CDM Smith Jobs 2016

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27 May, 2016

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana

Ghana and the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) have entered into a Compact to help facilitate poverty reduction through economic growth in Ghana. The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), the client, is the entity accountable for overall management of Compact implementation. MiDA is embarking on medium to long term solutions to challenges in Ghana’s power sector and to ensure a successful implementation of the Compact. MiDA intends to retain the services of a Program Management Consultant (PMC). The PMC is to represent MiDA and assume responsibility of the management of portions of the Compact related to works and services including design, and supervision associated with the Electric Company of Ghana (ECG). The PMC will also work closely with other consultants, to be engaged by MiDA, to perform project-related tasks on environmental and social performance, resettlement, social and gender inclusion and monitoring and evaluation.

If selected as the PMC, CDM Smith with its partners will provide the following during a five year engagement in Accra, Ghana:

• Management of portions of our clients Program related to works and services (from project oversight of services-related assignments, to design preparation and conducting studies, supervision of works, through commissioning and the defects liability period).

• Support our client in the related procurement processes, including preparation of bidding documents, preparation of responses to requests for clarification, contract negotiations, etc.

• Work closely with other third party consultants engaged by our client to ensure that all relevant components of the Program are delivered on schedule and budget.

CDM Smith is currently looking for a full time Program Director/Executive Manager responsible for multimillion dollar budgets and providing leadership for country wide transformation.

Job Title: Program Director/ Executive Manager

Job Responsibilities:

Achieve Program/contract objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews

Preparing and completing action plans

Implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards


Resolving problems

Completing audits

Identifying trends

Determining system improvements

Implementing change.

Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements

Preparing an annual budget

Scheduling expenditures

Analyzing variances

Initiating corrective actions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Master’s degree (M.Sc., MBA, etc.) in Engineering, Design, Management, or other related fields.
  • Must be registered with a recognized professional institution in any of the relevant fields: Program management, electrical/electronic telecommunication/controls systems, information Systems management, civil engineering
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in engineering/construction management and contract administration in electric utility or similar industry
  • Demonstrated experience in program management, managing the preparation of engineering designs, technical specifications, scope of services, engineering estimates and other related engineering activities for electric utility or similar industry
  • Experience in managing large, complex and multi-phased electric utility projects running concurrently
  • Extensive knowledge of international best practices, codes and standards in general engineering design, construction, operation and maintenance
  • Proven track record of successfully managing and coordinating as team leader a diverse group of professionals and consultants in accomplishing projects of similar nature and complexity to this assignment
  • Must be a strategic thinker; capable of understanding the business need for each project and making on-going decision based on the best results for the client company. Consistently able to anticipate upcoming problems and thereby avoiding them to preserve the project’s intent, schedule and budget.
  • Experience with working in developing countries within the last three years
  • Fluent in English (written and oral)

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