Airswift is recruiting for its client a Construction Manager, to be based in Luanda, Angola.

Construction Manager

Airswift is recruiting for its client a Construction Manager, to be based in Luanda, Angola.


Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available are unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure, and expertise that the organization has been unparalleledIf you would like to be considered for this role and would like further details please apply now!


  • To manage and supervise the Production department with the following disciplines; superintendents, supervisors, engineering, technical, production planning, rigging, welding, fabrication, CNC, scaffolding and painting
  • Daily plan and organize all the construction/fabrication work, in the most efficient way, by assigning the required materials, consumables, equipment and resources to effectively execute all projects, including
  • yard development and maintenance projects
  • Take responsibility for managing the Production departments, with the main focus on HSSE, Quality and cost efficiency
  • Manage all the Production work activities to ensure that they are carried out in accordance with the relevant drawings and specifications and/or codes
  • Take responsibility for proper care and safe usage of all equipment falling under Production responsibility and report any damage, repairs or missing items immediately
  • Maintain and implement a strong HSSE culture
  • Report without any delay, any safety or security incidents
  • Maintain and implement a strong QA/QC culture, do it right the first time, implement lessons learned
  • Ensure that the relevant QA/QC and HSSE procedures are understood
  • Supervise the Engineering office to ensure the engineering deliverables are on time and aligned with the requirements of the fabrication Schedule
  • Verify that Client issued drawings and specifications provide adequate detail and definition for the work execution and advice the Project Engineer and Project Manager of any deficiencies or clarifications needed
  • Hold Constructability reviews and determine the most effective and appropriate methods of construction for the project scope of work execution and ensure maximum effective use of resources
  • To be the primary point of contact between Production and the Client to maintain a good working relationship to resolve potential issues before they arise
  • Ensure that the Production progress is maintained in line with the monthly and Weekly Schedule
  • Establish and/or review the construction procedures for the project
  • Ensure that the Production man-hours and cost are maintained within the project budgets
  • To coordinate the work and activities of subcontractors employed on the project and to ensure that they are fully aware of their obligations and responsibilities before work starts
  • Prepare the input for the preparation of the level 2, 3 & 4 planning, including subcontractors
  • Prepare for and participate in the weekly meetings with the Clients and the production of the weekly reports
  • Be involved in the preparation and of subcontracts, prepare their scope of work
  • Highlight any concerns in relation to Client provided items, AFC drawings etc.
  • To act as Project Manager for new larger projects, with a focus on costs, contracts and change orders
  • To become part of the Marketing and Sales taskforce and assist with the preparation of procedures, PEP’s and review contracts, proposals and pricing


  • An MSc degree in engineering
  • More than 15 years of experience in construction/fabrication work for the O&G Industry, such as platforms, modules, subsea structures, buoys, spools, etc.
  • Relevant experience in the above-mentioned field working in Africa
  • More than 5 years of leadership experience in a senior management position
  • Experience as a project manager in a fabrication yard
  • Experience in contract management is recommended
  • Experience in tender management and or marketing and sales is recommended
  • Must have the ability to work with and train other members of the team at all levels
  • Must have a strong focus on maintaining and implementing HSSE
  • Good reading and writing skills, in Portuguese and English languages

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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