Projects Director

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AE - Abu Dhabi
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R155392
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Infrastructure (Construction/Quality/Safety/Inspection)

Job Description:

Projects Director ​(Construction Supervision)

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Projects Director to join our team! In this role you will get to direct all field construction activities of all projects, apply widely diversified knowledge and experience of various disciplines to be used during construction, as well as the most current and effective methods and techniques to be utilized for execution.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Establish assignments and directs the activities of Construction Managers/Resident Engineers for various projects.

  • Assign manpower, materials, and any other related requirement to maximize efficiency, maintain schedules, and to meet budget goals.

  • Anticipate and resolves various problems such as changes in scope, slippage of schedules, and budget overruns.

  • Ensure that critical milestones are met for each phase of the project.

  • Make recommendations to upper management as appropriate, for the resolution of major problems.

  • Ensure the use of sound construction practices to attain required quality control at the maximum efficiency and minimum cost.

  • Prepare periodic reports summarizing progress of construction activities for higher-level management and clients, including formal presentations.

  • Establish policies and procedures tailored to the assigned projects and ensures conformance.

  • Ensure effective implementation of all Company and client policies and procedures, including labor relations policies.

  • Serve as the primary contact with client representatives, subcontractors, and government representatives for construction-related activities.

  • Maintain strong client and community relations, including making presentations to local civic organizations.

  • Oversee establishment of Project Execution Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and other documents as required

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

  • Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project.

  • Assigns responsibility for executing project plans to key subordinates after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths.

  • Provides input to performance reviews and development plans for subordinates.  Field responsibilities may include labor relations, local procurement and payroll operations, etc., if required.

  • Mobilizes company resources, through liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work.

  • Ensures that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans

  • Advises the client and company management of any such changes. 

  • Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes.

  • Monitors and reports to management on the progress of all project activity within the program, including significant milestones, and any conditions, which would affect project cost or schedule.

  • Establishes weekly meeting to review project status and formulate action items.

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


What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering from a reputable university

  • Minimum 20 years of widely diversified experience (including successful management experience) in the construction of large civil/structural projects

  • Prior experience delivering major infrastructure projects within a consulting firm

  • Extensive construction supervision experience on a wide range of infrastructure projects including roads, utilities and landscape is required

  • Incumbent is totally familiar with required contractual obligations and technical aspects of all facilities to be erected. In addition to construction supervision, the incumbent is also responsible for field administration, procurement, and field engineering.

  • Demonstrated effective managerial capability on construction projects of comparable scope and complexity is also required, as well as excellent written and oral communications skills particularly in formal presentations to clients and upper management.

  • Significant managerial experience of a large group of Engineers, site staff, and technical support personnel

  • Proven ability for managing a large group of engineering/technical personnel

  • Ability to communicate in both English and Arabic

  • Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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ABOUT US

Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.

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Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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