General Manager at CareerXpress
CareerXpress
Lagos
2d ago
source : BetaJob

Job Details

Job Title : General Manager (With Experience in Architecture)

Job responsibilities

Architectural Design :

  • Responsible for producing architectural working drawings, designs, plans, model and schemes using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software.
  • Maintain / organize project files, schedules and specifications.
  • Provide input to design and construction schedule and communicate the technical implications of design decisions.
  • Conduct feasibility studies for the projects.
  • Supervise the projects on site.
  • Prepare brief for the client needs stated.
  • Keep up to date with new development in the design industry.
  • Investigate sites proposed for development to secure data such as measurements, for the preparation of site development plans.
  • Investigate materials for the project.
  • Operations Management
  • The General Manager plan, direct and coordinate all the organization’s operations. You will be responsible for improving performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability through the implementation of effective methods and strategies.
  • You will manage a team of managers, training managers, and other direct reports.

  • Contribute towards the achievement of company’s strategic and operational objectives
  • Examine financial data / statements and use them to improve profitability
  • Perform quality controls and monitor production KPI’s
  • Project Manager :

    As a Project Manager he -performs a wide range of duties including some but not limited to all of the following :

    Plan the project :

  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project
  • Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required to complete the project
  • Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities
  • Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities;
  • revise the schedule as required

  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion
  • Staff the project :

  • In consultation with the appropriate manager, recruit, interview and select staff and / or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities
  • Manage project staff and / or volunteers according to the established policies and practices of the organization
  • Ensure that personnel files are properly maintained and kept confidential
  • Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project
  • Contract qualified consultants to work on the project as appropriate
  • Implement the project :

  • Execute the project according to the project plan
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards
  • Control the project :

  • Write reports on the project for management and for investors
  • Communicate with investors as outlined in funding agreements
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures
  • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis (monthly / bimonthly)
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date
  • Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as outlined in funding agreements
  • Evaluate the project :

  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase
  • Knowledge & Skills Required

  • Very good educational background, preferably in the fields of architecture, Civil engineering or Quantity Surveying
  • Proven working experience in project management in the building and construction sector
  • Working experience in an interior decoration or furniture company is a plus
  • Solid technical background with understanding and / or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proven work experience at the top managerial level
  • Adequate knowledge of organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • Familiarity with business and financial principles and practices
  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Leadership and organizational skills
  • PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus.
  • Solid architectural or Civil Engineering background
  • Minimum of 10 years experience
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