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Keywords / Skills : Works Manager, Marine, Dredging

5 - 10 years
Posted: 2018-06-05

Job Description

Responsible for:
In general:
 In close cooperation with PM everything that is required to perform his tasks properly
 Organizing and supervising the execution of the dredging works for which he is responsible according to the preset planning, budgeting and the applied methods, also observing the standards as to quality, safety and environmental care and with as little risk as possible to persons and equipment.
 Scheduling the deployment of personnel, dredging vessels, auxiliary equipment and subcontractors.
 Ensuring that all legal and contractual requirements are complied with as far as the execution of dredging works is concerned.
 Ensuring that the works assigned to him are executed safety and without risks for the health, quality and environment, both according to the customer’s requirements and those of the company.
 Reporting to Head Office Selecting the most suited staff for executing the dredging works, in consultation with the HR Department.
 Reporting of defects to vessels or their auxiliary equipment to the Technical Department, the Project Manager and the Head office
 Daily reporting to and consultation with the Project Manager, the Project Team and the Head office on the operational activities, more in particular on the progress of the works for which he is responsible.
 Reporting of accidents or particular events
 Responsible for the safety and health of the employees and Subcontractors, including the environmental performance
 Execution of the work in accordance with the local environmental prescriptions and regulations
 Making honest and valued evaluation of the staff

 Defend the Company’s viewpoints
 Delegate tasks towards the site staff
 Study and implement methods increasing production
Works Manager Responsibilities and accountabilities towards HSE
All staff with management responsibilities shall demonstrate their commitment to the continual improvement of the HSE performance.
Organising and supervising the execution of the dredging works for which he is responsible according to the preset planning, budgeting and the applied methods, also observing the standards as to quality, safety and environmental care and with as little risk as possible to persons and equipment.

Accountabilities towards HSE
The WM will coordinate all project activities, and takes HSE very important to successfully complete all project activities.
The Works Manager implements the policy by:
 Setting an example for his colleagues by his own behavior and approach regarding HSE matters
 Ensuring that the OHSMS [Occupational Health and Safety Management System] is effective
 Asking the HSE Management for advice;
 Ensuring that risks and impacts are properly communicated to all supervisors and workers, and that work is carried out safely on a daily basis;
 Verifying whether the different tasks are performed by qualified and competent personnel;
 Making sure that the project activities comply with HSE regulations and requirements;
 Carrying out inspections, reporting of nonconformities and ensuring that these are followed up;
 Ensuring that all employees understand the HSE regulations;
 Ensuring that accidents, near-misses and hazardous situations are investigated and corrective actions are taken;
 Proposing measures to prevent risks for personnel.
 Responsibilities towards emergency response are defined in the Emergency Response Plan.

 Setting up daily, weekly Operational planning
 Assisting Setup project team
 Assisting Setup Operational Budget tender Budget
 Assisting Setup Mobilization/Demobilization plan
 Mobilization/Demobilization
 Assisting the execution program
 In conflicts due to human relations between site staff and labour
 About execution program, difficulties, changes in methods, etc... together with PM
 Precedence in works of subcontractors, J.V. partners
 In all matters directly related to a proper execution of the Works, in compliance with the requirements of the Contract
According to organization chart of Personnel, delegates power to:
 superintendents for daily execution of the Works
 Surveyor for the positioning of the Works and follow-up of measurements
 Technical superintendent for maintenance and repair of the Equipment
 Local Agent for typical local matters
 daily correspondence and contacts with Client and Third Parties
 Checks with the Accountant progress and compares this with setup cost control and budget systems
 managing the Operations Team (daily meetings)
 establish chapters of the final report of the Project-operations pertaining to performance, production, soil data and other price influencing elements
 the Progress of the Works, own works and subcontractor’s work
 the daily activities of the site staff
 the activities of the local agent and outside lawyers, accountants, etc...
 import and export of equipment/vessels, spare parts, consumables
 performance of labor (number and rates)
Works Manager Authorities:
 To schedule personnel and equipment in order to perform the works as planned
 To take all necessary decision in order to carry out the work safely, with care for the environment and with quality according to the requirements
Specific tasks concerning HSE:
 To carry out HSE - Inspections
 Organizing toolbox - meetings or delegating them to superintendents and foreman / supervisors
Commitment of WM towards the Occupational Health and Safety Management System:
 Demonstrating leadership and accountability towards safety by actively taking part in HSE meetings (e.g. inspections and audits; Incident Investigations; development of Safe Work Practices; Job Hazard Analysis; Risk & Impact Assessments).
 Ensure the availability of resources to set up, implement, maintain and improve the EMS and OHSMS.
 Demonstrate his commitment towards continual improvement of the EMS and OHSMS performance and towards prevention of pollution.
 Take part in the review of the EMS and OHSMS to ensure their continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness. This review shall be done by means of a Management Review Meeting and/or during other relevant meetings.
Commitment of WM towards the Quality Management System:
The WM shall be committed to the implementation of the QMS and continually improving its effectiveness by:
 Communicating within the project organization the importance of meeting CLIENT Requirements as well as stuatory and regulatory Requirements.
 Review of the Policy and its communication to all persons working on the project site.
 Review of quality objectives.
 Ensuring the availability of resources to set up, implement and maintain (e.g. after changes) the QMS in order to meet the requirements.
 Take part in the review of the QMS to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness. This review, which includes assessing opportunities for improvement and the need for changes to the QMS, Policy

Educational Qualifications & Certifications;

• Master or Civil Engineer in Construction, Mechanical, Marine Engineering

• An online Engineering Degree is not valid

Relevant Profile Experience:


• Technical, financial, administrative proven experience for conducting foreign sites and dredging activities
• Technical, financial, administrative proven experience for conducting foreign sites and dredging activities
• Contractual understanding
• Financial understanding of project budget control
• Analytic capability
• Leadership capabilities
• Organizational / Managerial skills
• Construction skills
• Ability to take responsibility and take decision based on the knows and unknowns
• In depth understanding of dredging processes/use of dredging equipment/ land reclamation/ pipelines etc.
• Ability to link survey-results ( calculation, heights, bench marks, charts, tolerances, etc.) to contractual implications
• To be able to lead and motivate project team.
• Ability to work autonomous
• Having a problem solving mind and able to spread this attitude amongst his project team

Industry related experience:

• Dredging

Years of experience:

• 5 to 10 years’ experience on dredging projects in relevant role.

About Company

NMDC aims to be the best marine dredging company in the world through superior financial and operational performance. NMDC has its roots in Abu Dhabi but we aspire to expand our branches in the international markets in a very efficient and confident way.
We are a National Company owned 40% by the Government of Abu Dhabi and 60% by UAE Nationals and registered as a public company trading on the Abu Dhabi stock exchange Currently our business is conducted from our modern premises which include multi-discipline workshops, slip ways and a fully support administration and technical departments located in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi with subsidiary office in Zayed the Second St, Abu Dhabi.
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