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CAO Global Real Estate – Regional Design & Construction Engineering Manager – Vice President

Req #: 170108054
Location: Singapore, 01, SG
Job Category: Account Servicing
Potential Referral Amount: 8000 Singapore Dollar (SGD)

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Position Objectives:
  • To provide engineering subject matter expertise guidance and management towards the design, planning and execution of D&C projects with strategic, best practices, commercial, and execution mindset
  • To secure and manage engineering consultancy services for D&C. Provide effective engineering support to deliver the premises build and operation engineering program
  • To work closely with D&C Global engineering lead to ensure planning and execution consistency per established standards
  • Manage construction project management activities at holistically optimum level of delivery, quality, costing and timing, that is operationally and process compliant and in accordance with JPMC Policy & Procedures & workplace standards, while effectively achieving the business needs and requirements, and delivering a work place environment that is safe, improves efficiency & productivity and enhances staff attraction and retention
  • Strong mindset to achieve optimum and cost effective architectural/engineering solutions/specifications with good knowledge of and connectivity to the financial & construction markets to leverage best practices/value engineering and provide opportunities for innovation and success.
  • Coordinate closely with key internal partners i.e. Sourcing, GTI, GSI, GMS, GBDS, etc. in developing project plans, budgets, estimates and execution to meet the needs of the business group(s).
  • Manage the project management/D and C program for the region in partnership and consultation with Global D and C
  • Promote and execute a "best in class" customer service culture throughout the PM/ D&C organization that consistently delivers high quality to the Lines of Business
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Support the GRE Management, Region D&C Head and Transaction team  in the development of portfolio strategies towards site technical due diligence as part of the site selection process and lease/purchase negotiations
  • Support the Region D&C Head in the review of viability of proposed real estate and/or fit-out/construction projects
  • Prepare necessary work and documentations in partnership with the GRE team in the preparation of project approval documents and in the subsequent reviews of the project proposals
  • Manage the in-house organization, consultants and vendors towards developing plans, schedules, budgets, procurement process and execution of construction projects within quality standards, within budget and within schedule
  • Develop and manage procurement plan/process in partnership with Global Sourcing for architects/designers, MEP consultants, general contractors, etc
  • Ensure that our premises design, fit-out, plans are within acceptable optimum levels as mandated by local regulatory standards and JPM standards/specifications
  • Ensure that projects are managed within the firm's compliance policies, and GRE processes and guidelines
  • Manage contracts related to project management  with legal counsel with a view towards contract templates and properly reflecting country specific legal requirements
Experience/Skills set
  • Must have at least 10 years’ experience as an engineering project manager in corporate real estate developer or construction company
  • University Graduate with a background in  engineering, preferably with Professional Engineer accreditation
  • Must have very good organizational, time management, and strategic planning and financial skills
  • Effective leadership, communication  and collaborative skills
  • Strong program and project management  skill
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Outlook (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and other standard business applications is a must.
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