Snr Development/Project Manager Verfied

Salary Negotiable Abroad 9 days ago 22-11-2021 10:34:07 AM

A Project Management Company throughout Africa is looking for suitably qualified/experienced Snr Development/Project Manager – Building for a large commercial Project in Accra, Ghana.


Total Project Management and the Execution of all works related to the commercial project. Ensure that the works are carried out as per the contract requirements, maximising profits to the project and ensuring specifications are adhered to as well as the Company’s SHE&Q Policies.


• Degree/Diploma in Civil Engineering/Building management or Similar with minimum 20 years’ experience of which a minimum 5 years as a Snr Development/ project manager.
• Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa will be a major advantage
• Experience on large commercial projects will be a major advantage
• Practical site experience with contractors.
• Manage local sub-contractors in demanding environments
• Plan, Organise, mobilise and manage several construction sites simultaneously
• Multi-disciplinary aptitude
• Experience with FIDIC type contracts and contract management
• Advanced proficiency in MS Excel, MS Project (or Primavera) and Word
• Familiarity and preferably experience with estimating software like Causeway or CCS Understanding of various conditions of contract
• Understanding importance of managing community relations
• Able to quickly understand local specifications and legislative requirements as applicable to projects


• Plan, Organise, mobilise and manage several construction sites simultaneously
• Prepare comprehensive progress reports, statements and payment certificates as specified
• Set up construction programmes including S-curves, projected cash-flows and resource-forecasts including labour.


• Ensure the health and safety of all operations including as related to employees, sub-contractors and the general public.
• Overall management of the contract (compliance, enforcement, notifications…) in particular
• Planning of the job, in particular mobilization of resources (HR, material, equipment, etc.)
• Identify and manage specific contractual, regulatory and technical constraints before start-up
• Management of subcontractors involved, including selection and control
• Attend site meetings e.g. critical meetings or when requested by the client
• Control the quality of work against the specifications and the method statements
• Control work progress and obtain client certification
• Follow the payments / credit limits
• Control the budget and program, analyse deviations and propose solutions
• Ensure job is executed in line with budget
• Liaise with the client, affected stakeholders and the Engineer, sub-contractors and suppliers
• Ensure optimum use of plant and equipment.


• To handle commercial aspects in relation to the Project
• To ensure that adequate records are kept for the preparation of the monthly accounts
• Assume responsibility to get the work certified from Engineer / Employer
• Daily costs control to ensure contracts are carried out within tender budget
• This document may not be re-produced or used without written permission from Colas Middle East. Negotiate changes to the scope of work with the client and sub-contractors
• To conduct site visits and inspections

Leadership & Management

• Strategic thinking, to motivate Team, lead by example, abide by company integrity policies, continuous improvement, planning & organising, learning orientation.
• Decisions required in relation to the project from SHE&Q to Operational decisions
• To manage, delegate and supervise plant, labour, resources and key personnel to ensure that on-going projects are carried out within the client’s specification and completed within time and budgets.


• Read, understand, adhere to and comply with the information contained within the company Rules of Conduct, and Code of Ethics, and with any training or other anti-bribery and corruption information given by the Management
• Report any witnessed non-compliance or breach of these policies

SHEQA – Safety Health Environment & Quality Assurance

• Always leading by example to influence appropriate behaviour, encouraging and coaching the direct reports in developing a positive business and safety culture within their work groups.
• Shall ensure that their operation(s) is managed in accordance with the company standards, rules and procedures. That suitable front-line supervision is provided for all work activities. That hazards are identified, and risks are adequately controlled. That the workforce is trained, competent and authorised for tasks they are asked to perform.


• To follow-up on the logistical matters with the suppliers & procurement-personnel
• Asphalt and other material ordering for timely completion of work to meet customer needs


• Assume responsibility to get the work certified from Consultants/Clients
• Control costs to ensure contracts are carried out within tender budget
• To ensure that adequate records are kept for the preparation of the accounts

Key Behaviours and Attributes

• Excellent interpersonal skills across social, cultural and ethnic divides
• Good personal organisation
• Hands-on approach to tasks
• Cost conscious
• Initiative
• Flexible and positive attitude to change
• Excels in handling multi-projects simultaneously to meet strict deadlines.
• Proficient communicator and motivator.
• Innovative, resourceful and adaptable to generate optimal results with a positive work ethic, energy and desire to continually build on success.

Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying for the above position, please consider your application unsuccessful, we will however endeavour to search for suitable positions that may be appropriate to your experience and location.