Construction Manager – Village

Albemarle Corp.

Australia, WA

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Job Description

The Role

The Construction Manager– Village reports to the Project Manager – NPI/Village and is both accountable and responsible for oversight of the construction execution. The Construction Manager is Albemarle’s responsible person for site related construction activities and at all times, must undertake the role in the best interests of Albemarle and its corporate charter and corporate procedures.

The Construction Manager– Village must develop relationships with the Albemarle project team, employees, corporate, resources, third party contractors, external parties, and the local community to allow the Albemarle Village to be delivered in line with safety, cost and time expectations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence to Albemarle and Australian safety standards throughout Project execution by all personnel and contractors who are involved with the project execution

  • Take an active role in developing a culture of SAFETY and respect across the project

  • Ensure project industrial relations with all contractors, third party contributors, including utility providers, regulatory agencies, consultants, and the local community are being adequately addressed

  • Consult first and then serve as the final arbiter of Project construction issues

  • Input to Project Delivery Manager regarding construction strategy

  • Serve as the primary Albemarle interface during construction with the Head Contractor and personnel both on and off site.

  • Manage the interface between the Head Contractor and Village Operator before and during handover of central facilities and accommodation rooms

  • Chair meetings related to the Project schedule and provide recommendations as to changes or improvements required to achieve project milestones.

  • Monitor construction resources and report variances in the programed resources available to accomplish timely completion of Project Milestones

  • Review all construction related costs and provide input in the Package Cost Forecast and make recommendations to mitigate overruns or identify cost savings

  • Serve as the primary interface between the Head Contractor and Albemarle’s service providers and suppliers

  • Review and approve Construction Change Orders in accordance with the delegation of authority

  • Sign off on behalf of the project team for Custody Transfer from Construction to Village Operator

  • Ensure that Corporate Construction Management Principles, Technical Policies and Standards, relevant directives and lessons learned are being considered throughout the Village construction.

  • Work collaboratively with both the Albemarle project team and the Head Contractor project team

  • Champion the Management of Change process and close out during construction

  • Monitor construction quality to ensure compliance with construction drawings, specifications and scope of work

  • Monitor, control, and report on construction execution

  • Participate in Value Engineering, safety in design and Constructability Reviews

  • Provide Construction input to the Monthly Status Report, as appropriate

  • Review Project and procurement schedules to ensure that field deliverables support the construction schedule

  • Ensure that Construction Milestones are met

  • Review completeness and accuracy, approve or endorse deliverables per Document Distribution and Approval Matrix

  • Facilitate the resolution of conflicts between Head Contractor and the Village Operator concerning construction activities

  • Ensure that all field testing of new or revised installations is adequate and in conformance with Albemarle’s quality requirements

  • Coordinate with Head Contractor to resolve design conflicts

  • Assist with development of procedures for Completion of Construction

  • Ensure preparation of and adherence to the Construction Execution Plan

  • Ensure that all field construction documentation is complete, accurate, and meets the end user requirements

  • Assist with preparation of the Project Close Out Report, including Lessons Learned

Work Experience Requirements

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • Accomplished communication and effective interpersonal skills, verbal, written and presentation

  • Adept strategic thinking

  • Effective negotiation and liaison skills

  • Sound decision making skills

  • Ability to work autonomously, multi-task and work across several projects

  • Exceptional attention to detail and analytical skills

  • A positive attitude and collaborative approach to your work

Education / Qualification Requirements

  • Relevant qualifications in Building, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or other related discipline or building Trade are desirable

  • Minimum of 10 years’ construction management experience (or similar role) with commercial, industrial, mining or built form projects

  • Must be able to travel as needed to support project activities

  • Must be able to operate within a dynamic and diverse environment and has a ‘hands on’ approach

  • Experience with contracting methodologies, contract documents, contract management processes ideally within a multi-discipline construction environment

  • Ability to prepare, issue and assess Dayworks and Site Instructions

  • Ability to manage variations, assess extension of time and other claims

  • Experience with undertaking risk reviews and being able to identify risk

  • Sound knowledge of project sequencing and deliverables required during the planning, design and construction phases of a project

  • Robust management of project cost / budgets

  • Strong planning and scheduling skills (Microsoft Project / Primavera P6)

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