Top Management The Netherlands is a reality

Top Management Netherlands

Top Management is proud to announce the opening of the new office in Roermond, The Nederlands. With this new opening, Top Management already has 10 offices distributed in 8 countries, offering its services of Engineering, Project Management, Project Monitoring, and Due Diligence among others.

Our more than 10 years of experience guarantee us as a reference company in the field of design and management of logistics warehouse construction, logistics parks, offices, cold stores, and industrial warehouses. With this new office, the needs of customers in the Netherlands will be covered.

The headquarters is located in the heart of the city of Roermond, in a strategic location for the logistics sector, which allows us to better manage the projects in the Netherlands.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER, GERMANY

outsourced Project Manager

WHO WE ARE

International Engineering & Project Management Consultant with headquarter for Germany in Dusseldorf, and a team of above 30 people in 7 offices throughout Europe, Africa and South America.

Specialized in construction of industrial, logistics, commercial and office buildings, we are experts in services of Engineering Consultancy, Construction Project Management & Project Monitoring.

THE POSITION

We are looking for an Engineer or Architect with experience in construction Project Management to initiate the activity of our Germany subsidiary. As project manager he/she will need to report to the BU leader.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Management:

– Direct contact with the client.

– Conception & definition of the initial project.

– Management of the project globally.

– Setting- up of the construction team.

– Management of the tender processes.

– Planning consent management.

– Program preparation and follow up.

– Technical management of the construction.

– Leading the weekly onsite construction coordination meetings.

– Economical overview of the project.

– And most likely many other tasks that such a proactive person will bring.

REQUIREMENTS:

Project manager with more than 5 years’ experience in construction project management in the industrial and logistics sector.

Including:

German native with excellent written and spoken capabilities.

– Full knowledge of construction processes from design to handover.

– Detail knowledge of technical specification and construction prices.

– Commercial capabilities.

– Fluent English.

– We value knowledge of other languages like French or Spanish.

– Mastering of office pack and Autocad. REVIT would be a plus.

– Availability to travel within Germany and internationally in case of opportunities.

– Immediate availability.

WHY WORK WITH US?

– To join a dynamic expanding company with multicultural connexions

– In order to contribute to the expansion of our team globally

– To be able to make the difference in the project

– To work with national and international contacts

– To join a young team ready to share experience and allow for personal professional growth of each and every one.

MORE INFORMATION?

– Permanent Full-Time contract

– Competitive remuneration package

– Offices in Grafenberger Allee, 293, 40237, Dusseldorf

– Send you application to talent@topmgroup.com

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER, HOLLAND

WHO WE ARE

International Engineering & Project Management Consultant and a team of above 30 people in 7 offices throughout Europe, Africa and South America.

Specialized in construction of industrial, logistics, commercial and office buildings, we are experts in services of Engineering Consultancy, Construction Project Management & Project Monitoring.

THE POSITION

We are looking for an Engineer or Architect with experience in construction Project Management to work in Holland. As a project manager he/she will need to report to the BU leader.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Management:

– Direct contact with the client.

– Conception & definition of the initial project.

– Management of the project globally.

– Setting- up of the construction team.

– Management of the tender processes.

– Planning consent management.

– Program preparation and follow up.

– Technical management of the construction.

– Leading the weekly onsite construction coordination meetings.

– Economical overview of the project.

– And most likely many other tasks that such a proactive person will bring.

REQUIREMENTS:

Project manager with more than 5 years’ experience in construction project management ideally in the industrial and logistics sector.

Including:

– Dutch native with excellent written and spoken capabilities.

– Full knowledge of construction processes from design to handover.

– Detail knowledge of technical specification and construction prices.

– Commercial capabilities.

– Fluent English.

– We value knowledge of other languages like German.

– Mastering of office pack and Autocad. REVIT would be a plus.

– Availability to travel within Holland, Germany and internationally in case of opportunities.

– Immediate availability.

WHY WORK WITH US?

– To join a dynamic expanding company with multicultural connexions

– In order to contribute to the expansion of our team globally

– To be able to make the difference in the project

– To work with national and international contacts

– To join a young team ready to share experience and allow for personal professional growth of each and every one.

MORE INFORMATION?

– Permanent Full-Time contract

– Competitive remuneration package

– Send you application to talent@topmgroup.com

Real estate development + Project Management = Success

Barcelona, Monday 12th of December 2016 – In TOP MANAGEMENT we firmly believe in the importance of Project Management to carry out successfully a real estate development project.

