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Project Manager for Project Implementation Section (España/Madrid)

ACE International Consultants
Comunidad Madrid
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POSITION TITLE: Project Manager for Project Implementation Section

DEPARTMENT: Water & Sanitation Unit

REPORTING: Head of Water & Sanitation Unit

PROMOTION: to Head of PIU within the Water & Sanitation Department.

LOCATION: Madrid. Extensive travelling abroad required.


A. Project Implementation responsibilities. Support from Headquarters and in the field to the Team of Experts implementing a large Technical Assistance Project recently awarded to ACE International Consultant. These duties may entail between others:

General Responsibilities

  • Implementation of Technical Assistance Projects using PMIT (Project Management Information Tool)
  • Extensions, addenda & up selling of TA Services
  • Quality Control Plan: design and implementation
  • Backstopping visits
  • Logistic and organizational support

Budget & Financial Management of Projects

  • On time Project Budget execution supervision and improvement
  • Budget control, reallocation proposal if necessary
  • Supporting Documents Control
  • Invoicing follow up and support to Controller
  • Increase profit margin whenever possible

Control, Supervision and Reporting

  • Expert’s Reports Supervision / Revision
  • Preparation of Progress Reports including format
  • Control deadlines and technical quality of reports
  • Supervise reporting, including format presentation and budget /financial aspects

Experts Management

  • Identify, negotiate and sign up LT and ST experts
  • Close contact with Team Leaders / LT & ST Experts
  • Experts support and monitoring
  • Supervise formal aspects of their work

Clients & Beneficiaries & Consortia partners

  • Contractual issues, current contract extension addendum
  • Close contact with Client Representatives & Local Beneficiaries
  • Contractual issues
  • Information & Communications

Audit & Closing Down procedures

  • Quarterly/Half Year / End of Project Auditing supervision

B. Support to the Business Development Unit within the Water & Sanitation Department. Under the direction of the Head of the Water & Sanitation Department support the identification, preparation and tendering of other potential projects in the regions/countries where ACE is active.


  • Compulsory knowledge required. Water & Sanitation sector knowledge both from a technical and an institutional perspective. Formal training in Engineering compulsory plus Project Management certification/experience desiderable. Knowledge of IFIs procedures (EuropeAid, IADB, WB, MCC, FDIC, etc.)
  • Languages: Proficiency in English. French and Portuguese at advanced level. Proficient MS office & internet.
  • Compulsory experience requested 3+ years of overall working experience in water consulting and/or engineering. 2+ years in foreign markets. Experience working in Africa or with African counterparts.
  • Preferable experience 2+ years of specific working experience in aid development projects. Public institutions: Government (M. of Water & Public Works), Water Utility, multilateral & bilateral donors. Engineering & Consulting Company. Desiderable experience
  • Personal Skills: Excellent Communication skills. Capacity to work in different cultural environments and result-oriented. Capacity to work on tight schedule, meet deadlines and simultaneously manage multiple programmes / projects.
  • Capacity to meet deadlines and to follow several programmes of different nature. Planning & time management skills. Persistent controlling attitude re: documentation collection from the field
  • Strong Teamwork-prone skills oriented. Availability for Backstopping Travel to projects is often necessary. Negotiation skills
  • Pro-active attitude to foresee project risks and mitigate their effects

CONTACT: msantiagojuarez@aceconsultants.eu