Director of Construction – Poland, Warsaw

Director of Construction

Warsaw
Poland

Alpharec is an excellent recruitment agency operating in an international environment since 2006. Our clients represent the following industries: IT & Engineering, new technologies, production and professional services for business. We recruit programmers, engineers, experienced specialists, industry experts, sales masters and managers. Thanks to valuable experience, know-how and very hard work we deliver results to our clients, fantastic and admired employers.

This time, for our Business Partner (multinational corporate owner of technologically advanced buildings with large IT infrastructure) we are recruiting for the position of:

Director of Construction – Poland, Warsaw

For our Business Partner we are looking for a driven Director of Construction to provide overall leadership for the growing project management team and key internal stakeholders as we expand the company.  This position will oversee new development, design, entitlement/permitting, and all aspects of construction.  As a leader, you will be responsible for managing multiple projects and teams as well as ensuring all projects are in alignment with strategic corporate objectives.  Collaboration and integration in the sales lifecycle process including client interface is integral to the role.  Coordination and translation of requirements from company’s internal subject matter experts ensures long term operational sustainability is preserved while driving towards optimized construction delivery.

Responsibilities:

General: 

  • Lead all aspects of construction including master planning, pre-construction, design, permitting, entitlements, competitive bidding, team selection, construction, commissioning, and project closeout
  • Create and manage project budgets and establish monthly forecasts including variances
  • Act as thought leader and drive coordination and integration of internal and external stakeholders within the project
  • Manage direct reports and third-party project management resources and track staffing utilization
Detailed: 
  • Manage campus-wide execution of development projects from conception to commissioning and prepare various reports on a monthly and/or quarterly basis
  • Own resource allocation and project workflow for direct reports and third-party project management continent workforce
  • Drive day-to-day construction decisions to conclusion
  • QA/QC work products of direct reports to confirm accuracy. Manage inputs and delivery of work products from internal team members to ensure that new data center spaces comply with all applicable requirements (Basis of Design (BOD), specifications, code, lease, etc.)
  • Provide consultancy-style services to support the Business Stakeholders and project delivery teams at initiation and throughout the lifecycle of projects, ensuring a common approach is adopted and sharing good practice.
  • RFP (Request for Proposal) creation and management for capital projects and customer builds
  • Establish project budgets and submit approval packages to executive team
  • Support sales in customer engagement and fulfillment of requirements as tied to leases and manage delivery in accordance with leases
  • Implement the importance, with internal and external stakeholders, of facilitating an excellent customer experience
  • Partner with Director, Construction Cost & Finance to produce monthly project forecasts including variance analyses as well as execution of Master Service Agreements (MSAs) and project authorizations for new and existing contractors and vendors
  • Accountable for leading and managing suppliers in the delivery of services. Ensure that risks, dependencies, cost, and quality requirements are always met by the suppliers . Identify and mitigate potential issues as early as possible minimizing the business impact
  • Vendor/Contractor management including qualification and relationship building/maintenance
  • Review monthly billing with direct reports, confirm substantiation and audit vs budget
  • Ensure ‘lessons learned’ are held and placed in the feedback loop to drive continuous improvement
  • Ensure project team complies with project turnover documentation requirements to Operations
  • Work closely with Operations to coordinate design criteria and construction with ongoing maintenance and operation of existing facilities
Expectations (knowledge / experience / skills):
 
  • Bachelor of Science degree in construction management, or similar field, or equivalent experience
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in a management role required, 10 to 15 years preferred
  • Complex and technical construction experience is required
  • Data Center experience is preferred
  • Experience in CSA (civil, structural, architectural) and MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) construction management is a requirement
  • Proven at delivering complex technical re-fresh and critical infrastructure projects with multi-million budgets on time and to quality
  • Strong commercial acumen, financially literate and comfortable controlling cost, and risk
  • Fully conversant with established project delivery methodologies
  • Proven track record of managing through periods of significant people, process, and technology change
  • Excellent planning and organization skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Assertive and confident and able to quickly build a high level of personal and professional credibility within the business and customer base, demonstrating strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Ability to lead and engage people in a fast-changing environment to achieve results through others
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and project management tools like MS Project or P6
  • Mandatory Polish and English language skills
  • Travel required is expected to be 35%, but may increase over time as the business evolves

After employment:

  • Full-time contract
  • Competitive employment conditions
  • Interesting job and challenging tasks
  • Big amount of trust and independence
  • International environment of work 

If you are interested to work with us, please send your CV in English at:

Subject: : Director of Construction – Poland, Warsaw

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