Head of Project Development (Technical Director) at Ultimate Developers ltd (UDL): (Deadline 17 August 2020)
UDL is a private real estate development company leading the way in changing the landscape of Rwanda through its residential and commercial development projects.
It is from the above context that, Ultimate Developers Ltd would like to recruit competent staff to fill the below vacant job positions and those will work under the overall supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO);
Job title: Head of Project Development (Technical Director) Grade, UD2 and reports to CEO
Job Purpose: To see through each project from kick-off to closing by managing the review of due diligence and financial underwriting, the land entitlement process, design-development, financial closing, as well as providing oversight during construction, and sale.
Manage new construction and / or rehab development projects from kick-off through to stabilized occupancy;
Lead and manage a team of professionals and partners – client, contractor, civil engineer, architect, quantity surveyor, and technical consultants,
Negotiate contracts with third party professionals associated with the project.
Manage project budgets, critical path timelines, schedules, and milestones to stated goals.
Lead teams of stakeholders to confirm all due diligence items including a title, survey, environmental review, soil conditions, site planning, market strength, and operating expenses for each project.
Define and manage the land entitlement process in order to secure permits;
Lead project teams, consisting of design professionals and general contractors to prepare and price construction plans and specifications in accordance with regulatory obligations.
Manage the interior design process in accordance with regulatory commitments and partner needs; hire an interior designer and oversee the selection of finishes, furniture, artwork, and accessories.
Make presentations to clients, City/ Planning Commissions, the board, etc. as necessary to further a project.
Identify and pursue sources of gap financing for a project; Work with the finance staff to underwrite a project and define a mutually agreed-upon structure for debt, equity, and soft funding sources; Lead the project team to achieve financial closing on all sources of funding on a project.
Facilitate communication and relationship-building across internal departments and between external stakeholders to improve the quality of development and to ensure positive outcomes. Lead interdepartmental team meetings.
Ensure a safe work environment and all work is conducted within the provided safety policies/ guidelines
Verify and approve contractor timesheets
Take detailed notes of job execution detailing headcount, issues, conflicts, change orders, and performance.
Master’s degree in construction management, project management or another closely related field such as construction science with over 8 years working experience with at least 3 years as a project assistant manager working directly with teams
Experience in leading major programme of works on multi-million-dollar projects
Knowledge, Skills & Proficiencies
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:
Have strong organizational and planning skills.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a very fast pace environment.
Good understanding of Project Management principles including budgeting and analysis
Have a strong personality and interpersonal relations
Have emotional intelligence, business acumen, and good team working skills
Be assertive and detail-oriented
Proficiency in both written and spoken Kinyarwanda and English languages is necessary; working knowledge of French is an asset;
Computer literate with proficient knowledge of MS Office.
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
Be an active member of the Institute of Engineers of Rwanda or equivalent
Professional qualification project planning/project management is an added advantage
How to apply:
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application letters by email at [email protected] not later than 5: 00 pm on 17th August 2020.
The application letter should be accompanied by a copy of the required degree, professional certificate, detailed Curriculum Vitae, Identification card/passport and other relevant documentation related to the required experience.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the next stages.
Ultimate Developers Ltd