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Operations Manager

AECOM

Sandton, South Africa

Job Summary
Purpose:

The Operations Manager will lead the PM/CM delivery team as part of the Country Lead Team working closely with other stakeholders such as the Commercial Manager, the Procurement Manager, the HSSE Manager and the Fuels Specialist. The Operations Manager will report to Country Programme Manager.
The Operations Manager will be responsible for the operational delivery of all Build Projects, Build Programmes, and Dealer Projects. Managing a team of Project and Contract Managers to deliver to programme deadlines within a set of clear performance indicators. HSSE is the most important of the KPI’s and the successful candidate must show a strong track record in operational delivery of H&S processes and communication.
This role will require significant interaction with the Client Team. This communication will be to determine client requirements and brief the GA teams as appropriate. Ensuring client confidence is high around operational delivery is critical.
The programme of work is fast moving and extremely demanding; this role will require strong management and leadership skills to motivate a diverse team and provide excellence in execution.

Accountable to: Country Program Manager

Location: There will be a significant amount of travel around the Country. The role is expected to be field based but this may change from time to time dependant on programme needs.

Key Responsibilities:
Manager the delivery of client and AECOM HSSE requirements
Manage the delivery of projects to the programme timelines
Manage the delivery of projects within agreed budgets
Where appropriate, deliver savings on build projects
Manage the delivery of dealer projects and programmes to agreed time and cost

Typical generic task schedule to achieve the above :

Attend monthly safety meetings, ensure messages conveyed to the operational staff, manage the safety messages into the projects and audit to give confidence that the safety is being implemented in accordance with client and AECOM H&S processes and procedures. Feedback safety learning’s into the Safety Manager to provide continuous learning for the whole team. Provide safety training for operational staff and look for opportunities to give training to the supply chain.
Manage a team of Build Project Managers to deliver projects to time, cost and quality standards. Ensure that the PM/CMs are attending to all the stages of project development; delivery and close out, for example, scoping visits; design reviews; post tender meetings; cost plan reviews; pre-start meetings; regular site progress meetings; high quality handovers; financial close meetings; and safety audits.
For Dealer projects, develop systems aligned closely with Build and Maintenance to ensure compliance while giving the solutions sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of the dealer business.
People Management will form a large part of this role; ensuring that annual performance plans are agreed with all operational staff; regular reviews and communication to ensure that work is delivered within the agreed values of the AECOM and the client

Minimum Requirements
Experience:

More than 5 years’ experience in an operational role.
5 + years Petrochem knowledge / experience.
Previous experience retail fuel upgrades or shop fit outs would be an advantage.
A leader in compliance and ethics.
Confident and capable individual with strong client focus.
Recognised construction or design qualification (or similar experience).
Experienced in managing a diverse operational team.
Strong track record in delivering projects in a fast moving and challenging environment.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Good grasp of IT, particularly Excel and Word.
Clean Driving Licence.

Preferred Qualifications
Management Degree or equivalent qualification.

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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