor the progress of off-site pre-fabrication undertaken by suppliers and sub-contractors to determine suitability for future work.
•   To monitor material quality and liaise with the Project Finance Officer and the CPM to rectify any supply chain issues.
•   To draft change controls for CPM approval before forwarding to Arup project team
•   To carry out inspections on sub-contractor sites when notified by the CPM.
•   To carry out site surveys on new sites and report to the CPM with the required data for Arup.
•   To draw AutoCAD drawings for new sites and follow them on the site.

2. Health, Safety & Environment

To ensure that site health, safety and environmental procedures are implemented on the project site.


3. Reporting

•   To keep a daily diary of events including work done, issues arising and quality checks carried out.
•   To complete a weekly update to the Construction Programme Manager on a Friday
•   To complete a monthly report on the project, in the format provided, by the 3rd of the following month.
•   To receive and respond to or refer Requests for Information (RFIs) from Arup’s project team in the UK as appropriate, including the use of AutoCAD for drawings
•   To track project progress against the project master programme and work with the CPM to develop contingency plans to address any delays or overruns
•   To keep an inspections record with photographic evidence of project components inspected.
•   To issue formal sign-off for each building component on all projects.
•   To chair Weekly Site Meeting and issue minutes as weekly record of site progress
•   To post weekly updates to online photo gallery to illustrate progress or issues

Compensation and benefits

This is a permanent position where the engineer will receive a competitive package and the opportunity to work with a global engineering company and receive further training relevant to the role.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Graduate in Civil Engineering
•   Ghanaian national
•   Minimum 5 years’ experience of construction projects in Ghana.
•   Dynamic self-starter, able to work to pre-defined targets on own initiative

IT skills:

•   knowledge of Microsoft Office and AutoCAD required
•   Strong team player, but must have the ability to work independently
•   Commitment to the aims and objectives of the Sabre Charitable Trust.
•   Able to work remotely from supervision and family and be prepared to move location once a year.

Performance Review

Every two months a formal review process will be carried out by the Construction Programme Manager, to assess knowledge transfer and competency. On satisfactory completion of the six month attachment, and a subject to a strong rating in a performance and attitude review involving the Construction Programme Manager and Sabre Country Director, a full time offer of employment could be made.

Location: Western and Central Region

How To Apply For The Job

Kindly send applications to the HR at:

[email protected] with the subject line Trainee Engineer

Closing Date: 19 September, 2016

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