Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

Dar SSH International Engineering Consultants Company WLL
10 - 15 Years
Not Specified

Job Description

What are we looking for
SSH are looking for a talented Senior Project Manager who is fluent in Arabic and English to join our Riyadh, Saudi Arabia office. The focus will be to simultaneously lead several standard projects through the design process from inception through completion.
Our portfolio of live projects includes cultural, healthcare, hospitality and retail projects across the Middle East and North Africa.
SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design, construction supervision and project management firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio of landmark projects throughout the region.
What are my core accountability

  • Client interface
  • Program Scheduling
  • Quality
  • Cost & Risk
  • Scope and Deliverable
  • Sub Consultants
  • Change and Opportunity
  • Reporting
  • Local Authorities & Approval
  • Construction Support
  • Resource Management
What will my responsibilities look like in this role
Reporting directly to the KSA Resident Director, this team member contributes to the development of the company by supporting the Directors in the progressive evolution of SSH's design philosophy, research activities and technical development.
  • Development of the project program and budget split (baseline). Prepare the List of deliverables (LOD’s) and feed into the program development.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Project Execution Plan.
  • Coordination and attendance of Client (Commercial) Meetings and attendees.
  • Administration of Contract (Program, Change, Invoicing/Payment, Negotiation, Reporting).
  • Management of Communication Protocol (issuing minutes, action items and client/consultant risk register).
  • Securing and Reporting Client Feedback internally.
  • Securing Client Approvals and Instructions.
  • Report construction cost estimate to Client and secure approval thereof.
  • Responsible for the contract program.
  • Ensure that the delivery team is aware of the Client, contracted program.
  • Regularly engage with the Client and provide timely feedback
  • Overall financial management of the project.
  • Preparation and maintenance of the Project Cost Plan.
  • Updating the monthly ETC and management and ownership of the project EAC.
  • Overall visibility and coordination of Cash collection.
  • Management of Change Control.
  • Maintain agreed cash flow objectives by billing in accordance with the agreement.
  • Preparation of, and responsibility for performance measurement and cost reports and the Monthly Project Review.
  • Undertake Earned Value Analysis (EVA)and project schedule to establish performance against spend and program.
  • Establish and maintain the administration and finance requirements through Deltek.
  • Maintain project risk register.
  • Financial close out of project.
  • Ongoing collaboration with DM to ensure contractual scope, deliverables and program are understood.
  • Prepare documentation for timely, procurement and appointment of required services in accordance with procurement procedure and DoAM.
  • Validate all sub consultants invoice in collaboration with DM and process/address accordingly.
  • Manage all commercial aspects of sub consultant agreements.
  • Reflect all sub consultant fees (including approved changes and risks) in ETC.
  • Maintain a sub-consultant / supplier invoice / payment schedule and reflect accrual within the PFR.
  • Notify Client of change.
  • Prepare Change Documentation in accordance with Contract.
  • Seek timely instruction from Client to proceed.
  • Provide timely instruction to DM (with or without fee being agreed; subject to DoAM limits).
  • Maintain change and opportunity register in Deltek.
  • Ensure all required Project Review documentation is prepared and submitted.
  • Provide regular financial and commercial updates to Resident Director.
  • Regularly review and provide performance metrics data to DM.
  • Ensure meetings with Client and Third Parties are properly recorded and minutes are issued.
  • Contribute to and compile the weekly and monthly progress reports to the Client.
  • Include and maintain all critical milestones relating to Local Authority approvals in the Client Program.
  • In the event that the post contract strategy is for the design team to support the construction supervision team post contract, ensure adequate budget provision for resources to support construction supervision services is captured in ETC
  • On project start up, ensure all ETC data is included in Deltek.
  • In advance of the monthly project review cycle, review all ETC’s and undertake any discussions / negotiations DM & DL’s.
  • Ensure signed off ETC’s are entered into Deltek.
  • To independently develop, document, manage, and deliver the project plan to SSH standards, processes, effectively uses consultation reviews throughout to form the basis on which to achieve the overall project objectives across all of the phases.
  • Acts as a point of contact with all project related stakeholders, to ensure clarity and efficiency during projects / bids.
  • Ensure a team ethos is established to provide SSH services with integrity, professionalism and ethical practices in relation to SSH vision and mission statements.
  • Able to understand and contribute with compliance with requirements in SSH quality standards during projects.
  • Providing technical guidance and advice to ensure team readiness at all times.
  • That all risks associated with the contract are highlighted and mitigated in order to safeguard SSH contractual position.
  • Providing guidance and assisting in the training and development of staff.
  • Oversees and evaluates the performance of Project Team members and provides ongoing feedback, reports on monthly basis and in writing to the all concerned about the performance of project staff to ensure alignment of individual and team performance with project goals.
  • To ensure efficient and profitable achievement from project inception through to completion.
  • Supporting in building SSH market intelligence through engagement of clients, and building a network of contacts.
  • To ensure ongoing company quality compliance and standards during projects, by clarifying instructions, reviewing reports and documentation, and follows-ups with project teams ensuring proper implementation of data management systems and procedures at all stages.
  • Understands local market and relates trends to Senior Community levels of the company.

