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Programme Director

  • Job reference: R-026705
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Riyadh

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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.
Due to continued success in the country we are now seeking an experienced PMO/ Programme Director to join our already established team in Riyadh, Saudi to oversee a major programme of work.


• Full Programme Management duties.
• Lead a PMO team in executing our contracted PMO services.
• Ensuring implementation and compliance with the Integrated Management System
• Provision of PMO budget and cost control.
• Staff structure and formal routes of reporting
• Staff development appraisals
• Planning, organisation and control
• Monitoring all work executed, at all stages, to ensure that an accurate and professional service is offered to clients
• Guidance of team members in technical and contractual obligations and duties
• Professional interface with other disciplines and the client’s representative
• To ensure the high quality and timeliness of service delivery to clients
• Representation of the team
• To provide full efficient and effective services in all technical and contractual aspects of professional practice
• Preparation of fee proposals and submissions (when required)
• Effective and efficient administration and ownership of fee accounts
• Service delivery to clients and act as primary interface, ensuring Faithful+Gould  secure the client’s confidence
• Effective management of internal job costing in relation to the fee and services to be provided and of resource requirements

Experience & Qualifications:

• Degree holder in Construction, Engineering or Quantity Surveying from a reputable University
• Member/Fellow or similar qualification is preferred
• Minimum of 20 years project management experience demonstrating relevant PMO management experience
• Proven ability to demonstrate the effective delivery of PMO duties from initial brief through delivery to final completion
• Productive supervision of subordinates including adequate planning, monitoring and control
• Ability to manage a team on major/complex programmes/projects.
• Effective team control and building of team spirit/culture
• Management of resources on projects through collaboration with the Directors
• Retaining existing clients for further work and securing new clients
• Ability to represent  Faithful+Gould at bid interviews
• Demonstrate an understanding of overall PMO requirements and the ability to advise client’s knowledgably on overall project management issues
• Demonstrate effective leadership and high commitment in order to achieve goals
• Excellent communications skills; including report writing and presentation skills

Rewards and Benefits:
We offer an excellent package which includes:
• A competitive salary
• 25 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
• 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