DOW Chemical – worldwide program management

Senior Program/project Manager EMEA responsible for delivering Real Estate Projects varying from (turnkey) construction, labs, offices, technical installations and compliance projects. Leading approx. 15 projects simultaneously across the globe in an inclusive environment. Key drivers were the merger between Dow and Dupont, followed by the split into three independent companies (Dow, Dupont and Corteva) listed on the stock exchange.

Key activities:

• Provide an account management structure
• Maintain and enforce governance and process over gate reviews
• Coordinate with all appointed DOW contractors and suppliers.
• Drive completion of BOP and CCR’s
• Appointment of Local PM, architects and engineers
• Manage capital and expense spend tools and monthly financial forecasting. Manage overall project budget, including professional services and construction services
• Monitor, manage, and follow up on all project communications and formal monthly reporting
• Set execution protocols for delivery of services via a playbook
• Define, implement and utilize a process to select best in class project management firms to perform local project management services on behalf of DOW/NKF
• Collaborate with local team in development of master program and budget
• Engage with DOW EH&S to define project specific EH&S Standards
• Training local teams on processes
• Capturing of lessons learned and collaboration on process continuous improvement activities

Pre-construction stage services:
• Support with the appointment of architects and engineers if required
• Develop master program and a master budget
• Drive actions and supply chain forward aligned to program
• Prepare a risk register and monitor
• Determine best procurement route for GC – Design and Build
• Develop project specific EH&S Standards with professional team
• Advise on local contract forms and nuisances
• Run competitive tender process for D&B appointment and recommend
• Obtain approvals from the Local Authority

Construction stage services:
• Hand-over protocol with the landlord
• Manage completion of contract documents
• Monitor and review against health & safety plan
• Monitor and drive the progress of the construction works and furniture installation
• Financial management – cost control and cash flow
• General construction contract admin
• Advise on payments
• Progress reporting master program and budget
• Certificate of practical completion and snagging
• Ownership of final account completion

The following project for Dow Chemical, Dupont and Corteva were completed withing a 2,5 year period (program & delivery manager)
Turkey, Istanbul > Office optimization (reduce office space)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > New headoffice Dow Chemical Terneuzen
Belgium, Seneffe > Valbonne to Seneffe exit (split of labs and HVAC installations for labs)
Belgium, Seneffe > Dow & Dupont Carve out (split of labs and offices)
Belgium, Antwerp > New Antwerp Commercial Centre (building new Corteva head office in the centre of Antwerp)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > Corporate Facilities Buildings Revitalization (renovations of multiple plant office buildings, compliance projects and technical installations)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > Chauffeurs canteen revitalization (renovation of chauffeur’s canteen)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > Control panel canteen South end of life (new HVAC system and control panel)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > Move 3 gas reducers out of ATEX zone (compliance project)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > BBB Gas Container ATEX (lab container for gasses)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > Dow data centre HVAC redundancy (feasibility study)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > ADD building roof (renovation of ADD roof and adding safety measures)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > Childcare project (feasibility study childcare Dow Chemical head office)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > Relocate 444A Building (turn-key construction of porta cabins offices and 2 years later decommissioning)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > Schuttershof Lease (office renovation & interior project)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > Handelspoort (office renovation & interior project)
Netherlands, Terneuzen > Feasibility study offices and new plant head office

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