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Deputy Project Director

  • Job reference: FG-004916
  • Sector: Construction, Programme Management
  • Location: Saudi Arabia

We are currently looking for a Deputy Project Director with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the management of large scale mixed-use development in KSA.

 

Role

 

In this role, you are required to provide the interface between project ownership and delivery. You are required to act as the single focal point of contact between the Client, consultants and the Construction Contractor(s), ensuring the desired project objectives are delivered. You must have adequate knowledge and information about the business and the project in order to make informed value-add decisions for both the Client and the Company.

 

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

  • Integrity; we act with honesty and integrity in everything we do
  • Client service; we are dedicated to creating value and delivering service excellence
  • Teamwork; we work together to achieve common goals
  • Innovation; we strive to deliver innovative solutions
  • Commitment; our people are our strength and we value the Faithful+Gould family and community

 

Responsibilities

 

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

  • Manage and coordinate the inputs of project stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the project;
  • Coordinate the building services design and execution between Engineering, Architectural and Civil/Structural disciplines;
  • Initiating and managing building services designs to meet budget;
  • Apply quality management principles and processes;
  • Apply risk assessment and management principles and processes;
  • Providing strategic planning advice in relation to the requirements for phasing of infrastructure works, the sequence of works and the necessary authority approval processes;
  • Manage the Design and Quantity Surveying teams to prepare the appropriate tender documentation for building services and infrastructure trade contracts;
  • Providing technical input for offer requests and the awarding of infrastructure subcontracts;
  • In conjunction with the Project Director and Senior Project Managers, manage the tender assessment, negotiation and award of infrastructure contracts;
  • Manage and resolve site planning and coordination issues;
  • Manage technical coordination meetings with subcontractors and project staff;
  • Manage the building services site works in accordance with the approved Master Programme;
  • Manage the implementation of site based approval protocols to ensure that the infrastructure is completed in accordance with the design, specification and quality requirements

 

Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading consultancies providing integrated project and programme management services for construction and engineering projects, with a turnover in excess of £200 million.

 

Faithful+Gould worldwide has access to 2,300 consultants, of whom 400 are located in the Middle East across six offices. We have successfully delivered commercial advice and management support for over 65 years to clients in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, UK, and North America. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Atkins Group, the design and engineering company.

 

Active in the Middle East for 18 years, Faithful+Gould combines in-depth knowledge of the region with the ability to draw on our global resource and constructive expertise, to deliver the most challenging of projects. With registered companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, this makes us one of the strongest international construction consultancies in the region.



Minimum Requirements

 

The minimum requirements for this position are:

  • Bachelor Degree Civil Engineering in a building services discipline
  • 10 years post qualification experience in Project Management
  • Minimum last 5 years as a Senior PM
  • Must have worked on large mixed-use projects as a PM from inception to completion.
  • Project Management experience with a leading PMC
  • Middle East / KSA experience required.

 

Competence

 

This position requires professional ability and inherent motivation. You have the skills required to direct meetings, introduce discussion to encourage thinking on the wider commercial context and be responsible for the tasks assigned to members of your project team. You are willing and able to perform duties diligently to the quality standards set by the Company and conform to the Company’s policies and business systems and be committed to their implementation and continuous improvement at all times.

 

Delegated Authority

 

You will operate within the constraints of the particular contract for which you have been appointed. You will have financial delegations for the Company in accordance with the financial authorities established by the Company, and as amended from time to time.

 

Skills and Attributes You are expected to:

  • Apply quality management principles and processes
  • Apply risk assessment and management principles and processes
  • Network effectively, negotiate well and influence people, broker relationships with stakeholders within and outside the project
  • Be aware of the broader environmental, social and economic perspectives and how they may affect the project
  • Support and provide leadership to your project team.

 

Rewards and Benefits:

 

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Accommodation allowance;
  • Transportation allowance;
  • Annual leave;
  • Medical and life insurance cover;
  • Company gratuity scheme;
  • Discretionary bonus scheme;
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin;
  • 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 are in the process of shortlisting the candidates and will advise you on your status soon.