Project Management Lead (Real Estate Projects) Careers – Turner & Townsend

Job Title:    Project Management Lead (Real Estate Projects)

Organisation: Turner & Townsend

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Turner & Townsend is a multinational professional services company headquartered in Leeds, United Kingdom specialising in programme management, project management, cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.


Job Summary:  We are looking for a Project Management Lead (PM Lead) for our Real Estate team in Uganda who is self-motivated and driven by the goal of establishing Turner & Townsend as the #1 Consultancy.  Reporting to the head of the business unit the individual will be responsible for delivering projects, securing new and maintaining existing clients and promoting the values of Turner & Townsend.


Our people are the key to our success and are our most important asset. As PM Lead you will join our Uganda Real Estate team to provide services that help our clients devise strategies to deliver successful business solutions prior to sanction, achieve confidence around project delivery, ensure projects are effectively managed & controlled and facilitate the capture and transfer of knowledge.


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.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 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.

  • 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, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Degree in Construction Project Management, Civil Engineering with Real Estate experience, Quantity Surveying, Architect or equivalent qualification
  • Twelve years of related work 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


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join Turner & Townsend in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.


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