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Senior Project Manager


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1 month ago

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At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities and societies across the globe. To learn more about our purpose, culture, and priorities, visit our strategy site.

Within our Consult business we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential in every project.

Our values shape the way we consult and define the people we want to join us on our journey.

MaceYMR are looking to recruit a senior leader within the project management team in East Africa to support in taking the business forward and drive growth across the East Africa region. 

Safety first - Going home safe and well:

You will promote Mace's value of Safety First, exhibiting visible safety behaviours, sharing lessons learned and using safety moments and Mace's HSW framework to support the safety and wellbeing of all Mace staff. 

You will possess technical expertise in local Health and Safety rules and regulations relevant to project portfolio. 

You will promote a diverse and inclusive working environment and understand the importance of the wellbeing of the people in your team.

Client focus - Deliver on our promise:

Perform as client liaison across multiple projects and maintain strong client relationships. 

You will ensure robust quality systems are in place, and suitably managed in line with service excellence. 

You will manage delivery from project inception/brief, through design development and planning, contractor procurement and construction phase in accordance with the overall delivery program and agreed project milestones. 

You will manage tasks and associated deliverables in support of the associate director and other senior leaders, alongside the wider project and client teams, to ensure the timely and accurate delivery of the project.

Integrity - Always do the right thing:

You will manage project budgets and highlight any risks, challenges and mitigations. 
You will support the long-term development of your function or business unit (BU), creating a sustainable business future. 
You will commit to making a positive impact for our people, our clients, and our planet, and take ownership for holding others to account who do not uphold the Mace values.

Create opportunity for our people to excel:

You will manage design and wider consultant teams in a collaborative manner to ensure effective completion of responsibilities. 

You will lead and manage the project team and relevant stakeholders to achieve strategic project key performance indicators (KPIs). 

You have experience in preparation of project bids, deliver interview presentations and be able to follow bids through to signing of contracts. 

You will actively network, innovate, and seek understanding of best practice, utilising the full depth of knowledge of Mace Group, the Centres of Excellence, Mace Way Control Centre and Knowledge Hub.

You’ll need to have: 

Proven years of experience in the industry

Experience performing a similar leadership role in current or previous employment.

Experience in multiple concurrent project delivery lead roles.

A relevant degree of minimal 2:1 classification. Masters is not required but could be seen as beneficial to the application.

Experienced in working with multiple forms of digital software tools.

Awareness of sustainability initiatives and goals and align the MaceYMR business to achieve and maximise on sustainability goals and outcomes.

Experience in multiple contract forms of delivery and be experienced in performing the role of FIDIC Engineer, or similar role relevant to contract delivery experience. 

Awareness of Maces commitment to health, safety, environmental and wellbeing and experience in delivering projects aligned to the standards required of MaceYMR.

Commercial awareness both at project cost level and business strategic level.

You’ll also have:

Membership of RICS, CIOB, APM, ICE or equivalent demonstrable professional or personal development.

Experience of leading parts of projects within large, diverse teams.

Experience of developing and forming relationships with senior stakeholders.

Experience in developing and implementing strategic business plans.

Knowledge of how carbon and sustainability considerations will shape the outlook of the projects you are working on.

Mace is an inclusive employer and welcomes interest from a diverse range of candidates. Even if you feel you do not fulfil all of the criteria, please apply as you may still be the best candidate for this role or another role within our organisation.

We are also open to discussing part time, flexible, and hybrid working options if suitable within the role. (Dependant on geography with BUD approval).


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