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Director of Major Projects (Level 9)

Date Posted
9th April 2017
Reference
VAC-25492
Sector
Consulting & Project Management, Engineering & Architecture
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Director of Major Projects (Level 9).

Job Description

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering  
  • 10 years experience in administration of Projects with 5 at a senior management level
  • Advanced training in Project Management/Engineering
  • Post-graduate degree in a specialized engineering field
     

Skills requirement/Key competencies

  • Excellent leadership  and management skills
  • Highly developed knowledge and skills in project management and implementation
  • Highly developed negotiating skills
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Sound knowledge of procurement and administration of contract services
  • Excellent communication  and interpersonal skills


Principal Functions

  • Direct and coordinate the planning and implementation of all major projects
  • Review and approve designs, plans and implementation schedules for all major projects
  • Provide advice on all planning matters including mechanics of planning and adequacy plans
  • Monitor and co-ordinate strategic financial planning for all major projects
  • Recommend and or direct strategic technological and developmental modifications
  • Collaborate with relevant Government ministries, agencies and departments to facilitate smooth project administration and implementation
  • Collaborate, negotiate and liaise with personnel from funding agencies
  • Review and approve economic appraisal of projects, roads, bridges etc
  • Lead development and completion of directorates annual corporate and strategic plan
  • Conduct periodic reviews of major projects plans and capital works
  • Prepare terms of reference for consultancies and technical assistance
  • Evaluate tenders and recommend selection based on criteria
  • Monitor, evaluate and determine performance of contractors and consultants 
  • Develop and maintain Information systems
  • Commission, review and sign off on project profiles


Only short listed applicants will be contacted and we thank all applicants in advance.

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