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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2019
    Deadline: Nov 22, 2019
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    University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.


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    Deputy Director (Physical Planning and Development Division)

    The University of Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following vacant position in the Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD).

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The successful candidate will support the Director of PDMSD to ensure that the mandate of PDMSD is fulfilled and assist the Director to put in place and implement mechanisms that will ensure that the core functions of PDMSD are delivered.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Deputy Director, Physical Planning and Development Division is responsible for providing professional services necessary for coordinating construction-related activities, providing information and implementing and maintaining services within established guidelines and standards.

    The Deputy Director shall specifically have the responsibility to:

    • Develop specifications for all construction projects;
    • Prepare annual capital construction/improvement plans for budgeting;
    • Co-ordinate capital construction activities;
    • Recommend policies and/or procedures and actions on issues that relate to construction projects;
    • Evaluate potential sites and/or conditions of existing locations for the purpose of determining that they meet all project needs and specifications;
    • Serve as Divisional representative on statutory and ad hoc committees to receive and/or convey information related to assigned projects and activities;
    • Coordinate the resources of the Physical Planning and Development Division to fulfill the Directorate’s mandate; and,
    • Perform any other functions as may be determined by the Director.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    • Post-Graduate Diploma/Masters in Architecture;
    • Member of Ghana Institute of Architects; and,
    • A minimum of 12 years progressively responsible post-qualification experience.

    Or

    • Masters in the Built Environment;
    • Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (Quantity Surveying); and,
    • A minimum of 12 years progressively responsible post-qualification experience.

    Or

    • Masters in Civil/Structural Engineering;
    • Member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers; and,
    • A minimum of 12 years progressively responsible post-qualification experience.
    • Knowledge and application of IT software relevant to the profession is an advantage.
    • Experience in working collaboratively to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Strong managerial skills especially in project management.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

    The ideal candidate must be:

    The University of Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following vacant position in the Physical Development and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD).

    POSITION:
    REPORTING TO: Director, PDMSD

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The successful candidate will support the Director of PDMSD to ensure that the mandate of PDMSD is fulfilled and assist the Director to put in place and implement mechanisms that will ensure that the core functions of PDMSD are delivered.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Deputy Director, Physical Planning and Development Division is responsible for providing professional services necessary for coordinating construction-related activities, providing information and implementing and maintaining services within established guidelines and standards.

    The Deputy Director shall specifically have the responsibility to:

    • Develop specifications for all construction projects;
    • Prepare annual capital construction/improvement plans for budgeting;
    • Co-ordinate capital construction activities;
    • Recommend policies and/or procedures and actions on issues that relate to construction projects;
    • Evaluate potential sites and/or conditions of existing locations for the purpose of determining that they meet all project needs and specifications;
    • Serve as Divisional representative on statutory and ad hoc committees to receive and/or convey information related to assigned projects and activities;
    • Coordinate the resources of the Physical Planning and Development Division to fulfill the Directorate’s mandate; and,
    • Perform any other functions as may be determined by the Director.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    • Post-Graduate Diploma/Masters in Architecture;
    • Member of Ghana Institute of Architects; and,
    • A minimum of 12 years progressively responsible post-qualification experience.

    Or

    • Masters in the Built Environment;
    • Member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors (Quantity Surveying); and,
    • A minimum of 12 years progressively responsible post-qualification experience.

    Or

    • Masters in Civil/Structural Engineering;
    • Member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers; and,
    • A minimum of 12 years progressively responsible post-qualification experience.
    • Knowledge and application of IT software relevant to the profession is an advantage.
    • Experience in working collaboratively to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Strong managerial skills especially in project management.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

    The ideal candidate must be:

    • Results-oriented and have the ability to set and achieve targets;
    • Able to provide strong leadership and to influence others to obtain required results;
    • An excellent team player with considerable strategic, interpersonal and collegial skills that will enable him/her to function within the Higher Education Sector.
    • A person who has a good business sense with a deep understanding and appreciation of the strategic and operational issues in top-level University management and administration.
    • A Business-minded person with demonstrable evidence of creativity;
    • A person with high-level analytical skills and demonstrable evidence of competence and leadership.
    • A person with very strong verbal and communication skills; and,
    • Able to demonstrate a very high level of professionalism and flexibility.
    • Results-oriented and have the ability to set and achieve targets;
    • Able to provide strong leadership and to influence others to obtain required results;
    • An excellent team player with considerable strategic, interpersonal and collegial skills that will enable him/her to function within the Higher Education Sector.
    • A person who has a good business sense with a deep understanding and appreciation of the strategic and operational issues in top-level University management and administration.
    • A Business-minded person with demonstrable evidence of creativity;
    • A person with high-level analytical skills and demonstrable evidence of competence and leadership.
    • A person with very strong verbal and communication skills; and,
    • Able to demonstrate a very high level of professionalism and flexibility.

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    Structural Engineer

    The University of Ghana invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following vacant senior member position in the Physical and Municipal Services Directorate (PDMSD):

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Structural Engineer, Physical Planning and Development (P.P.&D), is part of a team in the PDMSD which is responsible for the management of the Physical Development and Maintenance of the Facilities and Property of the University.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Responsible for supporting the Project Team in detailed structural engineering design and technical input during the preparation and execution of construction documents in the office and on site
    • Understand structural design analysis and calculations and present professional design reports
    • Lead the technical aspects of the project team and over-see all phases of construction
    • Act as support engineer and technical supervisory manager to the Project Manager, Designers and Project Architects
    • Prepare civil/structural engineering design details and drawings
    • Appraise projects and carry out the necessary quality control and assurance protocols
    • Monitor and evaluate project progress and submit monthly technical progress reports

    Qualification Required & Experience

    The successful applicant must have:

    • A Bachelor's degree in structural engineering from a recognised university
    • A Masters or post-graduate degree in Civil/Structural will be desirable with more than 10 years post-qualification working experience. Must be a member of a recognized Professional Body.
    • Complete understanding of CAD applications and practices, particularly AutoCAD. Ability to set up office standards for the translation of drawings between these and other platforms (DWG, IFC, Inventor files).
    • Familiarity with design applications in structural and civil engineering.
    • Experience and be a proficient user of MS Project and/or Primavera project management.
    • Leadership skills and be a team player with a flexible and open attitude.
    • Creative and original thinking capabilities demonstrated through a strong creative portfolio.
    • The ability to support a team with good collaboration skills.
    • The ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently

    Method of Application

    An applicant is required to submit the complete application pack to

    the Registrar,
    University of Ghana,
    P. O. Box LG25,
    Legon, Accra,
    Ghana (Hard copy);
    or
    [email protected] (Soft copy).

    The application pack should contain the following:

    • Completed application form for Senior Level Administrative Positions (UAB Form 1C) to be downloaded from the University’s website at www.ug.edu.gh/hrodd;
    • An up to date Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant academic and/or professional certificates; and,
    • A statement of about 2,500 words (not more than five pages) indicating how one intends to use the period in office to address relevant issues that will ensure that the University achieves its mission and vision. The UG strategic plan can be downloaded at: http://www.ug.edu.gh/pad/publication/ug-strategic-plan

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