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Construction Project Manager - Budapest (Soroksár)

Boedapest, Budapest - Ontdek meer over deze locatie Vastgoed & Leasing Fulltime

Vacature omschrijving


You have an academic degree in engineering or equivalent working experience.
You are strongly experienced in contracting and/or consulting and/or owners role involving construction projects. Experience within the retail sector is an advantage.
You have a experience in procurement processes and contract negotiations and construction management on site.
Have proven skills in developing people and provide support, coaching, training, and career direction to others.
Ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English and Hungarian.


Business risk management: Knowledge of how to assess and mitigate risks in a business environment.

Project management: Knowledge of how to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close a project.

Construction management: Knowledge of how to initiate, plan, organize, execute and manage the construction.

Knowledge of tools: for timeline management (e.g., MS Project), document management (e.g., CAD manual, Projectplace, Hummingbird), design management (e.g., AutoCAD for 2D or Revit, Navisworks 3D), and other standard software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Cost control: Knowledge of how to implement a budget starting from the Land IR, till the final cost estimate and later on the CFU (Cost Follow Up);

Timeline Management: Knowledge of how to set a realistic timeline for a construction site and how to recognize and prevent any deviation

Construction Procurement and Market: Knowledge of the internal procurement procedures regarding construction activities within the project, included the knowledge of the local construction market

Permission process: Knowledge of local and national authority permission process regarding design and construction activities throughout the project development, included the knowledge of processes, ways of working, rules, etc.

Construction HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment): Knowledge of how to create a safe construction site and environment for all the site people compliant with IKEA Way of Working (IWAY) and national safety and environment standards.

Quality management in construction: Knowledge of internal requirements, methods, and tools to set up and secure quality during design and construction work throughout the project development and during the warranty period (post-project)

Construction contracts and legal issues: Knowledge of Ingka and local construction and design contract types, with their relevant attachment, included basic knowledge of the most common legal issues and claims throughout the project development and during the warranty period (post-project)

Sustainable construction: Knowledge about BREEAM and LEED including evaluation of low impact construction materials


Strong negotiator: Explores alternatives to reach outcomes acceptable to all parties.
Able to drive innovation: Stimulates creative ideas and perspectives that add value.
Decision making: Uses sound judgment to make timely and effective decisions.
Stamina: Shows job commitment and consistently strives to complete tasks and assignments at work.
Taking smart risks: Evaluates trade-offs between potential costs and benefits and acts accordingly.
Managing resources: Coordinates people and financial capital, material, and (digital) information to maximize efficiency and performance.


You will be responsible for ensuring delivery of safe, compliant, sustainable, and innovative property solution that meet the needs of the business and the many people.

You will contribute to the development in the Cluster of how to engage with designers and contractors in the projects to continuously find cost-efficient and innovative project delivery by optimizing the use of our partners' and stakeholder's competence and knowledge into the projects. Work and engage closely with Procurement to identify best for IKEA sourcing options and procurement strategies. Work and engage closely with Engineering to optimize, innovate, and develop the best for project methods for design-construct interaction.

Implement all Construction Project delivery strategies, methods, and procedures developed in the Cluster and align the implementation and communication of those activities with all internal and external stakeholders within the current key competence areas:

Project Estimate, Budget & Cost Management

Project Delivery & Procurement Strategy: Business strategies for engaging with Design and Construction Industry including Contractual models, Collaboration strategies, Tendering & Selection Process, Dispute avoidance & resolution

Pre and On-site Construction Project Management
Scheduling & Risk Management
Health and Safety including IWAY compliance for Construction Projects

Responsible for securing that new properties are built to optimal lifecycle cost

When needed, ensure that external partners have up-to-date awareness and understanding of all Construction frameworks, guidelines, and initiatives issued by Group Real Estate.

Secure that project budget estimates and time schedules are in place for input to investment approval purposes.

Secure that Procurement, contractors, permits, budgets, and cost follow up are in place for the project

Manage the detailed architectural and engineering design of the project following INGKA standards, manuals, and guidelines.

Provide technical and cost input to internal INGKA partners in the project process

Lead the internal co-operation between Real Estate, core areas, and external co-operation between authorities, consultants, suppliers, and contractors.

Lead external and internal counterparts to ensure project construction is executed correctly to satisfy the project requirements of site safety, quality, time, and budget.

Ensure satisfactory hand-over of completed areas for retail build-up in accordance with an agreed schedule and scope.

Ensure satisfactory commissioning, testing, training, and hand-over of technical and building systems to the building facilities co-workers, including the provision of all necessary documentation.

Support and cooperate in construction projects within the Cluster and where specific competence is needed


We are currently looking for a Construction Project Manager with extensive experience and knowledge in commercial construction and project management with an academic degree in engineering to lead and manage the construction of new buildings and the extension/refurbishment of the existing ones. Previous experience in the Retail segment is welcomed.

You should be fluent in English and Hungarian language and want to communicate in English daily with your direct supervisor and an experienced team of architects and designers based in Italy and the Headquarters. It is necessary for you to be willing to travel between the site locations in the region (Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic) and occasionally to other countries in the European Cluster.

This career opportunity is unique thanks to the people-oriented and environmentally responsible company culture and the possibility of growing professionally within the company and worldwide.


• Fair, open and idea-driven colleagues and unique IKEA culture

• Company Benefit package with co-worker discount or leisure time contribution and much more.

• Permanent contract with possible future growth within IKEA organization.

• Place of work: Budapest and remotely (with regular travel)

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