Construction Industry Project Manager Job in Naivasha Kenya

Project Manager
The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating the activities of consultants and contractors in a large mixed project in Naivasha involving both infrastructure and buildings. 
He will be deployed as the Principal Project Officer to be based on site and head office. He will report to the Managing Director for day-to-day matters and give periodic reports to the Board of the Company. 
The Project Manager will be employed on an initial contract of TWO years which will be renewed for a further period of TWO years upon a satisfactory report of performance.
1. To track and report on the implementation plan for the project by various Contractors
2. To establish and run the Site-based Project Management office
3. Develop and implement project communication and reporting strategy and plans including communication formats and templates.
4. Effectively and constantly communicate project expectations to the Contractors
5. Report on Construction progress on an ongoing basis to the Board of Directors of the Company.
6. Brief the Managing Director on all matters relating to the project on a frequent and regular basis
7. Establish and present to the Board annual budgets for running the Project Management Office.
8. Report to the Board on needs for additional staff and make appropriate requisitions for recruitments if necessary during the project cycle.
9. Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
10. Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
11. Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
12. Identify and promote to the Contractors project dependencies and critical paths.
13. Plan, schedule and promote project timelines and milestones to the Contractors using appropriate tools.
14. Track project milestones and deliverables and negotiate with the Contractors appropriate strategies for their achievement .
15. Develop and present progress and status reports.
16. Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
17. Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
18. Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work and roles.
19. Conduct activity post-mortems and create a recommendations in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
20. Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management and promote them to the Contractors and the Board.
Qualification Requirements

1. A University degree in Building Economics/Quantity Surveying or Construction Management or Architecture or Civil Engineering

2. Post-graduate qualifications at Masters degree level or Qualifications and Certification as a Project Manager from a recognised body.
3. A minimum of 5 years direct work experience in a project management capacity including for a multi-billion project, including all aspects of project process development and execution.
4. Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Microsoft Project and Primavera
5. Demonstrated experience in personnel management.
6. Technically competent with various reporting software programs, such as Microsoft word and excel.
7. Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
8. Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analysis and reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
9. Flexible during times of change.
10. Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
11. Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
12. Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including the Board, contractors, and other stakeholders.
13. Ability to defuse tension among project teams, should it arise.
14. Strong written and oral communication skills.
15. Strong interpersonal skills.
16. Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
17. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
18. Ability to competently participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.
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Closing date: 29th June, 2012 – 12 noon.

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