Senior Project Controls Manager (Aviation & Transportation)

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Saudi Arabia
SA - Riyadh
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Project/Program Management/Management

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Senior Project Controls Manager to join our team! The candidate will develop, manage, and/or execute all phases of the project controls effort (planning/scheduling and cost analysis) and provide leadership for every phase of significant aviation and transportation infrastructure projects or programs to assure on-schedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with all client requirements. The candidate typically manages medium to large-sized projects and will utilize widely diversified knowledge of project controls activities and draws upon extensive experience and exposure to various types of projects and clients.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Provides guidance, direction, and specialized assistance to project for the resolution of difficult and complex project control problems, with particular emphasis on procedures and reporting/analytics.

  • Interfaces with clients, attends regular meetings, and provides statistical reports, drawing on a robust reporting and analytics platform.

  • Develops and implements project controls procedures to support the implementation of best practices for schedule, cost, earned value, risk and change management processes.

  • Participates in the development of the master coding structure (WBS, CBS, etc.), interfacing with all relevant departments and functions.

  • Assesses the impact(s) of pre/post construction changes on project objectives.

  • Oversees the development and maintenance of a common data environment that is utilized to manage project data produced by various departments/functions, and is connected to the chosen reporting and analytics tools(s).

  • Trains personnel, completes performance reviews, and provides personnel development for the assigned employees.

  • Creates statistical reports for management on a recurring or one-of-a-kind basis.

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

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or related field

  • 15+ years of overall related experience. Experience on projects across Civils, Infrastructure, Buildings and Utilities., or equivalent

  • Experience on mixed use development projects

  • Experience in PMO/PMC projects.

  • Incumbent must also possess strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to perform in a management capacity is also required.

  • Experience in FIDIC contracts

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) experience preferred, KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).

  • Aviation experience is preferred. Transportation experience on major programs.

  • Requires basic engineering knowledge in electrical, mechanical, civil, or a related field.

  • Effective oral and written skills for client presentations, technical reporting, and internal / external correspondence; Ability to effectively present information to key stakeholders as required by the client.

  • Proficient PC skills including proficiency in Project Controls Software, reporting and Business Intelligence solutions/tools, and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Understanding of the construction management at risk alternative delivery process and the functions inherent to construction management of large-scaled projects

  • Ability to manage and encourage a team of construction management professionals.

  • Ability to interface with all levels with project team, client, and others.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents.

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of support function problems.

  • Ability to function in a multi-organizational environment by developing relationships that complies with the client’s proactive, collaborative culture.

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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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.

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