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Manager / Assistant Director, Buildings & Facilities Management Projects (Development & Estate Department) [NIE]
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The National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, is Singapore's national teacher education institute and we are proud to be an integral part of the nation's education service. We play a key role in the preparation of teachers and in the provision of teacher professional and school leadership development programmes. We are committed to our vision of being An Institute of Distinction: Leading the Future of Education and our mission to Inspire Learning, Transform Teaching and Advance Research. Read more about NIE here.

NIE invites suitable applications for the position of Manager / Assistant Director, Buildings & Facilities Management Projects in the Development & Estate Department. This is a 3-year contract position.

Manager / Assistant Director, Buildings & Facilities Management Projects (Development & Estate Department) [NIE]

Assist Head of the Development & Estate Department in the facility planning, facility development, renovation and upgrading of campus buildings and facilities and improvement/ addition & alteration (A&A) works. He/ she will also assist in operation, maintenance (facilities management) of campus buildings, infrastructures, and facilities.

  • Responsible for overseeing project completion within the allocated budget and ensuring the realization of design intents.
  • Conduct thorough assessment to determine the user's requirements for the project, encompassing their needs, preferences, desired timeline for completion, and the available funding sources.
  • Appoint and oversee a team of consultants to guide the project design process, including architects, engineers, and other professionals as required.
  • Engage consultants to develop cost estimates and prepare necessary documentation for tender procurement.
  • Manage the procurement process by soliciting and evaluating contractor bids, ultimately providing a recommendation for the contract award.
  • Manage and process any changes to the project's scope or budget that may arise during construction.
  • Monitor the progress of construction work on a regular basis to ensure the project stays on schedule and proactively identify any potential issues that may arise.
  • Ensure that all safety regulatory requirements and guidelines are adhered to and are in accordance with the proper governing authorities including the safety regulators and government laws in executing the projects.
  • Conducting regular on-site supervision to ensure the work is carried out safely and maintains a high level of quality.
  • Oversee the administration of the construction contract, which entails managing payments, change orders, and other contractual obligations between the project team and the contractor.
  • Manages and supervises space planning matters.
  • Plan, design, execute and supervise the required Renovation and Redecoration (R&R) works and A&A works.
  • Assist in operation, maintenance (facilities management) of campus buildings, infrastructures, and facilities in Architectural and Building matters.
  • Manage and execute other duties and responsibilities from time to time that are assigned by the Head and/ or the Institute.

  • A University degree in architecture / building / civil and structural engineering / project management with at least 10 years of relevant working experience in construction management, project management, facilities management / real estate development or equivalent.
  • Adequate knowledge in building construction and proficiency in reading construction drawings.
  • Good project management skills, including expertise in project planning, budgeting, scheduling, risk management, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Strong technical skills for checking and supervising professional consultants and various contractors. Seeks continuous improvement to design and processes through consistently challenging the status quo or value engineering the optimum solutions.
  • Proficient in using AutoCAD / REVIT for design purposes.
  • Adequate knowledge of procurement and construction contract administration.
  • Self-motivated, with a positive working attitude, with ability to work with ambiguity and agility and a strong focus on customer satisfaction and stakeholder engagement.
  • Strong team-player and demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Closing Date

The closing date of the advertisement is 23 February 2024.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Other Information

NIE staff can take chartered buses at their own expense from or near their homes to NIE campus. This is subject to the availability of seats.

Hiring Institution: NIE
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