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Senior Project Manager Position

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Senior Project Manager 

A leading Haiti based international design/build group focusing on commercial construction needs pro-actively involved manager of multiple $2M-$15M projects including pre-construction activities, overseeing budgets, schedules, quality, safety & customer satisfaction. Position assigns, reviews & coordinates work with Project Superintendent, Resident Engineer, including subcontractors and 12 trades. Field & office setting. International travel required.

B.S. Degree in Construction Management or in Engineering with 3-5 years supervisory experience and/or 10 years relevant work experience. Previous experience with low-rise commercial buildings essential. At least 5 years experience as a Project Manager with a history of multiple, successful projects delivered on time. Superb leadership, authority and communication skills. Must be Proficient in document control software, Primavera, Microsoft Project and other project management tools.

Essential Responsibilities

·       Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support project requirements and business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders. Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.

  • Internal Management of core project team and assigned engineering and third party resources to accomplish stated project objectives on time and within budget.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Mitigate team conflict and communication problems.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Represent business as single-point contact for the project’s customer, with respect to technical, commercial, schedules, and develop and negotiate proposals for supplemental work and changes of project scope.
  • Continuously monitor the project for signs of existing or potential problems and take the lead role to solve or preclude the problem from developing.  This may take the form of adding resources, negotiating a change with the customer, revising the plan, development of contingency plans, etc. as deemed appropriate.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments as necessary during project cycle.
  • Prepare and issue progress reports and presentation to customers and management.
  • Coordinate/Conduct periodic review meetings of projects in process for business leadership.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Managing any contractual claims through to a speedy conclusion that is satisfactory to all parties.
  • Assist and sign off on the development and completion of estimates in relation to specific projects.
  • Implement and maintain the project quality plan on projects assigned.
  • Maintain regular liaison with the internal / external stakeholders.
  • Control of project procurement and approval of purchasing. Ensure that safety measures and systems are implemented on projects in accordance with company procedures.
  • •Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities.
  • Minimizes company’s exposure and risk on project.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.

Desired Characteristics

  • Fluent in writing and communicating in French and English
  • Very strong capacity of autonomy
  • Capable of working in a very meticulous and organized way
  • Strong charisma and strength of conviction
  • Strong analyzing abilities allowing a good approach of the possible situations
  • Good sense of personal investment and persuasive personality
  • Proven leadership skills, well organized, assertive and self-confident.
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, commercial acumen and contractual awareness.
  • Customer intimacy – works well with customers – able to understand needs and drive project strategy to meet these needs.
  • Ability to think in both strategic and tactical terms.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with customer, peers, team members.
  • Ability to work across organizational boundaries and to work in cross-functional cross-regional teams – with ability to influence as well as direct others.
  • Demonstrated solid communicator – written and oral
  • Ability to drive change in a challenging business environment.
  • Familiar with the PMI standards for project management

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Construction discipline preferred or equivalent
  • Master’s in Business Management, Construction, or Project Management; or Advanced Engineering Degree desired
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in project management, having customer contact and negotiation responsibility
  • Project planning within Primavera (P6 EPPM)
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent technical oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification and other related certifications desired
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