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Senior Planning Manager

  • Job reference: FG-004296
  • Sector: Defence, Government, Planning
  • Location: Riyadh
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We are currently looking for a Senior Planning Manager to form part of our Project Management Consultant (PMC) project team, based on a large defence and telecoms project in Riyadh. The main objective of the PMC is to implement and manage the overall Development Programme, which includes telecom & infrastructure enhancement works. The project is expected to last for 24 months.

The Senior Planning Manager is responsible for short and long range project planning and scheduling functions, supervising assigned professional, technical, and clerical personnel, including department staff and outside consultants, assigning work, organising and directing the timely completion of complex reports, other written materials, and oral reports for dissemination to project management team, client, project parties and external agencies, and coordinates activities with all packages, other divisions, and departments. 


  • Interfacing on a daily basis with the main contractor sub contractors and internal management.
  • Reporting on and assisting the contractor on the integrity of all schedules.
  • Maintaining the progress measurement systems by management.
  • Reviewing for compliance all reports prepared by the contractor.
  • Carrying out studies into scheduling, manning and material flow as needed.
  • Setting and monitoring the tasks within the client’s service organisation.
  • Attending offsite meetings as requested by the client.
  • Reviewing schedules for slippage of key dates.
  • Assisting in the defence / approval of any claim for time extension or major change to the schedule.
  • Approving the monthly contractor reports and stated progress.
  • Ensuring that each planner runs his or her section to the highest professional standards, that all information is current, and that every member of the team is receiving the information he or she needs to fulfil their responsibilities.
  • Developing and maintaining the project master schedules.
  • Overview of consultant or contractor schedule reviews.
  • Schedule claims analysis.
  • Establishing and maintaining consistent and adequate administration procedures, in their field.  These procedures will be followed across the project by the respective planners working under the construction managers.
  • Providing information, technical support and guidance for the planners working under the Project Director.

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.


  • Must have a engineering degree from the relevant field (Bachelor Degree of Engineering)
  • Possess 15 years of total experience and at least 5 years’ experience in the Middle East, preferably Saudi Arabia;
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Independent worker who is able to work well with minimal supervision.
  • Possess good project background and proven English language technical writing ability and skills.
  • Strong experience in PCM of major projects;
  • Preferably with experience of Military/Defence, Telecom and/or working in a Project Management office;
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Independent worker who is able to work well with minimal supervision;
  • Possess good project background and proven English language technical writing ability and skills.
  • Western Educated, native english speaker - first language.

Rewards and Benefits:

  • A competitive salary
  • 22 days paid annual leave + KSA statutory holidays Life Assurance Scheme (based on 5 day working week)
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Personal accident cover
  • Medical insurance
  • 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

Apply and the Process:

We are currently looking for Senior Planning Manager for our F+G business. We are in the process of shortlisting the candidates and will advise you on your status by the end 30th April 2017.

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