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Job Ref:  133218BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  Gabon
County/State:  Georgia
City:  Libreville
30/09/2016 11:57

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary
The primary focus of the role is to lead and manage interfaces across multiple work streams and packages in relation to Phase 1 of the planned extension of the Special Economic Zone in Gabon. The Interface Manager will need to establish an interface management process customised for the project area and scope; and manage a team responsible for reporting and support. This position requires knowledge in multiple technical areas, sound problem resolution, judgment, decision-making and skilful use related project management software.

Duties & Responsibilities
The Interface Manager will be responsible for:
  • Review project scope of work, execution plan and construction strategies
  • Coordinating & expediting technical interfaces between PMO team, design teams and construction teams
  • Participation in finalisation of sub-contracts
  • Establish interface agreements if necessary and monitor status
  • Manage the stakeholders requirements and ensure there are no conflict
  • Organise, chair, control and minute regular Monthly Interface Coordination Meetings with the Client/Stakeholders
  • Develop, manage and lead project interface management process
  • Ensure contractors initiates, manages and closes interface issues; effectively manage package interfaces
  • Monitor the project schedule in terms of changes in requirements
  • Ensure new requirements are added to the project schedule and executed; the project interface manager constantly communicates with the team executing the project
  • Ensure software systems are in place and functioning; ensure project team receive training to make use of software (where applicable)
  • Map stakeholders in the project
  • Escalate unresolved discrepancies to the Senior Project Manager where necessary
  • Periodically produce reports
  • Provide input to decision making process relating to construction management issues
  • Promote, find opportunities for and to maintain teamwork
  • Maintain quality of work (statutory requirements, corporate standards)
  • Obtain all publications and policy statements related to the government's health and safety regulations, policies and procedures ensure that the Contractor draws up a site health management plan and keeps all staff fully informed on procedures
  • Ensures compliance and adoption of practices supporting AECOM OH&S policy
Person Specification (Personality Attributes)
  • Effective communicator
  • Well presented, with a professional attitude
  • Willingness to develop technical and project management skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm
  • Collaborative
  • Willing to share knowledge, experience, ideas and expertise for the betterment of group and self

Minimum Requirements
  • 5-10 years in construction management on technically challenging and large scale projects
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen in the engineering and construction environment
  • Airport experience is preferable
Specific Skills required
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • International procurement experience desirable
  • Communication skills - written messages are clear; communicates with passion and conviction; able to communicate at all levels
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen, and ability to develop a client base
  • Knowledge of the market for consulting services
  • High level of general computer skills, e.g. Excel
  • Teamwork
  • Results orientated and self-starter
  • Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels in the organisation
  • Able to maintain composure under all circumstances
  • Ownership, responsibility and accountability
Will be located in Western African, French speaking country
Incumbent should be willing to move in-country
Should have experience in airports, roads and railway

Preferred Qualifications
  • Recognised Degree in Construction or Engineering
  • Registration/membership with industry related professional organisation

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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