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Mr. Gordon Ndahura

Managing Director - Zoriah Holdings Ltd

Managing Director
P.O Box 450
Ntinda, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: +256-772-526451
Email: gndahura@gmail.com

Qualifications

  • Master of Engineering Construction Management (MUK)
  • Civil Engineering (MUK)
  • Corporate member Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (MUIPE).
  • Certificate in project management.
  • Certificate in tender documentation and bid preparation.

Skills & Competences

  • Construction Project Management
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Project Management and monitoring.
  • Ms Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc).
  • Ms Project

Work Experience

  1. Garden City Shopping complex

Posting: Site Engineer (Jan 2001- Dec 2001)

Duties included but were not limited to;

  • Cost estimation and budgeting: Preparation of all engineering cost estimates, budgets for all works in pipeline and underway.
  • Designing and Setting out of all road works. This involved computing of all reduced levels and chainages, constructing French drains into the kitante channel as the area was a swamp, there after using heavy machinery, installing a sub-base in preparation for the final surfacing
  • Work supervision and Quality Control: Supervision of work done by contractors with the help of work supervisors to ensure acceptable quality, preparation of payment certificates.
  • Reporting: Regular reporting to the Resident Architect, regarding the status of all the works on site.
  • Planning and implementation: Participation in all planning and implementation of all works with emphasis on occupation, health and safety of the work force.

 

  1. Khoga limited

Posting : Projects Engineer (Dec 2001- July 2005)

As a projects Engineer, I was responsible for;

  • Designing of new and existing (re-modeling ) infrastructure. This includes obtaining design parameters, developing accurate and clear drawings in AutoCAD and using relevant design standards/specifications, obtaining desired plans for different clientele needs.
  • Preparation of priced tender documents: This involves drawing the scope of works (BOQs) for development of approved new investment projects and improvement to existing infrastructure. It also covers preparation of contract and tender documents.
  • Managing the construction process and controlling quality / performance standards. This involves supervising the actual construction works, ensuring that all materials and equipment procured meet the relevant specification, preparing site meeting minutes and providing an update of construction to management regularly.
  • Routine maintenance of infrastructure & company vehicles: This includes periodic and routine maintenance of all company machinery and all other company infrastructure

 

  1. Caltex Oil Uganda Limited

Posting: Contract Civil Engineer (Aug 2005 – to April 2006)

Duties included but were not limited to the following;-

  • Preparation of Priced Bills of Quantity: This involved Measuring and scoping work for the different service stations within Kampala and up-country that are scheduled for renovation and/or modification.
  • Planning and implementation of on going projects. This involved Health and Safety checks on constructors and supervision of on going projects at the different service stations in and around Kampala.
  • Organizing and liaising with Consultant on Revamp of Head office building.
  • Trouble shooting emergency defects and carrying out necessary operations on stations and at Head office.
  • Designing & supervision of construction of Commercial and industrial petroleum projects
  • Selection, classification and grading of contractors as per company policy.
  • Supervision of contractors in various construction & engineering projects at the various Caltex outlets.
  • Drafting Terms of reference for Environmental Audits and impact assessments for new and existing petroleum installations.

 

  1. National Housing & Construction Corporation

Posting : Projects Manager (April 2006 – 2012)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring maximization of profit performance of assigned project by setting up proper controls on all performance monitoring parameters i.e. Budget, quality, stock, accident etc
  • Selection of the required professional specialists and the contractors for under taking project works
  • Interpretation of building plans and liaising with the contractors, the architect, other civil engineers, and the foremen to ensure uniform interpretation of the plans
  • Drawing up labour bills of quantity and material schedules for planned projects
  • Overseeing site construction works by supervising contractors
  • Participation in evaluation of technical and financial proposals from contractors and recommending viable ones to higher level managers and the contract committee for further consideration
  • Coordination of the work activities of site staff so as to work as a team and acquire synergies
  • Supervision of and ensuring that the accounting activities on site are accurate and that the value of work in progress is accurate at any time
  • Paying strict attention to materials usage and control
  • Ordering replenishment of materials and stores for use at the site optimally and in time.
  • Coaching, developing and regularly appraises staff.

 

  1. Zoriah Holdings Limited (2008 – to-date)

Managing Director, Zoriah Holdings Limited

    • Project management services: Responsible for planning and scheduling; budgeting and estimating; cost control and accounting; quality control; and regular reporting to the other directors
    • Structural engineering services: Preliminary design, detailed design, prepared contract documents, and supervised construction of a number of projects including earth works at Kawanda Sub-station under Jyoti structures Limited, planning , development and supervision of Kiwatule estate construction building works for national Housing at Kiwatule, supervision of residential building estate for Mr. Ahairwe Emanuel. Revamp and remodeling of Bollore ICD warehouses and reception. Earthworks and bush clearing for kakiri and kinyara sugar, Valley Dam Construction, Project Implementation partner for Uganda Martyrs Housing and Construction Company on the ongoing

Projects Undertaken

  1. Rehabilitation, remodeling and additions (New Perimeter fence, retaining walls, stairways, balconies, driveways etc) To plot 26 Prince Charles drive – 4No Maisonettes for Hon Stephen Bamwanga – Kampala
  2. Rehabilitation of Karuzikira (Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom Palace at Hoima – Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom /Uganda Gov’t.
  3. Remodeling of Shell Kabala gala Showroom into a “Select Shop” – Shell Uganda Ltd.
  4. Erection of telecommunication towers country wide 2002 Ms.Uganda Telecom Limited
  5. Construction of District courts of Judicature ( 3 districts; Mubende , Kasese, Nakasongola)( 2003/4) Ms Danish – Judiciary Estates Kampala
  6. Construction of BTS sites for generator and equipment shelters 4 No. (July 2004-2005) Ms.Uganda Telecom Limited
  7. Construction of tower bases &erection of tower masts thereon- a UTL NURP II Project under Siemens Mobile Comm. Co. Uganda Telecom Limited
  8. Construction of tower bases &erection of tower masts thereon- a UTL NURP II Project under Ms Venture Communication. Uganda Telecom Limited

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