Senior Planning Manager

Currie & Brown

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: MP689-260

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Currie & Brown is currently looking for a senior planning manager for a mixed-use leisure development project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The successful candidate will support project leaders in generating a high standard of service delivery, achieving successful outcomes for our clients, capturing and sharing knowledge across projects, enhancing our culture of innovation and reinforcing our reputation as a preferred service provider.

Responsibilities for the successful candidate will include:
- Developing an overall target programme with multiple stakeholder inputs and activities including design, procurement, permitting and approvals, construction, testing, commissioning and handover, with multiple workstreams
- Preparing ‘what-if’ scenarios
- Reviewing design consultants and contractor’s baseline programmes
- Monitoring and reporting all programme-related activities
- Reviewing resource and cost-loaded baseline programmes
- Providing assessment of all sequencing and duration of construction activities
- Monitoring the planning and project controlling works for conformance with project procedures
- Reviewing contractors’ lookahead schedules and weekly reports
- Preparing and finalising weekly and monthly progress report submissions to the client
- Liaising and co-ordinating with the contractor and the client
- Attending all necessary meetings with the contractor and the client
- Reviewing and analysing contractor’s claims and preparing recommendations reports
- Undertaking Primavera schedule tracking for progress updates


- BSc in construction management, engineering, architecture, planning, management information system or equivalent
- Experience using Primavera (P6) certification
- A minimum of 15 years’ technical delivery experience gained within a global construction consultancy
- Accredited to a relevant professional body such as APM, CIOB or PMP
- Middle East experience essential and ideally working in Saudi presently
- Good technical writing, client-facing and communication skills
- Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
- A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexible

About the Company

Currie & Brown is one of the world's leading physical assets management and construction consultancies, dedicated to advising clients in respect of the procurement, construction, management and utilisation of their physical assets.

From airports to corporate headquarters, power stations to health and education, leisure and hotel facilities to transportation infrastructure - the sheer range of projects we are involved in gives us a vast breadth and depth of experience. Projects of this kind cannot be tackled with an 'off-the-peg, one-size-fits-all' solution. Instead, we apply flexible working and innovative thinking to provide a value-for-money, tailored solution.

We operate throughout the world and have offices in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, India and the Middle East.

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