Project Director wanted at AECOM – Dubai

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Job Summary
AECOM are currently seeking a Project Director for Dubai location.Project Director or acting project lead through direct deployment on projects as assigned. Overall coordination of the entire project management, contractual and technical team. Representing the Firm and the main point of contact towards the client and acts as the Clients prime point of contact for the project management aspects of the project, including progress reporting, safety, financial management / reporting quality control and design management. Managing the planning and resource allocation for the project identifies the resource requirements for the effective supervision of the construction works, and works with the project controls team to gain client approval for staffing if and when required.

Builds a trusted relationship with the management team and with the client’s counterpart staff. Establishes an appropriate working relationship with project stakeholders including but not limited to client, contractors and consultants. Places an emphasis on safe construction practices (Target Zero) and implementation of the HSE monitoring and reporting processes / procedures aimed at maintaining a high quality of safe construction. Leads by example in driving safe practices on site.

Uses effective project management and controls systems to regularly report on progress to the client. Attending meetings with the Client, Contractor and other Consultants Supervising the Contractor’s work to achieve construction in accordance with the contract documents managing the supervision consultant in the review of contractor’s technical submissions and ensuring all materials and equipment meet the required specifications.

Providing all necessary on-site directions and instructions. Having the ability to coordinate and monitor all disciplines of work related to the project, this includes both management of the supervision team as well as the contractors, subcontractors and other specialists. Skilled in the management and control of contractors and sub-contractors in conformance with contract documents, drawings and specifications this includes a working knowledge with local and international specifications that may relate to the project.

Monitoring the progress of works and updating, planning and preparing progress reports as required until handing over the project. Establishes and enforces effective project quality control procedures and ensures that they are audited in accordance with the contract requirements and the firm’s internal systems. Manage software and systems required under the contract for the administration of the project’s construction.

Evaluates, selects, and adapts project construction management and control techniques, procedures, and criteria to suit job tasks, and devises and implements solutions to problems encountered. Ensures that the project management team members effectively identify manage and report project risks. Performs staff evaluations of the project team and acts as the senior manager for all matters related to direct reports evaluations

Job Duties:

Leads the delivery (time, cost, quality) of assigned project(s).

Manage / Supervises the Project Management Team on Site

Supervise the Contractors to ensure the works are constructed as per specification and to established milestone dates.

Maintain a very high level of Safety awareness and ensure the contractor complies with his obligations.

Capable of administering the FIDIC based contract if performing the role of the Engineer

Resolves site issues

Presents progress and package issues to client team.

Discuss changes to the scope of work with the Client and key subcontractors.

Responsible for following up on instructions & commitments associated with the project

Establishes Project Execution Plan, Health & Safety Plan, Quality Control Plan and other documents in relation to our scope

Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project and monitors site staff performance

Plans, directs, supervises and controls the execution of all technical, fiscal and administrative functions of the project and the site team

Assigns responsibility to key subordinates in their respective fields of expertise

Provides input to performance reviews and develop plans for subordinates

Work with other managers, project engineers and discipline Heads to develop budgets, schedules and plans for the various elements of the project

Monitors and reports to management on the progress of all project activities within the program, including significant milestones and any conditions, which would affect project cost, schedule, performance or Client relation

Establishes internal weekly meetings to review project status and formulate action items

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate

Represent the company in Client meetings.

Monitor Health and Safety of the construction works and lead to address violations

Specific Skills Required:

Experience in delivery and execution of high rise projects located within master planned developments. Must have experience of delivering residential / commercial buildings within city center locations. It would be beneficial if the candidate can demonstrate experience of delivering entertainment projects. Must have a strong background in start-up, execution and handover of major projects within the UAE, specifically Dubai.
Minimum Requirements

Minimum 15-20 years of related senior project construction management experience on horizontal projects including but not limited to building, infrastructure and master planned community developments. 5 years in a senior related technical position with a broad general engineering background would be preferred.

Recent experience and knowledge of Municipal and Local Authority processes, procedures and codes and regulations within the UAE.

Previous experience with a reputable main contractor would be a plus.

Membership or ability to obtain membership in the UAE Society of Engineers is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in relevant Engineering field (i.e. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Structural etc.) and PMP, plus membership of a recognized professional institution preferred