AECOM Project Manager - Expression of Interest in Accra, Ghana

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Project Manager - Expression of Interest

Ghana - Greater Accra


Job Summary

Due to our strong pipeline of projects we may have an opening for an experienced Project Manager. The role would be based in Tema, Ghana. We expect to mobilise in August/September 2018.

If you would like to be the first one to hear about this opportunity when it will arise, submit an expression of interest now and let’s stay in touch.

The Project Manager (PM) leads the AECOM project team and is accountable for the delivery of the project.

The PM hires, develops and manages a team of project personnel.

The PM has overall responsibility and accountability for managing the AECOM consultancy agreement with the Client, including finances and risk management.

The PM has overall responsibility and accountability for delivering the project services to the Client in support of the delivery of the project.

The PM is named in FIDIC Red Book and Yellow Book contracts as The Engineer.

The PM reports to the Market Sector Director, Ports & Marine, Africa

Duties and Responsibilities:

The PM is responsible for:

  • Management, reporting and control of the overall project.

  • Provision of in-country project support facilities and logistics in Ghana to support the project team, including transportation, office accommodations, equipment, IT/communications, visas and support services sub-contracts.

  • The PM will mobilise to Ghana with the first wave of staff and oversee the growth of the project team in accordance with evolving project needs and in accordance with an uPMated staffing/manpower plan.

  • Health, safety and security of all AECOM project employees..

  • Project compliance with AECOM's governance requirements (DOAs) including project-specific blanket DOAs.

  • Project compliance with AECOM's Integrated Management System (Quality, Safety, Health and Environment).

  • Project compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of South Africa and Ghana.

  • Internal (within AECOM) project reporting, including status uPMates, financial forecasting, risk reporting and schedule reporting.

  • High-level liaison with the Employer's representatives, and for Client-AECOM contractual matters including invoicing, payments, delays, liability and delivery of the scope of services to the Client.

  • High-level liaison with AECOM's primary sub-contractors/sub-consultants, and for all AECOM-Sub-contractor/consultant contractual matters.

  • Identifying, reviewing and approving the hiring of key project personnel, and for managing the performance of his direct reports.

Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum 10 years of experience in port & marine or oil and gas project development including major projects/programmes.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a top leadership position overseeing staff on major projects or programmes.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience on marine works construction sites.

Specific skills required:

  • Time schedule development and management for large infrastructure programmes.

  • Cost budget development and management for large infrastructure programmes.

  • Implementation of ISO 9001 systems.

  • Implementation of health/safety/security protocols on construction sites.

  • Communication with staff, contractors, clients, stakeholders and AECOM Sr Management.

  • Review of contractual deliverables [including technical reports] for accuracy and clarity.

  • Review of internal AECOM financial and progress reports for accuracy and clarity.

  • Risk analysis of the AECOM enterprise.

  • Risk analysis of the client’s programme.

Person Specification (Personality Attributes):

  • Team leader / decision maker – ability to identify skill gaps in team members and implement appropriate development.

  • Focused on client delivery – attention to detail and quality with a capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Empathy towards staff and colleagues – collaborative management style.

Additional Comments:

  • Eligibility to work in Ghana (due to nationality or work permit) is an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum B.Tech in a related field, i.e. Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Business, Finance, Accounting.

  • Member of professional organisation.Professional engineering licence.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Engineering - Project / Program / Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Ghana

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191248BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.