Real estate development + Project Management = Success

The Project Manager is well acquainted with the risks that these kinds of operations entail for the investor and is aware of the most critical moments, as can be the acquisition of an existing plot of land/property or the signing of a lease agreement.

The assistance of a Project Manager, when present from the start or from an early stage, in these projects, can be invaluable. How?

  • Locating and evaluating the risks in order to achieve greater transparency.
  • Helping reduce the threats to the success of the project.
  • Managing all procedures with official agencies and institutions to find out if the project is feasible.
  • Carrying out viability studies in order to visualise the design’s maximum use and to be able to give an indication of the construction costs.
  • Providing technical solutions that satisfy the parties concerned.
  • Determining the technical criteria so as to unify the involved parties’ requirements.
  • Writing out the technical specifications that will be annexed to the lease contract.

Their experience during all the process contributes to avoid possible setbacks since, amongst others, they help obtain the foreseen qualities and they exert a strict control over the project’s budget.

A Project Manager’s assistance is also crucial when managing a complex setup with a large number of participants as is the case of real estate development projects. It can become indispensable in order to avoid conflicts between land owners, tenants, banks, authorities and construction companies..

The job of a Project Manager is to make a complicated project more transparent and to secure their customer’s interests whilst coordinating other parties and/or firms that defend their own interests.

TOP MANAGEMENT S.L.

Engineering company which has an extremely professional team with plenty experience in the industrial and logistic sectors and that offers engineering, project monitoring and consulting services. It characterizes for guaranteeing an unbeatable integral project management whether it be in expenses or in quality and deadlines and for providing environmental or other solutions so as to avoid critical situations that might delay the project. Evidence of their excellent work is the confidence that the customers have in them by not only continuing to work with them but by also recommending them.

info@topmgroup.com www.topmgroup.com

Environmental assessment methods for buildings (LEED, BREEAM, HQE)

Barcelona, Thursday the 27th of October 2016 – Buildings and their construction are responsible for approximately 30% of fossil fuel consumption and they produce a high percentage of residues. For this reason there are a number of environmental assessment methods for buildings.

The assessment methods are tools that permit us to measure the environmental impact of existent buildings and future constructions. The aim of these methods is to:

  • Reduce buildings’ impact on the environment.
  • Implement a renown ecologic label.
  • Carry out a public comparative between buildings.
  • Establish criteria and standards that are more exhaustive than those of the existing legislation.
  • Encourage the technological innovations in the construction market.
  • Promote the demand for environmental friendly buildings.
  • Empower the organisations with the capacity to demonstrate their improvements in corporate social responsibility.

Environmental assessment methods for buildings

There are several methods of which the most important are:

  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an American method that evaluates the facility’s environmental impact, the water consumption, the energy efficiency, the choice of the materials used, the interior environmental quality and the innovation. The building typology includes, but is not limited to, offices, institutional buildings, retail and services establishments, hotels and residential buildings. It’s the most spread method world-wise speaking. The different evaluation labels are Silver, Gold and Platinum.
  • BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment) is a British method that evaluates the energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes. It’s the oldest method. The different evaluation labels are Pass, Good, Very Good, and Excellent.

In Top Management we have an Environment Department with personnel who are qualified to act as BREEAM, LEED and also HQE assessors.

Paper documentation storage systems

Barcelona, Tuesday 20th of September 2016 – Nowadays it’s very normal to externalize the firms’ documentation storage. The main benefit of subcontracting these services is that of reducing costs since storage space is an expensive resource. The users of the companies that provide these services are varied, from hospitals to law firms, which implies that the characteristics of the documentation archived also varies. According to these characteristics one or other or the combination of various paper documentation storage systems must be used.

Paper documentation storage systems

The main systems are the following:

Catwalk system: is a multi-level storage system. It’s ideal for archives with a high level of consultation since it permits quick access to them. Employees can consult the records without the need of auxiliary means which implies that in a same aisle various can work at the same time. It’s characterized by narrow corridors.

Man-up system: is a system with uninterrupted racking to the ceiling. Access to the records is made via order pickers. It’s ideal for semi-active records and distinguishes itself for its narrow aisles that optimize storage space.

Pallet rack system: is the typical pallet storage racks system for which a fork lift truck is necessary. It’s generally used for inactive documentation.

