Project Management Lead (Real Estate Projects)

  • Turner & Townsend
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 16/12/2021
Full time


Duties of a Project Management Lead

As the Project Management Lead (PM Lead) you will have responsibility, amongst others, for the service stream in terms of Project Resourcing, Best Practice and Knowledge Management, Tool & Systems, Key Account Management, Service Opportunity identification and Service Development. You will continue to promote the interests of Turner & Townsend giving the full benefit of your knowledge, expertise and skills to all your business undertakings.


In undertaking the role of Project Management Lead, Turner & Townsend have specific expectations to be met.  The expectations will form part of your continuous development and performance measurement.  These are set out as follows:

Service Delivery

Total service delivery to all clients within Africa.  Your reporting structure with other East Africa Directors will ensure that you are best placed to direct resources to maximise return.  Your focus will be continuous improvement at a service level and coordinating with other Director to maximise opportunities available with our Key Accounts.  You will also be expected to implement and or update requisite tools and systems to ensure staff are able to deliver a professional and efficient service.

People Management

The leadership of people is a key role. You will take high level responsibility for all employees working within your team. You will determine the resource planning at the start of the financial year and revise accordingly any increased headcount requirements in line with new clients. In particular you will:

•Have the ability to differentiate Turner & Townsend from our competitors in the marketplace and explain our key differences in a positive and non-disparaging way during interview

•Represent the Turner & Townsend culture

•Attract and interview candidates to join Turner & Townsend through your demeanor, your positive attitude and your ability to promote Turner & Townsend

•Conduct effective quarterly development reviews with employees reporting to you

•Conduct annual staff appraisals and work with other Directors to produce the Performance Agreements for all other staff reporting to you

•Determine salary changes and application of discretionary bonuses for those reporting to you

•Be involved with disciplinary, misconduct and dispute cases of your employees within your industry business unit

As a PM Lead you should encourage opportunities for the professional development and advancement of all the staff that is under your supervision.


Key Requirements:

•Providing key technical and commercial advice to clients across commercial projects

•Managing key client accounts and winning new business through organic growth and referral opportunities

•Ensuring that projects stays on time and within budget

•Embracing and working in a digital project management environment

•Ensuring full compliance with all policies, legislation, regulations and procedures

•Reporting regularly to key stakeholders including internal teams, appointed technical partners and the client

•Acting as a role model that drives a One Business culture and achieves great outcomes by striking the right balance for our people, clients, shareholders and society

•Always acts with the highest integrity, caring for the safety and wellbeing of others

•Detailed understanding of the market, acting as a brand ambassador and creating a pipeline of opportunity

Qualifications & Experience

•Degree in Construction Project Management, Civil Engineering with Real Estate experience, Quantity Surveying, Architect or equivalent qualification

•12+ years’ experience

•Must preferably be registered with a professional body as Chartered Engineer, Professional Project Manager or Quantity Surveyor

•Exemplary Leadership and Stakeholder engagement experience

•Industry knowledge and exposure

Additional Information

With us you will find your professional perspective within the international working environment. You can also look forward to the following benefits:

  • Exciting job within an international working environment.
  • Independent work within a dynamic environment with challenging tasks.
  • International development prospects as well as opportunities for further training.
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely.
  • Additional benefits such as fitness initiatives, discounted event and cultural highlights as well as shopping opportunities or the offer of an employer-funded pension plan.
  • Modern workplace in offices close to the city center with good transport connections.
  • Daily fresh fruit and drinks in all our offices.

Turner & Townsend does not accept any speculative or unsolicited CV’s that have been sent to our internal recruitment team or hiring managers from agencies outside of our preferred supplier list or that have not followed due process. Any speculative or unsolicited CV’s will be treated as a direct application.

We do not ask for any fees (refundable or non-refundable) at any stage of the job application and or recruitment process. We, therefore, appeal to job seekers not to respond to any such requests.