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Construction Director


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Job Summary
The Construction Director will lead PMC staff ensuring the consistent delivery throughout both the design and construction phases of the project. This is achieved by controlling overall coordination of progress, project quality, safety and cost objectives, as well as to ensure all project documentation are properly controlled as per the Client/Contract requirement. Providing support to the site Construction teams to mitigate risk that might affect project delivery. The Team will consist of Construction supervisors, multi discipline Engineers and site Inspection workers.

Job Duties

Communicate with the Project Director and Site Management team continuously regarding the project progress on site.
Coordinating with the engineering team during the detailed design stage of the project to ensure design compliance, avoid any cost impact and ensure design deliverables are submitted by design consultant in a timely manner and as per project progress milestones.
Providing support and Guidance to the Construction Supervision Management team by establishing and maintaining specific project procedures.
Applying a tactical influence, persuasion and pressure to Contractors to ensure the projects milestones related to key deliverables are met and exposure to AECOM liability is kept to a minimum.
Reviewing weekly and monthly reports presented by the contractor and presenting to the Program Manager on comments of non-compliance, areas of concern and corrective actions.
Advising the management of any foreseen slippage of progress and propose corrective actions.
Regular visits to project site for global monitoring of site activities in respect of quality, safety and progress and advise manager representatives of findings, area of concern and corrective action.
Working with respective Team leaders to identify and manage program level interdependencies and impacts; including major utilities, infrastructure and site logistics.
Attending executive meetings, weekly progress meetings and quality, safety meetings and make sure that weekly technical meetings are attended by all relevant disciplines.
Reviewing and monitoring the contractor’s proposed construction equipment and manpower histogram and advise the PM of any shortage.
Ensuring Contractor compliance with contractual obligations concerning design changes, trend notices etc
Leading the PMC team to correctly evaluate all RFI’s as submitted by the contractor addressing construction methodology, method statements, project quality plan, safety plan, schedules and compliance with project objectives.
Leading PMC in reviewing and implementing pre commissioning and commissioning plans.
Preparing and submitting the PMC closeout report for the project.

Minimum Requirements
A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering / Construction Management is required, or a related field. In addition Professional membership would be preferred.
20 years experience at a minimum.
Experience in working on Mega projects, in the Middle East
Able to work under pressure, and motivate a multi lingual /cultural team to meet critical time deadlines
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal English
Expert knowledge of design, procurement and Construction cycle including sequencing, means and methods

Preferred Qualifications
Strong leadership and management skills.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Solid experience managing major capital building programs and projects.
Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
Excellent, culturally appropriate, verbal and written communication skills.
Agile, flexible and responsive to changing demands.
Strong initiative.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to interface with key internal and external stakeholders at an Executive level.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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