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Construction Implementation Manager-Defence

  • Job reference: ME-005948
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Defence
  • Location: Riyadh Province
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Why not...

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region


  • Direct and coordinate the monitoring and surveillance of all Construction Contractor's site activities, and the site data generated by him, in accordance with the requirements of the Engineer's Terms of Reference.
  • Act as the Programme Manager’s delegated representative at site level in respect of his area of responsibility.
  • Develop and maintain harmonious working relationships at site with representatives of external and internal customers and partners.
  • Oversee progress monitoring of the Construction Contractor's site works against the requirements of the programme.
  • Regularly review the work progress and prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status
  • Support monthly customer reviews to brief on latest construction progress
  • Direct and coordinate the monitoring and surveillance of the Construction Contractor's commissioning and testing activities.
  • Direct and coordinate Facilities Management Team participation in handover activities.
  • Monitor contract change activities in liaison with the Programme Manager. 
  • Direct and supervise the activities of the document control and administration functions in the Facilities Management Team construction site office.
  • Coordinate and instruct Facilities Management Team base technical staff to ensure the effective execution of the Engineer's Terms of Reference in respect of the Construction Contractor's site activities.
  • Address and resolve, as necessary, project issues of concern as reported by his staff (Alternatively) to seek resolution by the Programme Manager, as appropriate on such issues that may be outside the Facilities Management Team and his own authority.
  • Ensure that the Facilities Management Team Project and Quality Plan, Project Deliverables and supporting documentation are implemented and continuously improved at site.
  • Oversee the update and control of the Facilities Management Team construction documentation and material submission library on site together with the associated registers.
  • Conduct appraisals of the members of the site team, set objectives and ensure these are achieved.
  • Authorise the issue of technical queries, observation and non-conformance notices and records to the Construction Contractor, as appropriate.
  • Liaise and coordinate activities with each Senior Discipline Engineer as necessary.
  • Coordinate actions to resolve technical queries raised at site including liaison with Facilities Management Team and Contractor's design staff as necessary. Promote, for effective monitoring/reporting purposes, the Construction Contractor's development and maintenance of defined target construction programmes.
  • Review the Construction Contractor's detailed target programmes, in line with current information, to ensure compatibility with the contract programme and client requirements.
  • Ensure that all progress information, in respect of his area of responsibility, is issued by the Construction Contractor on a timely basis and that it is accurate. 
  • Collate inputs and prepare the Facilities Management Team Monthly Progress Report in respect of his area of responsibility, within agreed timescales.
  • Ensure that all activities under his control are undertaken in accordance with company Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) standards.
  • Monitor the Contractor's construction safety, health and environment (SHE) standards. Oversee Facilities Management Team regular site safety assessments.
  • Direct and coordinate the monitoring of preparation of as built records to ensure their veracity.
  • Liaise and coordinate activities with the Programme Manager as necessary and refer any matters requiring design office resolution to him.
  • When requested, implement and coordinate the review and comment of the Construction Contractor's design documents at site, including, but not restricted to, drawings and specifications to ensure adequacy in respect of local site conditions, maintainability, correctness and buildability.
  • Ensure that the planning and implementation of surveys receive all necessary local support and input.
  • To act as the senior site representative for all liaison with other participating organisations in respect of his area of responsibility.
  • To manage and coordinate the resources at his disposal to ensure the effective execution of the Engineer's brief in respect of the Construction Contractor's site activities.
  • To ensure that all Facilities Management Team activities under his control are undertaken in accordance with the applicable specifications, standards, codes of practice and quality system documentation.
  • The Site Implementation Manager is responsible to the Programme Manager for monitoring contractor activities to ensure the programme is delivered to cost, schedule and relevant contractual, regulatory and safety requirements.
  • This role is delivered through the management of a site team of approx. 20 personnel. The role is considered to be a subject matter expert within the Facilities Construction PM Discipline.
  • The key aspect of this role will focus on the delivery of the construction programme, operating closely with, and providing expert leadership to, other functional areas to ensure that the total Facilities Construction is fit for purpose.
  • The Job Holder will manage, control and monitor the project so that it is delivered to agreed time, cost and quality requirements, regularly reviewing and reporting on progress against plan and, where necessary, intervening to resolve issues which threaten delivery to plan. To achieve this it will be necessary to ensure that the project adheres to all policies and procedures and that they are carried out in such a way as to minimise risk and maximise opportunities.
  • The Job Holder will need to manage the project to ensure that the project achieves all its objectives especially assigned relationships with major suppliers and sub-contractors to ensure all contracts are delivered and that issues are effectively addressed. To undertake this role, the Site Implementation Manager (PM) will need to ensure the project team possesses the required resources and capabilities to effectively deliver the project in line with all requirements and that staff are led, developed and motivated to ensure they are aware of and capable of meeting their accountabilities. To fully achieve this there will be a need to liaise with all functions relevant to the delivery of assigned projects to build an integrated project team and to enable the achievement of project objectives
  • The role requires the application of Project Management skills covering the entire project lifecycle. The position is to lead the project by ensuring the technical support through direct and indirect management of the team (both in the UK and KSA) in the delivery of solution. In the Prime Contractorship role, a significant aspect of the job will be the management of interfaces between several sub-contractors.
  • An important part of the PM role will be to conduct post-project appraisals and ensure “lessons learned” dissemination across other business teams.
  • The post holder will delegate specific authority where appropriate to the Facilities Engineer and other functions of the project team
Core accountabilities:
  • Executive level engagement with Customer and other stakeholders as appropriate with a view to understanding and exceeding requirements and expected levels of service.
  • Understand the organisation taking full accountability for remit and operating with the requirements of the wider organisation at heart.
  • Display and set an example of the types of behaviours expected of Executive level employees across the business.
  • Willing to challenge people inside and outside the organisation in order to act consistently with ethical business practices
  • Any duty or accountability required and deemed appropriate at Executive/Managerial level by the business.


  • Substantial project management experience in managing construction projects of similar scale and complexity
  • Understanding of the Saudi Arabia business and Operational Framework, or an ability to develop this quickly
  • Significant political and cultural awareness in areas relating to KSA projects
  • Expert networking and communication skills used at a senior level with governments customers, suppliers, partners and sub-contractors
  • Responsible in all aspects of the Risk Management process.
  • Minimum of 10 years of working experience.

  • The role would typically require a degree in Project Management or related discipline.
  • APMP Qualification or equivalent
  • Understanding of lifecycle review processes.
  • Track record of managing a number of major, complex and sensitive projects successfully
  • Expert level planning and scheduling skills, ensuring the complex activities of interrelated project teams are controlled, managed and linked into the overall business plan
  • Expert leadership, delegation and team building skills for the effective people management of large and complex programmes
  • High level problem solving and financial control skills
  • Substantial understanding of commercial, financial and project leadership
  • Expert in project review and control, including the use of EVM techniques


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