The NDFA employs a wide variety of project management, procurement and project finance professionals as well as operations support staff. The organisational structure and typical responsibilities of a selection of these team members are described below.
A project manager in the NDFA can be involved in a wide variety of project management and/or procurement tasks including:
- Assisting in the coordination and delivery of:
- All project inputs by the client departments and sponsoring agencies and technical advisors required across the various stages of a project lifecycle.
- The design process (including statutory applications) necessary to deliver a project's objectives.
- The procurement documents for the project and all activities associated with the procurement process including tender consultation meetings and tender evaluation processes.
- Overseeing all project construction stage and contract management activities including design and construction monitoring, regular engagement with the PPP Co./contractor and reporting to the project board.
- Leading out a project across the various stages of the project lifecycle and the coordination of project delivery matters with stakeholders.
- Ensuring compliance with the project corporate governance structures.
- Chairing project team meetings, stakeholder meetings and end user meetings.
- Creating and managing stakeholder relationships with various parties including internal and external stakeholders.
- Project management of all activities related to the preparation of the procurement documents for the project including the procurement and appointment of advisors.
- Project management of the various tasks during the construction stage of a project.
- Managing the operations of a project post construction to ensure compliance with operational requirements.
Project finance managers in the NDFA work with public sector bodies providing financial and commercial advice to assist the delivery of major capital projects and programmes under various forms of delivery including Exchequer Funded, PPPs, concessions and joint ventures. Their responsibilities include:
- Project structuring and delivery: supporting senior colleagues as they assist clients on scoping and developing projects through the full project life cycle. This may include determining project requirements and objectives, cost benefit/effectiveness evaluations, financial, commerical and risk assessments to inform project structure and delivery;
- Financial modelling: preparing whole life financial models and developing payment mechanisms for infrastructure projects;
- Contract development: supporting senior colleagues with the preparation of financial requirements for procurement/legal documentation for projects such as prequalification questionnaires and tender documents;
- Funding market engagement: supporting senior colleagues in engaging with prospective capital market/debt/equity funders for capital projects;
- General advisory work: undertaking general financial advisory and evaluation work on behalf of key stakeholders as required, including financial statement analysis, financial robustness assessments, market analysis and options analysis.
Project support administrators provide operations support to colleagues across the functions of the NDFA. Their responsibilities include:
- Providing support in quality review of records. This involves ensuring appropriate approvals have been obtained in accordance with NDFA procedures;
- Supporting the team in achieving deliverables including co-ordination of internal and external reporting and business support including audit and risk reporting;
- Providing secretarial support to NDFA meetings including scheduling, pack compilation, minute taking, preparation of presentations and meeting documentation;
- Assisting with the invoice and requisition payment processes by co-ordinating necessary documentation for processing and tracking of invoices and expenses;
- Providing support in archiving of NDFA records.
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