View Vacancy – Regional Delivery Manager – British Embassy Bogota
Main purpose of job:
This opportunity is a rewarding role which supports the British Government’s Network of Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates across the entire Americas region. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and confident Project / Delivery Manager – comfortable in dealing with complex estates and construction projects as well as customers at all levels. They’ll have excellent communication, organisational and time management skills.
The Regional Delivery Manager is responsible for the Delivery and Management of various security and estates projects across the region – ensuring these are delivered to time, budget and quality requirements alongside a stringent set of governance framework and processes.
Reporting to the Regional Portfolio Manager, the Regional Delivery Manager will work with internal stakeholders both within the region and in the UK in order to take projects from the requirements phase, through design into Construction and Deliver phases. They’ll engage and manage delivery through our trusted third-party supply chain partners across the region and in the UK.
A focus for the role will be on managing various stakeholder requirements, their interests, influences, and their expectations as well as ensuring accurate communication and reporting throughout the project lifecycle. A rigorous adherence to risk and change management processes is essential.
This role will be based in Bogota and sit alongside the local Corporate Services Department. It will report to the Regional Portfolio Manager based in Washington DC, USA. There will be some travel opportunities to project locations across the Americas region expected as part of the role.
The successful candidate contract may be extended for up to two years and may be extended based on annual performance reviews.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Deliver and manage security and estate activities/projects in accordance with SLAs, programme/project plans and customer requirements.
- Form and lead effective multi-functional teams across multiple international borders and time-zones.
- Schedule work packages and add them to the pipeline to ensure adequate forecasting and resource planning enabling the optimum use of FCDO Services resources.
- Monitor and record financial performance of activities to stay within budget and provide updates to Governance Boards in accordance with the arrangements set out in customer proposals.
- Set the cost and resources baseline for the activity and ensure that all required data entries are complete and accurate to conduct effective analysis.
- Deliver requirements to time, budget and quality, working within the FCDO Services governance model and ensure, when working on projects, they are delivered in line with the wider FCDO Services governance framework.
- Perform internal and external stakeholder mapping, communications strategy and communications planning.
- Identify and manage stakeholder requirements, interests and influences and manage their expectations.
- Embed rigorous risk and change management processes and procedures, escalating issues, where appropriate, to the Regional Portfolio Manager.
- Financial planning and management of security and estate works, ranging in value from £5k to £500k to ensure delivery within the agreed cost forecasts.
- Deliver activities to time, quality and cost, in compliance with internal processes, policies and all Health and safety requirements.
- Liaise with end-users and centralised customers to agree scope, budget and timeframes for estate works.
- Build up local supply chains with less reliance on using UK centric contractor resource.
- Prince 2 Practitioner, APMP, ISEB Certificate in Project Management or equivalent
- Managed construction projects from inception to completion
- Applied project management methodologies in project design, development and implementation.
- Specific domain understanding and experience, in terms of the operation, maintenance and deployment of using NEC3/4, GC works, and FIDIC contracts and documentation in procuring construction
- Health and Safety knowledge and experience in construction and CDM2015 regulations
- Strong written and conversational competency in English and Spanish.
- Must have the legal status to live and work in Colombia.
- Contract management
- Resource Management
- Stakeholder management
- Cost Management
- Coordination and consolidation of project plans
- Risk Management
- MS Project or equivalent project planning tool
- Project Finance management
- Ability to project manage multiple and parallel projects.
- Delivery of medium complexity Estates and security services and projects in a secure environment
- Experience in the delivery of construction projects and global services across borders (Regional or Global)
- Health and Safety management qualification such as IOSH, NEBOSH, SMSTS etc
- Commercial awareness and business acumen.
- Experience with local supply chains and maturing them into working partners.
Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Communicating and Influencing, Working Together
26 March 2023
Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
Latin America and Spanish speaking Caribbean
8 May 2023
8 November 2023
Learning and Development Opportunities:
Successful candidates may be expected to travel to the United Kingdom to undertake some job specific training. In addition, we support the learning and development of our staff. As well, some mandatory FCDO trainings are required to complete during the onboarding/introduction process. The Embassy offer a wide range of learning and development opportunities throughout the year.
The successful candidate will have access to some internal training and job shadowing, as well as the opportunity (depending on interest and availability) to work on cross-embassy teams, committees or ad-hoc projects.
Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary, e.g. some non-local national staff and some spouses or partners of UK diplomatic staff, will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. If during the reserve period of 6-12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate.
This role is 35 hours (net) a week but does (not) require set working hours each day. We are able to
accommodate a varied working pattern. The British Embassy and FCDO Services embraces hybrid working based on a flexible working policy, allowing its staff to typically work from home 1 or 2 times a week, compressed hours and other arrangements by agreement. We are an organization that also recognises the critical value of teamwork, and we embrace and endorse collaboration by ensuring that all staff attend the office flexibly yet regularly.
Official Embassy working hours are from Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30
p.m. (35hrs net per week)
This role will support multiple projects across the Americas region – from Canada to Chile. Depending upon the scale and type of projects involved, some travel may be required to the country where work is being undertaken. A valid passport or relevant travel permissions are, therefore, essential.
Must have the legal status to live and work in Colombia from the date of application.
Social Security affiliations mandatory as per local regulations and modest additional extralegal benefits.
Due to local authorities’ dispositions around restrictions our recruitment agenda is subject to change, for example in agreeing start dates. Interviews will be carried out via MS Teams or similar software, as well face-to-face. The Embassy will monitor local developments and advise applicants of any significant changes during the recruitment campaign.
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