Project Director

About the job

If you are an experienced Project Director (Construction) and are looking to be part of an innovative Design and Build team in the management of large-scale projects in the UAE, this might be the right opportunity for you!

We look forward to receiving your application and speaking to you soon!

An Overview of the Project Director Role

You will provide senior-level management with all project delivery phases from inception to completion and be responsible for successfully delivering the entire project. You will be the lead contact between the internal and external delivery team members, working in collaboration with the Operations Director to ensure that the desired project objectives are achieved and the proactive engagement with the client.

This is a senior leadership position that requires a professional proactive approach, leading by example in your management style, being able to motivate a high-performing team, and being able to manage complex relationships at all levels. You must have the skills required to direct meetings, introduce discussion to encourage thinking in a commercial context, communicate effectively with purpose be able to manage complex and technical projects, and most importantly have a demonstrable successful track record of experience.

The main responsibilities of this role

  • Works with the Project Management Team to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the delivery phases of the project, ultimately ensuring that the project can meet or exceed goals established in the programs.
  • Lead and collaborate with the PMT, (Project Management Team) on all site activities to ensure objectives are accomplished within the project time frame and budget parameters.
  • Assess and review the project’s Key Performance Indicators to determine the accurate status of the project, make decisions for allocating resources, and assign staff requirements to maintain the project on target.
  • Promotes technical excellence on the project managing the project delivery with all internal and external stakeholder teams, including subcontractors.
  • Proactively manage the client relationship, manage changes to the project, and lead on managing approval on all changes before proceeding with changes in the parameters.
  • Prepare reports for corrective action plans if the project is behind schedule or over budget, and present solutions to the Operations Director and Managing Director for the plan for recovery. Review status reports prepared by PMT Managers and ensure that the overall big picture aligns with the entire project plan.
  • Collaborate and manage the project team members to provide mentoring, guidance, and advice and resolve problems ensuring a proactive and collaborative work environment. Ensuring all PMT teams have effective resources and perform with expected efficiency and productivity.
  • Oversees establishment of the Work Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Plan, and other processes to ensure the highest level of safety is practised in a safe work environment with a proactive and motivated team.
  • Completes other responsibilities associated with the position as may be appropriate.

To be successful in this role, you must be able to demonstrate.

  • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes and sustainable technologies
  • Expert knowledge of building products, construction methodology, and relevant rules, regulations, and quality standards
  • Understanding all facets of the construction process including detailed technical knowledge
  • Familiarity with construction management software packages
  • Ability to plan and see the “big picture” with proven leadership ability, excellent communication skills, and demonstrable interpersonal and social skills.
  • A minimum of 20 years of experience in civil construction specifically with high-rise, industrial, commercial, and residential building works with relevant GCC management experience.
  • Have managed and been responsible for major construction of multimillions AED value projects.
  • A bachelor's degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineer or Engineering equivalent
  • A master's or MBA would be advantageous.

Our benefits package for the position

We offer competitive market-led salaries and family benefits packages for this role based on experience.

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