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Associate Director – Planning & Project Controls

  • Job reference: FG-004310
  • Sector: Construction, Planning, Programme Management
  • Location: Riyadh

We are currently looking for an Associate Director – Project Controls to join our team in KSA.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The project controls manager’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Support KSA business in setting up organizational framework policies, procedures, processes, templates, protocols, and best practices.
  • Provide effective support for the projects in KSA. Identify projects area of concerns, analyze project schedule defects, recommend action plans, advice corrective action to the schedule paths that leads to more control and enhance project performance.
  • Analyze Program / Project Risks and advise the client of any schedule issues that will affect the contract completion of the projects and ensure minimization of clashes and potential delays
  • Assist in preparing the master programme for the projects. Incorporate / Integrate the Contractors program of works into the Master Schedule of works
  • Prepare and Provide Program Management Plan (PMP) in consultation with Clients, as a guide to the project teams in performance of their duties; to identify responsibilities and coordinate various actions and procedures into one comprehensive document
  • Developing the document control system and communication flow for the projects including details on communication procedures and document control systems.
  • Capability building/knowledge transfer to Project Controls teams throughout KSA and provide in-house training
  • Mentoring / supporting Project Controls teams as required on projects throughout KSA for the daily activities
  • Establishing formal reporting protocols / templates on projects.
  • Reviewing contract documents, suggesting changes for planning and programming aspects and the addition of new clauses if necessary.
  • Reviewing construction programmes received from contractors and analysing them in line with the contractual requirements.
  • Preparing progress presentations for the clients.
  • Analyze Contractor’s Delay Claims to establish the contractually justified extension of time and provide recommendation for the client approval .
  • Prepare, review and advise on Stakeholder Management Plan including identification of stakeholders, communication assessment and aligning communication plan in line with master programme
Evaluate Current procedures to create more efficient / cost effective management of resources in the following areas:
  • Procurement
  • Change orders
  • Document Control and Administrative Practices
  • Invoicing and Accounting
  • Programme Close Out
  • EOT / Dispute Resolution
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 maximise 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 focussed our digital transformation around platform modernisation and product development and through standardisation 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.

  • Must have a engineering degree from the relevant field (Bachelor Degree of Engineering)
  • Must possess 15 years of total experience and experience in ME 5 years preferred
  • Strong experience in PCM of major projects. 
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Independent worker who is able to work well with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage resource within the KSA PC team
  • Possess good project background and proven English language technical writing ability and skills.
Rewards & Benefits: 

We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • Medical and life insurance cover 
  • 22 calendar days annual leave 
  • Company gratuity scheme 
  • Discretionary bonus scheme 
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants.
Apply and the Process:

We will be shortlisting the candidates shortly.