Senior Project Manager – Porto

Categorias: Portugal

Founded in 2016, Qualiv is a dynamic and design-led real estate developer headquartered in Porto, Portugal. We develop projects throughout Portugal ranging from rehabilitating heritage buildings to creating modern neighborhoods. Our diverse team is composed of experts in international investment and asset management, ambitious designers and architects, and record-setting sales professionals. At Qualiv, every one of our developments is a project to be proud of because of its quality and purpose.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a Project Manager to lead the projects that are under development in Portugal with high consternation in the Greater Porto area. This high-level position in our company requires an innovative and dynamic professional to join our Porto office. The role interacts with all departments: sales, project, construction, and management, and has a clear track for potential partnerships in the company. The Project Manager will be expected to oversee all development processes including from feasibility, to permitting, procurement of suppliers, government relations and make strategic decisions with the management team for the firm’s projects.


Job Functions


. Provide planning feasibility analyses by analyzing zoning plan or via formal and informal meetings with public entities

. Provide initial soft/hard costs estimation during feasibility stage

. Obtain necessary documents and surveys for closing due diligence process with equity and investor partners

. Make recommendations to management team regarding project feasibility



. Coordinate/Secure all entitlements including but not limited to PIP, Architectural License, building permits, etc.

. Serve as a primary point of contact with public agencies to navigate permitting processes

. Managing design process to ensure compliance with city hall requirements and maximize efficiency in obtaining related permits


Project Development

. Management RFP and procurement of design consultant teams (architects & engineers)

. Review design proposals to promote the best fit and highest use for each project, whenever possible propose optimization strategies

. Prepare and maintain project development budget and timeline, closely monitor budget estimations with hard/soft costs to inform financial decisions

. Coordinate and distribute information to construction, finance, property management, sales, accounting when appropriate

. Collaborate with design teams in deliverables needed throughout the lifecycle of the project

. Monitor construction progress, review construction drawings, review construction change orders

. Management of team

– Liaise with Qualiv’s internal architectural services team to provide services for projects when appropriate

– Lead team to perform project management tasks

– Set annual budget and headcount for project management team with CFO and CEO


. Degree in engineering, architecture, or project management

. 10 years of relevant experience in project management with local expertise, exceptional candidates with less experience can be considered

. Excellent knowledge of Portugal’s building codes, licensing procedures, construction solutions, and environmental standards and policies

. Solid network to navigate local city halls

. Advanced MS Excel skills

. Advanced communication skills in both Portuguese and English (spoken and written)

. Knowledge in real estate finance is a plus

. Certificates of quantity surveyors or project management is a plus

Soft Skills

. Ability to take the initiative in response to direction or instruction, proactive and flexible

. Excellent leadership, communication, organization, interpersonal and time management skills

. Analytical and problem-solving skills

. Positive attitude coupled with strong work ethic and self motivation

. Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines


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