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Senior Project Manager - Infrastructure

Khatib & Alami


Ref: KP556-409

Job description / Role

Job Summary

The Senior Project Manager is a senior member of the supervision services team. He manages infrastructure supervision projects of high complexity and has the highest level of responsibility on site, including team management, schedule and cost control, quality and HSSE management, risk management and client management throughout the project lifecycle. He is the primary point of contact with all parties involved in the project and ensures supervision projects are delivered on schedule and on budget. He reviews, comments and approves contractor submittals and manages the supervision team to ensure the fulfillment of client requirements, while maintaining a positive and reputable company image in all interactions. The jobholder review, assess and respond to all claims raised by the contractor regarding scope, schedule and cost changes of supervision projects of high complexity and manage variation orders with client and contractor.

Key Responsibilities Areas and Activities of the Role:

- Provide input on the pipeline of supervision projects, indicating likelihood of wins, to the Senior Manager - Supervision
- Develop detailed project budgets for supervision projects
- Monitor and manage project budgets and resource allocation, ensuring the adherence to allocated budgets and investigate reasons for budget overruns
- Ensure supervision projects are delivered on schedule and on budget

Customer Focus
- Lead the coordination with client counterparts to finalize project commencement orders
- Guide the coordination with local authorities to obtain required approvals, licenses, permits etc. for supervision projects
- Manage client relations, including managing project expectations, sharing project progress and issues / risks and responding to client clarifications on technical and contractual issues
- Ensure client satisfaction with construction supervision services
- Ensure the delivery of quality and HSSE training and awareness sessions to supervision staff, as needed

Internal Business Process
- Support the Senior Manager - Supervision and the Proposals Section with the development of supervision proposals, including providing input on delivery costs and margins, reviewing technical and commercial proposal submissions and providing input on project and contract risks, as needed
- Ensure contract documents are signed by the contractors and client counterparts and that design NOCs and approvals authorities are sent to contractors during the pre-construction phase, as needed
- Lead internal and external project kick-off meetings and ensure stakeholders are aligned
- Review and approve the contractor’s work program, ensuring compliance with client and contract requirements
- Review, comment and approve contractors’ submittals, including staffing proposals, organization charts, shop drawings, method statements, project procedures, traffic management plans, etc.
- Evaluate and monitor the progress of the Works in accordance with the submitted Work Breakdown structure (WBS) along with the Cost Breakdown Structure and Resources Breakdown Structure.
- Guide the verification and communication of project scope baselines, including goals, deliverables and success criteria to relevant stakeholders
- Review and approve contractors’ QA/QC plans
- Review and approve contractors’ HSSE plans and ensure compliance of plans with local codes and regulations
- Review and approve project risk management plans, identifying risks and corresponding contingency plans
- Monitor supervision project schedules and investigate reasons for delays with contractors
- Review, assess and respond to all claims raised by the contractor regarding scope, schedule and cost changes of projects and manage variation orders with client and contractors, as needed
- Review contractors’ Requests for Information (RFIs) and liaise with local design support teams to obtain required information on queries related to design documents
- Monitor project progress and manage changes in project scope of work with clients and contractors, as needed
- Guide quality inspections on contractors, ensuring all quality issues are raised and non-conformities action plans are developed and implemented
- Ensure the implementation of HSSE procedures and a safety inspection regime on sites including monitoring HSSE activities, recording all site HSSE defects and carrying out accident and incident investigations on sites
- Guide inspection of works according to Requests for Inspection forms submitted by contractors
- Oversee materials testing for supervision projects, including checking materials samples against specifications, approval of materials testing laboratories, inspection of batch plants, etc.
- Review and approve contractors’ testing and commissioning plans
- Ensure that as-built drawings, O&M manuals and warranty certificates are provided accurately by contractors, as per project and client requirements
- Ensure that final inspections, testing, commissioning and handing over procedures of the works are carried out and that all snags are recorded and issued to the contractor
- Ensure the rectification of list of snags during the Defects Liability Period and guide final re-inspections
- Guide the preparation and issuance of Take-Over Certificates, Defect Liability Certificates, Final Accounts and Statements of Completion
- Ensure the distribution of the revised construction drawings to all relevant stakeholders in a timely manner
- Guide the development of project progress reports in coordination with the site teams
- Review and approve contractors’ payment certificates and review contractors’ unit rates for new work items not covered in the original Bills of Quantities
- Prepare K&A invoices for supervision services to the client and follow up on timely collection

Learning & Growth
- Conduct project close-out activities capturing lessons learned and successful / unsuccessful project elements
- Guide the uploading of deliverables into K&A’s knowledge repository, as needed


Qualification, Technical Skills and Competencies required to Execute this Role
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
- Master’s Degree in Engineering is preferred
- PMP Certification is preferred
- Must be an MME Registered Engineer – Grade A
- Chartered Professional Engineering certification or equivalent is preferred
- Excellent knowledge of construction supervision services
- Understanding of international engineering standards and codes
- Solid knowledge of local rules and regulations
- Strong project management skills
- Good interpersonal and leadership skills
- Good communication skills
- Proficiency in spoken and written Arabic and English

Experience Required to Execute this Role
- 18+ years of experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Planning Industry in a top tier regional / multinational consultancy firm, with demonstrated deep expertise
- At least 8+ years of experience in a multinational consultancy firm. Experience in managing similar large-scale open cut and micro-tunneling Foul Sewer, surface & groundwater
- Demonstrated experience with developing and maintaining relationships with clients
- Exposure to all construction supervision aspects, including client management, contractor management, supplier management, contract administration, quality management, dispute management, etc.
- Industry experience within the Middle East

About the Company

Khatib & Alami, a multidisciplinary urban regional planning, architectural and engineering consulting company, offers clients an integrated approach toward the ever-increasing need for reliable project delivery systems. In-house expertise and the continuous recruitment of bright and innovative professionals enable us to meet the challenges of development with due consideration to environmental protection, social and economic characteristics of society. In close concert with clients, we have been able to consolidate factors that make the resultant project coincide with the client's vision within the time frame and budget set out for implementation.

K&A started its consulting services in Lebanon and extended the areas of its professional activities in accordance with the growth of its experience, and its human and financial resources. The company operates in various countries including Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar, State of Kuwait, Kingdom of Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Libya, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Belgium, Gabon and USA. K&A employs around 4,000 professionals and technicians. Since 1984, K&A has continuously ranked among the top 100 International Design firms as published by Engineering News Record (ENR). K&A has also obtained the ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Quality Management System (QMS).

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Senior Project Manager salaries in Qatar

Average monthly compensation
QAR 44,000

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