Design and Construction Senior Project Manager

Date: Jun 26, 2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Capital Group

Req ID: 50501 

Location: London

Other location(s): N/A 


“I can be myself at work.”


You define yourself by more than just a job title, and we want you to feel comfortable bringing your true self to work. We value your talents, your traditions and your take on the world  ̶  everything that makes you unique. We’re working hard to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our organization and our communities because we know that what makes us different makes us better.


We want you to feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and welcome your experiences, ideas and identity. Over 40 employee resource groups unite our people and help to develop our collective empathy through unfiltered conversations about race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, disabilities, mental health and so much more.


“I can influence my income.”


You want to feel recognized at work. Your performance will be reviewed annually, and your compensation will be designed to motivate and reward the value that you provide. You’ll receive a competitive salary, bonuses and benefits. Your company-funded retirement contribution will be the equivalent of 15% of your annual pay (including bonuses).


“I can lead a full life.”


You bring unique goals and interests to your job and your life. Whether you’re raising a family, you’re passionate about where you volunteer, or you want to explore different career paths, we’ll give you the resources that can set you up for success.

  • Enjoy generous time-away and health benefits from day one, with the opportunity for flexible work options
  • Receive 2-for-1 matching gifts for your charitable contributions and the opportunity to secure annual grants for the organizations you love
  • Access on-demand professional development resources that allow you to hone existing skills and learn new ones


"I can succeed as a Global Design and Construction Project Manager Lead at Capital Group"


Demonstrates an advanced knowledge throughout all design and construction works and processes along with a concentration on EMEA and APAC building and construction codes/regulations. Works in a very independent manner and possess senior leadership and influential communication and presentation skills. The Senior Project Manager is a member of the Global Real Estate team responsible for overseeing the project team of internal team members, consultants, contractors, and other external vendors. Internal team members include Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, Security, Finance/Accounting and Legal. Project examples include designing and constructing interior tenant improvements across the globe (with a concentration in EMEA and APAC), ranging from new large multi floor projects to interior fit-outs and minor furniture reconfigurations. The Senior Project Manager will report to the Senior Manager of Global Real Estate in Irvine, California.


Primary responsibilities / Essential functions:


  • Leads the real estate project delivery process for various Capital Group locations globally (with a focus on EMEA and APAC), including space planning, design and planning, budget and schedule development, permitting, construction, and commissioning. Develops, recommends, and presents to senior leadership multiple design and budget presentations.
  • Identifies problems and recommends/implements solutions in a proactive and timely manner. 
  • Creates, controls, and manages the project schedule. This includes incorporating dates and times for decisions, identifying and driving design deliverables, building department approvals, procurement of materials and subcontracts, lead times for fabrication, and field installation, is established and maintained.
  • Properly sets and enforces expectations to the entire project team ensuring that the prescribed and high-quality financial control measures are implemented and maintained throughout the life of the project.
  • Develops alternative solutions for potential material and/or resource issues.  Is accountable for surfacing issues proactively and recommends solutions to ensure project stays on schedule, within budget, and meets internal business requirements.
  • Closely aligns with internal colleagues and stakeholders globally across Site/Facility Operations, Meetings Group, Information Technology, Security, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Real Estate, and the business groups.
  • Establish successful regional partnerships with architects, engineers, consultants, and contractors. Manages 3rd party project delivery resources. Responsible for tracking performance, coaching, and motivating team members.
  • Provide clear and frequent project updates to leaders and internal stakeholders that define project status, schedule, budget, and risks.
  • Leverage our global scale and purchasing power to reduce overall costs on goods and services.
  • Is accountable for overall project success including scope, schedule, and budget adherence as well as oversight and coordination of external and internal resources
  • Prepare regular project and financial reports and ensure accuracy of reports. 
  • Collaborate with the Legal department and Strategic Sourcing and Procurement to draft and execute agreements. Prepare and send in a timely manner other documents including but not limited to RFPs, kick-off meeting agendas, meeting minutes, all project logs, purchase orders, and change orders. 
  • Prepare construction cost analysis and estimates to support prospective leasing and subleasing efforts and other business opportunities when applicable.
  • Facilitate the effective execution and filing of project closeout documentation, including but not limited to as-built drawings, warranties, manuals, unconditional lien releases, and proper financial reconciliation with internal finance departments. 
  • Monitor industry developments and stay current on best-practices including but not limited to corporate interior design, project management, construction practices, safety guidelines,
  • Performs additional responsibilities as assigned.


"I am the person Capital Group is looking for"


  • 12+ years’ experience in Design/Construction project delivery in a high speed and dynamic environment
  • Ability to lead, manage and drive projects across multiple teams or groups
  • Ability to prioritize and high level of organizational skills
  • Ability to read, draw, and mark-up construction drawings and detailed design information.
  • Ability to communicate and present effectively with senior business leaders and others within the broader Capital Group organization
  • Ability to draft and prepare legal documents relating to architectural, consulting, and construction contracts.
  • Demonstrates initiative by identifying issues and recommending solutions
  • Effective written and oral communication skills with a diverse group of associates 
  • Possess architectural, building, and construction code knowledge throughout EMEA and APAC.
  • Possesses intellectual curiosity and strong analytical skills   
  • Demonstrates sound judgment in resolving project matters of high complexity 
  • Ability to collaborate and develop/maintain working relationships inside and outside the organization 
  • Demonstrates effective and professional service orientation and builds appropriate rapport with internal and external contacts, while maintaining accountability
  • Construction Management and/or architectural background required.  


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“I can learn more about Capital Group.” 


At Capital Group, the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest. That’s why we offer a culture, compensation and opportunities that empower our associates to build successful and prosperous careers. Through nine decades, our goal has been to improve people’s lives through successful investing. We know that our history is a testament to the strength of the people we hire. More than 7,800 associates in 30+ offices around the world help our clients and each other grow and thrive every day. Find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FairyGodBoss, DiversityJobs and Instagram.


We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 

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