AECOM Senior Project Manager in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Our Building Engineering practice has an opening for an experienced Senior Project Manager.
The successful candidate would undertake a full day to day PM role on more complex projects or on a range of smaller but more challenging projects or running a significant component of a major project from inception to completion. Undertakes full responsibility for project delivery and integrates elements of project management through the project life cycle. Identifies and exploits opportunities as they arise throughout the project life cycle. Manages the contract and proactively addresses changes. Builds and develops Client relationships - seeks opportunities for repeat business / new opportunities. Receives positive Client feedback. Act as a mentor / leader for more junior staff. Competent with all relevant AECOM systems and processes. Able to undertake a range of business development activities including leading preparation of proposals / attending interviews and presentations / networking events etc.
Project Financial Management
Management of the team
Project Status reporting and reviews
Compliance of Project Delivery System (PDS)
Compliance of Project Data Quality
Project Time Management
Assist Senior Management with the development of the business
Interface with other Practice Groups
Organise 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
Work with Senior management to develop specific, standardized procedures to achieve practice requirements and deadlines
Participate in scheduled reviews to check project status.
Take accountability for own and subordinates work
Collaborate/communicate with AECOM Senior Management, Clients, Contractors and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues
Communicate with clarity, purpose and accuracy
Advise Building engineering teams of any changes in project delivery timelines
Use their experience to assist with the resolution of any key constructability issues
Routinely interacts with clients and contractors’ representatives and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues
Prepare and present scheduled fortnightly project reviews of internal and external costs to date, earned value and estimates to completion
Report on any findings of mis-conduct by staff members
Maintain day to day contact with Assistant Project Managers
Develop knowledge of AECOM’s PDS procedures
Understand the time frame required for AECOM’s QMS system.
Attend Client and Design Meetings on a regular basis
Check Safety in Design exercise has been carried out on projects
Prepare 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.
Ensure that projects are completed on time and meet all requirements of the Design Brief
Undertake a range of business development activities including leading preparation of proposals / attending interviews and presentations / networking events etc.
Plans and monitors others work to achieve set deadlines
Supports and develops junior staff through guidance, mentoring and leadership of their development
Oversees Assistant Project Manages and Project Controls staff to ensure that MAP training and PDS are consistently applied across a portfolio of projects
Approves travel, expenses and invoicing related to their projects
Ensures project objectives are met, design instructions/changes are implemented and delivery is achieved within the set time and budget fee
Prepares and presents Healthy Starts and Technical Delivery/Project Execution Plans for each of their projects at commencement
Action Client Satisfaction surveys
Provides guidance to junior staff and support junior staff in activities to develop their technical excellence
Ensures own and team weekly timesheets are completed
Promotes teamwork within a multi-disciplinary team (including the GDC), maintaining positive moral and instilling a creative culture within the practice
Participates in scheduled reviews to check project deliverables for accuracy, efficiency and thoroughness ensuring delivery is as per Client requirements and Industry standards
Makes appropriate value judgements with respect to strategic work that supports the performance goals of the practice
Assists the Project Directors/Approvers in initiatives to develop procedures, presentations, etc. to increase efficiencies, knowledge and awareness across the Building Engineering practice
Applies advanced knowledge to facilitate the completion of high quality, cost effective projects
Understands and implements project management principles and able to work within project budgets which includes fees and designs to construction budgets
Ensures the quality of technical and commercial bid documentation is correct and not contradictive.
Assists in initial assessment of potential new projects and competitions
Builds a network of professional relationships at project level with existing and prospective clients
Ensures commercially sensitive communication with Clients is reviewed and distributed to the commercial teams
Participates in scheduled reviews to check project status and ensure the project is financially healthy, on time and deliverables are being achieved.
Prepares new variations/change requests and ensure sign off by the Client and ensures updates are implemented on AECOM ePM/APIC systems
Ensures their project spends are released on a weekly basis and reviewed.
Reports on any findings of project slippage and financial overspend
Leads the preparation of major bids and proposals on the commercial and technical side
Actively participates in marketing and business development
Delegates effectively and efficiently where appropriate and follows up on delegated tasks up to completion of the task(s)
Ensures the latest software / techniques are utilised to increase productivity and training opportunities for staff are made available
Specific Skills Required:
Ability to fulfil all the above duties and responsibilities.
Completes Aecom Bid Model (ABM), Managing AECOM Projects (MAP), ePM/APIC training and have a working operational knowledge
Good knowledge of timeframes for the design process and construction activities and interdependencies of construction activities.
Ability to develop construction and design programmes, understand the dependency on activities 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
Develops skills in the use a variety of software / media and presentation tools
Understanding of Safety in Design requirements
Outstanding presentation skills (written and verbal)
In depth knowledge of and practical experience with a variety of PM market sectors and construction methods
B.Sc. in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management
Professional membership (MICE / MCIOB / MRICS)
International Accreditation (PMP, APM, CMI or equivalent)
Degree in Engineering or Architecture
Specific Project Management training or qualifications would be an advantage
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.
Job Category Program and Project Management
Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Arab Emirates
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 255501BR
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.