Senior Project Manager Jobs in Kenya
Senior Project Manager Jobs in Kenya
An opportunity is open within our Project Management department for the position of Senior Project Manager.
The purpose of this role is management of the commercial, financial and administration of construction and strategic consultancy commissions and accountability for client account/s as well as running or working on multiple complex projects or programmes.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
Management and accountability for the project team to deliver a range of projects safely, on time, to stated budget and quality and to client satisfaction.
Tasks to include:
Preparation of business case, development, and design briefs
Preparation and delivery of reports including feasibility and project progress reports
Preparation of risk registers and management of the mitigation/ management strategy
Procurement of consultant, contractors, and equipment services
Management of the design process and monitoring against project teams deliverables
Review and challenge of technical documentation
Application of ISO9001 compliant management system
Management of project programme
Management of change control processes
Monitoring and reporting on budgets, cash flow and profitability
Construction and project close out including client sign off and facilitating lessons learnt workshops
Manage health and safety issues and ensure compliance
Identification and assignment of resources to activities
Responsibility for ensuring standards and sound project administration are adhered to by the project team
Management of client accounts and individual project commercial elements including workbooks and project reviews.
Identification of opportunities and the promotion of further services to clients.
Bidding and extension management – interpreting tender requirements, researching, preparing presentations, and attending interviews.
Line Management Duties:
Responsibility for line management of several APMs and PMs including the following duties:
Ensuring a comprehensive induction is provided to new starters.
Annual and interim appraisals
Regular 1 to 1 meetings throughout the year to provide feedback, support and guidance on performance and to support personal development and career planning
Approving leave and training requests
Carrying out the process for transfer of employees from one line manager to another
Technical Knowledge and Skills;
Essential Knowledge of:
Managing senior stakeholders, setting, and managing project governance
Development / project briefs and feasibility studies
Good health, safety and welfare working practices
Sustainability and environmental issues
Risk management processes
Design process and managing design teams
Financial management of projects
Project procurement routes
Construction and project close out processes
Current relevant legislation and regulations
Hard and soft FM processes
Techniques for conflict avoidance, management, and resolution
Monitoring and reporting on cash flow and profitability
Effective written, verbal, and graphic presentation skills
Proficient in the use of MS project, knowledge of critical path analysis
High-quality reporting skills adapted to a variety of audiences
Desired Knowledge of:
Construction building standards (for snagging), commissioning and handover
OJEU compliant tendering
BREEAM and renewable / sustainable materials and methods
Industry related data management systems
Ability to advise on and design management reporting systems
Ability to advise on the selection of the appropriate form of contract and warranties, bonds and PCG for chosen procurement route.
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Desired Professional Qualifications
Prince2 Foundation/Price2 Practitioner
Qualifications related to construction or project management
Membership of, or working towards RICS, APM, CIOB or equivalent professional body
Competencies / Behaviours:
Ability to work with limited strategic direction and provide strategic direction for others
Ability to run multiple complex projects/programmes
Ability to align project objectives to client org
Ability to negotiate and influence behaviours
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Confidence to challenge
Application of the principles & practice of client care
Respect for others
Integrity and professionalism
Ability to understand and apply leadership and motivation theories
Ability to provide reasoned advice on the appropriateness of various procurement routes
Previous experience in a similar role
Previous experience in the construction industry
Experience of identifying and assigning resources to activities
Experience of managing project performance and turning around non-performing teams
Experience of establishing, monitoring and managing of success measurement criteria
Experience of managing supply chains
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates can apply to
firstname.lastname@example.org by COB 1st April 2021
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