Project Director – AECOM – UAE


AECOM Project Director in Dubai- United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates – Dubai- Dubai
Job Summary
The Project Director is a member of the senior management group within
Buildings. This role requires a person with a proven history of strong
technical leadership and management abilities (projects and people). The
Project Director will work with the Buildings Director and B+P leadership team
including leaders from DP+E- Buildings and PCC- to collaborate and provide
strong direction and ownership of the project- including team management.
The Project Director will be a leader with proven skills and a depth of
experience in at least one technical field of expertise- including the
delivery of multidisciplinary projects. The Project Director will have a broa

range of experience preferably in public and private sector and in the Middl

East region and will include work on at least 2 major projects. The Projec

Director will provide input into the review of project design standards

philosophy and approach- while considering client requirements and
expectations and provide financial management and the coordination of both
internal and external project resources.

The Project Director will manage a technical group of project managers-
planners and design disciplines on key AECOM Buildings projects and must
collaborate and provide leadership as part of the broader team.

Job Duties:

The Project Director will lead the project team to complete work in accordance
with the budget- quality and timelines for the client. Duties will include but
not limited to:

Champion AECOM safety initiatives and advocate the safety for life program and lifeguard principals.

Manage in the preparation of contracts- service agreements- partnerships- variations and or change orders

Manage and lead Bid Submissions and funding arrangements

Write and prepare letters and reports

Manage members of the Project Management team assigned to the individual

Co-ordinate with discipline leaders within Buildings and across the organisation to support strong collaboration and integrated delivery

Attend and lead client briefings and planning and design workshops and present project stages and work to the client throughout the project.

Work closely with the client- sub-contractors and stakeholders to deliver a high quality product in a timely manner and manage relationships with the client and the local authorities

Attend briefings with the client to review project plans- and resolve any conflicts in design or parameters of the work.

Ensuring expected outcomes- budget expenditures and established timeframes are met.

Ensure accuracy and quality of work in accordance with project scope within project parameters and client requirements.

Manage the presentation and report development for the client and play a key role in client management and client satisfaction.

Meet with and report to the Buildings Director on a regular basis to track project progress against the deliverables.

Issue invoices and resolve overdue payments when required in consultation with the Finance group and in accordance with AECOM standards.

Implement and use AECOM`s QA system within all project work and maintain and refine in-house standards- procedures- and policy.

Lead marketing efforts to current clients and be instrumental in identifying and attracting new clients.

Delegate aspects of the project to team members and oversee their delivery in a timely and accurate manner with agreed quality standards.

Participate in Regional and Firm-wide committees- forums and Practice Networks as required.

Specific Skills Required:

A proven track record of successfully delivering major multi-disciplinary programs in the Middle East.

Flexibility and breadth of experience and knowledge across the design- planning and delivery of major projects.

Extensive experience in the management of major multi-disciplinary projects from proposal development to completion- including periodic project reviews

Proven ability to manage a team and manage multi-disciplinary project teams

Strong client management skills

Strong financial and budget management skills

Proven track record in successfully securing new work as well as maintaining existing contracts

Experience working in tier 1 professional services consultancies is preferred

Experience working in the Middle East will be highly regarded

Strong attention to detail

Minimum Requirements

20+ years in the master planning- design- architectural or engineering disciplines

10 years in a lead role delivering major projects.

Proven experience successfully managing a team and multi-disciplinary project teams (> 25+)

Experience working in the Middle East region will be considered favorably

The Project Director will have to nurture a collaborative culture across the B+P End Markets. The Project Director remains hands on while having the political nous to positively influence the client.

Demonstrate financial capability of managing projects in terms of budgets- variations- claims- invoicing- collection- money spent vs deliverables etc

Operations management skills

Preferred Qualifications

A Honours degree in Architecture- Urban Planning- Engineering.

Additional degrees or qualifications in related fields (e.g. PMP) will be considered favorably.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM- you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the
most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time- addressing
the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations
to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth- flexibility and
creativity- as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion- diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are- how we act and what we aspire to- which comes
down to not only

delivering a better world – but working to |make amazing happen| in each
neighborhood- community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer-
we believe in each person`s potential- and we`ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 221509BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race- color- religion- sex- national origin- sexual orientation- gender
identity- disability or protected veteran status.