Design & Construction – EMEA Project Management Team Lead – Executive Director

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


JP Morgan has offices and operations in more than 60 countries across more than 5500 properties, totalling approximately 75 million square feet. The Global Real Estate team consists of more than 400 employees, executing 13,000 capital projects per year globally totalling nearly $2 billion a year in design, construction and capital investment. As the Design & Construction – Project Management Team Lead - EMEAExecutive Director, you will provide oversight and be accountable for managing multiple Real Estate Design and Construction projects of varying size and complexity for our corporate offices within the EMEA Region & Sub-regional project managers.

You will possess strong team and project management skills and be familiar with all phases of Real Estate Project Management activities, including, but not limited to, program development, budgeting and estimating, planning and design, scheduling, knowledge of furniture systems, procurement of design and construction vendors, conflict resolution, cost negotiations, project implementation, oversight and project close-out. You will manage project requests relating to repositioning programs, renovating and reconfiguring office space, replacement or upgrading building infrastructure and support systems, and relocating staff.

You will be responsible for managing Sub- Regional team members and coordinating all required activities during the course of the projects through the conceptual planning, programming, engineering, construction, furniture procurement and installation, security systems, IT structured cabling, user occupancy and final Project close-out and turnover to JP Morgan Chase facilities in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner. You will monitor design and construction activities to ensure that all phases of the performance of the work is done in accordance with established standards, contractual agreements, and as expeditiously and economically as possible.

This position reports to Head of Design and Construction EMEA Region and works closely with the corresponding Regional Real Estate Managers for EMEA.

Job Responsibilities

  • Managing large scale projects for high profile clients. Working with industry-leading consultants, construction managers, subcontractors and vendors to deliver high quality programs
  • Accountable for Project Scope, Budget and Schedule, providing direct support to the project managers who manage design and construction projects. Managing and organising project workload distribution among existing team to ensure project deadlines are being met
  • Reviewing the development of all capital funding packages for projects and ensure scope is in line with existing standards, along with all budgeting and pricing variances across different sub-markets
  • Responsible for coordinating with vendor management, and the sourcing and selection of new vendors.
  • Operational risk assessment for highly technical activities
  • Providing resources to support all projects, from minor moves and remodels to major renovations as well as infrastructure projects
  • Developing and implementing operational plans, actions and programs in support of long-term business objectives

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Experience of working in Real Estate or Project Management preferred
  • Proven track record of managing simultaneous capital projects, ranging from $50,000 to more than $100MM
  • Expertise in building and managing detailed construction budgets and schedules, logistics plans, and change management protocols, etc
  • Ability to learn proprietary Project Management software quickly & effectively; experience with Project Management systems and technology
  • Ability to motivate Project teams to produce best results
  • Mentoring and effectively developing staff
  • Availability to travel within the region as needed to visit project sites

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree (or equivalent), with preference for Construction, Engineering, Architecture or Business
  • Strong proficiency in compiling and presenting written project correspondence to executive leadership
  • Experience and knowledge of business processes and procedures, applications, workflow, and planning
  • Strong conflict management, communication, organizational and negotiating skills
  • Detailed knowledge of business services and systems and implementing corporate policies
  • Strong working knowledge of full MS Office suite, with excellent financial modelling/management skills in Excel
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