Accessibility Links

Search for jobs

Or browse jobs

Portfolio & Programme Management - Senior Consultant

  • Job reference: YI8000004
  • Sector: Management Consultancy, Programme Management
  • Location: Dubai
This vacancy has now expired

Why not...

We are currently looking for a Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management professional to manage the service line, support the growth of our Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management pipeline and manage the delivery of strategic Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management initiatives across the GCC and Egypt as an initial target market. In the short-run, for the next 2 years, the mandate is expected to grow to cover East Africa and South East Asia. The role will be based in the MENA region, and the successful candidate will be reporting to the Associate Directors and/or Directors of Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management service line.

Business Responsibilities:
  • Manage a pipeline of Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management opportunities
  • Define Job descriptions, recruit & manage a team of Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management and management consultancy professionals
  • Supervise the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring, while giving feedback and constructive criticism
  • Manage the delivery of Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management projects
  • Accurately assess required level of effort for a task/project based on experience and manage, prioritise and plan what activities/tasks need to be completed in order to meet objectives
  • Assist in the development of tools, processes and systems to support the delivery of Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management projects
Technical Responsibilities:
  • Responsibilities below shall be undertaken within Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management function of the client’s organisation.
  • Due diligence studies on client’s organisation, systems  and processes in an effort to seek improvements and eliminate waste
  • Quality assessments, audits and enhancements to existing systems, processes and procedures
  • Manage the change & transition design from current state organisation structures to the newly designed or newly established organisation structures
  • Educate client personnel on bespoke training programmes that equip them with the required skillset to achieve their respective Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management function goals
  • Assume full accountability for managing organisation design projects particularly for Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management offices and functions
  • Handling the delivery of new entities mandated to oversee and manage the delivery of major infrastructure projects and programmes
  • Manage the execution of the technology vision, goals, and initiatives that support the long term objectives and mission of the Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management function
  • Manage the processes & procedures change, and train & guide teams on processes & procedures improvements
  • Manage the development and implementation of programme implementation plan and programme management information system
  • Monitoring, measuring and providing feedback on processes & procedures performances
  • Processes & Procedures value stream mapping
  • Manage the integration of multiple information technology systems, to achieve a holistic technological solution

Acuity is the new advisory business from the Atkins Group. We help clients with big infrastructure and energy ambitions to deliver them successfully. Combining deep business acumen with the engineering expertise of Atkins, we offer seamless, end-to-end advisory services that build greater value, and ever rewarding partnerships.  

Acuity advisory services help clients achieve genuine benefits from their investment and change programmes. We advise at senior levels on complex business problems, but we also take a hands-on role, to ensure the solutions aren't just conceived, they are actually delivered. Our ethos is to stand side-by-side with our clients until the real-world benefits of their investment and change programmes are realised. 

For further information visit:

Acuity operates various sub-services under the service line Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management, which is carried out on a global basis. The sub-services are as follows:
1. Portfolio & Programme Management Maturity Assessment
2. Portfolio & Programme Prioritisation & Optimisation
3. Portfolio & Programme Management Office Establishment & Operations
4. Portfolio & Programme Delivery Management
5. Capability Building & Knowledge Transfer

Basic & Technical Competencies:
  • Shall be qualified with a degree (preferably Business Management or Civil Engineering )
  • A Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management in a management consultancy / advisory services capacity
  • Experience in working for global strategy houses or international management consultancies
  • The Candidate must possess excellent working knowledge of project management best practices. Computer literacy and excellent communication skills in English are essential. (Arabic preferred)
  • Strong ability to manage work teams as a team leader
  • Demonstrates competent understanding of assignments and manages the delivery and accomplishment of work tasks independently
  • Commercial and financial acumen related to project budgeting and cost estimation
  • Strong data management and detail oriented
  • Knowledge and experience in the following: 
  • Managing a Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management Office
  • Maturity modelling, KPIs, stage gating, reporting templates, and PMO audit programme development
  • Managing issue and change management frameworks, processes and procedures
  • Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management Framework & Process management 
Core Behaviours:
  • Demonstrate drive, enthusiasm and commitment to projects while projecting a professional image
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills 
  • Able to make decisions, act on own initiative and operate in a proactive manner with a positive attitude
  • Maintains composure in demanding and changing situations and understands when to ask for help from more senior staff
  • Consistently achieves high quality standards and requires limited direction and supervision
  • Functions confidently and competently within client environment and has a positive impact on clients’ perception of Acuity
  • Shows flexibility in tasks and location, and deals well with ambiguity
  • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken English is essential (Arabic preferred)
Rewards and Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive tax free salary 
  • Accommodation allowance 
  • Transportation allowance 
  • 22 days annual leave (based on a 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 Program – 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 currently looking for Portfolio / Programme & Asset Management – Senior Consultant for our Acuity business. We are in the process of shortlisting the candidates and will advise you on your status by the end April.
Below is the link to apply for the job:

Our people