Facilities Project Manager, Associate Director level

Job Title: Facilities Project Manager, Associate Director level
Contract Type: Permanent
REF: 123273
Contact Name: Larry O’Leary
Contact Email: larry@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: about 4 years ago

Job Description

Facilities Project Manager, Associate Director level
Our client, a blue-chip multinational company based in Galway, now seek a Facilities Project Manager who will play a key role in developing and managing the multi-year Facilities Master Plan for the Galway campus.

The role will work closely with the Galway site Leadership Team and Facilities team, Corporate Facilities leadership and external contractor partners. This role offers global visibility within a blue-chip multi-national company and opportunity to progress in either Site, European or Corporate teams.

The ideal candidate will have a proved track record in Facilities Project Management and delivery of large scale construction projects (multi-millions, $$$s), in both construction and client companies.

Responsibilities for Facilities Project Manager:
Coordinate the multi-year facilities master plan for the overall campus and forecasting key space requirements across multiple business services.
Development and coordination of robust capital forecasts across the portfolio of construction projects running concurrently.
Preparation of construction project cost estimates in line with periodic financial forecasts. Coordination of commercial contracts with the key construction service providers; civil, mechanical & electrical utilities and architectural/ engineering design.
Establish an effective program management system that ensures projects are executed successfully (safety, performance, schedule and budget).
Develop an appropriate change management process that ensures all construction variances are approved upfront at the required financial approval level.
Establish and manage project management updates at the various internal & external company leadership stakeholder level.
Lead tender bid analysis with key company stakeholder leads from indirect sourcing, finance and end client organisation.
Routinely research best practises across the Irish construction industry that ensures that the site is realising excellent value in the market place.
Support ad-hoc requirements as needed (examples: Operational strategy development, internal benchmarking, utilisation studies, transportation studies, planning applications, training.

Expertise Required for Facilities Project Manager:
Strategic: Ability to focus on the big picture and develop perspective on future large scale construction projects running concurrently and across a 4 year time horizon. Ability to translate strategies to meaningful plans that can be executed successfully.
Analytical: Quickly form construction cost estimates to support scenario planning across the various business teams on site. Must be able to connect the dots quickly and ensure the right details are accounted for.
Collaboration: Ability to build relationships quickly, both internally and externally. Comfortable working at all levels of the organization.
Communication: Direct communicator with ability to give the right data-driven answer without getting caught in prevailing thinking. Strong communicator and influencer working with various external contract companies, local authorities and internal senior management.
Thinker: Ability to operate successfully in a highly matrixed organization, with a strong level of engagement required with global partners in Facilities and Indirect Sourcing. Make significant decisions without bias towards or against any specific service provider. Ability to use data and scenarios to influence senior leaders.
Leader: Engage different project teams of motivated individual contributors. Collaborate across all manufacturing/quality and NPD functions (and extended Europe & Corporate functions).
Innovation: Tracks and builds knowledge of industry and business developments within the Ireland construction environment. Capacity to build knowledge of the global capabilities and understand regional complexities.
Flexibility: Able to quickly pivot priorities and strategic direction based on a changing environment. Ability to work with ambiguity and imperfect information to build strategies and scenarios.

Requirements for Facilities Project Manager:
Honours Bachelor’s degree (engineering or business preferred but not mandatory). Chartered Quantity Surveyor certification, Architecture, Engineering Degree qualifications required.
MBA or equivalent masters a plus.
10 years’ + experience within construction/ facilities project management
Experience with construction commercial tenders and quantity surveying (QS) costings.
Experience with both construction and client companies preferred.

Please phone Larry on +353 1 2302400 / larry@rftgroup.ie

The RFT Group, BioPharmaceutical Division specialise exclusively in the recruitment of scientists, engineers and executives for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. www.rftgroup.ie

Key words: Facilities Engineering, Project Management, Project Engineer, Engineering Management, Quantity Surveyor (QS), Architecture, Programme Manager, Galway, Clare, Mayo, Athlone, Connaught, Ireland.

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