Vault system: consists in a closed room equipped with a high safety system as well as a fire prevention and detection system which usually doesn’t use water but gas in order to avoid the destruction of the stored material. This system is suitable for material that is considered very valuable.

All these systems can be carried out with standard racking components as well as of custom made components.

Amongst Top Management’s customers there are archives storage firms for which they have carried out the construction of new facilities, the extension of warehouses, etc. The result of this is that Top Management’s team has an extensive know-how in all the phases of these types of projects. The Project Managers can realise project coordination missions in which tendering, contracting, preparation, construction follow-up and handover would be included. Moreover they’re used to coordinating with the fire-fighters’ department, ministries, town halls, tenants and owners all the process, handling all the parties’ requirements and providing solutions when problems arise o when interests are confronted. They also possess a wide experience in the application of both local standards and the customer’s standards. All this makes Top Management a great ally when developing and completing a project of this type.


TOP MANAGEMENT S.L.

Engineering company which has an extremely professional team with plenty experience in the industrial and logistic sectors and that offers engineering, project monitoring and consulting services. It characterizes for guaranteeing an unbeatable integral project management whether it be in expenses or in quality and deadlines and for providing environmental or other solutions so as to avoid critical situations that might delay the project. Evidence of their excellent work is the confidence that the customers have in them by not only continuing to work with them but by also recommending them.

Extension, fit-out or new construction?

Barcelona, Wednesday 31st of August 2016 – Extension, fit-out or new construction? Many managers face this question at some point during their professional life. To rely upon external specialized help ensures the choice of a successful option since many are the factors to be taken into account which managers are unfamiliar with.

Top Management, as an engineering and consultancy firm, offers these services not only evaluating the options presented by the customer but also providing solutions or new alternatives that adapt to their needs. Top Management’s team is an essential ally during decision making due to their experience, involvement and versatility.

Before making a decision, it’s important to know why a need for more space has arisen and it’s also necessary to define what it is we want to achieve with an increase in space: a better space optimisation, an improved distribution, gain in stocking capacity, implement a new working method (automated warehouse, new technologies incorporation, introduce a new procedure to raise the firm’s productivity, etc.)

Extension, fit-out or new construction?

There are various ways of increasing space which are more or less expensive and therefore gain more or less space:

1.- Fit-out of the exiting warehouse

  • Advantages: allows space optimisation, updates the installations and adapts the warehouse to the current needs investing less money and with a short time frame.
  • Disadvantages: Less space is gained and the activity might be interrupted.

2.- Extension

  • Advantages: increases warehouse or offices space without interrupting the activity. The time frame and investment is less than that of a new construction.
  • Disadvantages: the existence of free land on which to extend the facility.

3.- Fit-out of a facility where the firm’s activity is not taking place

  • Advantages: the space can be designed for a specific use with less investment and time frame than that of a new construction.
  • Disadvantages: a due diligence will have to be carried out before considering this option. Will have to adapt to the existing dimensions.

4.- New construction

  • Advantages: warehouse conceived 100% for a specific used, can chose a good location, etc. Activity will not be interrupted during the works.
  • Disadvantages: both investment and time frame are greater.

Once an option has been decided upon, it’s important to carry out the project within the budget, time frame and quality requested and expected in order to do so a Project Manager or Project Monitor can be really helpful.

Top Management: excellent tool for developers

Barcelona, Friday 15th of July 2016 – Top Management as a Project Management, Project Monitoring and Technical Assistant services’ supplier is a great tool for developers when developing their projects. A clear example of this is their collaboration with Concerto European Developer in the development of the Gaserans logistic park in Sant Feliu de Buixalleu, Gerona.

Top Management started to work on this Project in January 2012 with a technical assistant mission to assist their customer, Concerto European Developer, in the search of a tenant for a warehouse they had foreseen building. This first mission consisted in:

  • The building’s initial concept adaptation to the specific requirements of the future tenant.
  • The preparation of a specific preliminary design report for a future tenant.
  • Accompany the customer to meetings with the future tenant to provide technical solutions that satisfy both parties.

Once the contract with the tenant was signed, Concerto European Developer requested Top Management to carry out a Project Monitoring mission in the conception, building permit request and tendering documentation preparation phases. Once these were concluded the team continued to work doing the follow-up during construction and handover of the warehouse which included the following:

  • Study the technical dossier.
  • Coordination between tenant and construction firm.
  • Follow-up of the utilities.
  • Prepare the construction start up.
  • Follow-up the site’s health and safety coordinator.
  • Control of the works’ quality.
  • Control the planning.
  • Analyse and follow-up the modifications requested by the tenant of the firms.
  • Follow-up of the Building Control and their notifications.
  • Periodic meeting with the construction firm.
  • Project’s global reporting to the customer.
  • Follow-up of the works’ handover.

