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Project Manager (Hospitality)

  • Job reference: R-029082
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Doha

We are currently looking for Project Manager with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the management of large scale hotel/hospitality style projects.  The position is to work within a Project Management team involved in the transition from Construction to Operational phase for a 5* luxury hotel (guestrooms, branded apartments and luxury guest experience) for which F+G have been appointed as project managers for the design and construction phases.

You will be required to provide the management input into all project delivery related matters and be fully responsible for the successful delivery of services for the engagement(s) assigned to you.  You will be required to act as the focal point of contact between the Client and the internal and external delivery team members, possibly across multiple projects, to ensure that the desired project objectives are delivered.

Further, you are expected to conduct yourself in line with the core values of the business and lead by example in maintaining the company culture:

                                            

  • Positive;

    A Winning Attitude, you focus on your goals, managing project resources as applicable, whilst highlighting potential new or repeat business opportunities.

    Customer Driven, you fully contribute to excellent customer service and understand the customers’ changing business and project needs.

    Ambassador for F+G and Atkins, you take pride in your work and the work F+G does and you share this with your colleagues and clients.

  • Professional;

    Meet the Challenge, you always seek out new learning opportunities to ensure your technical skills and knowledge are current. You assist/mentor more junior colleagues and peers with their development

    Aware, you have an understanding of the wider F+G and Atkins regional goals and an awareness of the dynamics of relationships with colleagues and clients

    Delivers, you develop delivery plans for projects, involve others and ensure objectives are met.

  • Collaborative;

    A Team Player, you contribute to a positive, friendly environment, helping to set the tone for colleagues. You help build relationships across teams and with clients.

    Engaging, you contribute concisely and effectively with clients and other consultants. You respect other points of view and seek out the best result in discussions.

    Adaptable, you challenge the status quo and perform to a high standard in an uncertain environment, in pursuit of performance improvement.

    Competence: This is a senior position that requires professional ability and inherent motivation.  You have the skills required to direct meetings, introduce discussion to encourage thinking on the wider commercial context and be responsible for the tasks assigned to members of your project team.  You are willing and able to perform duties diligently to the quality standards set by the Company and conform to the Company’s policies and business systems and be committed to their implementation and continuous improvement at all times.

     Your experience, guidance and knowledge should place you as a Project Management subject matter expert in providing significant benefit to the project delivery team and Client.

Experience: Generally you will have 10+ years total experience and have a track record of working on hotel/leisure projects for a Project Management Consultancy for 5+ years, ideally with 5+ years’ experience of working in the region.

Qualifications: Ideally you should possess a degree in a construction related discipline and hold a membership/chartership from a construction related professional body.

Responsibilities:You will be responsible for at least the following areas and duties in your role;

Construction Phase Management

  • Manage the relationships between all project stakeholders to facilitate effective communications and outcomes

  • Manage the design team and site delivery team performance of delegated responsibilities

  • Establish an effective and universal strategy to address major issues that may arise with the site delivery team

  • Ensure the supervision team and site delivery team receives the necessary stakeholder decisions in a timely fashion

  • Establish a mechanism to ensure collaborative problem solving with the site delivery team, which will involve regular dialogue with contractors, team working and risk-sharing.

  • Chair and lead progress meetings with the contractor and supervision consultant to pro-actively manage the project and mitigate any delivery issues prior to it impacting deliver

  • Monitor the delivery of Contract Administration services by other, and ensure such is protecting the Client as far as possible. Pro-actively monitor this service to ensure active claims protection and management is in place through the issue of contractual correspondence and record maintenance. Note if Faithful+Gould is fulfilling the role of Contract Administrator further project specific roles and responsibilities will be required to be set out in the Project Management Plan section and specific sign-off from the assigned regional director will be necessary.

Planning/Scheduling

  • Define and implement criteria for control and management of the project

  • Implement a high-level effective project management framework and project execution statement. Provide guidance and advice to other staff members in relation to the production of the project execution plan, review content and take ultimate responsibility for content prior to issue on the project.

  • Monitor, review and ultimately take responsibility for the content of the project master programme. Unsure the structure of the master programme is in line with the envisaged or agreed project WBS and provide strategic guidance to the schedule formulation.

  • Monitor and oversee progress status updates of the master programme and where necessary liaise with project stakeholders to lead delay mitigation strategies and improvement initiatives.

  • Monitor and ensure the contract programme under the construction contracts is in place, fully reviewed and approved by the necessary project stakeholders and that all revisions and or progress updates are thoroughly reviewed and accepted.

  • Take an active and leading role in the control of ‘time’ on the project, ensuring a protocol and full review of early warnings is in place, and generally ensure a project structure, and personal ownership of changes, is implemented.

         

Commercial Management

  • Take overall responsibility of the ‘cost’ element of the project, even if through the monitoring and management of a third party cost consultant. If the engagement also includes cost consultancy services project specific responsibilities will need to be included in the Project Management Plan and discussed with your assigned regional director.

  • Ensure effective budget control is in place across the project, and that such is reviewed and updated on minimum monthly basis.

  • Where applicable lead and oversee the value management strategy.

  • Oversee the award of contracts and review on behalf of the Client.

  • Negotiate and convert contracts as required by the project(s)

  • Manage the commercial performance of the project for Faithful+Gould in line with corporate governance requirements.

Reporting

  • Receive and review detailed reports on the project from the design and site delivery team

  • Establish formal reporting arrangements on project progress for the Client and Company

  • Maintain up-to-date project skite sheets and resumes for the project team for use by the Company

Business Development

  • Identify and communicate potential business development
    opportunities to the Company

  • Actively promote the interests of the Company within the industry.

Risk Management

  • Ensure that a formal risk management process is in place on the project, utilising agreed BMS risk register and management process.

  • Hold, chair and lead risk meeting and actively participate in formulation of mitigation and control measures. Regularly discuss risk management.

  • You are likely to be responsible for the technical and commercial performance of the engagement on behalf of the company. Upon commencement undertake a full handover from the bid manager /responsible director and ensure the engagement risks are fully identified and control measures in place. Lead the formulation of an internal Project Management Plan (as dictated within the BMS) that sets out the internal arrangements around delivery, resource management, financial management and PSR establishment/ownership 

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary

  • Transportation allowance

  • Medical and life insurance cover

  • 22 calendar days annual leave

  • Medical and life insurance cover

  • Company gratuity scheme

  • Discretionary bonus scheme

  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin

  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants