Project Manager (m/f)

The Project Manager is responsible for one or more projects in the Cornerstones Development portfolio. His or her responsibility consists of a number of general aspects that are monitored throughout the course of the project: preparation and monitoring of timing and project planning, project budgets and quality. The focus of the project management is partly determined by the phase in which the project sits.

PROFILE

The Project Manager:

  • should preferably have a university degree in the field of construction or have equivalent and relevant experience in this area;
  • has 5 to 10 years’ experience in the management, development and/or realisation of construction projects; - has a feel for the economic framework involved in the realisation of construction projects;
  • is bilingual (Dutch and French);
  • is an enthusiastic team player.

OFFER

Cornerstones development offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as extensive growth and development opportunities in a young, dynamic and growing environment.

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FUNCTION AND TASK DESCRIPTION

1. Development of projects:

Cornerstones Development oversees the development and realisation of the projects initiated by the management and where the feasibility study indicates a positive outcome. At that moment, the following should at least be known and/or determined:

  • the land positions;
  • the architect;
  • a guiding building programme/master plan; - a development budget;

Ideally, agreements in principle have already been negotiated for the financing and structure of the project. Starting from this basis, the Project Manager takes responsibility for the appointment of consulting engineers and other consultants, and a preliminary design is worked out and/or optimised. The Project Manager is in charge of the entire process and pays particular attention to the following aspects:

  • the establishment of predefined quality standards for the construction work, partly based on sustainable and energy-efficient methods;
  • optimisation through efficiency (simple forms, repetition, prefab solutions, etc.);
  • efficient management of the design team and monitoring of agreed processes and timings; - monitoring the approved budgets;

In this phase, the project manager, in consultation with the Management, also takes over general communication with the stakeholders involved in the project (whether or not through the architect and/or consultants). This involves, mainly:

  • authorities;
  • local residents and any neighbourhood committees;
  • fire brigade and other (regulatory) public services; - the commercial sales team;

The Project Manager shall seek to use all the useful information he obtains from the various meetings with these parties for the success of this phase of the project. On the other hand, the project manager shall endeavour to assess, along with these parties, which factors are critical to the success of the project and, where necessary, gain their approval.

This phase is completed by requesting the building permit and drawing up an estimated construction cost, in line with the feasibility study. It should also be feasible to prepare commercial documents (sales specifications, sales plans, etc.) in this phase. The Project Manager shall work with our commercial and marketing departments to that end.

2. Construction preparation

The building permit application is followed by the 'construction preparation' phase. During this phase, the preliminary design is further optimised and made ready for construction by the architect, consultant engineers and other consultants under the supervision of the Project Manager. The starting points, as laid down in earlier phases, shall remain the guiding principles.

On the basis of the project execution file (implementation plans, technical specifications, sales specifications, etc.), the invitation to tender is carried out, a contractor is selected for the project and the entire construction budget is finally established. Efficiency, monitoring of timelines, processes and budgets remain important aspects to ensure the success of the project.

3. Construction

During the execution of the project, the Project Manager remains primarily responsible for monitoring the project. The focus is now no longer on taking the initiative and 'pulling the cart', initiating opportunities or optimisations, but on monitoring the correct execution of the agreements made in the earlier phases. The Project Manager also tries to be a catalyst in the efficient running of the project delivery and plays an active role in the aftercare and handling of the project file with the various parties.

4. Financial responsibilities

Throughout the entire project and its various phases, the Project Manager bears the primary responsibility for budget control and financial compliance. Budgets and targets are drawn up, updated and/or checked and approved by the Management on a very regular and detailed basis. They are the driving force behind every project and the company as a whole.

5. Reporting

The Project Manager reports directly and regularly to the General Manager.

 

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