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Interface Manager

AECOM

Accra, Ghana

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in
Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by
Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A
Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Transportation

We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary
The Interface Manager is to facilitate agreements with other stakeholders regarding roles & responsibilities, timing for providing interface information and identification of critical interfaces early in the project through a structured process.
The overall goal is the early identification of issues with potential for impact to cost or schedule, to minimize or remove their impact and promote clear, accurate, timely, and consistent communication with other organizations for exchanging interface with its scheduled project tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Interface Manager is responsible for:
Reviewing project scope of work, development goals and strategies, execution plans, packaging strategies, etc.
Interface coordination with various parties such as external parties, engineering design consultants, construction contractors with the objective of mitigating/ resolving construction issues in a timely manner
Coordinating and expediting technical interfaces between various engineering offices of the project design team and construction team
Organizing video and tele-conferences, interface meetings, etc. for exchange of interdependent project information expeditiously
Monitoring status of interface agreements across project and providing regular updates to decision makers where appropriate
Keeping senior management routinely informed of project status and developments that impact schedule, safety and reputation through regular reports
Assisting review and finalization of overall project schedules, progress monitoring and expediting
Participation in finalization of contracts with particular attention to scope and schedule interfaces

Minimum Requirements Experience:
Minimum 4 years of experience in programme management environment
Minimum 5 years of experience in a leadership position managing projects.
Minimum 18 years of experience in civil infrastructure industry.
Minimum 10 years of experience in the employ of an engineering consulting firm.

Specific skills required:
Project Management skills (including formal techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects).
Knowledge of package planning and interface management for civil infrastructure development projects.
Risk identification, assessment and mitigation skills.
Personal Attributes:
Interpersonal communication.
Very organised and able to multi-task to meet strict deadlines.
Proven ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships and effective channels of communication in a pressurised and highly time sensitive environment.
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.

Preferred Qualifications
Technical background, preferably Bachelors in Engineering.
Member of professional organisation.

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.


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