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Project Director - West Africa

  • Sector: Infrastructure & Construction
  • Location: Ivory Coast
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/07/2018
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Responsible for delivering the Urban & Semi-Urban Water Supply Scheme in accordance with the client's requirements and within budget (cost forecast) - based in the nation capital with frequent in territory travel.

Duties and responsibilities:
*Co-ordinate and control all activities relating to assigned project, providing
comprehensive, accurate and timely project reports to management
*Complete project within agreed programme, ensuring effective change control procedures
*Provide clear and thoughtful leadership to ensure maximum contribution from all project stakeholders
*Ensure compliance with company policies and the laws of the country of operation with regard to environmental, health and safety and quality assurance
*Work in conjunction and in accordance with the social and construction management plans and compiling the project monthly report which once approved will be circulated to Client and Lenders to the Project.
*Establish clear understanding of the work scope and client requests and establish sound working relationships with client's senior personnel
*Management of reporting staff
*Co-ordinate and control project requirements from all company departments, in particular design, procurement, material movement, accounts and the independent engineer.
*Establish and maintain the overall project control programme ensuring all parties meet programme objectives
*Review and accept project budget and together with Accounts Department, prepare and issue regular cost forecasts and cash flow. Issue cost forecasts and control expenditure to maximise project profit.
*Approve all project cost expenditure and ensure necessary approvals are obtained in accordance with company/project procedures
*Oversee construction management to ensure on-site activities are progressed in a timely and cost-effective way in accordance with specifications, and that all health and safety, environmental and quality assurance issues are addressed in compliance with company policy/country statutes
*Establish primavera project programme with in-country planner and liaise and link in to UK software to provide required Contract monitoring info
*Resolve all problems on the project in the most effective way
*Ensure completion of all project requirements including documentation, manuals, O&M support to ensure earliest acceptance by the client
*Advise all changes to project requirements during project period and manage any subsequent maintenance period
*Ensure production of all necessary documentation to obtain offshore project payments
*Identify changes to project scope, raising and agreeing profitable change orders before ensuring satisfactory execution.
*Maintain and update project procedures and ensure adequate training of subordinate staff.
*Feedback relevant actual information to estimating and proposals.
*Based in the company office in West Africa but with travel as necessary to the Project sites.

The Company:
An international treated water and wastewater infrastructure business.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualifications and experience:
*Required: Extensive overseas Project Management experience preferably including Africa
*Required: Must be French speaker

Minimum: 20 years plus experience
*20+ years of experience in the Water Industry within International Water, Wastewater and Desalination
*Large-scale Civil Engineering projects including water retaining structures & pipelines together with multi- site turnkey construction
*Overseas experience, preferably including developing countries
*Previous experience of FIDIC contract documents
*French verbal and written

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