Project Director

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WSP

UAE

JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

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Summary

The Project Director is a senior management role; accountable for contributing to the strategic leadership, operational performance, technical and people leadership of complex large scale multi disciplinary projects across WSP Middle East (ME) The role holder must take a 'hands on' approach to all aspects of the role.

Your new role, what's involved?

Project Leadership

• Lead and project manage the successful delivery of complex large scale high quality multi disciplinary projects
• Ensure that projects adhere to Project Lifecycle
• Accountable for the contractual relationship between the business and the client; taking the process from proposal to contract, utilising the advice of the support functions
• Engage with the CRCs at the Prospect stage through to completion to ensure the most cost efficient delivery of their projects
• Ensure proactive project planning, stakeholder and risk management takes place across projects
• Supervise the team to identify, assess and manage major project risk and secure the best commercial return from the projects in their portfolio
• To ensure statutory and regulatory requirements are met
• Accountable for delivery to project P&L budgets, forecasts and working capital targets for projects
• Accountable for the accurate and timely recognition of revenue for projects
• Accountable for overseeing and delivering the process of working capital management from inception to completion within set deadlines; This includes the timing of invoicing, the review of Work in Progress (WIP) and the collection of outstanding invoices from clients whilst utilising the advice of the support functions as necessary
• Contribute to the completion of monthly management project reports to be issued by set deadline
• Champion, attend and contribute in the Project Leadership Meeting (PLT)
• Business Leadership
• Responsible for the leadership and support of their team
• Ensure that Health & Safety is embedded into all work practices in line with company policies
• Ensure the right resources are utilised effectively at the right time across their team and projects. Including engaging with the Complimentary Resource Centres (CRCs) to ensure that communication and design processes are continually improved
• Input into recruitment and selection strategies
• Contribute to project teams inductions, performance management reviews and personal development plans that support the development of individuals and the business
• Contribute to succession planning and career development across their team
• Support the development and delivery of training and awareness session as required
• Contribute to the development and drive the implementation of the business strategy
• Provide project and team updates for the development of the Discipline Leadership Team (DLT) and PLT monthly reports
• Attend and contribute to quarterly senior management meetings
• Attend and lead team and project meetings, cascade relevant information and encourage feedback from team
• Contribute to the setting and delivering P&L Business Unit (BU) budget and forecasts
• Engage with peer group and contribute to industry events and associations
• Lead by example and ensure QMS and Project lifecycle compliance across projects
• Provide leadership and guidance on the companies approach to Sustainability and ensure that the Sustainability strategy is implemented across projects

REQUIREMENTS

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

• BEng / BSc (Hon) or equivalent degree with minimum 15 years post graduate experience
• Member of associated Professional body
• C.Eng preferred although not essential
• Experience and proven ability to lead and project manage an engineering team and multi-disciplinary projects
• Experience of MS Office Suite of Programmes
• Comprehensive experience in associated discipline software.

What's in it for you?

Apply now and be the future of WSP!

ABOUT THE COMPANY

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With 36,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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