Head of Construction-Badagry,Nigeria

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Head of Construction-Badagry,Nigeria
Local/ExpatGeneral ManagementRef.: AT-056547
The objective of the Head of Construction is to lead the construction, execution and delivery of all physical assets in relation to the creation of the port in line with the project’s scope and objectives. This includes all civil infrastructure, buildings and equipment to project manage the entire project in close tandem with the CEO.

The Head of Construction is responsible for direct management of contractors related to building the project’s physical assets and engages in close cooperation with the Head of Project Integration to understand and manage critical dependencies affecting construction.
We Offer
• An opportunity to be a part of a high performance team that ensures APM Terminals Badagry has the most efficient, safe and profitable terminals in the region.
• Direct influence on strategic level decisions.
• Working with partners, shareholders, authorities and other stake holders.
• Developing roles and responsibilities for a key terminal for APM Terminals in the region.
Key Responsibilities
• Act as primary point of contact and responsible for the company in regard to the design, procurement and delivery of the physical parts of the project and its full requirements to operate.
• Build the construction/delivery team by recruiting the required positions in line with the project organization.
• Lead and co-ordinate multidisciplinary teams and activities of others in the delivery of all physical assets.
• Give guidance on construction reporting, project controls (software) and governance to ensure program is delivered in accordance with company objectives.
• Manage decision making processes on the construction project and the delivery of the physical assets as a whole.
• Maintain full awareness of project requirements, budget and schedule, report progress and liaise as necessary.
• Ensure that issues like commissioning, safety and compliance are addressed early in the project and managed in accordance with APM Terminals’ standards.
• Oversee the interfaces, constructability, value engineering and peer review processes for the projects.
• Implement contract management standards based on the going (e.g. FIDIC) agreements.
• Support that all staff maintain full awareness of safety as a priority.
• Ensure compliance by all suppliers to APM Terminals’ safety standards and policies.
• Implement proper project controls / project procedures to manage the construction and delivery of equipment in a forward-looking manner.
• Manage the authority compliance / permit team ensuring all the necessary permits and approvals (planning approvals, environmental permits, construction permits, etc.) are in place for the timely delivery of the project.
• Ensure APMT procurement policies are followed.
• Track progress of the construction and, where appropriate, ensure issues are pro-actively addressed, resolved and/or escalated and reported.
• Assess any delays and report on what corrective measures are being taken to mitigate delays to the construction.
• Ensure that the impact of change is fully assessed and introduced in a controlled manner.
• In line with corporate standards, implement best in class PM practices across the construction project and ensure they are consistently deployed by APMT staff, consultants and contractors.
• Maintain high technical standards and pioneer new techniques for improved project/construction management.
• Maintain a forward looking risk-register and subsequent mitigation strategies.
• Ensure Resident Engineer for Civil Construction Works fulfils their role under the FIDIC arrangement.
• Ensure proper contract management is in place.

Who we are looking for
• MSc Civil Engineering, Construction Management or similar.
• Minimum 15 years’ experience in a construction / project related environment.
• Extensive Project Management experience and exposure to Project Controls (software).
• Candidates should have managed various large scale construction projects with multiple reports and with clear responsibility on achieving safety, time and budget targets.
• FIDIC knowledge and experience.
• Have a strong understanding of Project Management build on a solid foundation of Technical Engineering skills.
• Capable of motivating teams in order to achieve project success.
• Driven, self-motivating, result orientated with high discipline in following through on actions and ensuring necessary documentation.
• High quality awareness and ability to work with constant care.
• Sensitive to cultural diversity and experience in a multicultural environment, in regard to employees, local authorities and other stakeholders.
• Africa experience is seen as a major advantage.
>Last application date: 15 October 2014.
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APM Terminals has been operating in Nigeria since 2005, and has now started to develop a new, ultra-modern Megaport and free zone in Badagry in collaboration with some of the largest and most successful companies in Nigeria.
The Badagry Mega port and free zone will provide shipping lines and supply chain managers with the best productivity, location, flexibility and cost effectiveness to power the global supply chains of Nigeria’s leading brands. The state-of- the-art multi-purpose facility will consist of:
• Container Terminal designed to accommodate the 8,000 TEU large S-Class vessel and over time to eventually accommodate EEE class vessels of 18,000 TEU. It will be established with ultra-modern Ship-to-Shore Cranes and Automated-Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes in the yard.
• General Purpose Terminal which will handle various types of cargo ranging from break-bulk to Ro-Ro (roll-on/rolloff) on 325 m of quay and 15 ha of yard. Foreseen are additional storage area of 9 ha immediately south of the area and a further off-dock area can be provided in the planned logistics area if required
• Offshore Oil & Gas Supply Base, with on-shore supporting facilities for supplies, storage, fuel, materials and equipment with an initial footprint of 25 ha with 500 m growing to over 1,000 m of quay length with nearly 50 ha of dedicated yard.
• Refined Products Terminal, which will be one of the largest in Nigeria. Initially expected to operate with one jetty and 60-80 ha of tank farm space with storage expanding to 630 kMT
• Economic Free Zone implies that the port will incur zero tax liability as a result of being located within a special economic zone. It will provide customers with world class infrastructure supported by value-added services and incentives. The Free zone will give its customers the opportunity to transport their goods all over the world in a streamlined, efficient manner. The Badagry Free Zone is dedicated to attracting a diverse mix of tenants from across the globe and industry sectors.
• Logistics Park, positioned close to the container terminal that provides convenience for unpacking, storage and distribution of goods, as well as collecting, packing and processing goods for export and other “value adding” light industries such as product assembly services or container repair services etc.

For this challenging Greenfield project and take on responsibility to manage the construction of this mega port, reporting to the port CEO, we are looking for an experienced, proactive and skilled individual to fill the position of head of Construction.

 At APM Terminals, we are a team of over 20,000 employees spread across more than 60 countries united by a passion to provide our expertise in port operations and container management services. By providing the expertise and port infrastructure essential to world trade, we actively support the advancement of the societies around us, enabling local economies to unlock their potential and build an even stronger global community. Working with a team of talented professionals you will get a chance to experience different cultures and make friends all over the world. You’ll find a culturally diverse, stimulating environment at any of our offices, terminals or depots. When you join APM Terminals, the world is your workplace.
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