Project Controls Director - PMC

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Employment: Full Time

Are you an experienced and dynamic professional looking for a challenging role in project management? Do you have a passion for overseeing project controls and ensuring successful project delivery? If so, Aquila Consulting have an exciting opportunity for you!

Our client, a Tier 1 Engineering Consultancy are seeking a highly skilled Project Controls Director to join their team in Riyadh on a one of its kind iconic mega project. Our client specialize in delivering complex and high-value projects. With a focus on innovation and excellence, they pride ourselves on providing top-notch services to our clients.


• Develop, implement, and maintain project controls systems, processes, and tools to monitor and manage project performance, including cost, schedule, risk, and quality.
• Collaborate with project managers and other stakeholders to establish project control objectives and strategies.
• Ensure project schedules are effectively developed, updated, and monitored, including identifying and addressing potential delays or issues.
• Monitor and analyze project costs, providing accurate and timely reporting to support effective decision-making.
• Identify project risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize potential impacts.
• Oversee the change management process, ensuring that changes are properly assessed, documented, and communicated.
• Provide leadership and guidance to the project controls team, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
• Conduct regular project control reviews and audits to assess compliance and identify areas for improvement.
• Stay updated with industry best practices and emerging trends in project controls, implementing relevant improvements and innovations.


• Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, business, or a related field. A master's degree is preferred.
• 20+ years experience
• Proven experience as a Project Controls Manager or in a similar role, successfully managing project controls for complex projects.
• Strong knowledge of project management principles, methodologies, and tools.
• Proficiency in using project management software and other relevant tools such as Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, and Earned Value Management systems.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret data and make sound decisions.
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
• Strong leadership abilities, with a track record of managing and motivating a team.


Aquila Consulting is a Dubai based talent recruitment company established by individuals with unrivalled recruitment expertise in Global Search and Selection. We offer our clients a partner-centric, personalised, and mature approach to focusing and delivering on their international talent requirements.

What makes us stand out from the crowd is the rigor and passion we bring to the recruitment process. We offer unparalleled performance, transparency, and advocacy, taking the time to fully understand your organisational vision, culture, structure and leadership needs.

Aquila Consulting pride ourselves on seamlessly delivering the most efficient time and cost saving recruitment solution for your business.

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