Project Manager

Project Manager

10-13 years
Not Specified

Job Description

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Job Summary
Serves as a fully capable professional who manage a relatively complex project on a range of smaller but more challenging projects as part of the project management team. The responsibility expands to cover planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. Project managers designate project resources, prepare project budgets, monitor progress and keep stakeholders informed the entire way. The Project Manager acts as part of the interface team between the external Client and our professional team. He/she will from time to time act as a Bid Manger for small to medium scale project opportunities or be part of the bid management team for large to mega scale opportunities.
Core Accountabilities

  • Project Management

  • Client engagement

  • Project Financial Management

  • Management of the team

  • Project Status reporting and reviews

  • Compliance of Project Delivery System (PDS)

  • Compliance of Project Data Quality

  • Mentoring

  • Project Time management

  • Assisting with Project Bids

  • Support in Continuously improving industry knowledge within the practice

Job Duties
Project Responsibilities:

  • Organises own and others work to achieve set deadlines

  • Ensures the delivery and completeness of the project deliverables by assigned teams

  • Find solutions with team members to achieve deadlines and meet programme

  • Participates in scheduled reviews to check project status.

  • Takes accountability for own and subordinates work

  • Collaborates/communicates with AECOM Senior Management, Clients, Contractors and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues

  • Communicates with clarity, purpose and accuracy

  • Ensure Project managers advise Building engineering teams of any changes in project delivery timelines

  • Routinely interacts with clients and contractors representatives and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues

  • Leads / Participates in scheduled fortnightly project reviews of internal and external design disciplines to achieve a high-quality consistent set of presentation or design documents as per Client requirements and Industry standards

  • Report on any findings of mis-conduct by staff members

  • Understand and implement (where applicable) the time frame required for AECOM's QMS system.

  • Lead / Attend Client and Design Meetings on a monthly basis

  • Check / Ensure (where applicable) Safety in Design exercise has been carried out on projects

  • Prepare / Review presentations for Clients, senior management

  • Check design and construction programmes for accuracy and interdependency of predecessors on new activities

  • Confidently present work to colleagues, clients and stakeholders.

  • Ensures through subordinates, that projects are completed on time and meet all requirements of the Design Brief

Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Planning and monitoring others work to achieve set deadlines

  • Approve travel, expenses and invoicing

  • Lead / support management meetings and brings ideas and solutions to the table

  • Ensure Healthy Starts and Technical Delivery/Project Execution Plans are prepared and presented for each of their projects at commencement

  • Ensure Client Satisfaction surveys are actioned for own portfolio

  • Leads / Participates in scheduled reviews to check project deliverables for accuracy, efficiency and thoroughness ensuring delivery is as per Client requirements and Industry standards

  • Applies advanced knowledge to facilitate the completion of high quality, cost effective projects

  • Applies advanced knowledge and experience to manage the day-to-day work of own teams

  • Plans and directs the practice for his or her own team

Commercial Responsibilities:

  • Understands and implements project management principles and able to work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to construction budget

  • Ensures the quality of technical and commercial bid documentation is correct and not contradictive.

  • Support in initial assessment of potential new projects and competitions

  • Ensure commercially sensitive communication with Clients is reviewed and distributed to the commercial teams

  • Leads / Participates in scheduled reviews to check project status and ensure the project is financially healthy, on time and deliverables are being achieved.

  • Ensure their project spends are released on a weekly basis and reviewed

  • Report on any findings of project slippage, financial overspend

  • Leads the preparation of major bids and proposals on the commercial and technical side

  • Delegates effectively and efficiently where appropriate and follows up on delegated tasks up to completion of the task(s

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 10+ years post undergraduate education

  • Proven related professional experience in a Project or Construction Management Practice

  • Experience of working on a range of smaller but more challenging projects including design management experience

Specific Skills Required:
Project Responsibilities

  • Ability to fulfil all the above duties and responsibilities.

  • Complete Aecom Bid Model (ABM), Managing AECOM Projects (MAP), ePM & have a working operational knowledge

  • Good knowledge of timeframes for the design process and construction activities and interdependencies of construction activities.

  • Ability to develop design and construction programmes and review programmes by others for their accuracy.

  • A good awareness of Autodesk BIM 360 Glue, Navisworks, presentation software and managing projects in a BIM environment

  • Developed skills in the use a variety of software / media and presentation tools

  • Ability to review design programmes and understand the dependency on activities

  • Understanding of Safety in Design requirements

General Skills:

  • Flexibility of attitude towards company objectives

  • Extensive project experience and understanding of the design process and interfaces between design disciplines

  • Must be a team player, have a positive attitude, and be a self-starter

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability and motivated to update skills and expertise through continuing professional development (CPD) initiatives

  • Full knowledge of AECOM's standards, policies, codes and procedures and ability to transmit the same to others

  • Demonstrate knowledge of discipline interfaces, design timeframes, design process

  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken). Knowledge of other languages is an added value.

  • Knowledge of Statutory Authorities requirements, knowledge of local & international codes, regulations and submission requirements

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and MS Project and other Management tools

Managerial Skills:

  • Good schedule, scope, cost, quality, resources, stakeholders, procurements, and communication management skills and constantly seeks to streamline processes and procedures to increase quality and efficiency

  • Builds positive long-term relationships at a working level with internal & external clients

  • Full understanding of scope definition and scope interface and ability to transmit the same to others

Commercial Responsibilities:

  • Full understanding of AECOM's commercial management of projects and instils the importance of financial health and profitability

  • Full understanding of Delegation of Authority matrix and thresholds.

  • Full understanding of Middle East Risk Committee (MERC), RFA, RFPA (WAR) procedures and timelines - ensure early action

Full understanding of risk management and ability to communicate the same to others
Person Specification:

  • Bias to listen and communicate - Provides timely, honest feedback regularly to promote learning, development and improved results. Listens to learn.

  • Safety and integrity always - Ensures the team operates with standards of integrity. Makes safety a priority

  • Client-focused - Identified opportunities for long term relationships with the clients by anticipating cross-functional solutions and their opportunities

  • Accountable - Aligns resources to critical project needs, delegates where appropriate, escalates issues as necessary to senior leadership to impact results. Ensures decisions are implemented, evaluated and takes accountability for results

  • Makes fact-based decisions - Seeks out factual information and assesses risk to make the best possible decision

  • Leads change - Positively embraces change and acts as a role for others

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.Sc. in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management

  • International Accreditation (PMP, APM, CMI or equivalent)

What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to 'make amazing happen' in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.
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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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