West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Senior Manager, M+ Museum Project (Ref:18175)

Hong Kong Island (Cyberport Office)

M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, we are building one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world, with a bold ambition to establish ourselves as one of the world’s leading cultural institutions. Our aim is to create a new kind of museum that reflects our unique time and place, a museum that builds on Hong Kong’s historic balance of the local and international to define a distinctive and innovative voice for Asia’s twenty-first century.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Museum Operations, the key objective for the Senior Manager, M+ Museum Project, is to drive the museum’s project programme and ensure critical deadlines are met. With the building to be completed in 2019, this role will support each phase of preparation, handover, fit-out and installation, familiarisation and beyond opening.


You will be responsible for:

  • leading on the development of the project programme including timeframe and key milestones for M+, and driving this programme forward ensuring timely decision making and planning;
  • advising end-users on project delivery approach, packaging strategy, buildability, logistics and adopt best suited approach in pursuing timely opening of the venue;
  • ensuring any design, tender and works contracts, including all interfacing works, are delivered within budget and schedule. To continually monitor progress of the work to see whether reasonable progress is achieved and to ensure the work will be completed within the contract period;
  • formulating a project tracking system, critical path for planning and monitoring resources, performance measurement; controlling time schedule; and all other related logistics matters;
  • updating and reviewing consultancy and works programme, setting up project procurement schedule and overseeing statutory submissions;
  • participating in any outstanding design processes, preparation of tenders and providing programming support during the implementation phase of the design throughout the operation readiness phase until opening of the venue;
  • preparing new building familiarisation programmes to staff during handover phase and continuing until opening;
  • preparing monthly progress reports for M+ Management;
  • working in close liaison with various internal and external stakeholders including all M+ staff and WKCDA teams; and Museum Joint Venture representatives, project management consultancy representatives, museum related consultants, contractors and suppliers, to ensure smooth handover of the site; and
  • providing supervision to Museum Project Coordinator on museum related consultancy and contract works including but not limited to guidance on programming, quality control, and checking of quantities.


You should:

  • possess a recognised university degree in building construction / architecture / engineering or equivalent, preferably with post-graduate qualification in project management or other professional membership of relevant institution;
  • have at least 15 years of project management work experience in the field of design and construction management preferably gained in roles on the consultant or contractor side, of which at least 5 years in project planning and implementation experience in fitting-out and commissioning projects;
  • have good analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent skills in programming, controlling and monitoring large scale fitting-out and commissioning project;
  • have excellent knowledge and experience in sensitivity analysis, scenario studies and impact analysis; good understanding of Primavera Project Management software;
  • be familiar with government submission procedures, have experience in assessing the potential risk or delay and time implication during the project life cycle; and
  • be proficient in written and spoken English and Chinese and have excellent communication and negotiation skills.

For interested parties, please submit your application along with your CV on or before 30 September 2018 via online application or by mail quoting the reference number, name of the position, expected salary and your availability to:


Ms. Michelle Cheng
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Units 608-613, Level 6, Core C, Cyberport 3,
100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong

Data collected will only be used for job application processing. Applicants not being invited for interview within 4 weeks from 30 September 2018 may assume their applications unsuccessful.

All related information will be kept up to 24 months and all personal data will be destroyed afterwards.

For more information
http://www.westkowloon.hk or contact
Ms. Michelle Cheng at 2200-0220

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