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Project Director

  • Job reference: R-027353
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Site Office

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.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

We are currently looking for a Project Director with a minimum of 20 years’ experience in the management of high value projects,

As Project Director, you will be required to provide the senior interface between project ownership and delivery.  You will be required to act as the single focal point of contact between the Client and the Construction Managers, to ensure that the desired project objectives are delivered.  You must have adequate knowledge and information about the business and the project in order to make informed value-add decisions for both the Client and the Company.

Requirements:

• Must have a minimum qualification BSc, BEng, or equivalent, have Chartered status
• More than 20 years’ experience with 5 years being on mega projects
• Experience working in the Middle East region is preferable
• 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

Core Responsibilities

• Develop the strategy and execution plan on large capital projects
• Negotiate contract terms with the client
• Deliver on all technical and commercial aspects of the project as per the contract requirements
• Manage the client relationship and key stakeholders
• Business development to ensure repeat business
• Deliver the financial objectives for the programme
• Manage all programme risk and contingencies
• Ensure compliance with the Atkins Business Management System
• Direct staff and resources to meet programme delivery requirements
• Ensure project success
• Manage the Project Manager’s performance of delegated responsibility

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
• Willing to challenge the status quo

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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