The Regional Construction Lead is part of a wider Corporate Real Estate (CRE) organization, reporting directly to the Global Head of Construction. The Regional Construction Lead is the senior technical expert and end-to-end process owner for the construction management function within their Market or region. This includes oversight of multiple project including interior fit-outs (relocation and renovations), infrastructure enhancements, and more intensively supporting the execution of larger and more complex projects in the Market or region. They will manage a group of construction team leaders in different locations, who are responsible locally for a programme of projects and teams, to ensure successful completion and coordination of all efforts across the region.
Key responsibilities include:
Accountable for the Construction Management function within the Market or region, including overall service delivery, team management and coordination with the other regional CRE/ Procurement, Legal, Technology leadership in the Market or region at key project stages.
Work in collaboration and co-operation with the regional CRE Business Partner, Transactions and Analytics Teams as required to plan and implement Market/Market Unit portfolio plans and supports reductions in future real estate operating costs
Work closely with the CRE Team, MU Workplace Solutions Leadership and CIO to provide required inputs to support new/evolving real estate and workplace needs or local/regional portfolio planning
Advocate for design excellence within agreed cost parameters and on time delivery, in line with Accenture governance, policies and processes incl. workplace, environmental, inclusivity, life-safety, security, technology, design standards across all regional projects
Support as necessary CRE leadership and contribute to the strategic development of the Construction pillar, including managing initiatives, special studies or due diligence assignments with global cross-working teams as required
Oversee and coordinate with location construction team leaders on large and/or complex real estate projects through all phases of design, development, construction and handover to Workplace teams
Oversees the consistent end-to-end implementation and adherence to Global CRE and Construction standards, processes, methodologies and frame-works to guide behaviours, control cost, minimise risk and ensure operational consistency across all regional RE projects. Where deviations are necessary seek approval from the Global Head of Construction
Oversees the vendor identification and selection process carried out by local construction team leads within each location/ across the region
Coordinates with local construction team leaders the timely engagement and coordination with internal stakeholders (Procurement, Workplace Solutions, Technology, Security, Life Safety, Sustainability etc) to ensure building related requirements are captured and accounted for early in the design, timeline and budget estimates
Reviews all regional projects, ensuring compliance with local norms & nuances, local codes and regulations; schedule and budget tracking, risk identification and mitigations as well as ensuring design complies with global guidelines and performance metrics
Coordinates all milestone project and design reviews with CRE leadership and local construction project teams, prior to sign-off stages to allow opportunities for comment, direction and approval
Develops and monitors the project schedule, in conjunction with location construction team leaders and construction managers, leveraging best practice construction project management with early identification and reporting of risks and mitigations; status of works based on key milestones
Responsible for overseeing and reporting on regional financial construction analysis, budgeting and tracking as well as schedule and risk management
Prepare regional/MU real estate capital, and operating budget estimates (both accurate costs and timing of expenditure) in conjunction with location construction team leaders for CRE leadership approval during the capital planning process. Pre-engagement with appropriate levels of regional/MU management to obtain alignment of funding requests and explanation of project scope and the associated costs, as required is part of this process.
Review and vets detailed construction cost estimates, with supporting relevant local market cost benchmarks, and documentation for project funding authorisation review meeting with CRE leadership, pre-incorporation into the AP 20 business case. Manage teams to track, deliver and report on annual approved budgets.
Provide regular and timely regional project updates to the Construction PMO on project pipeline, time-line, budget status and risk status/mitigations
Provide leadership for regional construction management leaders by managing, coordinating, developing, training and mentoring staff