PMO/Programme Director

Faithful+Gould

Saudi Arabia

Posted
Ref: SP117-278

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Faithful+Gould are looking for a high calibre PMO/ Programme Director in AlUla, KSA

Due to continued success in KSA, SNC Lavalin's Programme Advisory business is seeking to appoint an experienced PMO/ Programme Director (PD) to lead oversee major programmes of work. This position draws on significant industry experience and relationships to vision, plan, develop, and deliver. The role is ultimately responsible for the overall strategy alignment and the successful delivery of the programme.

The individual's excellent interpersonal skills drive the primary responsibility to maintain positive professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The individual will be responsible for delivery of the full programme lifecycle, including close supervision and guidance of subordinate functional directors, managers, and leads. On a routine basis, the PD is responsible for the effective implementation and oversight of programme governance and procedures, progress toward milestones, leadership involvement in stakeholder management, realisation of programme goals, and accountability for programme baseline and changes. This position must understand the broader organisation in which they operate, find ways to work within, and often make recommendations on how to improve its processes, decision making, etc.

SNC Lavalin's Faithful+Gould business is one of the world's leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients' interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting - and then developing - brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It's precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.

Responsibilities

- Lead a PMO team in executing our contracted programme management services.
- Define the PMO strategy and lead the design and implementation of a common methodology, standards and tools to drive and facilitate the successful delivery of projects within the programme.
- Leads the execution of a PMO governance, reporting and review framework to provide a holistic view of all organisational programme activity.
- Oversees project implementation, budget and administrative oversight, reporting, and monitoring & evaluation of the programs and projects.
- Manage all of the functions of the PMO; Governance, Commercial, Procurement, Reporting, Schedule, Cost, Risk, Change, QHSE, Stakeholders, Construction and Design.
- Manage interdependencies and coordination across projects within the programme to ensure that information relating to project deliverables, risks and issues are effectively communicated between stakeholders and that key performance indicators are monitored and evaluated.
- Define governance strategies and organisational policies to enable the strategic coordination of multiple projects and initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of projects.
- Foster collaborative and mutually supportive relationships with project leaders and senior stakeholders, assess cross-functional project team capability, provide coaching, training and support to enhance the project/ programme management capability, and improve collaborative development and project results.
- Develop organisational breakdown structures and human resourcing requirements including formal routes of reporting and internal team development appraisals.
- Manage the fee commission on behalf of the business including fulfilling technical and scope obligations of the consultancy contract.
- Effective management of internal job costing in relation to the fee and of resource requirements.
- Identifying new and innovative project management approaches and tools and embed these in the behaviour and day to day activities of the organisation's operations

Requirements

Experience & Qualifications:

- Minimal requirement of Degree in relevant discipline from a reputable University.
- Minimum of 20 years project management experience demonstrating relevant PM/ PMO management experience.
- Ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of programme controls; cost, schedule and risk management.
- Proven ability to demonstrate the effective delivery of PMO duties from initial brief through delivery to final completion.
- Productive supervision of subordinates including adequate planning, monitoring and control
- Ability to manage a team on major/complex programmes/projects.
- Effective team control and building of team spirit/culture.
- Management of resources through collaboration with business leaders.
- Retaining existing clients for further work and securing new clients.
- Demonstrate an understanding of overall PMO requirements and the ability to advise client's knowledgably on overall project management issues
- Demonstrate effective leadership and high commitment in order to achieve goals
- Excellent communications skills; including report writing and presentation skills

Rewards and Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:

- A competitive salary
- Accommodation provided
- 25 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
- Medical and life insurance cover.
- Company gratuity scheme.
- Discretionary bonus scheme.
- Annual flight allowance to point of origin.
- Catch up on sustainability

About the Company

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

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