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Senior Project Manager

  • Job reference: ME-005827
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction
  • Location: Dubai
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Job Summary

Due to continued growth, the Property Sector is looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager to be based in Dubai to work on a number of projects in the UAE.

The Project Leader has the authority of the day to day running of a project on behalf of the Director in Charge within the agreed constraints.

Atkins has been established in the Gulf for over 40 years, having first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. The regional head office (Dubai) was established in 1979.

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, Sharjah.

Technical Competencies / Qualifications / Experience


  • Degree qualified in an engineering or architectural discipline
  • Minimum of 12 years of professional experience of which 3 years as a Project Manager (with a design consultancy firm or project management company) on building projects in excess of AED 150 million construction cost (£25m)
  • Demonstrable record of taking design consultancy projects from inception through to final delivery wherein the candidate was responsible for the commercial and financial performance of the project including but not limited to contract administration, change management, project financial performance monitoring and project delivery to project programme
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to quickly adapt to changing environments
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Ability to liaise with a wide variety of staff and Clients at all levels
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Thorough understanding of planning / scheduling
  • Be able to show Leadership skills
  • Have excellent team building skills
  • Commercially astute with good analytical skills
  • The ability to work in a team and independently


  • Fluency in Arabic speaking and writing
  • Delegation skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Chartered Engineer / Architect
  • Member of a recognised professional institution
  • Site Experience (as a representative of Design Consultant, Project Management Company or a Contractor)
  • Proficiency in operating planning tools like Primavera and / or MS Projects
  • 3 years’ work experience within the Middle East
  • Bidding experience

Behavioural Competencies


  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to listen and assimilate information quickly and effectively
  • Self starter
  • Articulate/good communicator
  • Confident
  • Approachable and able to motivate and inspire project management team
  • Attention to detail
  • Collaborative
  • Seeks continuous improvement

Salary & Benefits

  • We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • 22 working days 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 by the end of May 2017

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