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  • Lisboa Palace
    Construction of a large diaphragm wall for a new hotel and casino complex.
    Hong Kong - 2014 read more

    Lisboa Palace

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  • Shatin to Central Link contract 1106
    Diaphragm wall and barrette construction for the extension of Diamond Hill Station.
    Hong Kong - 2014 read more

    Shatin to Central Link contract 1106

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  • Wai Yip Street
    Construction of a diaphragm wall and associated works for a commercial building development.
    Hong Kong - 2014 read more

    Wai Yip Street

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  • Tseung Kwan O to Lam Tin Tunnel
    Site investigation using horizontal directional coring (HDC) techniques and in-situ testing.
    Hong Kong - 2015 read more

    Tseung Kwan O to Lam Tin Tunnel

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The positions we offer

We offer site positions from Foreman to Project Manager. Our technical positions may be on site or in our Technical Centres and range from Draftsman to Principal Engineer. Those in office positions support our projects, with roles including the management of local offices, profit centre management and jobs in QSE, marketing, quantity surveying, accounting and HR.

The technical knowledge and know-how of our staff makes VSL’s reputation and is more than ever our focus in light of the new organisational structure by Business Lines. Indeed, in each Business Line, we look for Project Managers, Engineers and Supervisors with specific experience in the field:

Job descriptions

TECHNICAL

→ Design & Method Engineer

Job location

Either in one of the Technical centres, in the technical department of local offices, or on projects as part of the technical team responsible for construction methods

Scope

to the Principal Engineer or Technical Manager, you are in charge of:

  • designing and optimising the permanent works for concrete structures, using modern tools such as ROBOT. Work includes the design of bridges and buildings using post-tensioning
  • design of the temporary structures - often in steel – that are used for the construction of bridges and other special structures. These include erection gantries, form-travellers and formwork
  • development of the construction methods, cycles and schedules that are applied in the field. We favour personnel exchanges between the office and site, and encourage our design and method engineers to go out into the field, assessing actual situations and reviewing the implementation of their designs.
→ Principal Engineer

Job location

Either in one of the Technical centres, in the technical department of local offices, or on projects as part of the technical team responsible for construction methods

Scope

reporting to the Technical Manager or Technical Centre Manager, you are in charge of a project that you lead and manage throughout. Your scope covers:

  • liaising with the client (internal or external to VSL) for the management of the project
  • managing a team of design and method engineers working with you
  • responsibility for the review, optimisation and integrity of the design
→ Technical Manager

Job location

Either in one of the Technical centres, in the technical department of local offices, or on projects as part of the technical team responsible for construction methods

Scope

reporting to the Profit Centre Manager or the Project Manager, you are in charge of the technical department of a local office or a project. As such, your scope includes:

  • liaising with internal and external clients in relation to projects
  • recruiting - either internally or externally - and managing the technical team
  • responsibility for all the design and method works required for a project. This means that you review all aspects of the project, covering both temporary and permanent conditions, and work through every step of the design and the methods of construction.

PRODUCTION

→ Foreman

Job location

Project sites

Scope

You are the one who is looking at today and tomorrow. Reporting to the Superintendent, you are responsible for:

  • safety at your working place for your team and others
  • organising and leading a team of five to 10 people (workers and leading hands)
  • advising the Superintendent of problems
  • implementing the works safely, and as per the quality and time schedule
→ Superintendent

Job location

Project sites

Scope

You are the one who is looking at today and up to next month. Reporting to the project Production Manager, you are responsible for:

  • safety on the project
  • working with the Production Manager to set targets in terms of schedule, cycles and productivity
  • organising and leading the project teams in terms of locations and numbers
  • ensuring that all the resources (such as equipment and materials) required for the works are available at the work front in a timely manner to ensure smooth operation
→ Engineer

Job location

Project sites

Scope

You are the one who is looking at today and up to next month. Reporting to the project Production Manager, you assist the Superintendent with the organisation of the project, the implementation and making sure that site working procedures are respected. Your role includes:

  • safety on the project
  • ensuring that all resources (such as equipment and materials) required for the works are available at the work front in a timely manner for smooth operations
  • being the guarantor of quality control and that working procedures are implemented and respected
→ Production Manager

