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Senior Project Manager Nairobi Turner & Townsend Nairobi

Senior Project Manager Nairobi

2020-11-18 08:24:40
Senior Project Manager Nairobi
Company Description

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 110 offices worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Role

To lead Project Management Commissions, taking responsibility for end to end service delivery in road construction.

You will also as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met and that projects are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate... quality standards.


As a Senior Project Managers you will handle commissions of varying sizes, depending upon the complexity of the project, etc. Typically, projects fall within the $10m to $25m range. However, where the service provided is advisory in nature, for example advising on urban re-generation funding, the overall project size may be much larger.

Key Accountabilities to include:
• Advising at a strategic level at the project conception stage, including providing advice on the different approaches that can be adopted in order to successfully achieve the client’s overall objectives
• Leading the establishment of the overall success criteria for the project, including time, cost, technical and performance parameters
• Planning for and the ongoing management of quality, safety, health and environment issues
• Establishing effective project governance, processes and systems to be utilised throughout project
• Project planning, including ensuring the production of the detailed project plan
• Advising upon the procurement of resources
• Leading and facilitating the overall cross-functional project team
• Monitoring and applying performance management techniques, including the use of KPI’s to improve project performance
• Managing the change control process
• Monitoring and advising upon project finances
• Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications
• Ensuring the production of formal project progress and other reports
• Taking a leading role in interfacing with the client and other consultants, at all project stages

Marketing and business development, to include:
• Taking responsibility for developing new business opportunities with existing and new Turner & Townsend clients
• Identifying and acting upon cross-selling opportunities
• Working with Associate Directors and Directors to construct bids for new work
• Attending formal client pitches with Assistant Directors and Directors
• Ensuring that project case study, photograph and project CV files are kept up to date
• Identifying and acting upon opportunities to improve project management products and services
• Understanding the Turner & Townsend 2+2=5 philosophy and identifying and acting upon cross-divisional opportunities

Internal management accountabilities, to include:
• Staff management (where appropriate) – Inputting into the formal management of an Assistant Project Manager or small project management team, to include 1st round recruitment interviews, input into resource management and attendance at junior staff appraisals
• Knowledge management – Ensuring that key information and learning generated from each project is input into the Turner & Townsend internal database
• Financial management – Ensuring prompt client invoicing and utilising FMS in order to monitor a project’s financial status
• Process improvement – Identifying and acting upon ways to improve internal systems and processes


Depending upon context, a Senior Project Manager is likely to report to an Associate Director or Director.

Key Performance Indicators
• Projects must be managed to the right quality standards and are completed efficiently, on time and to budget
• Project delivery meets the client’s objectives and is in line with the conditions of appointment
• The project team is led effectively
• Strong relationships are developed with clients and members of the cross-functional team
• General line management responsibilities (where appropriate) are effectively discharged
• Business development opportunities with existing and new clients, including cross- selling opportunities, are identified and acted upon
• The internal financial status of all projects is effectively monitored
• Key information and data is effectively cascaded and appropriately retained


Key Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience Required:
• The ideal candidates are likely to be degree qualified in a construction or engineering related discipline
• Experience of working on Roads is highly desirable with at least 10 years in experience
• Candidates should possess formal project management qualifications or should be working towards them
• Experience of project delivery through all stages of the lifecycle
• Good communication skills and ability to manage a team and control multiple projects
• Experience of FIDIC (Yellow Book) forms of contract will be a distinct advantage

Additional Information

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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