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Project Manager


Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Project Manager is responsible for the overall direction and management of assigned design contracts. This includes building and maintaning professional relationships with internal stakeholders, clients, other consultants and contractors as well as managing the overall project coordination and delivery in line with planned timelines and budgets.

Job Duties

Responsible for the overall direction and management of assigned design contracts.

Establishes and builds professional relationships with Clients, other Consultants and Contractors.

Understands and develops Client Project Brief, work breakdown structure, packaging of delivery and programming of works..

Effectively manages Client expectations.

Owns the preparation and implementation of the Project Management Plans, Design Management Plans and Project Quality Plans in coordination with the assigned project team.

Manages the coordination, interface and interactions with internal disciplines and teams within AECOM and with 3rd parties in relation to Technical, Financial, Safety, Quality, Programme and other elements of a project, to ensure successful execution of the PM scope of services.

Ensures on-schedule completion within or below budget in accordance with contractual obligations.

Responsible for all Contract activities and commercial performance to meet project goals & objectives.

Responsible for managing Safety and Quality performance of projects.

Produces regular effective project reports to both Client and AECOM – weekly and monthly with program updates

Owns Change Management and Risk Management on the project

Specifically, the Project Manager is responsible for:

Acts as the Company representative for all day to day Contract matters with the internal teams and the Client during the project execution. Understands and develops Client’s Brief. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client, internal teams, sub-consultants and contractors, managing procurement strategies and appointment of contractors. Responsible for following up on instructions & commitments associated with the project.

Takes an active, personal role in the establishment, implementation and management of project Quality, Safety and Risk Management Systems and Procedures.

Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project, and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria.

Works with the Project Director to develop design budgets , schedules and plans for the various elements of a project.

Supports the Project Director in the Procurement of other Consultants and Contractors either for the delivery of the works or on behalf of the Client.

Assists the Project Director in devising and execution of actions plans to rectify potential cost overruns or schedule delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Minimum Requirements

Specific Skills Required

Good working knowledge of Internationally-accepted Project Management, construction industry principle and practices / safety / quality management systems.

Good basic understanding of Construction Law. Seeks advice as appropriate.

Good knowledge of design processes and systems – previous design experience preferred.

Good knowledge of current construction technology.

High level of critical thinking, problem solving, numeracy and English literacy skills.

Good negotiation skills.

Ability to work in a matrix organisation.

Clear verbal communication skills.

Uses diplomacy and tact in discussions with other parties. Contributes to team building and enhancing morale across the team / project.

High level of computer literacy

Person Specification (Behavioural Attributes)

Displays initiative, drive and delivery focus

Committed to achieving Safety targets.

Attention to detail.

Committed to quality outcomes.

Sound interpersonal & relationship building skills.

Team oriented.

Excellent communication skills.


Minimum 5 to 10 years of related work experience, a broad general engineering background, and previous Middle East design and construction management experience on similar or related project types is required.
Preferred Qualifications


A Bachelor’s Degree in a Construction-related subject, such as Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or equivalent

Specific Project Management training & qualification and Membership of a Chartered Institution preferred.

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