Friday, April 12, 2019

Program Manager – Infrastructure at CDM Smith Pretoria, South Africa

  Kijiwe       Friday, April 12, 2019
Program Manager – Infrastructure at CDM Smith Pretoria, South Africa

Program Manager - Infrastructure

Job Description
We are currently accepting applicants for a Program Manager with Infrastructure focus to work for CDM Smith in Sub Sahara Africa.
As a member of this team, you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by: Negotiating critical and controversial issues with top level engineers/scientists and officers of other organizations; Taking responsibility for an important segment of very extensive and highly diversified engineering/scientific programs critical to our clients objectives;

Deciding the kind and extent of engineering/scientific and related programs needed for accomplishing program objectives; Planning and organizing facilities and programs; Interpreting results; Supervising several subordinate supervisors or team leaders; Formulating and guiding the attack on problems of exceptional difficulty and marked importance to CDM Smith; Performing advisory and consulting work for CDM Smith as a recognized authority for broad program management areas or in an intensely specialized area of considerable importance.

Other roles include but not limited to:
a) Act as the intermediary and principle point of contact of a Program Management Team, to our client, as well as public.
b) In general, ensuring overall compliance with CDM Smith's budget, scope, schedule, ethics and anti-corruption policies, quality and reporting requirements on the assignment.
c) Management and leadership of a fully complimented and staffed program management team to include mentoring and succession planning.

d) Advice and counsel to the contracting/owning agencies on matters relating to program success including project delivery strategies, procurement, contract management, design and construction oversight, scheduling, and commissioning.
e) Regular reporting to both the client, governing bodies, other stakeholders as required by the client, and CDM Smith.
f) Adherence to CDM Smith's anti-corruption policy and quality management program.

Minimum Qualifications
a) Internationally recognized undergraduate degree in Civil engineering with an advanced degree preferred.
b) Certifications: Professional Engineer (PE) or Chartered/registered required. PMP certification is preferred.

c) Served as a Program Manager on at least 1-2 large, multi-disciplined civil infrastructure programs with capital value not less than $100 million. Consideration will be given for Senior Project Manager position for projects with capital works value over $100 million. Any project provided to demonstrate these criteria should clearly identify the multiple elements/disciplines managed as part of a program or large-scale project.

d) At least 15-20 years of extensive international project management experience, leading large, multi-sector, multi-cultural teams of experts in the planning, design, and construction of medium to large scale civil infrastructure projects.
e) Experience with large civil scale infrastructure projects preferred to include water treatment projects, waste water treatment, tunnels, reservoirs, pump stations, dams, hydroelectric facilities, in accordance with international standards, and constructed by international-scale civil works contractors preferred.

f) Within the last 15 years, served as the “ENGINEER” for at least three large civil infrastructure projects of significant complexity, implemented under the FIDIC Conditions of Contract with a capital works value of not less than $50 million.
g) Able to demonstrate experience in large scale program development, management, and implementation or similar fields including program-level cost estimating systems and risk management (claims management, schedule, budget, etc.).

h) Management of similar assignments in developing countries preferred.
i) Knowledge, experience and understanding of program controls including web-based systems for scheduling, financial/funding tracking and reporting, and document management. The candidate should identify specific program controls utilized.
j) Excellent computer, communication, leadership, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications
• Advance degree from internationally recognized university.
• PMP Certified
• Experience with procurement/tendering, claims management and contract
management (FIDIC)
• Experience in Africa.

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