The 12.000m2 warehouse, whose construction started in January 2014, has been handed over on October this year.

Concerto European Developer is leader in the logistic real estate sector in France and expert in providing global solutions that are adapted to the need of supply chain operators and logistic users. In Spain they have properties in La Bisbal del Penedés, Azuqueca de Henares and Alcalá de Henares.

TOP MANAGEMENT S.L.

Engineering company which has an extremely professional team with plenty experience in the industrial and logistic sectors and that offers engineering, project monitoring and consulting services. It characterizes for guaranteeing an unbeatable integral project management whether it be in expenses or in quality and deadlines and for providing environmental or other solutions so as to avoid critical situations that might delay the project. Evidence of their excellent work is the confidence that the customers have in them by not only continuing to work with them but by also recommending them.

QUANTITY SURVEYING department

Barcelona, Monday November 24th 2014 – Top Management has created a new department Estimating.

Optimising construction costs and planningcharacterises Top Management. In order to enhance this trait we have created a new department whose policy is the culture of optimisation. Estimating quantifies and estimates a project’s costs in all its phases. In order to do this the firm has a team with thorough knowledge of the participants and the practical prices which provide independence and transparency.

The estimating department develops its activities not only in Top Management’s traditional sectors but also in: residential buildings, public facilities, commercial buildings, hotel facilities and drives.

Since its creation, Top Estimating has already studied 350.000m2 of buildings of which 50% are French projects and the rest international.

Amongst these we could highlight the following:

  • France – Plot of land’s purchase project: technical and economical due diligence, works’ budget estimation and verify the economic feasibility study of the real estate operation.
  • Morocco – Business park’s construction project: Budget’s study, determine the works’ planning and descriptive note in the preliminary design’s phase.

Josselin Filloux, who is the Estimating department’s manager, has more than 14 years experience in this field. He has worked in construction firms, such as GSE or ABCD Group, and in firms specialized in the project management and in construction economics such as SCB economie (Societe de Conseils Economiques et Techniques en Urbanisme et Bâtiment) or MDETC.

His contact details are:Tel: +33 4 84 51 03 28
Mobile: +33 624 858 853
Email: JF@topmgroup.com
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Preventive archaeology, a useful tool

Barcelona, Tuesday 14th of June 2016 Many are those who remember a construction site that remained stalled for a certain time due to the discovery of archaeological remains. The point of view of the majority of the participants in a construction project is constituted of these negative experiences.

From Top Management we would like to offer a different point of view: a preventive archaeological study should form part of the common evaluation procedure of a piece of land as are the geotechnical study and the topographical study since it can represent a significant money and time savings.

The aim of these studies is to identify the potential presence of archaeological remains in the grounds. The procedure to obtain a diagnosis is the following:

1.- Consult the archaeological and paleontological map of the area.

2.- Analyse the current bibliography concerning archaeological or paleontological research work in the area.

3.- Superimpose our construction project with the geological, historical and photographic maps of the area.

At this point we might already have a positive diagnosis, that is, the piece of land presents a high probability of containing archaeological or paleontological elements.

If, on the other hand, the diagnosis is not concluding enough there is a last step that we can carry out to obtain a definitive result.

4.- Explore the ground to locate the remains of ancient settlements.

A preventive study can:

  • Avoid buying a piece of land that might contain archaeological remains.
  • Enables conceiving in advance the construction planning so that the archaeological study doesn’t alter the construction’s rhythm.
  • Creates the opportunity to adapt/conceive the project so that it avoids the affected area or to change the construction, demolition or foundation method.


TOP MANAGEMENT S.L.

Engineering company which has an extremely professional team with plenty experience in the industrial and logistic sectors and that offers engineering, project monitoring and consulting services. It characterizes for guaranteeing an unbeatable integral project management whether it be in expenses or in quality and deadlines and for providing environmental or other solutions so as to avoid critical situations that might delay the project. Evidence of their excellent work is the confidence that the customers have in them by not only continuing to work with them but by also recommending them.

info@topmgroup.com www.topmgroup.com