General Construction Manager

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Netherlands, Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland

  1. Construction Management and Commissioning
  2. Contract
156719
Negotiable

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For our client in the Amsterdam area we are currently searching for a General Construction Manager who is ready to join end Q3 2024.

Key Performance Areas / Job Responsibilities:
This position provides leadership in the organization or functional area and is primarily engaged in management activities that establish the direction of a department, function, or project. The position requires the application of knowledge gained from experience and expertise to perform the principal job duties and responsibilities. The position will make decisions in areas that may impact the organization and its employees, clients, budgets, policies, procedures, work practices, or compliance programs.

Scope:
The purpose of this position is to oversee and direct the performance of all field construction activities for assigned projects typically with a value in excess of $500 Million in conformance with plans, specifications, schedules, and cost estimates. The role requires an authoritative knowledge and background of assigned work, an holistic grasp of complex situations, the ability to move between intuitive and analytical approaches with ease, and see the overall picture and alternative solutions to project objectives. With command, this position directs construction staff and line supervision as necessary in their respective roles to meet or exceed all project objectives. This position requires the ability to coordinate and direct construction craftsmen in numerous crafts and/or to manage contractors/subcontractors for the same within the assigned area of responsibility.

General Job Duties & Responsibilities:
• Assure that all requirements and expectations of the Operating System Requirements (OSR), appropriate Operating System Implementation plan (OSIP), and strict adherence to other business line requirements
• Perform on-site management, supervision and coordination of all self-performed and subcontracted work
• Execute field construction activities in conformance with project drawings, specifications, schedules, cost estimates, procedures, quality requirements and safety standards
• Control project schedule and cost through the efficient use of all construction resources including manpower, materials, tools, and equipment
• Provide input for the development of project schedules in cooperation with the construction engineers and planners
• Confirm that daily and weekly short-range planning is maintained down to the foreman level
• Review design scope and approach with regard to constructability and submit recommendations for change
• Determine manpower levels to attain schedule milestones and monitor manpower levels and craft mixes to ensure conformance with the construction plan
• Monitor productivity and cost and implement appropriate action to maintain maximum labor productivity and cost-effectiveness
• Control change/scope creep, ensuring that all scope changes are quickly and properly documented and that change orders are approved prior to the performance of work
• Implement the site safety and security procedures and project work rules
• Play an active role in the development of the safety culture on the project, making safety a natural part of all work performed
• Assist the Site Project Manager in the overall administration of labor relations policies
• Manage the contractual commitments of contractors, including cost, quality, and schedule and coordinate their field activities
• Plan and manage the project’s temporary facilities
• Maintain quality of all work in accordance with the standards as specified in the design documents
• Maintain effective construction equipment use and maintenance program
• Maintain an effective plan for the supply and control of tools and supplies
• Administer, train, and motivate all personnel in construction operations through the superintendent and foreman levels
• Remain knowledgeable of safety policies and procedures and perform assigned duties in a safe manner and, while supervising others, has responsibility for their safety and confirm that they comply with established safety policies and procedures and practice safe work habits
• Typically manage personnel and provide an environment for the development and professional advancement of staff members, including on-the-job and formal training and development opportunities, and timely performance feedback
• Leverage internal and external resources to administer policies and procedures consistently across all business lines, functions, and locations
• Analyze situations, identify and forecast pertinent problems and evaluate realistic options; and recommend/implement appropriate course of action
• Organize and prioritize a variety of complex projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines
• Maintain compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, and global standards
• Adhere to and support Company's Health, Safety & Environmental and Sustainability Policies
• Effectively develop and apply the Core Skills to the job
• May need to travel to attend to business related matters
• Meet expectations on attendance and punctuality
• Other duties as assigned

Other duties assigned:
• Typically direct and responsible for all staff assigned to the project(s) through direct reports typically consisting of managers and supervisors heading up the various functions (i.e., Safety Manager, Quality Manager, Construction Manager/Superintendents, Site Services Manager, Engineering Manager, Contracts Manager and others as appropriate for the project(s))
• Typically serve as lead person to coordinate all activities and communication within the site/project areas as well as between those areas and other offices and locations
• Coordinate and implement indirect activities, internal and external, required to support a productive project execution; including functional staff support, support craft activities, and any other resource necessary to assure a safe and quality project execution
• Generally responsible to assure all work undertaken is within approved scope boundaries and is in full compliance with all pertinent requirements
• Responsibility typically includes serving as the single point of accountability to senior management, the client, and the community

Working conditions:
•    Generally favorable indoor office workspace, AND;
•    Various levels of environmental conditions including but not limited to project worksites and vendor/client facilities which may have temporary office space, moving mechanical parts and vibration; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and extreme temperatures and high noise levels

Qualifications:
• Accredited four (4) year degree or global equivalent in applicable field of study and twenty (20) years* of work-related experience or a combination of education and directly related experience equal to twenty-four (24) years* if non-degreed; some locations may have additional or different qualifications in order to comply with local requirements
• Ability to communicate effectively with audiences that include but are not limited to management, coworkers, clients, vendors, contractors, and other stakeholders
• Job related technical knowledge necessary to complete the job
• Ability to learn and apply knowledge of applicable local, state/province, and federal/national statutes and guidelines
• Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner

Experience:

Must:
•    Demonstrated Oil & Gas, Petro-Chemical Experience
•    Previous positions as Senior/Lead Construction Manager on Large to Mega Projects
•    EU Passport Holder
•    Pre-FEED, FEED and Execution Phase Experience
•    Self-Starter

Advantageous:
•    Experience in IT and Pharma projects
•    Department Management Experience

Skills:

Languages:
•    English (fluent) read, write, and speak.

Other Languages (Wish):
•    Dutch, German

Knowledge:
•    Constructability Planning and Implementation
•    Advanced Work Packaging
•    Demonstrated Leader

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by governing law.

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