Project Follow-Up Expert

CDM Smith


Ref: NP126-134

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

General Description:
- Ensure effective engagement and management of Stakeholders
- Ensure that relevant communication protocols are in place to inform Stakeholders of Programme and Project related activities
- Manage events, public, media and community relations to strengthen and maintain a strong relationship between the organisation and external stakeholders
- Provide approvals for all community relations, events and PR activities in conjunction with senior management and within approved budgets
- Maintains effective working relationships with local and municipal government officials and media representatives
- Manage the organization's reputation with the public in general and with clients
- Liaison with internal and external stakeholders

Job Responsibilities:
- Engage with the Client’s management generally to ensure that key messages are effectively communicated
- Manage the progress and planning of events
- Responds to information queries from the media and the public
- Identify and proactively take steps to address areas which are impacting or could impact the Programme generally and individual projects (planned or operational)
- Develop and maintain valuable stakeholder relationships
- Develop and implement stakeholder engagement strategies
- Assist business units in effectively consulting and engaging stakeholders on relevant projects
- Implement the Client’s stakeholder engagement guidelines
- Ensure basic principles are considered and included in relevant strategies and programs
- Manage stakeholder satisfaction research projects, including developing and implementing strategies for continually improving stakeholder satisfaction across the Programme
- Manage stakeholder forums, meetings and special events
- Oversee implementation of the Client’s service-level agreements with local authorities
- Coordinate stakeholder contact through the implementation of a stakeholder contact management system
- Provide content and updates for various levels of management reporting and environmental scanning processes
- Meet with internal and external stakeholders to identify and facilitate the resolution of Programme / Project pathway challenges
- Work closely with regulatory authorities, developing and maintaining working relationships
- Act as the Programme's key strategic focal point
- Develop, maintain and manage Programme and Project-wide stakeholder management plans.


Required Skills and Competencies:
- Minimum of 10 years post-graduate experience with experience in major infrastructure projects or programs. preference will be given to roads, aviation, structures, or rail-related experience
- Demonstrable history in the delivery of large multidisciplinary projects
- In-depth knowledge of project controls procedures
- A “rounded profile” comfortable with planning, analysis, and managing process and commercial considerations. The successful candidate will also be able to mobilize people and teams and by their leadership skills lead teams and secure successful deliverables
- Effective in building good working relationships within complex structures, both internally and with various project stakeholders

Mandatory Requirements:
- University degree from a recognized University in an appropriate field such as business, marketing, public relations, communications, management, or equivalent
- Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of GCC work experience to be considered for this role
- Excellent communication skills in both Arabic and English language, both written and spoken
- In-depth knowledge and experience of Ashghal/Government procedures
- The Client-side experience
- Driver’s License

Desirable requirements
- Evidence of suitable professional qualifications or equivalent is preferable
- Master’s degree in a relevant field

About the Company

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

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