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Project Director

Job Description and Requirements

Saudi Arabia - Ar Riyad, Riyadh

Job Summary

The Project Director serves as the senior AECOM representative for the project and is responsible to lead by example in personal conduct and professional oversight of all project aspects. Ensures client’s vision is achieved by managing and exceeding the client’s expectations.

Is responsible for the overall performance of the project (contractual, financial and technical) and assumes accountability for the performance of sub-contracted entities in the performance of the services required to deliver the contracted scope of services.

Optimizes resources required for project delivery and actively support staff professional development

Job Duties:

  • Direct overseeing of the following functions: engineering, project controls contracts, procurement, health, safety, security & environmental, risk management, financial management, quality assurance and quality control.

  • Client liaison and client management.

  • Leading implementation of the AECOM safety program.

  • Ownership and implementation of the project Vision and, responsible for updating/communicating to the project team, obtaining management support and approval.

  • Accountable for the Project financial operating performance, including invoicing, collections, cost control and optimizing GSR/NSR and margin.

  • Creating a working environment where teamwork is a top priority, leveraging off the benefits of providing the full range of services within AECOM.

  • Developing and maintaining a communications plan for all project stakeholders and regularly updating in conjunction with the project team and the client.

  • Producing, updating and reporting on the overall project programme and action.

  • Communicating critical path activities that will influence key milestones.

  • Ensuring critical internal milestones are incorporated into the programme.

  • Commercial understanding and administration of the project operating and legal documents.

  • Production of project reports including, monthly and quarterly reports.

  • Ensures compliance with AECOM corporate governance and Integrated Management System.

  • Record of engagement with a wide range of utility providers and wider commercial and public sector stakeholders.

  • A proven track record of instituting continuous improvement and of supporting capacity building / talent development (preferably in KSA).

Specific Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Extensive experience of working internationally (preference for Middle East / KSA).

  • Housing development experience a must (min 3, preferred 5)

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 25 years’ experience of leading major government and/or semi-government international programs and projects with a proven track record of delivering project excellence in direct project manager role

  • Team leadership experience required, delivering project similar size

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science / Engineering in engineering discipline from an accredited university.

  • Membership of a Chartered Institution (MICE/ MCIOB/ MRICS preferred)