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Managing & Project Director Representative Office in Hanoi (Vietnam) (m/f)

About the company

ÅF is an engineering and consulting company for the energy, industrial and infrastructure markets, creating progress for our clients since 1895. By connecting technologies we provide profitable, innovative and sustainable solutions to shape the future and improve people's lives. Building on our strong base in Europe, our business and clients are found all over the world.
ÅF – Innovation by experience.

About the job

As a global operating engineering and consulting firm in the field of energy and environmental technology, AFC is present in Vietnam since more than 20 years. Awarded by various institutions we are performing project in urban development, infrastructure, environmental and social safeguards and energy.

Due to the retirement of a long-term employee a position is immediately available for a  

Managing & Project Director Representative Office in Hanoi (Vietnam) (m/f) 

Your scope of responsibilities:

As Chief Representative and Managing & Project Director you are heading AFCs’ representation office in Hanoi. You are responsible for

  • Leading local staff employed in representation office
  • Ensure a stable office operation according to the companies’ guidelines
  • Business development, identification and development of concrete business opportunities
  • Preparation of proposals and bids in collaboration with responsible business units of AFC or other entities of AF Group
  • Lead and/or support of negotiations until contract signing

In addition, you are also acting as Project Director/Coordinator in projects of the field of urban development and infrastructure, water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and renewable energy. Hereby you are responsible for

  • Project management including financial management and personal resource allocation
  • Coordination, liaison and negotiation with representatives of client, authorities (national, provincial) and staff of founding institutes
  • Managing local project staff as also international experts (often freelancers)
  • Preparation of reports, documentation and deliverables
  • Technical work and expertise on selected items
  • Ensure quality and compliance of project operation

Foreseen is a long term presence abroad. Living and working place is mainly capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi.

Who are you?

Your profile:

  • MSc. Degree in civil or municipality engineering and deep knowledge and experience in the field of urban infrastructure (water supply, waste water treatment, solid waste management, roads and bridges)
  • at least 5 years’ experience as project director/manager in home country and abroad combined with responsibility of extended project teams, IFI project experience is an advantage
  • Interest on South-Asian culture, passion for capacity building in developing countries, excellent communication skills, convincing appearance and behaviour
  • Adequate acquaintance with authorities, clients and project partners in excellent business English, Vietnamese would be an asset
  • Readiness for traveling inside Vietnam and the region 

We offer

We are looking for someone who wants to be part of ÅF’s success story. Are you passionate about technology development? Do you like to work together to find the best solution? Then we can offer you career opportunities in a modern workplace with challenging assignments and exciting projects all over the world. 

Contact information

Christina Frank
+41 564831215
swiss-careers@afconsult.com

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