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Project Director

  • Job reference: FG-006334
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: Qatar

The Role


Drawing on your existing major projects experience, you will be responsible for monitoring the project direction and coordinating throughout the project life-cycle to project completion.

  • The Project Director will be a qualified professional capable of providing planning, leadership, direction and technical expertise to manage complex tasks and multidisciplinary projects.
  • He must have a minimum qualification BSc, BEng, BA or equivalent, have Chartered status and more than 15 years’ experience with the last 5 years being on a similar project/role.
  • Experience working in the Middle East on high end hotel projects is key. 
  • You will also be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the company reputation with our clients and developing effective long term client relationships thus identifying and developing new opportunities for the Group.

Responsibilities

  • Deliver on all technical and commercial aspects of the project as per the contract requirements
  • Manage the client relationship and key stakeholders
  • Manage and coordinate with the local Authorities and Municipalities in Abu Dhabi
  • Business develop to ensure repeat business
  • Deliver the financial objectives for the programme
  • Manage all programme risk and contingencies
  • Ensure compliance with the Business Management System
  • Direct staff and resources to meet programme delivery requirements
  • Ensure project success
SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.



Qualifications

  • Degree in engineering or construction
  • Experience in leading on large multi-disciplinary hotels projects or running a major programme of works for a multi-million dirham project
  • Experience of leading a business and having responsibility for a P&L account
  • Proven success in the delivery of large 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
Behaviours
  • 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

Relationships

  • Provide the principal point of contact with the clients’ senior representatives for the delivery of project services
  • Manage and work with the local authorities and municipality for the delivery of approvals, permits and services
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with relevant project, technical, financial and commercial staff
  • Develop close working relationships with other business heads, locally and internationally
  • Mobilise and demobilize staff members to meet delivery requirements
  • Support, coach, develop and recruit senior managers and engineers
  • Support the Project Manager in the resolution of problems

Rewards & Benefits


We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 22 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants


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