Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Director of Works & Physical Planning of the University of Lagos.
The University of Lagos was established in 1962 by an Act of Parliament of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to encourage the advancement of learning. Located in the urban and commercial city of Lagos, with the main campus in Akoka. Two other campuses are the Yaba campus and the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL) Idi-Araba campus. The University caters for both full time and part time students. The University has an overall student population of over 50,000 (regular and part-time at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels). It has a staff strength of over five thousand.
The Director of Works & Physical Planning as a senior management officer of the University is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day Physical/Infrastructural Facilities Planning, Development and management of the University. He/she is responsible for the coordination and supervision of physical development of projects, ensuring quality standards and maintenance of structures in the University. Furthermore, the candidate must be in good health, be ICT compliant and must not be older than sixty (60) years at assumption of duty.
For the vacant post, the University seeks candidates with the vision, proven academic distinction, managerial ability with requisite professional skill and competence. The candidates must be receptive to new ideas and willing to translate them into new projects in line with the Master Plan for Physical development of the University.
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Candidate must possess a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Electronics Engineering or any other relevant degree from a recognized Institution with a minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division plus NYSC Discharge Certificate or Evidence of Exemption. SSCE/NECO/WASC/GCE O/L credit in 5 subjects including Mathematics and English Language is compulsory. The possession of Postgraduate Degree will be an added advantage. The candidate must possess professionally recognized certificate with current practicing license as well as not less than twenty (20) years post qualification Engineering experience. In addition, the candidates must have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience in a senior management position.
Candidate must be registered with Council for the Regulation of Engineering (COREN) or Architecture Regulation Council of Nigeria (ARCON) or Quantity Surveying Regulation Board of Nigeria (QSRBN) or Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON), and must be computer literate with a working knowledge of relevant packages.
The successful candidate shall hold office for a period of five (5) years from the effective date of appointment by the Governing Council of the University of Lagos.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Candidate should forward the application with 20 copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) providing information on the following:
i. Full Names
ii. Place and date of birth
iv. Marital Status
v. Number and ages of children
vi. Permanent home address
vii. Degrees (including ‘dates/class and institutions) and/or other qualifications and distinctions
viii. Statement of experience including full details of former and present posts
ix. List of publications, patents, designs etc.
x. Other activities outside current employment
xi. Proposed date of availability for duties if appointed.
The candidate should also state in clear terms of not more than 500 words vision statement for the University in the next five years with particular reference to Physical/Infrastructural development and management.
In addition to stating the names and addresses of three referees, applicants should request their referees to forward references on their behalf directly to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, 5th Floor Senate House, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
SALARY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of a Director, Works & Physical Planning of all Nigerian Federal Universities and as may be determined from time to time by the Federal Government of Nigeria/University of Lagos Governing Council as appropriate.
Applicants are also expected to log in to www.recruitment.unilag.edu.ng and complete the online application and print out. The printed online application form along with the hard copies of the application (20 copies) are to be submitted under confidential cover with envelope marked “POST OF DIRECTOR, WORKS & PHYSICAL PLANNING, UNILAG” addressed to the Registrar and Secretary to Council, 5th Floor Senate House, University of Lagos, Nigeria, not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.
Dr. (Mrs.) Taiwo F. Ipaye, FNIM
Registrar and Secretary to Council