AECOM Senior Project Manager in Lusaka, Zambia

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Senior Project Manager

Zambia - Lusaka

Lusaka

Job Summary

Due to our strong pipeline of projects within the transportation field we may have an opening for an experienced Project Controller.

If you would like to be the first one to hear about this opportunity when it will arise, submit an expression of interest now and let’s stay in touch.

The primary focus of the role is to lead and manage and deliver a major transport infrastructure project by ensuring consistency and efficiency. Provide direction to various support functions that will assist the three Areas in their primary delivery role for the project.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for:

  • Deliver project management program/plan and Project Execution Plan encompassing all the details of the project to team members

  • Develop project goals and strategies to achieve project roles

  • In-depth knowledge of project requirements to coach and guide project team members in understanding their tasks and execute effectively

  • Develop a manning plan specifying resources, hours, budgets, costs to complete the extension of the Special Economic Zone

  • Regularly evaluate project progress

  • Adopt improved technologies, strategies and tools within project management where applicable to improve project performance

  • Evaluate performance of the project managers and interface managers

  • Actively participate in and contribute to the technical aspects so that project is delivered on time and on budget

  • Promotes, finds opportunities for and maintains teamwork

  • Maintain quality of work (statutory requirements, corporate standards)

  • Obtain all publications and policy statements related to the government’s health and safety regulations, policies and procedures ensure that the Contractor draws up a site health management plan and keeps all staff fully informed on procedures

  • Ensure the deliverables of the project management team

Specific Skills required

  • Previous experience in a similar role

  • International procurement experience desirable

  • Communication skills – written messages are clear; communicates with passion and conviction; able to communicate at all levels

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen, and ability to develop a client base

  • Knowledge of the market for consulting services

  • High level of general computer skills, e.g. Excel

  • Teamwork

  • Results orientated and self-starter

  • Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels in the organisation

  • Able to maintain composure under all circumstances

  • Ownership, responsibility and accountability

Person Specification (Personality Attributes)

  • Customer (internal and external) focus

  • Well presented, with a professional attitude

  • Willingness to develop technical and project management skills

  • Reliable

  • Able to maintain confidentiality

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm

  • Is collaborative

  • Willing to share knowledge, experience, ideas and expertise for the betterment of group and self

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years EPCM or project experience

  • Managed teams of minimum 10 people

  • Proven experience in the administration and management of contracts and contractors

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen in the engineering and construction environment

Preference will be given to nationals from sub-Saharan countries

Preference will be given to individual who have relevant experience working in sub-Saharan Africa

Incumbent should be willing to move in-country

Should have experience in airports, ports, roads or railway

Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering Degree

  • Professional body registration

  • Background in complex multi-disciplinary engineering field

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Country Zambia

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 166722BR