Associate Director – Digital

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Employment: Full Time

At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities and societies across the globe.

Within our Consult business we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential in every project.

The project:

This is an opportunity to work on one of the largest programmes in Saudi Arabia. This unique project consists of major mixed-use development including sports facilities, entertainment, and arts along with all associated infrastructure.

Mace is one of the delivery partners requiring high-calibre and experienced professionals to lead integrated teams throughout each phase of the project.

Our values shape the way we consult, and define the people we want to join us on our journey, they are:

Safety first - Going home safe and well:

• You will be a leading advocate of Mace's value of Safety First, and be accountable for leading and maintaining exceptional safety, quality, cost, programme, sustainability, and project compliance standards.
• You will possess advanced technical expertise in local Health and Safety rules and regulations relevant to project portfolio.
• You will champion a diverse and inclusive working environment and understand the importance of the wellbeing of the people you manage.

Client focus - Deliver on our promise:

• You will ensure the successful delivery of key assignments and defined business areas, providing strategic direction and monitoring delivery aligned with overall vision and objectives.
• You will be responsible for implementing appropriate programme delivery environments, including People, Organisation, Process, Information and Technology
• You will promote and influence quality and Service Excellence in all conversations and programme interactions.

Integrity - Always do the right thing:

• You will be responsible for project budgets and ensure operations are fiscally and ethically viable, and meet organisational and legislative compliance obligations.
• You will support the Operations Director and other senior stakeholders to directly influence long term development of strategy for a function or Business Unit (BU), creating a sustainable business future.
• You will commit to making a positive impact for our people, our clients, and our planet, and take ownership for holding others to account who do not uphold the Mace values.

Create opportunity - for our people to excel:

• You will lead your team effectively and develop others to reach their full potential.
• You will actively network, innovate, and seek understanding of best practice, utilising the full depth of knowledge of Mace Group, the Centres of Excellence, Mace Way Control Centre and Knowledge Hub.
• You will collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders, up to C-Suite, to implement and manage our programmes.

You’ll be responsible for:

• Overall - to manage all aspects of digital solution delivery and operation on client-facing projects to enable the project/programme team to work efficiently and effectively and get access to the data they need.
• To utilise an appropriate body of knowledge (e.g. the Mace Way) project delivery methodology, standards, and templates.
• Starting with understanding the project specific requirements and how to apply standards and templates and innovation that may be required.
• Gathering requirements from project colleagues and stakeholders (DGDA and PMCs).
• Developing strategies, plans, and data and system architecture.
• Defining and managing the team (required resources and systems for the PMO and related budgets).
• Overseeing PMO utilisation of project managing key elements of software and solution life-cycle (P6, PowerBi, SharePoint, Risk Management software).
• Working with colleagues and peers as part of a development and support team in regards to PMIS (training and onboarding).
• Developing, improving and testing solutions for the PMIS (Project Management Information System).
• Overseeing the development, improvments and testing of solutions (including QA/QC) for PMIS and reporting.
• Delivery into live use including documentation.
• Developing support strategies.
• Settling solutions on to stable-state operations whilst retaining some reach-back support.
• Liaise with partner IT functions; and other stakeholder IT functions; client and supply chain partners.
• Define the Digital Team structure, recruit team member, line manage and develop the team to be high performing and support their well-being.
• To engage seamlessly with other teams within the client project eco-system.
• Define and set up governance models.
• Develop and keep your business and technical knowledge and networks current and continuously improving.


You’ll need to have:

• Consulting experience
• Experience in defining, developing and implementing IT solutions to solve business challenges and reporting solutions.
• Microsoft 365 (SharePoint, PowerBi and PowerApps) based solutions to improve user information access and experience.
• Experience as a Digital Lead or supporting a Digital Lead (or CTO) on one or more previous major construction projects or programmes or similar.
• Technology and how it can be applied to business problems.
• Strategic thinking and planning related to technology.
• Software selection and implementation, Software licensing.
• System and enterprise architecture.
• IT Project Management capabilities and qualifications.
• Project budgeting and cost management.
• Business case / Terms of Reference writing.
• Business analysis.
• Technology support.
• Technology and software used in the real estate and construction project management sector or similar.
• Good stake-holder management.
• People management in direct and matrix management modes.
• Information security, data protection and risk assessment.

You’ll also have:

• The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
• Be organised and a self-starter.
• A willingness to share knowledge and support the development of others.
• The confidence to ask questions, make suggestions and challenge the status quo.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• A commitment to working inclusively.
• An aptitude for problem-solving.
• Good interpersonal skills.

Mace is an inclusive employer and welcomes interest from a diverse range of candidates. Even if you feel you do not fulfil all of the criteria, please apply as you may still be the best candidate for this role or another role within our organization.


Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 6,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East North Africa and India, North America, Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Four simple values guide our behaviour in our pursuit of a better way; Safety first - going home safe and well, Client focus - deliver on our promise, Create opportunity - for our people to excel, Integrity - always doing the right thing. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most complex and inspiring projects around the world.

We support our people who are aiming to achieve an academic or professional qualification that will help them develop personally and deliver to the highest standard for our clients. At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills and define your own path.

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