Ref: SP823-19

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Project Director with substantial experience in Rail Design, you will play a pivotal role in leading and managing major infrastructure projects within the UAE. Working with a renowned infrastructure main contractor, you will spearhead the execution of rail design projects, ensuring adherence to quality, budget, and timeline requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

- Project Leadership: Assume overall responsibility for the successful delivery of rail design projects, overseeing all aspects from inception to completion.
- Team Management: Lead a multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers, and project managers, fostering collaboration and ensuring efficient project execution.
- Client Engagement: Serve as the primary point of contact for clients, maintaining strong relationships, and addressing any concerns or requirements throughout the project lifecycle.
- Strategic Planning: Develop and implement strategic plans to achieve project objectives, including resource allocation, risk management, and contingency planning.
- Quality Assurance: Ensure that all rail design activities comply with industry standards, regulatory requirements, and client specifications, maintaining a focus on excellence and innovation.
- Financial Management: Manage project budgets, forecasts, and financial reporting, monitoring expenses and ensuring cost-effective solutions without compromising quality.
- Stakeholder Communication: Facilitate effective communication among internal teams, subcontractors, suppliers, and other project stakeholders, fostering a collaborative and transparent working environment.
- Risk Management: Identify potential risks and proactively implement mitigation strategies to minimise project disruptions and ensure successful project delivery.
- Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance project delivery processes, optimise efficiency, and achieve operational excellence.
- Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE): Promote a culture of safety and environmental sustainability, ensuring compliance with HSE regulations and promoting best practices across all project activities.


- Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering; Master's degree preferred.
- Proven experience as a Project Director or similar leadership role, with a focus on rail design projects.
- Extensive knowledge of rail design principles, standards, and best practices.
- Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire multidisciplinary teams.
- Excellent communication, negotiation, and client management skills.
- Solid understanding of project management methodologies and tools.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Demonstrated ability to drive results, meet deadlines, and exceed client expectations.
- UAE experience and familiarity with local regulations and standards preferred.
- Professional certifications such as PMP or Chartered Engineer status are advantageous.

AED 55,000 to 65,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.

About the Company

Founded by Aaron Fletcher and Tony Piccolo, FPA is a prominent recruitment and HR consulting firm operating in the Middle East and the UK. With an impressive professional background of over 22 years, both founders have established themselves as reliable partners for top-tier talent acquisition in the industry.

Our firm's skilled team provides a wide range of specialized services, including executive search, specialist recruitment, and industry salary benchmarking, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients.

We take a comprehensive approach to ensure that we find the right talent to drive businesses forward. At FPA, we are committed to excellence and leverage our industry expertise to navigate the competitive landscapes of the Construction and Real Estate markets. This dedication to our clients makes us the preferred partner for businesses seeking success in these industries.

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