Bidvest Tank Terminals: Project Construction Supervisor


Bidvest Tank Terminals has a vacancy for the Construction Supervisor. This opportunity exists within the Technical Department, based in Durban, reporting to the Projects Manager. Duration : 6 Months

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Project Manager in developing and managing construction programme
  • Support the Project Engineer/ Manager in managing contractors on site
  • Supervise construction projects to make sure they meet technical/safety/quality specifications
  • Ensure contractors and site workers adhere strictly to safety standards
  • Report accidents that occur at the construction site to the Project Manager
  • Ensure alignment of all contractors and smooth day to day operation of work activities at the construction site
  • Hold meetings with site workers and contractors on behalf of the Project Manager
  • Manage project material and equipment procured by the project
  • Keep accurate record of material free issued to contractors
  • Keep accurate records of material delivered on site
  • Identify any potential problems at the site and discuss with the Project Manager on plans to remedy the situation
  • Maintain good working relationships with site workers, contractors and suppliers
  • Assist the Project Engineer/ Manager in preparing reports to be submitted to stakeholders by providing accurate information on the progress
  • Represent the Project Engineer/ Manager in operational interface meetings

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

  • MS Office packages
  • Understanding principles of project management
  • Ability to work within project deadlines
  • Good numerical and analytical skills
  • Able to plan, organize and prioritize
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • String leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Matric Certificate
  • Relevant Construction/ Project Management qualification
  • 10 to 15 years’ experience in Maintenance/ Construction/ Operations
  • Experience in multidiscipline construction (civil, electrical, instrumentation, mechanical & piping)
  • Experience in a tank farm construction would be advantageous