Campus Physical Development Manager – Zayed University – Abu Dhabi

THE CHANCE
Reporting to the Director, CPDO, the incumbent will lead and manage theCPDO united team to meet up operating goals of the department in Abu Dhabicampus.The successful candidate provides overall administrativemanagement and coordination of a number of projects linked to the newcampus in Abu Dhabi. Supervising and planning will undoubtedly be key roles playedas a Manager of the department.

The Responsibilities
Managing Operations in Abu Dhabi Campus

  • Provides leadership and management for thefacilities operations of the Abu Dhabi campus and relatedsites. These responsibilities include planningsupport,supervision,project management of contracts.
  • Leads and manages the day-to-day operations ofCPD Abu Dhabi and the facilities management prestations provided byexternal prestations providers.
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  • Prepares data related tofacilities such as for example space inventory, and appropriate suggestionsand suggestions to aid management decision-making.
  • Manages daily operationalbusiness and administrative from the department; making certain standards and level of work from FM company are met forquality.
  • Plans and implements and short-term plansand programs for CPD long.
  • Works together with the Director forplanning,budgeting,and operation of the CPD Department in Abu Dhabi.
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  • Directs CPD team to assemble relevantdata and market information to aid negotiations with consultants andcontractors. Reviews and evaluates their cost effectiveness.
  • Supervises staff and is responsible foreffective team performance, reviewing evaluations and performance
  • Leads change within CPD that is aligned withthe new culture at ZU
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  • Project Management

  • Plans and manages a thorough portfolio ofprojects/ programs with university constituents for communication andcoordination including facilities management programs,cleaningsecurity,access system/procedures and any projects initiatives.
  • Participates in the budgetingprocess and planning new projects and scope management.
  • Defines project work estimates and scope andtracks progression predicated on cost, time and quality factors.
  • Provides Project management and supervisionwithin the Campus Physical Development Office for various Universityprojects in a specialist manner.
  • Conducts risk management on various programs orinitiatives, as required.
  • Prepares project specifications and initialdrawings where possible, and discusses the project withconsultants,architects and contractors.
  • Prepares reports on recommendschanges and progress in campus development plans, project status and budget status.
  • Prepares invitations to tender for variousprojects, renovations, etc.
  • Meets users of facilities from variousdepartments for exchanging ideas and understanding their needs andrequirements before preparing final plans for just about any project.
  • Liaises and support to the variouscampus departments for delivery and planning of university events andprograms.
  • Creating and Maintaining Procedures

  • Prepare plans, proposals, policies andprocedures for CPD operations in Abu Dhabi campus in tandem withthe CPD director.
  • Establishes procedures for communication andcoordination with project constituencies.
  • Utilizes relevant computer programs forpresentation of planning procedures.
  • Building effective relationships and externally

  • internally
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  • Builds relationships atappropriate levels with ZU community and providers.
  • Acts because the primary administrative liaison withusers of Abu Dhabi campus facilities, including academicunits,administrative departments and student organizations
  • Other Responsibilities

  • Manages the outcome of a number of committeesincluding Facilities Management & Communication.
  • Represents CPD Director at weekly Abu Dhabileadership meetings.
  • Carries out any project or assignmentrelated to the positioning as required every once in awhile.
  • Work is conducted under general direction ofthe CPDO Director and is reviewed against target quality and outcomes ofrelationships/partnerships established.
  • Is independent in daily management.MeetsCPD management to contribute ideas and suggestions and aids decision-making frequently.
  • Within broad management guidance by DirectorCPDO, the incumbent will undoubtedly be given significant latitude to effectivelymanage all areas of CPD management at Abu Dhabi campusincluding,Building contacts at appropriate level in Zayed University andrepresenting CPDO prestations and programs; and collaborating with variouscommittees frequently to make sure clear and open commitment and communication.
  • The effectiveness and quality of the contactswill have a direct impact on the success of any projects.
  • Regular interaction with Campus PhysicalDevelopment Office, Purchasing, suppliers, contractorson and consultants new and ongoing projects.
  • Close connection with all Campus PhysicalDevelopment Office associates.
  • CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in Project Management orEngineering from a certified institution and at the least a decade ofexperience in the regions of project management, facilities management oran equivalent mix of education, skill or experience
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skillsto connect to a diverse selection of individuals
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Conversant in deploying it applications, MS Project.
  • Business experience in the UAE a secured asset.
  • Excellent project management, planning andorganizational skills.
  • Strategic thinker and proven experience leadinga team.
  • Commercial ability and acumen to assemble andanalyze market data.
  • Preferred Requirements

  • Experience employed in an academic environment.
  • THE HUGE BENEFITS
    The University’s benefits package is highly attractive,withcompetitive salaries free from tax in the U.A.E., cash housing,a furnitureallowance, annual vacation flight tickets for the employee andimmediate family, educational subsidies for children and healthcare isprovided to the employee and sponsored family.

    TO USE
    Along with completing the online form, attach a coverletter, an ongoing CV, and the real names and contact information on threeprofessional references.

    While we appreciate all applications, you will be contacted only if you’re selected for an interview.

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