Project Controls Manager


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 8 Feb 2024

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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.

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:

• Delivers support in all areas of PMO and Project Controls performance on assigned commissions.
• Effective implementation of PMO and Project Controls framework)/strategy on assigned commissions.
• Day-to-day management on assigned commissions on all PMO and Project Controls matters.
• Building strong professional relationships with Client/Client representatives.
• Provides sound technical advice and support to Project team in the administration of the PMO and Project Controls process, particularly with respect to the cost, schedule, change and risk to achievement of key objectives and the escalation of performance and management issues.
• Contributes to the periodic reporting and structured governance and performance meetings.
• Guides the development and management of the Baseline (scope, time, cost, risk, assumptions) and subsequent delivery performance, change and contingency monitoring.
• Monitors the development of Project Quantitative Risk Analysis (cost and time).
• Collaborates with PMO Director and/or Project Manager to address actions, recognise opportunities and mitigate risks and issues.
• Guides activities/operations to ensure that are carried out in line with Mace Control Centre, Client requirements and prevailing legislation.
• Supports junior PMO and Project Controls resources and other Project staff as required.
• Collaborates in the integration of Project Controls with PMO and Planning disciplines.
• Works collaboratively towards the common goal of net zero carbon transition, and share responsibility for the proactive identification and management of the associated carbon emissions and reductions during the delivery of work.


You’ll need to have:

• Experience of working on complex construction projects and major Consultancy commissions.
• Experience of delivering effective PMO and Project Controls Services/ assurance frameworks/strategies.
• Working knowledge of PMO and Project Controls tools, techniques and software (e.g. MS office and Power BI, Aconex, Primavera P6 and RiskHive).
• Effective communication and engagement skills.
• Effective networking skills.
• Creating and delivering persuasive and engaging presentations to Client/s.

You’ll also have:

• Membership of APM, RICS, CIOB, ICE, AACE, IRM, IEMA or equivalent demonstrable professional or personal development.
• Extensive experience in the successful planning of projects and programmes.
• Deep property or infrastructure project management expertise.
• Strong commercial and financial acumen.
• Leadership and management experience of large, diverse teams.
• Experience of managing relationships with key senior stakeholders.
• Knowledge of how carbon and sustainability considerations will shape the outlook of the projects you are working on.

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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