Project Director – Atkins Middle East in Abu Dhabi
Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading consultancies providing integrated project and programme management services for construction and engineering projects, with a turnover in excess of £200 million. Faithful+Gould worldwide has access to 2,300 consultants, of whom 400 are located in the Middle East across six offices. We have successfully delivered commercial advice and management support for over 65 years to clients in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, UK, and North America. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Atkins Group, the design and engineering company. Active in the Middle East for 18 years, Faithful+Gould combines in-depth knowledge of the region with the ability to draw on our global resource and constructive expertise, to deliver the most challenging of projects. With registered companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, this makes us one of the strongest international construction consultancies in the region. Project Director As part of our Middle East business strategy, we are currently looking for experienced Project Directors (Major Projects) to join our team in Abu Dhabi to lead major projects. Experience of delivering Infrastructure works for Master Planned developments. Responsible for managing and leading a diverse team of professionals including Architects, Engineers, Designers, Quantity Surveyors, Contractors and other supporting services. Drawing on your existing infrastructure delivery and major projects experience, you will be responsible for monitoring the project direction and coordinating throughout all project life-cycles and final handover to the client. Core Responsibilities • Develop the strategy and execution plan on large capital projects • Negotiate contract terms with the client • Deliver on all technical and commercial aspects of the project as per the contract requirements • Manage the client relationship and key stakeholders • Business development to ensure repeat business • Deliver the financial objectives for the programme • Manage all programme risk and contingencies • Ensure compliance with the Atkins/F+G Business Management System • Direct staff and resources to meet programme delivery requirements • Ensure project success • Manage the Project Manager’s performance of delegated responsibility Relationships: • Provide the principal point of contact with the clients’ senior representatives for the delivery of project services • Develop and maintain close working relationships with relevant project, technical, financial and commercial staff • Develop close working relationships with other Faithful+Gould business heads, locally and internationally • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues within the region and internationally to maximize the cost base and technical delivery capability • Support the Project Manager in the resolution of problems Core Requirements • Western educated to a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture • Chartered with a western recognised institute (to include but not necessarily be limited to APM, ICE, RICS, CIOB, AIA and RIBA). • A minimum of 20 years post graduate experience • A minimum of 15 years operating at senior management and director level • Experience in leading on Master Planned infrastructure projects and major programmes of works • Experience of leading a business and having responsibility for a P&L account • Proven success in the delivery of large capital projects within scope, time and budget • Ability to influence for results • Experience in the planning, managing and successfully delivering on projects involving numerous stakeholders • Effective IT and communication skills in report writing, presentations and holding effective conversations • Proven ability to lead, organize and direct large multi-national organization Behaviours • Be resilient with a “can do” attitude and able to work under pressure • Be collaborative and able to work across regional and bu
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