Manager, Overlay Project Coordination, FIFA World Cup 2026

  • FIFA
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • 19 Jul, 2024
Full time Coordinator Leadership & Management

Job Description

Reporting organizationally to the FIFA26 Inc. Director of Infrastructure and Technical Services, the Manager, Overlay Project Coordination will be a key member of the FIFA26 Overlay team, and work in close collaboration with the Maps & Drawings team and Infrastructure team.


The main responsibilities and oversights of the Manager, Overlay Project Coordination for the FIFA World Cup 2026 include:

· Maintain an overall view and provide clear communication with the stadiums to ensure FIFA delivery timelines inclusive of monitoring schedules for stadium construction / renovation plans, etc.

· Managing and streamlining the technical requirements from FIFA Functional Areas and facility authorities for implementation in Stadia and Training Sites.

· Key interface between Design team, Overlay Planning team, Procurement, and Project Management team and Finance Department.

· Ensuring all FAs requirements are obtained, captured, and processed in design and bill of quantity and financially addressed.

· Managing and maintaining Roles & Responsibility matrices

· Managing Overlay Master Programme

· Project managing the Technical Information flow for all sites and creating reports and dashboards of all sites related activities.

· Overlay Cluster management – daily management of Overlay cluster managers.

· Ensuring overlay compliance to law, FIFA requirements and local jurisdiction.

· Establish priorities and allocate resources, to oversee FIFA’s procurement and delivery partner.

· Identify temporary infrastructure related issues and liaise directly with FIFA FAs and Stakeholders during the procurement process.

· Manage the change management directives per the Change Management Committee for the respective cluster.

· Lead Overlay Cluster teams and manage execution of the project scope of work.

 · Review costs related to supplier submissions and overall procurement process.

 · Manage departmental budget, actuals and create quarterly forecasts. 

· Evaluate cost effective substitutions for recommendations based on the local market for each respective venue location. 

· Provide intermediate milestone reviews of actual costs to monitor and assess against original baseline estimates. 

· Work with the procurement and delivery teams to confirm the timely delivery of commodities and various build solutions to meet cost estimates. Report on any variances and resolution. 

· Work with site teams to closely monitor performance as well as variations in order to maintain financial deliverables and resolve any deficiencies in real time.


· Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree preferably in Engineering, Architecture or other domains.

· Great understanding of the technical complexity of a stadium with additional World Cup needs.

· A minimum of 3 years of Football World Cup Life cycles working or liaising with one or more functional areas as listed above or similar elite sporting event.

· Minimum 5 years or more in infrastructural projects or Overlay/Technical Service roles in Major Events for a Sporting Organization.

· Minimum 3 years or more FIFA World Cup or other similar major Football tournaments experiences. 

· Minimum 2 years of managing and leading teams and staff with different backgrounds and skill sets.

· Fluent in English

· Spanish and/or French proficiency is a plus

· Knowledge of sequence logic along with means and methods of construction management.

· Ability to help create and ensure operations are carried out to control costs while maximizing value.

· Ability to maintain a high level of quality while ensuring maximum efficiencies are achieved due to the expedited workflow anticipated.

· Ability to work as part of integrated delivery team recommending actions to achieve outstanding performance.

· Proficient in MS Office 365 (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio & Project)

· Planning software and online collaboration tools: MS Project, Planner, Trello, or other Project Management Tools.

· Miro Board, Whiteboard, Figma

· Autodesk applications (AutoCAD, Revit, BIM 360, Autodesk Construction Cloud, etc.)

About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.