OPL Academy Recruitment 2018 ( 4 Positions)

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OPL Academy is an employment accelerator connecting job seekers to job opportunities in Nigeria’s construction industry.

OPL is a leading construction company based in Lagos, Nigeria. They are looking to hire a lead quantity surveyor to support their team in the delivery of its projects.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions:

  1. Lead Quantity Surveyor
  2. Executive Driver
  3. Experienced Interior Architect
  4. Lead Project Manager

1) Lead Quantity Surveyor

Job Description

The Lead Quantity Surveyor will oversee the following activities:

  • Preparing various documents including budgetary estimates, bill of quantities, costs estimates and other documentation
  • Overseeing the costing and billing of a project
  • Managing vendor and supplier selection process based on price, quality, support, capacity and reliability
  • Negotiating with vendors and suppliers on an ongoing basis
  • Liaising with other construction professionals, including project managers and architects, to advise on requirements of a contract
  • Handling contractual correspondences, vetting contract documents and awarding contracts up to an agreed sum
  • Tracking changes to the design and construction work and adjusting budget projections accordingly
  • Utilizing software to calculate, record, and track inventory and estimates
  • Identifying potential financial or construction risks
  • Inspecting site and collating information including but not limited to statement of claims from contractor, anticipated claims from contractor, assessment of costs of works and expected final cost
  • Analyzing completed projects to determine ROI and compare costs
  • Aiding the improvement of current processes; establishing and implementing new processes, procedures and best practices where necessary
  • Performing other related duties as may be assigned


  • Degree in quantity surveying
  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in building construction and quantity surveying services with a proven track record of delivering cost benefits
  • Excellent team player with the ability to work independently and through own initiative
  • Strong aptitude for numbers, spreadsheets, and financial reports
  • Thorough understanding of contract administration
  • Experience in compiling and following strict budgets
  • In-depth understanding of construction materials, pricing, and industry
  • Strong attention to detail with an ability to focus on critical elements and, at the same time, remain mindful of the big picture
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Good working knowledge of Auto CAD and Excel
  • Ability to optimize all aspects of a project’s life cycle including costs and value management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to express complex ideas in simpler terms
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a clear assessment of requirements and priorities
  • Recognized qualifications such as Chartered status would be an advantage


Competitive package offered.

2) Executive Driver

Job Description for Driver

The Driver would be responsible for:

  • Picking up the CEO at their place of residence
  • Driving CEO to business meetings as well as social functions
  • Maintaining vehicle cleanliness both inside and outside on a daily basis
  • Ensuring prompt servicing of vehicles when needed through vehicle maintenance personnel approved by the CEO
  • Keeping track of general maintenance schedules, like car tyre condition, car papers renewals, oil gauge etc.
  • Dealing peacefully with unforeseen circumstances or delays while driving
  • Performing any other task that may be assigned by the CEO


  • Minimum of SSCE
  • At least three (3) years of experience as a driver
  • A valid Nigerian driver’s license with an excellent driving record
  • Excellent knowledge of various Lagos routes and road signs
  • Good communication skills; should be able to read and write
  • Must be reliable, punctual, time conscious and flexible
  • Should understand and observe all state safety regulations


Should reside along Lekki-Ajah axis or adjacent areas


Competitive package offered.

3) Experienced Interior Architect

Our Client, a leading design consultancy firm based in Lagos, Nigeria, is looking to hire an Experienced Interior Architect who is well versed in admin architectural work and office fit outs, to support the team in executing an exciting office project.

Job Description for Experienced Interior Architect

The Experienced Interior Architect would be responsible for providing on ground support for a project led by a foreign based architectural firm. The scope of work will include:

  • Meeting with clients to determine objectives and requirements for the project
  • Supervising the project from start to finish to ensure high quality, innovative and functional design
  • Adapting plans according to circumstances and resolving any problems that may arise during construction
  • Visiting the worksite to ensure that construction work adheres to architectural plan
  • Ensuring that all works are carried out to specific standards, building codes, guide lines and regulations
  • Reviewing and understanding all project contract documents
  • Working closely with a team of other construction professionals
  • Performing other related duties as may be assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or other appropriate field of study.
  • Proven working experience as an architect
  • Strong portfolio to prove creative skills
  • Expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards
  • Familiarity with design software (Adobe Photoshop, SketchUp, 3d Studio VIZ or similar)
  • Strong imagination and the ability to think and create in three dimensions
  • Strong visual awareness and an eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skill

Job duration

4-6 months

4) Lead Project Manager


    • Meeting with clients to take detailed briefs and clarify requirements for the project
    • Defining project plan, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
    • Ensuring that the project is delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
    • Managing changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
    • Delegating and managing tasks assigned to team members
    • Tracking project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
    • Ensuring resource availability and allocation
    • Managing relationships with clients and all stakeholders
    • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation
    • Reporting and escalating to management as needed
  • Performing other related duties as may be assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Business Administration or other appropriate field of study
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in project management
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus
  • Proven working experience in construction is a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office


Contract Job, 4 months

How to Apply

Applicants should send CVS to info@oplacademy.org using the job title as subject of the mail

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