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Project Director - Mixed Use

  • Job reference: FG-004912
  • Sector: Construction, Programme Management
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
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We are currently looking for a Project Director with a minimum of 20 years’ experience in the management of large scale mixed-used projects. The position is to lead our Project Management team for a regional mall through the design and construction phases, whilst also having an eye on regional mixed-used projects.


You will be required to provide the senior management input into all project delivery related matters and be fully responsible for the successful delivery of services for the engagement(s) assigned to you. You will be required to act as the single focal point of contact between the Client and the internal and external delivery team members, possibly across multiple projects, to ensure that the desired project objectives are delivered.


Further, you are expected to conduct yourself in line with the core values of the business and lead by example in maintaining the company culture:




A Winning Attitude, you focus on your goals, managing project resources as applicable, whilst highlighting potential new or repeat business opportunities.


Customer Driven, you fully contribute to excellent customer service and understand the customers’ changing business and project needs.


Ambassador for F+G and Atkins, you take pride in your work and the work F+G does and you share this with your colleagues and clients.




Meet the Challenge, you always seek out new learning opportunities to ensure your technical skills and knowledge are current. You assist/mentor more junior colleagues and peers with their development


Aware, you have an understanding of the wider F+G and Atkins regional goals and an awareness of the dynamics of relationships with colleagues and clients


Delivers, you develop delivery plans for projects, involve others and ensure objectives are met.




A Team Player, you contribute to a positive, friendly environment, helping to set the tone for colleagues. You help build relationships across teams and with clients.


Engaging, you contribute concisely and effectively with clients and other consultants. You respect other points of view and seek out the best result in discussions.


Adaptable, you challenge the status quo and perform to a high standard in an uncertain environment, in pursuit of performance improvement.




You will be responsible for at least the following areas and duties in your role:




  • Implement a high-level effective project management framework and project execution statement. Provide guidance and advice to other staff members in relation to the production of the project execution plan, review content and take ultimate responsibility for content prior to issue on the project.
  • Define and implement criteria for control and management of the project
  • Monitor, review and ultimately take responsibility for the content of the project master programme. Unsure the structure of the master programme is in line with the envisaged or agreed project WBS and provide strategic guidance to the schedule formulation.
  • Monitor and oversee progress status updates of the master programme and where necessary liaise with project stakeholders to lead delay mitigation strategies and improvement initiatives.
  • Monitor and ensure the contract programme under the construction contracts is in place, fully reviewed and approved by the necessary project stakeholders and that all revisions and or progress updates are thoroughly reviewed and accepted.
  • Take an active an leading role in the control of ‘time’ on the project, ensuring a protocol and full review of early warnings is in place, and generally ensure a project structure, and personal ownership of changes, is implemented.


Risk Management:

  • Ensure that a formal risk management process is in place on the project, utilising agreed BMS risk register and management process.
  • Hold, chair and lead risk meeting and actively participate in formulation of mitigation and control measures. Regularly discuss risk management
  • You are likely to be responsible for the technical and commercial performance of the engagement on behalf of the company. Upon commencement undertake a full handover from the bid manager /responsible director and ensure the engagement risks are fully identified and control measures in place. Lead the formulation of an internal Project Management Plan (as dictated within the BMS) that sets out the internal arrangements around delivery, resource management, and financial management and PSR establishment/ownership.


Construction Phase Management:

  • Manage the relationships between all project stakeholders to facilitate effective communications and outcomes
  • Manage the design team and site delivery team performance of delegated responsibilities
  • Establish an effective and universal strategy to address major issues that may arise with the site delivery team
  • Ensure the supervision team and site delivery team receives the necessary stakeholder decisions in a timely fashion
  • Establish a mechanism to ensure collaborative problem solving with the site delivery team, which will involve regular dialogue with contractors, team working and risk-sharing
  • Chair and lead progress meetings with the contractor and supervision consultant to pro-actively manage the project and mitigate any delivery issues prior to it impacting delivery.
  • Monitor the delivery of Contract Administration services by other, and ensure such is protecting the Client as far as possible. Pro-actively monitor this service to ensure active claims protection and management is in place through the issue of contractual correspondence and record maintenance. Note if Faithful+Gould is fulfilling the role of Contract Administrator further project specific roles and responsibilities will be required to be set out in the Project Management Plan section and specific sign-off from the assigned regional director will be necessary.



  • Invest in sound people management principles to ensure that the team of staff, contractors and other partners works well and provides a supportive environment for the achievement of project and individual objectives
  • Uphold the values of the Company through your actions and assist to enforce Company standards at all times
  • Demonstrate clear leadership
  • Manage the welfare and motivation of all company direct reports, providing leadership, guidance and encouragement
  • Mentor and guide direct reporting staff to grow, improve, develop and together with Senior
  • Management set clear career and role objectives.
  • Plan for and undertake annual performance reviews in line with company processes.


Commercial Management:

  • Take overall responsibility of the ‘cost’ element of the project, even if through the monitoring and management of a third party cost consultant. If the engagement also includes cost consultancy services project specific responsibilities will need to be included in the Project Management Plan and discussed with your assigned regional director.
  • Ensure effective budget control is in place across the project, and that such is reviewed and updated on minimum monthly basis.
  • Where applicable lead and oversee the value management strategy.
  • Oversee the award of contracts and review on behalf of the Client.
  • Negotiate and convert contracts as required by the project(s)
  • Manage the commercial performance of the project for Faithful+Gould in line with corporate governance requirements.


Client Management:

  • As the lead team member for the company assigned to the project you will have overall responsibility to manage and facilitate a pro-active and positive relationship with the Client.
  • Identify and resolve disputes quickly and reasonably, taking the lead role in the resolution of any disputes that may arise.
  • Lead the process of Client engagement, through regular meetings, presentations and discussions during the project delivery. Be comfortable leading such scenarios and exhibit exemplar communication skills, representing the company well and in a professional manner in all cases.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with client representatives, consultants, contractors and other project stakeholders



  • Receive and review detailed reports on the project from the design and site delivery team
  • Establish formal reporting arrangements on project progress for the Client and Company
  • Maintain up-to-date project site sheets and resumes for the project team for use by the Company


Business Development:

  • Identify and communicate potential business development opportunities to the Company
  • Actively promote the interests of the Company within the industry.


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.


  • Generally you will have 20+ years total experience and have a track record of working on mixed-use projects for a Project Management Consultancy for 7 years, ideally with 5+ years’ experience of working in the region.
  • Ideally you should possess a degree in a construction related discipline and hold a membership/Chartership from a construction related professional body.


Rewards and Benefits:


We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Accommodation allowance;
  • Transportation allowance;
  • Annual leave;
  • Medical and life insurance cover;
  • Company gratuity scheme;
  • Discretionary bonus scheme;
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • 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


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