Senior Project Manager

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Employment: Full Time

My client a leading international contractor has an urgent opening for a Senior Project Manager to coordinate project form tender stage to handover to the project team. The role will be based in Abu Dhabi with frequent travel to projects across the region.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Tendering Stage:

* Participating in Clients prequalification workshops.
* Providing technical and contractual support to Proposal Managers
* Pass on lessons learned acquired from previous executed projects.
* Participating in technical clarification meetings with Clients & EP Partners.
* Participating in setting up projects execution strategies and plans.
* Participating in Risk Assessment Workshops.
* Participating in construction planning workshops with clients.
* Participating in soliciting and negotiations with major subcontractors and vendors.
* Participating in soliciting the assigned project management team.

Post Contract (until the Project Team is fully mobilized, Initiation Stage)

* Acting as Project Manager leading on all early works requirements.
* Managing all dealings and interfaces with Clients & project stakeholders.
* Ensuring timely preparation of Contract Deliverables (Plans, Procedures, Method Statements, etc.).
* For EPC projects, establishing Home Office coordination tasks to interface with
* Performance and Progress Reporting during early works.
* Implementing a constructability program.
* Fostering all workshops and reviews aimed at improving construction performance in terms of ease, efficiency cost and time.
* Initiating Mobilization Activities (Camps, TCF, plant and resources).

Once the Project Team is on board (Execution Stage):

* Continues Home Office coordination tasks until completion of Engineering and Procurement support requirements.
* Overlooks execution of project with emphasis on construction performance on site.
* Reviews continuously project performance, verifies project feedbacks (progress, cost and variations) and provides assistance and/or raise alarms as necessary.
* Carries out Technical Audits and site visits as necessary (or periodically every 6-months).
* Prepares various reports to executive management and other corporate stakeholders.


Education & Experience:

* Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or Architecture or relevant discipline.
* At least 18 - 20 years' experience delivering large construction projects with main contractors.
* Chartered membership of a recognised professional body.
* Excellent communication and presentation skills.
* Sound technical knowledge of design and engineering.
* Strong knowledge of construction methods and optioneering.
* Sound commercial acumen and value engineering skills.


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