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Senior Project Manager

  • Job reference: FG-004871
  • Sector: Construction, Programme Management
  • Location: Saudi Arabia

We are currently looking for a Senior Project Manager with a minimum of 15 years of experience in the management of retail mixed-use development.

 

Role

 

The Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible for the allocated project to ensure the highest level of service to the client. You will oversee, monitor and coordinate the project to ensure it is completed on or before time, to budget and to the specified quality standards.

 

As a senior member of the team, you will provide leadership and managerial support to your direct reports, foster team work both within the Region and Faithful+Gould generally, provide technical inputs to project teams and ensure that the client’s 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 Faithful+Gould culture:

  • Integrity; we act with honesty and integrity in everything we do
  • Client service; we are dedicated to creating value and delivering service excellence
  • Teamwork; we work together to achieve common goals
  • Innovation; we strive to deliver innovative solutions
  • Commitment; our people are our strength and we value the Faithful family and community 

Responsibilities

 

The role involves the execution duties to the highest possible standards. It is expected that the SPM’s role will ensure sound people and project management, and will include but not be limited to the following key functions:

 

Planning/Scheduling

  • Implement a high-level effective project management framework and method statement, incorporating necessary review processes as required
  • Define and implement criteria for control and management of the project
  • Co-ordinate and direct end-user input throughout the project lifecycle
  • Appraise options and submit to the Client for approval
  • Secure resources and expertise from the Client as required, e.g. appoint professional advisers to support the project sponsor role
  • Lead and oversee the value management strategy
  • Manage project budget, including risk allowance
  • Monitor and control changes/variations following approval by Client
  • Monitor compliance with construction program and identify opportunities for improved delivery

Risk Management

  • Proactively identify potential problems, conflicts, design and delivery issues using risk management tools and skills to mitigate impact on the project
  • Protect Faithful+Gould’s contractual position at all times and bring to the attention of the General Manager any issues of a political or commercially sensitive nature
  • Ensure company policies and procedures are followed including policies and procedure which may be unique to any joint venture arrangement

Site

  • Establish the project site and facilities
  • Oversee the effective operation of the site through conducting regular site visits and quality checks

People

  • Invest in sound people management principles to ensure that the team of staff, contractors and stakeholders works well and provides a supportive environment for the achievement of project and individual objectives
  • Managing the welfare and motivation of Faithful+Gould direct reports, such as Project Managers, Assistant Project Managers and Administration Assistants providing leadership, guidance and encouragement
  • Plan for and undertake annual performance reviews in line with Faithful+Gould processes

Contract Management

  • Negotiate and convert contracts as required by the project/s
  • Oversee the award of contracts and ensure the client is adequately protected
  • Chair meetings and ensure minutes are actioned in a timely manner
  • Provide timely regular and accurate reporting on the project progress, costs and quality as determined by the Business Manager
  • Accurately check and sign-off on all payment certificates and invoices
  • Ensure accurate finalisation of client accounts, provide substantiated recommendations for variations and ensure contractors and consultants are paid in accordance with contract schedules

Client Management

  • Actively seek and implement strategies to improve the client’s position in regard to return and value
  • Identity and resolve disputes quickly and reasonably
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with client representatives, consultants, contractors and adjoining property owners
  • Manage and coordinate the project handover phase with contractors, client contractors, tenants and building managers

Reporting

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

Business Development

 

In addition to your project role, as a representative of the Company, you will use your best endeavours to communicate potential business development opportunities to the Company and to actively promote the interests of the Company within the industry.

 

Financial Accountability

 

A primary measure of your performance will be the ability to deliver within the cost budgets established in the project plan for the project and, therefore, optimising the revenues generated.

 

Delegated Authority

 

This role operates within the following delegations:

  1. Financial – you may commit or expend funds for the project but only with the written approval of the General Manager or Client Representative as determined for each project.
  2. Recruitment – you may commit to employing or negotiating staff positions but only with the prior written approval of the General Manager and in accordance with Faithful+Gould procedures.

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.



Minimum Requirements

 

The minimum requirements for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a construction related discipline
  • 10 years post qualification experience in Project Management
  • Minimum last 5 years as a Senior PM
  • Must have worked on new build retail projects as a PM from inception to completion
  • 360 Project Management experience with a leading PMC
  • Middle East experience preferred but not essential

 

Competence

 

This role requires you to be motivated and results-driven. You will need to be flexible and adaptable in your approach to resolving complex issues. As the key to success in the role is relationship management, you will have communication and interpersonal skills of the highest calibre.

 

Skills and Attributes

 

You should be equipped to:

  • Manage and coordinate the inputs of project stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the project
  • Assess and resolve site planning and coordination issues
  • Apply quality management principles and processes
  • Apply risk assessment and management principles and processes
  • Network effectively, negotiate well and influence people, broker relationships with stakeholders within and outside the project
  • Be aware of the broader perspective and how it affects the project

 

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

 

Apply and the process:

 

We are in the process of shortlisting the candidates and will advise you on your status soon.

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