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Project Management Associate Director

Central , Hong Kong SAR

Ref#: 20011232

Date published: 16-Apr-2020

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This role has two primary areas of service:

“Area / Country role” – supporting the capital planning process, budgeting, contracting and management of term contract parties, relationship management with Landlords (and associated parties), tracking to and compliance with KPIs, standards, approvals, process etc. 

Understanding local conditions and influencers that may impact projects (at all stages) etc.

“Delivery role” – providing oversight and advice and guidance of variable project managers retained on individual projects and where required, acting as the project manager on nominated projects. 

The jobholder is:
  • Responsible to ensure compliance with necessary corporate guidelines and processes, statutory and building regulations, environmental and workplace strategies and controls.
  • Responsible for delivery of Projects within Area / Country management responsibilities. 
  • Accountable for managing the partnership with Geographies, Hub SME / Hub SP
  • The first point of contact for all projects in Area / Country. 
  • Required to drive an integrated and collaborative approach to service provision with CBRE’s RDM, WE Manager and FM. 
  • To scope project work for Client, provide proposals and costs and seek appropriate sanction to proceed with works and to control project finances and report accordingly utilising project management technology platform.
  • Accountable for distributing, training and implementing Hub or Account level practices within Area/ Country. 
  • Accountable for team compliance and stakeholder education on documented process and communications. 
  • Required to lead improvements and implement account needs in a coordinated & team approach with other Area / Country Project Managers within Region. 
  • Required to ensure CBRE financial management for the Area / Country is sound, being aware of cost base and billing in a timely manner.
  • The Area / Country representative in CBRE PMD leadership team.
  • The Area / Country oversight / escalation of market PMs.
  • The Primary point of contact with SME’s and SPM for Area/ Country wide PM deliverables.
  • Responsible for collecting specific requirements aligning the Business investment plans with Client programs and documenting these in the project brief. 
  • Responsible for managing business expectations prior to project approval to ensure alignment with key strategies.
  • Responsible to understand Client product business needs and align project delivery to those needs. 
  • Required to support capital planning and ad-hoc planning through liaison with internal clients and capturing of requirements.
  • Required to act as a centre of competence for project management within CBRE and Client including both updating and continually improving the knowledge, process and base of the team as well as leveraging the knowledge, systems and regional data to better deliver in-country projects.
  • Required to manage appropriate suppliers’ database necessary to realise project and program objectives and ensure appropriate appointment on a project or programme basis.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on a project and rolled up portfolio basis all project metrics.
  • Required to understand local market conditions (including but not limited to costs and general commercial influences, landlords, suppliers & contractors, work periods and conditions, local practices etc.) managing execution to allow for such local factors.
  • Responsible for ensuring FM engagement at all stages of planning and execution, obtaining necessary approvals and sign-offs by stakeholders.
  • Responsible for ensuring contractual compliance and consistency for project delivery and reporting;
  • Required to manage all projects, design and workplace effectiveness in a safe, sustainable and secure manner.
  • Working with internal and external project delivery parties, managing input and delivery from all parties.
  • To liaise with FM BAU teams to ensure seamless delivery to clients.
  • Obtain all PMO approvals and plan for successful navigation of control gates;
  • To ensure appropriate closure of projects and handover to FM.
  • To undertake appropriate due diligence and alignment with other stakeholders including but not limited real estate, landlords, brokers and other programs of work.
  • To develop sound procurement and delivery methodology for projects and programmes of works.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement workshops and innovation programs.
  • Support planning and feasibility by understanding local design code including both statutory and landlord requirements.


  • 8-12 years professional experience in fit-out construction industry, min 4 years banking experience, retail & commercial a bonus.
  • English essential both written and verbal.
  •  Fluency in design, reading drawings etc;
  •  Meaningful international experience in at least 3 countries.
  • Possess superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Appropriate IT capabilities.
  • Demonstrable team leadership skills and managing performance of teams.
  • High level of personal credibility, customer relation management, networking and interpersonal skills;
  • Tertiary education in interiors, architectural, mechanical or electrical engineering, building science, business studies, or equivalent.