What do I need to apply
  • Professional analytical standards with project related data and documents as per SSH data management systems and procedures.
  • Extensive project experience.
  • People management and mentoring skills
  • Strong relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Understanding of commercial management of projects.
  • Understanding of risk management.
  • Understanding of scope definition and scope interface.
  • Professional presentation skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of local standards, policies, codes and procedures and ability to convey best practice to the team.
  • Full knowledge of Statutory Authorities requirements, knowledge of codes, regulations and submission requirements.
  • Developed knowledge of Sustainable Design principles.
  • Ability and will to mentor and provide support to junior staff members and spread knowledge across the wider architectural community.
  • Excellent command of English (written and spoken). Knowledge of other languages is an added value.
  • Demonstrated ability of Managing a large d team.

Digital Platforms
  • Office 365
  • Online Communication tools (Skype, Web ex)
  • Experience with Data Management Systems - required (Deltek, SharePoint, HR.Net)

  • 10+ year Post graduate experience - international Consultants experience required.
  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s level – desirable.
  • Eligible to register to professional body (Origin/Local) - desirable.
  • Ability of completing multiple standard projects and large scale projects.

Job Details





SSH specialise in the delivery of world class, design-led projects in the MENA region. We are a multidisciplinary firm with a 50 year track record and expertise in architecture, engineering, infrastructure, interior design and project management.

We are respected project leaders, trusted international partners and reputable employers. Our aim is to raise the profile of sustainable design and engineering throughout our region by offering an exceptional blend of quality, innovation and value.

SSH (formerly Salem Al-Marzouk and Sabah Abi-Hanna) was founded in Kuwait in 1961. Since then, we have expanded to become one of the MENA region’s leading Architecture and Engineering firms.
We played a key role in the planning, design and delivery of modern Kuwait’s infrastructure. We have led many landmark projects that have re-shaped the nation’s skyline, enhanced its urban fabric, improved transportation networks and promoted economic growth.
Today, SSH International employs 500 people and has offices in Kuwait, Oman, Abu Dhabi and South Africa. We are currently ranked at number 97 in the world by World Architecture Magazine and at number 8 in our region.
We place a strong emphasis on design integrity and combine this with our unparalleled working knowledge of the region. These qualities have made SSH a trusted strategic partner of the world’s leading design firms.
SSH has always recruited high calibre people who bring expertise and innovation to every project. We have also maintained a strong ethical approach to running our business.
With 50 years’ experience, we have an exemplary track record and we remain firmly committed to raising the profile and quality of architectural and engineering projects throughout our region.

Our Vision
To be the architectural and engineering consultant, strategic partner and employer
of choice in the MENA Region
Our Mission
In order to realise our vision we will:
Provide regional leadership in delivering high standards of quality and value to our customers.
Collaborate with the world's leading designers, as projects require, delivering exceptional design and engineering services.
Continue to raise our international and regional profile through innovation and the proficient delivery of landmark projects.
Promote a performance-based culture throughout our whole business structure.
Employ and empower the best people in a creative environment to ensure we meet our customers' design and development challenges.
Support our people within an extended family work environment and we will promote a healthy work / life balance.
Ensure that openness and integrity are always at the core of everything we do as we strengthen relationships built on trust.
Build long term shareholder value through the realisation of our vision.

Company Values
SSH will operate within strict legal and ethical guidelines in all of our activities. We will provide a challenging and rewarding environment for all employees and maintain a sharp focus on professional excellence, Health and Safety and environmental awareness.
We will strive to maintain and extend our creative, design, technical, process and commercial advantage over our competitors. Our collaborative approach will be reflected throughout our organisation and ensure that our customers and partners regard us as the ‘Go to Guys’ for design and project delivery throughout the region.

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