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Project Director (Healthcare)

  • Job reference: FG-004517
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Government, Healthcare, Programme Management
  • Location: Riyadh

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As part of our Middle East business strategy, we are currently looking for experienced Project Director (Hospital/Healthcare Projects) to join our team in Saudi Arabia to lead a major project.

Responsible for managing and leading a diverse team of professionals including Project Managers, Engineers, Construction Managers, Planner/Schedulers, Quantity Surveyors, Contractors and other supporting services.

Drawing on your existing pharmaceutical delivery and major healthcare projects experience, you will be responsible for monitoring the project direction and coordinating throughout all project life-cycles and final handover to the client.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Lead the Integrated Project Management Team to develop the strategy and execution plan on large capital projects
  • Deliver on all technical and commercial aspects of the projects as per the contract requirements
  • Manage the client relationship and key stakeholders
  • Be proactive in offering solutions to issues and opportunities
  • Business development to ensure repeat business
  • Deliver the financial objectives for the programme
  • Manage all programme risk and contingencies
  • Ensure compliance with the Atkins/F+G Business Management System
  • Direct staff and resources to meet programme delivery requirements
  • Ensure project success
  • Manage the Project Manager’s performance of delegated responsibility
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.

  • Provide the principal point of contact with the clients’ senior representatives for the delivery of project services.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with relevant project, technical, financial and commercial staff which may include direct hires and contractors.
  • Develop close working relationships with other Faithful+Gould business heads, locally and internationally
  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues within the region and internationally to maximize the cost base and technical delivery capability
  • Support the Project Manager in the resolution of problems
Core Requirements:
  • Western educated to a minimum of Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management or architecture.
  • Chartered with a western recognised institute (to include but not necessarily be limited to APM, ICE, RICS, CIOB, AIA and RIBA).
  • A minimum of 15 years post graduate experience
  • A minimum of 5 years operating at senior management and director level
  • Experience in leading on major pharmaceutical programmes of works
  • Experience of leading a business and having responsibility for a P&L account
  • Proven success in the delivery of large healthcare capital projects within scope, time and budget
  • Ability to influence for results
  • Experience in the planning, managing and successfully delivering on projects involving numerous stakeholders
  • Effective IT and communication skills in report writing, presentations and holding effective conversations
  • Proven ability to lead, organize and direct large multi-national organization
  • Be resilient with a “can do” attitude and able to work under pressure
  • Be collaborative and able to work across regional and business boundaries
  • Be focused on delivering to agree objectives and standards
  • Assert independent views and challenge when appropriate
  • Willing to challenge the status quo
Rewards and benefits:
  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 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 are in the process of shortlisting the candidates for the role and we will revert at the earliest with your application status.