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Manager - Project Management

Parsons International

Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP094-3067

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Ready to put your project management expertise to work on complex projects? Are you great with people and have a track record managing teams that get the job done? Parsons is now hiring an experienced Manager - Project Management with a desire to work on creating innovative, practical solutions to various projects that enhance the fabric of our community.

Since 1976, Parsons has served the Royal Commission for Yanbu and recently, Jazan as the program management, master planning, design, engineering and construction management consultant for the Yanbu Industrial City and Jazan Economic City. The Yanbu Industrial City is the longest running contract in Parsons' history and reflects the strong client/consultant partnership that has evolved through the years. Our responsibilities are similar to those of a Public Works Department of municipalities. We assist in long-range strategic and master planning, project initiation, the hiring and management of design consultants, tendering for construction and oversight of all construction projects. These projects range through the full spectrum of infrastructure and facilities that would be expected in a city of 80,000+ population - roads and utilities, residences, schools, health care facilities, police and fire stations, colleges, public buildings, sports facilities and retail centers.

Position Overview:
This position, as described, is intended to be filled by a senior manager of SAPL. It is closely aligned with the duties of the Department Director and is established by the CEO to align and unify the activities of the MSA contractor with the department objectives and the Annual Work Plan. This position retains performance responsibility of SAPL personnel working in support of the department activities, ensuring that the work of MSA support staff conforms with department needs. Supports, as Deputy of Department, the development of the schedule, the scope of work and cost estimation for construction, engineering and consultative projects. Also performs contractor evaluation and proposal analyses.


Strategy Formulation:
• Support Director in establishing and then implement department policies, goals, objectives, and procedures as approved by the Director of Project Management.
• Ensure new operations plans, policies, procedures, and transition/migration plan for the department are consistent with the overall goals and objectives of RC, respective business unit and division.
• Develop departmental business plans that are in line with Division/Business Unit/RC objectives as directed by the Director.

Budgeting and Control:
• Monitor costs and resources in the day to day activities.
• Assist the Director in establishing and implementing the business plan, priorities and working objectives of the department and section in alignment with Executive Management’s vision as stated with the approved Annual Work Plan.
• Actively participate and contribute to the department staffing and budget planning
• Be prepared to represent the department in executive management meetings as necessary.
• Coordinate with other departments and Divisions in the implementation of the current and future Master Plan deliverables and initiatives.

Operational Tasks:
• Be prepared to represent the department in executive management meetings as necessary.
• Coordinate with other departments and Divisions in the implementation of the current and future Master Plan deliverables and initiatives.
• Provide guidance, direction, and specialised assistance to projects for the resolution of difficult and complex project controls issues.
• Manage the process of monitoring private projects ongoing within the cities and provides input and feedback on rectifying challenges or deviations conducted by private contractors.
• Assist in establishing, implementing, monitoring, and enforcing departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures
• Actively participate in relevant coordination meetings and provide direction in daily operations to all section and department staff to manage output and products in accordance with the department objectives.
• Manage contractors’ prequalification and performs proposals analysis and approves the proposal which adds the highest value to the Royal Commission (RC) after coordination with supply management.
• Review projects and recommend approval of initial and final acceptance certificates to the Director in accordance with the Construction Department.
• Sets project schedules for internal purposes, coordinate communication efforts with various technical affairs department, and advise departments of any overlaps in schedules and provide input and feedback to rectify deviations.
• Ensure that quality control procedures are established and applied throughout project stages.
• Ensure that health, safety and environmental (HSE) control policies and procedures are taken into consideration during the project’s duration.
• Manage the schedule, scope of work and cost estimation for construction, engineering and consultative projects.
• Perform project cost control operations on the planned projects.
• Coordinate and responsible for the development of a detailed report for inclusion in the Unified Monthly Report prepared by Project Management Department.
• In the absence of the Director, support the acting Director until the director resumes his duties.

People Management:
• Direct or assist in establishing, measuring, and reporting the achievement of department goals and targets, KPI’s, QA/QC procedures and performance
• Assist the Director in identifying gaps in knowledge and skillsets of staff, and in the implementation of appropriate training and career path advancement tools.
• Assist the Department Director in communicating the support needs of the department to the SAPL Program Manager.
• Evaluate subordinate’s performance in a fair, transparent and objective manner on a periodic basis
• Create an environment where Innovators can successfully achieve professional career path goals.
• Communicate relevant information to subordinates and superiors.
• Resolve problems and issues as they relate to departmental scope and management of staff personnel.
• Analyze difficult employee situations, using appropriate discretion, HR advice, and respect for the individual, to suggest a path of action to the Director for implementation.

Related Assignments:
• Perform other related duties as assigned or directed by the Director to achieve departmental success.


• 12-15 years of relevant experience in the field of Project management.
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study (Engineering).
• Master’s degree in a relevant field (Master of Engineering in Construction Management preferred).
• Relevant Certification Preferred (Project Management Professional-PMP, Total Quality Management).

Key Technical Skills:
• Familiar with proposals, construction, engineering and consultative projects.
• Knowledge of Quality assurance Certificates and systems (ISO).
• Knowledge of cost estimation methodologies.
• Knowledge of assessing the impacts of design/construction/specification changes and schedule slippages.
• Expertise in the techniques of cost control and contract management and coordination of project estimation processes and efforts.
• Experience in dealing with contractors/vendors/subcontractors.
• Knowledge of quality, health safety and environment (HSE) regulations and procedures.
• Relevant computer proficiency, experience in using Microsoft Package, and other related software (Primavera or MS Project).
• Time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Advanced knowledge in English - Spoken and Written.

About the Company

Parsons is a leader in many diverse markets such as infrastructure, transportation, water, telecommunications, aviation, commercial, environmental, planning, industrial manufacturing, education, healthcare, life sciences and homeland security.

Parsons provides technical and management solutions to federal, regional and local government agencies as well as private industries worldwide.

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