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Construction Manager – Al Futtaim Engineering

Al Futtaim Group


Ref: HP698-8067

The Role

Al-Futtaim Engineering is multi disciplinary engineering organisation which has been operating throughout the United Arab Emirates since 1974. As a member of the Al-Futtaim Group, we enjoy the benefits of being a part of one of the leading business houses operating in the lower Gulf Region.

Through our five divisions, we offer a wide variety of products and services in the construction, commercial and industrial sectors. Our involvement in numerous large scale projects in the GCC has given us a wealth of experience. From Scaffolding to Elevators and Security Systems to Air-conditioning, Sanityware and Facilities Management, the Al-Futtaim name spells quality & reliability.

The core responsibility of the construction manager is to assume overall responsibility for a profitable, well-constructed, safe project, completed in a timely manner

Assume overall responsibility for a profitable, well-constructed, safe project, completed in a timely manner.
-Review project proposal and pertinent documents with project & management team.
-Determine the most cost effective construction methods and use of personnel, material, equipment andÂ
-Review and approve subcontractor selections and invoicing
-Coordinate construction activities with the client, subcontractors and Company personnel
-Manage project staff, including assigned support staff, supervisors, engineers, foreman, and technicians -Promote, enforce and establish safety as a priority as part of the Company's QHSC policy
-Ensure that management is accurately and fully informed of project costs as compared to budgets through weekly labor and monthly budget reports
-Coordinate and provide direction for the budget estimating, purchasing, engineering, accounting, cost and construction functions as they relate to the completion of the project.
-Initiate, establish and maintain working relationships with client, engineers, suppliers, and subcontractors to facilitate construction activities
-Organize, conduct and represent the company at project coordination meetings at regular agreed upon intervals.
-Review and approve subcontractor, vendor payments.
-Negotiate, prepare, issue and execute change orders (proposals) to clients, design team, subcontractors and others, and prepare revisions to original budget as a result of changes and revisions to work.
-Ensure timely and accurate billings and accounts receivables.
-Ensure timely project completion through project scheduling, expediting of material deliveries and the management of material and document submittals/approvals.
-Lead and participate in regularly schedule project staff meetings
-Manage Closeout process
-Enforce and adhere to all Policies and Processes as it relates to this position
-Actively participates on internal team(s) that focus on continuous improvement of the business.


Bachelor of Engineering from any recognized universities.

7-10 plus years of experience managing large instrument and MEP construction projects

Technical Skills:
-Possess working knowledge of all projects plans, specifications, Owner Contract, subcontracts, purchase orders, daily correspondence, drawings, submittals and all other project related documents and maintain a complete and accurate set of as-built drawings -Estimating experience a plus
-Strong computer skills.

Behavioral Skills:
-Able to work under pressure and coordinate numerous activities and groups of people who need to cooperate to achieve maximum efficiency
-Self-motivated with skills to motivate others
-Strong verbal and written communication skill

About the Company

Established in the 1930's, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940's and 50's saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Groups continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery.

The success of the Al-Futtaim Group can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy. This, linked with the Groups belief in decentralisation, gives the heads of the operating companies a high degree of functional autonomy and authority, providing the Group with essential flexibility, and individual employees a clearly defined work culture and sense of responsibility.

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