Kerry Properties

Search for multilingual project director begins

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 12 July, 2008, 12:00am


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A wealth of experience in substantial mainland properties is needed for this demanding position

Individuals with a rock-solid background in construction and property and equally impressive experience of working on the mainland are being offered a key position in Shenyang. An organisation that provides a comprehensive and efficient management service for customers and tenants would like to welcome a project director to its international team.

Listed in Hong Kong, Kerry Properties has an extensive operation on the mainland as well as throughout Southeast Asia. One of Hong Kong's largest property investment and development companies, it creates strategically located centres and warehouses, establishes top quality properties in prime locations and develops key infrastructure projects.

'This diversity enables us to grow with the rapidly expanding Hong Kong and [mainland] markets,' said Ivy Cheung, a senior communications executive at Kerry Properties.

This post is one of the immediate vacancies that the company has for its large-scale mixed-use property projects. The new incumbent will be required to lead a team of professionals to oversee development.

While the successful candidate will be stationed in Shenyang, it is likely that projects will also take place in Chengdu, Changsha, Qinhuangdao, Qufu and Hangzhou.

Responsibilities include the design of the project, in addition to construction, cost control, programming and quality.

'You will ensure that the project will be completed on time and attain cost and quality standards to meet the owners' expectations,' Ms Cheung said.

Candidates are required to have a professional qualification or degree in architectural, engineering or building related disciplines.

They should also possess at least 15 years of post-qualification experience. Of these, eight years must have been spent in a senior position, bearing responsibility for directing and managing large-scale construction projects and prestigious property developments on the mainland.

'Candidates with less experience will, however, be considered for the position of project manager,' Ms Cheung said. Previous experience of working on the mainland is preferred, preferably in hotel, retail, or residential apartments. However, 'Candidates without [mainland] experience who are well experienced in overseeing large-scale mixed-use construction projects will also be considered.'

Potential candidates are advised that strong leadership and analytical skills are a must, as is the ability to lead a team of local subordinates. The successful recruit will be fluent in Putonghua and able to communicate effectively in English and Cantonese.

Kerry Properties is controlled by the Kuok Group, the controlling shareholder of SCMP Group, which publishes the South China Morning Post.