Senior Project Controls Manager

Faithful+Gould

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted
Ref: SP117-113

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are currently looking for a Senior Project Controls Manager to join our team in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Faithful+Gould, is an international Project Management and Cost Consultancy services provider which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the well-renowned larger group, WS Atkins & Partners Overseas Company. As a provider of multi-disciplined technical services to the built environment, Faithful+Gould are committed to excellence in the delivery of first-class solutions which combine, innovation, collaboration and best practice. We are active in the Middle East and India for over 10 years with our regional headquarter in Dubai, and offices in Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Our Middle East and India presence is complemented by our operations across Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA, and our 2,000 plus global staff.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Senior Project Controls Manager's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Leads a team of professional planners and scheduled to establish the baseline schedule.
- Evaluate current procedures to create more efficient / cost effective management of resources in the following areas:
- Procurement
- Change orders
- Document Control and Administrative Practices
- Invoicing and Accounting
- Programme Close Out
- EOT / Dispute Resolution
- Monitors, analyses & reports on project performance using qualitative and quantitative tools.
- Recommends and implements modifications to improve effectiveness and attain project milestones.
- Plans, coordinates and monitors activities of assigned projects to develop and implement procedures, processes and systems.
- Setting-up Primavera Project Management System P6 (latest version) for program management across the planning team with all stakeholders.
- Reviews and updates Project Management Plans relevant to Project Controls.
- Supports in preparing and maintaining the master programme for the project.
- Review and analyse data/schedule received from the other organisations (Designers, PMCs, and Contractors).
- Plans and provides direction as required for the preparation of planning and scheduling control systems.
- Works with other functions such as Procurement, Technical, Logistic relating to understand their requirement and provide direction to project control team.
- Assisting in the consultant selection process for commercial and technical evaluation.
- Assisting in establishing / delivering formal reporting arrangements on project progress for the client and project.
- Reviewing contract documents, suggesting changes for planning and programming aspects and the addition of new clauses if necessary.
- Arranging planning workshops/meetings to discuss and assist contractors / consultants to close their planning / project control issues.
- Prepares what if scenarios for different types of project schedules to support the Client.
- Review and Analyse any claims and EOT requests.
- Conduct benchmarking data collection analysis for similar projects (buildings and infrastructure).
- Makes recommendations for possible acceleration to the schedule.
- Assist in developing the document control system and communication flow for the project.
- Reviewing Schedule construction programmes received from contractors and analysing them in line with the contractual requirements.
- Preparing progress presentations for the clients.
- Developing weekly and monthly progress report protocols / templates for progress reporting and monitoring progress against it.
- Assist in risk assessment and mitigation plans.
- Monitoring design, procurement and construction progress for compliance with contract requirements.
- Provide effective support for the projects in KSA. Identify projects area of concerns, analyze project schedule defects, recommend action plans, advice corrective action to the schedule paths that leads to more control and enhance project performance.
- Analyse Program / Project Risks and advise the client of any schedule issues that will affect the contract completion of the projects and ensure minimization of clashes and potential delays
- Assist in preparing the master programme for the projects. Incorporate / Integrate the Contractors program of works into the Master Schedule of works
- Prepare and Provide Program Management Plan (PMP) in consultation with Clients, as a guide to the project teams in performance of their duties; to identify responsibilities and coordinate various actions and procedures into one comprehensive document
- Developing the document control system and communication flow for the projects including details on communication procedures and document control systems.
- Establishing formal reporting protocols / templates on projects.
- Reviewing contract documents, suggesting changes for planning and programming aspects and the addition of new clauses if necessary.
- Reviewing construction programmes received from contractors and analysing them in line with the contractual requirements.
- Analyse Contractor's Delay Claims to establish the contractually justified extension of time and provide recommendation for the client approval.
- Prepare, review and advise on Stakeholder Management Plan including identification of stakeholders, communication assessment and aligning communication plan in line with master programme

Requirements

Requirements:

- Must have an undergraduate engineering degree from a reputable university.
- Must possess (minimum) 15 years of total experience and 8 years GCC experience preferred.
- Strong local experience/ candidates familiar with Abudhabi Authority Approvals preferred.
- Experience working in Infrastructure, Housing and mixed-use projects.
- Client-side experience managing PMC's, LDC's Cost Consultants and other stakeholders.
- Strong experience in PCM of major capital projects.
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, reporting, and presentation skills.
- Independent worker who can work well with minimal supervision.
- Ability to manage resources within the local Project Control team
- Possess good project background and proven English language technical writing ability and skills and in the development of project control processes and procedures.
- PMP or other professional certifications.
- Advanced MS Office Suits.
- Candidate to be based in Abudhabi.
- Arabic Language preferred.
- Experience in using Primavera P6, ACONEX & Oracle suite.
- Sound knowledge of project controls practices, broad knowledge of cost, risk, change and specific knowledge in earned value management
- Extensive knowledge of best reporting practices in the areas of dashboards, and KPIs.

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

- A competitive salary
- Transportation allowance
- Medical and life insurance cover
- Annual leave
- Medical and life insurance cover
- Company gratuity scheme
- Discretionary bonus scheme
- Annual flight allowance to point of origin
- Employee Well-Being Programme - 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants;

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.

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.