Program Manager

  • Location

    Berlin, Germany

  • Sector:

    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

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  • Salary:

    £450 - £550 per day

  • Contact:

    Steven Hawkins

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Project/Program Manager based in Berlin on a contract or Permanent basis

£500 per day initial 1 year contract but likely to be ongoing.

**Must be German Speaking**

Commercial Office FIT OUT experience is required

This position will be responsible for the A to Z Program Management of a number of projects in the Client's Corporate Real Estate (CRE portfolio, ranging from expansion of existing offices to delivery of fully fitted out offices in new locations. (Headcount from 20 to 4000).
Major Responsibilities:
 Supporting with the management through to successful delivery of all projects under the Senior PRMs in terms of their control from A to Z and a minimum 3 months operation or until full close out has been agreed, whichever is later, including site selection, design, budget/cost/changes, schedule, procurement, construction, and handover to Facilities, performance feedback and lessons learned.
 Follow the six stage process and integrated delivery model for all projects, supporting project delivery from Initiate (Stage 2) to Close (Stage 6).
 With the Regional Program Manager ensure all project participants, Area Manager and other Stakeholders are managed to deliver to parameters agreed in the project charter (customer brief, headcount, time, cost, quality, safety and customer satisfaction)
 Constantly be identifying and managing risks, communicating and reporting issues, health status and action plan across all elements of the project.
 Support of the Regional Program Manager with the production and agreement of the project charter which will be the Program Managers game plan for the project.
 Support the PRMs with the procurement and management of all project vendors excluding the local broker.
 Ensuring all necessary internal and external project approvals are sought and governance processes are followed (Project charter, spend and transaction approvals, design authority approvals, procurement approvals, legal approvals, landlord lease compliance activities, wayleaves, building licenses and occupation licenses).
 All additional duties commensurate to the level of the role
Sound like you? To apply you need to be:
 Degree level qualification in Construction, Engineering or Architecture.
 A minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar role, to include fit outs of corporate offices, ideally gained in an international context or be an established project manager who has managed multiple projects simultaneously
 Critical Competencies for Success:
 Be comfortable operating at a tactical and operational level.
 Be able to simultaneously act as a program manager, internal CRE ambassador, educator, analyst, and solutions architect on a number of different projects.
 Have a bias for action whilst working within a rigid governance structure.
 Be able to work within an entrepreneurial culture delivering solutions, providing leadership and communication but not afraid to dive into details.
 Be passionate about successfully delivering projects under their responsibility.
 Have an in-depth knowledge of Project Management with a financial focus.
 Be able to win the trust and co-operation of key project stakeholders.
 Be an effective communicator.
 Be able to work autonomously, in multiple locations, travelling internationally on a regular basis.
 Have the ability to confidently operate within a fast-paced and complex environment.