Job location

Project site offices

Scope

You are the one who is looking at the next six months. Reporting to the Project Manager, you are in charge of the production on the site. Your role includes:

  • responsibility for safety on the project
  • planning the project in advance, with responsibility for the schedule and the sequences
  • setting budgets and reviewing them regularly
  • organising, reviewing and setting targets for the production teams, including sanctions and rewards
  • reviewing and managing risks

MANAGEMENT

→ Project Manager or Project Director

Job location

Project site offices

Scope

You are the one who is looking at the end of the project. You are in charge of the project as a whole. With your team, your role includes:

  • responsibility for safety on the project. This often involves strict legal obligations
  • representing VSL on the project in dealings with the client and other third parties
  • ensuring that you are fully aware of the contract and are managing it
  • setting financial objectives for the project and guaranteeing the project performance to the company hierarchy
  • recruiting (internally or externally), setting up and managing your close team, made up of a technical manager, a production manager, a financial manager, a QSE manager and a contract manager
  • motivating that team and participating in internal and external meetings
  • reviewing and managing the risks
→ Profit Centre Manager

Job location

Local office

Scope

You are in charge of a VSL local office, and you report to the Regional Chief Executive Officer (RCEO). You are the one who is looking at the end of the year, the next year and beyond. Local offices are there to last, and that is part of your responsibility - taking decisions today with regards to the projects, new developments, new products and new clients that will dictate the future of the company. You benefit from considerable autonomy and manage the local entity as an entrepreneur. You manage your office to reach or exceed targets that you set at the beginning of each year and that are approved by the RCEO. With your team, your role includes:

  • responsibility for the safety of your staff on projects and in the offices
  • representing VSL in the country where you operate in dealings with local government offices, clients and other third parties
  • setting business plans, deciding which new activities to develop and your marketing strategy. You have a major involvement in marketing and in securing projects.
  • serving as guarantor of the office’s performance in accordance with the plans that have been set
  • recruiting (internally or externally), setting up and managing your close team, made of marketing, technical, production, financial, contractual and QSE staff. You motivate that team.
  • reviewing and managing risks

QUALITY SAFETY ENVIRONMENT

→ Safety Officer

Job location

Site offices

Scope

You report to the Safety Manager. Together with the other staff on the project, you are responsible for:

  • implementing the safety policies and plans
  • carrying out regular safety inspections on the project, working with the project and/or production manager
  • stopping the works if you see unsafe situation
→ Safety Manager

Job location

Site offices or local country offices

Scope

You are independent from the production, and report directly to the Project Manager or the Profit Centre Manager. You are responsible for:

  • setting up the safety policies and plans together with your manager
  • stopping the works if you see an unsafe situation
  • organising training and safety days
  • compiling safety data and publishing statistics
  • carrying out regular safety inspections on projects, together with the project and/or production manager
  • carrying out regular project audits and reviews, rating them and highlighting areas for improvement
→ QC Engineer

Job location

Project offices

Scope

You report to the QA/QC manager. You are responsible for:

  • implementing the quality policies and plans that have been set up for the project
  • carrying out inspections as required, based on the QA plan, to guarantee that the construction works are complying with the quality standards
  • reporting any non-conformances and following them up until they are resolved
  • stopping the works if they do not comply with the standards
→ QA/QC Manager

Job location

Project offices or local country offices

Scope

You are independent from the production, and report directly to the Project Manager or the Profit Centre Manager. You are responsible for:

  • working with your management to set up the quality policies and plans for the project or the offices
  • organising internal audits in line with the plans
  • reporting any non-conformances and following them up until they are resolved

SUPPORT AND ADMINISTRATION

→ Quantity Surveyor

Job location

Project offices

Scope

You report to the QS Manager. As you are fully aware of the contracts that you are in charge of, you are responsible for:

  • organising quantity take-offs and monthly progress claims as well as the final account
  • being aware of the activity on the project, reviewing the project correspondence and advising about project changes or deviations from the contract
  • giving notice to the client about any deviations, compiling records and quantifying variations and claims

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