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Construction Project Manager At GE Global Growth & Operations

Date Posted: 21/Sep/2013
Deadline: 30/Sep/2013


Role Summary/Purpose:


The Construction Project Manager is responsible for developing, scoping, planning, and safely executing major construction projects. This role will initially be focused on One GE Nigeria Project – the construction of a large multi-modal manufacturing, service, office, residential and training facility in Calabar, Nigeria but may evolve to a wider Nigeria or Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) scope.


Essential Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Construction Project Services Manager - SSA, the Construction Project Manager manages the multi-modal industrial/office/training construction project in Calabar, Nigeria with a value of approximately $250 million, as well as potentially multiple smaller projects in the future. The Construction Project Manager will provide leadership, direction and communicates and presents ideas and requirements to all levels.

- Develop project requirements and define roles and responsibilities of project team.
- Identify resources required during project and ensure qualified resources are brought on board at the most value.
- Serve as a construction expert for GO-P and provide advice and counsel to GE businesses in development of Growth Playbooks.
- Manage project(s) scope, control costs and schedule and ensure compliance with contract documents.
- Manage process for approval of funds prior to implementing change orders and ensure funds and time is accounted for in any required change request.
- Develop execution plans for the project optimizing GE value.
- Leverage the marketplace, as well as existing relationships, to maximize value with suppliers.
- Work with GO-P and wider GG&O teams (Operations, Engineering, Legal, Sourcing) to ensure project obligations and contract documents are satisfied, required releases are obtained from suppliers, and the project is closed out financially and physically.




- Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent in Engineering, Construction/Building Sciences, Architecture or Project Management
- Seven years of experience managing industrial building construction projects (minimum single project value 50 MM USD) working directly for an owner or as an owner's representative across multiple sites/countries in SSA .
- Demonstrated increasing levels of responsibility and accountability gained from within an international corporate environment
- Proven ability to self-manage, self-motivate and drive team performance - able to organize and focus teams and tasks remotely
- Proven leadership, interpersonal, influencing, communication and presentation skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Office software; experience working with digital online databases
- Project management experience, including identifying projects, developing project plans and execution strategies (must have experience as project leaders/developers, not only as superintendents/field engineers)
- Witten and spoken fluency in English.

Eligibility Requirements:

- Must submit your application for employment through COS (internal candidates) or (external candidates) to be considered for this position.
- Must have authorization to work in Nigeria.
- Must be willing to comply with pre-employment screening, which may include drug testing (where allowed by law), reference verification and background check.
- Must be willing to travel approximately 20% of the time.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications:


Desired Characteristics:


- Graduate degree and 10+ years of relevant construction/project management experience with an international corporation already operating within the region - Auditing qualification at a recognized institution (e.g., ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001) - Experience with Environmental, Health and Safety matters - Good organizational and analytical skills - Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written - Culturally aware - Independent thinker, capable of identifying emerging issues and recommending appropriate mitigation - Ability to self-manage/motivate and independently drive performance in a challenging environment - Needs to be confident and display enthusiasm for construction. Must have a ‘can-do’ attitude. - Demonstrated ability to deliver against measurable goals - Ability to organize and focus teams, tasks and requests and manage sites/teams remotely - Green Belt certified - 10 years’ experience as an owner's project manager on major construction projects - Track record of project delivery in Nigeria - Project Management certification from a recognized agency


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