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Assistant Project Manager (Hospitality)

  • Job reference: R-029081
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Doha

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SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.

We are currently looking for Assistant Project Manager with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the management of large scale hotel/hospitality style projects.  The position is to support your Project Management team for a 5* luxury hotel (guestrooms, branded apartments and luxury guest experience) for which F+G have been appointed as project managers for the design and construction phases.

You will be required to provide the management input into all project delivery related matters and be fully responsible for the successful delivery of services for the engagement(s) assigned to you.  You will be required to act as the focal point of contact between the Client and the internal and external delivery team members, possibly across multiple projects, to ensure that the desired project objectives are delivered. 


Further, you are expected to conduct yourself in line with the core values of the business and lead by example in maintaining the company culture:


  • Positive;

    A Winning Attitude, you focus on your goals, managing project resources as applicable, whilst highlighting potential new or repeat business opportunities.

    Customer Driven, you fully contribute to excellent customer service and understand the customers’ changing business and project needs.

    Ambassador for F+G and Atkins, you take pride in your work and the work F+G does and you share this with your colleagues and clients.

  • Professional;

    Meet the Challenge, you always seek out new learning opportunities to ensure your technical skills and knowledge are current. You assist/mentor more junior colleagues and peers with their development

    Aware, you have an understanding of the wider F+G and Atkins regional goals and an awareness of the dynamics of relationships with colleagues and clients

    Delivers, you develop delivery plans for projects, involve others and ensure objectives are met.

Generally you will have 5+ years total experience and have a track record of working on hotel/leisure projects for a Project Management Consultancy in the region.

Qualifications                            Ideally you should possess a degree in a construction related discipline and hold a membership/chartership from a construction related professional body.

Responsibilities                        You will be responsible for at least the following areas and duties in your role;

  • Implement a high-level effective project management framework and project execution statement. Provide guidance and advice to other staff members in relation to the production of the project execution plan, review content and take ultimate responsibility for content prior to issue on the projectManage the relationships between all project stakeholders to facilitate effective communications and outcomes
  • Manage the design team and site delivery team performance of delegated responsibilities
  • Establish an effective and universal strategy to address major issues that may arise with the site delivery team
  • Ensure the supervision team and site delivery team receives the necessary stakeholder decisions in a timely fashion
  • Establish a mechanism to ensure collaborative problem solving with the site delivery team, which will involve regular dialogue with contractors, team working and risk-sharing
  • Chair and lead progress meetings with the contractor and supervision consultant to pro-actively manage the project and mitigate any delivery issues prior to it impacting delivery.
  • Monitor the delivery of Contract Administration services by other, and ensure such is protecting the Client as far as possible.  Pro-actively monitor this service to ensure active claims protection and management is in place through the issue of contractual correspondence and record maintenance. Note if Faithful+Gould is fulfilling the role of Contract Administrator further project specific roles and responsibilities will be required to be set out in the Project Management Plan section and specific sign-off from the assigned regional director will be necessary.
  • Receive and review detailed reports on the project from the design and site delivery team
  • Establish formal reporting arrangements on project progress for the Client and Company
  • Maintain up-to-date project skite sheets and resumes for the project team for use by the Company
  • Identify and communicate potential business development opportunities to the Company
  • Actively promote the interests of the Company within the industry.

    Rewards & Benefits

    We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 22 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants