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Senior Special Airport Systems Manager

Kigali, Rwanda

  • Job number: 08900
  • Job field: Consultancy Project Management
  • Job posted: 25/01/21
  • Job close date: 24/02/21
  • Job schedule: Full-time

The opportunity

Project: A new build airport project on a greenfield site in excess of 2,500 hectares. The project consists of a 110,000 sqm terminal to cater for 7 million passengers per year and includes cargo, catering, retail facilities, associated baggage systems and all infrastructure including roads and car parks. Additional buildings include police station, fire station, presidential suite and Duty Free.

This is an opportunity to oversee all special airport systems elements of this major project, providing project and construction management of the appointed contractors and consultants. Working within the Mace International Consult business, you will get the opportunity to live and work in Kigali, Rwanda on this scheme of national importance, experiencing new cultures and ways of working.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Reporting to the project lead, overseeing all special airport systems works across this major project.

  • Developing the clients brief, delivery strategy and heading the design management, procurement and execution of the scheme.

  • Providing project and constuction management of local contractors and consultants, working within a Joint Venture established to deliver this project.

  • Supporting the team establish the project including site set up, procurement and onboarding of contractors and imbedding health, safety and best practice methodology.

  • Identifying areas of improvement throughout the project and supply chain, making recommendations and supporting the Joint Venture implement these on a day to day basis.

  • Facilitating the definition of project scope and goals and providing progress reporting on your area of work.

  • Coordinating, directing and monitoring the activities of project staff, PM/CM, design consultants and contractors on site.

  • Liaising with various internal teams and external stakeholders to effectively manage the airport project.

  • Managing project budget, resource, and progress against the agreed scope of work. 

  • Reviewing contractor’s payment applications and supporting the preparation of monthly payment requisition.

  • Transferring best practice experience to the client and contractors, facilitating that transfer of knowledge to leave a legacy of improvements in the local construction market.

  • Ensuring that the highest standards of health and safety are considered as a priority through all stages of the project.

  • Overseeing testing and commissioning, project close out, including securing warranties, guarantees, and acceptance of the work and handover to airport operational readiness (AOR) team for airport operation.

About you

You have a relevant degree qualification, are digitally savvy and can build trusted, collaborative relationships with clients, consultants and contractors in the project environment. You will have a construction or project management background and be excited to grow your international career and enjoy the opportunities Mace have to offer.

Rewards and recognition

With Mace International, you will work with inspiring colleagues, influential clients and get to make a difference for a local community in another part of the world. 
We invest in our people and provide a benefits package that includes a competitive salary, private medical insurance, volunteering days in the local community and other location-specific allowances. 

Apply now for a confidential discussion.

About us

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 6,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas, Central Asia, India, Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Four simple values guide our behaviour in our pursuit of a better way; Safety first - going home safe and well, Client focus - deliver on our promise, Create opportunity - for our people to excel, Integrity - always doing the right thing. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most complex and inspiring projects around the world.

“Mace is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our people to excel.”

  • Job number: 08900
  • Job field: Consultancy Project Management
  • Job posted: 25/01/21
  • Job close date: 24/02/21
  • Job schedule: Full-time

About us

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company, founded and built on exceptional people, a commitment to service excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit.

We develop, consult, construct and operate some of the world’s most inspiring buildings and infrastructure programmes, and our people have built a reputation for delivering projects that seem impossible – challenging convention, innovating, and proudly moving our industry forward.

Today, we remain a privately owned business that has grown organically. We now employ over 6,300 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific.

With an incredible breadth of opportunity across our global business, we attract the very best and support everyone to unleash their potential.

Our people are what makes Mace the business it is today – they are our strength. We actively encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in every market, sector and geography we work in - fully appreciating the benefits of a culture that embraces new ideas, encourages everyone to have a voice and celebrates differing beliefs and views. People at Mace are appreciated for their individualities and are encouraged to be themselves, every day and with everyone they work with.

Wherever you are on your career journey, Mace is the place to bring ambitions alive.

We will welcome your application irrespective of background, culture and disability. Should you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments or require guidance about our recruitment process, please contact to speak to a member of our team.


We are committed to health and safety, innovation and service excellence, being a responsible business and supporting the communities in which we work. Find out more.

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