As Major Project Lead for a New Campus for a global tech client, you will have overall delivery responsibility for this build-to-suit, single building over 36,000m2 campus in Israel.
There is an external project management team who run the project on a day-to-day basis, and the Project Lead fulfils a multi-faceted role spanning client/stakeholder management, commercial and schedule oversight, setting the strategic direction of the project management team and other related senior tasks linked to the successful delivery of the project. Frequent travel across EMEA on a monthly basis is expected.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
? Client/Stakeholder Management: Act as a principal decision maker on the campus, working with the other senior client representatives into setting the direction of the project. Work across multiple timezones and cultures bringing in stakeholder inputs in a timely manner and in line with deliverables and deadlines.
? Act as Chair and Secretariat of the Steering Committee (business leadership team representatives, overall decision making of the project) and Workplace Council (staff employee representatives). Comfortable in explaining concepts and justifying planned actions to senior/executive level clients.
? Act as a critical friend/trusted advisor to the client and project management team, providing input on major project decisions – procurement, design, construction.
? Responsible for selecting and managing Tier 1 partners and aligning success of Tier 1 partners with the Integrator success criteria, including the on-boarding from the approved stable of Tier 1 suppliers.
? Responsible for the creation and/or co-development of the Project Charter and subsequent Project Expenditure Request (PER) – including lease commitments, construction budgeting & schedule.
? Responsible for the overall management of the project process, including development of the project brief, cost planning, procurement of Tier 2 suppliers and products and production of associated contract documentation.
? Provide oversight and management accountability for the delivery of Project scope, schedule, and budget in accordance with approved PERs.
? Develop annual resourcing strategy for planned projects and follow through with quarterly updates.
? Promote efficient and consistent client communication.
? Provide guidelines (playbook) for project delivery to Tier 1 partners and ensuring design standards are applied by Tier 1 PM firms
? Manage performance of Tier 1 PM firms including participation in quarterly reviews
? Maintain governance against client process and procedures including CBRE Playbook at all times
? Perform duties in line with the ‘Statement of Work for Integrator Services’/Master Services Agreement
? Collect and report KPI and benchmark data.
? Provide oversight for Change Management activities in region.
? Propose & seek approval for process improvement from Global Workplace Strategy team and provide feedback.
? Interface and collaborate with the Global Finance Group to consolidate the CapEx and OpEx budgets for planned transactions and projects in region.
? Interface with client’s strategy, TM, FM and Lease Admin teams.
? Develop and operationalize innovations and improvement measures to contribute to the overall programme.
? Proportional input to the over-arching savings target for the Account
? Other ad hoc duties as required
? The role does involve travel across EMEA
ESSENTIAL SKILLS include the following:
? Highly accountable
? Client side major project management experience in challenging environments – greater than $25m – as lead PM or Project Director
? Experience with involvement on complex major corporate projects, with an occupier focus spanning both shell and core and fit-out.
? Understanding of real estate service lines, including transaction management, project management and facilities management.
? Understanding of real estate support functions, including Sourcing, Finance, HR and Technology.
? Strong communication, facilitation and mediation skills
? Strong analytical and organizational skills
? Leadership capabilities
? Client relationship management skills
? Ability to manage multiple deadlines and teams concurrently.
? Corporate Organisational Change Management experience
? Management and leadership of vendors inc. Architect, Engineers, Contractors etc… essential
? Line Management of internal team resources is preferred but not essential
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
? Degree in relevant subject
? Previous experience of working within the technology sector
? Significant experience within project or program management (min 5 years post graduate experience), inclusive of in major project realm (greater than $25m)
? Corporate occupier experience
? Previous experience of working within Global account with a US based/led team
? Service provider management
? Experience from within a client organization; either as an employee or secondee.
? International work experience in EMEA and/ or beyond
? Experience with involvement on complex corporate projects
? Experience of being involved in pitching to prospective clients
? Ability to comprehend, analyse and interpret complex business documents.
? Ability to respond effectively to highly sensitive issues.
? Ability to write reports and articles using distinctive style.
? Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, management and/or public groups.
? Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with key employees, management, and client groups to take desired action.
? Fluency in one or more languages will be an advantage but not a pre-requisite
FINANCIAL & COMMERCIAL ACUMEN
The successful candidate will require a practical working knowledge of the financial terms and principles that are associated with major corporate projects. An ability to review and analyse complex financial/ business reports/ data and develop innovative solutions, as well as experience in conducting analysis/ due diligence in terms of contract negotiation
? Demonstrate an ability to solve complex problems and deliver a variety of options in complex situations.
? Requires a sound level of analytical and quantitative skills
PERSON SPECIFICATION (other skills and/or abilities which would be considered an advantage include):
? Able to manage and deliver against multiple demands in a matrix environment
? Ability to influence at a senior level
? Able to manage upwards within the internal and client organization