Job description / Role
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WSP are seeking a Senior Project Manager / Project Director to join our dynamic IPD team and lead collaborative efforts on complex transport and infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi.
In this role you will be responsible for the successful planning, execution, and delivery of projects using the Integrated Project Delivery methodology. You will work closely with diverse project stakeholders, including owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, to ensure the timely and efficient completion of projects while optimizing outcomes for all parties involved.
Due to the project and client requirements, all applicants should have Abu Dhabi project experience.
Your new role, what's involved?
• Collaborative Leadership: Foster a culture of collaboration and cooperation among all project stakeholders, promoting the principles of Integrated Project Delivery.
• Project Planning: Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, budget, and schedule, and ensure alignment with client objectives and project goals.
• Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with and manage relationships with clients, design professionals, contractors, and key trade partners throughout the project lifecycle.
• Risk Management: Identify, assess, and manage project risks and develop proactive mitigation strategies to minimize disruptions and ensure project success.
• Budget and Cost Control: Monitor project financials, manage budgets, and implement cost-effective strategies to achieve project objectives while maintaining profitability.
• Quality Assurance: Oversee quality control processes to ensure that project deliverables meet or exceed industry standards and client expectations.
• Schedule Management: Develop and manage project schedules, track progress, and implement adjustments as needed to meet project milestones and deadlines.
• Change Management: Facilitate change orders and variations while maintaining alignment with project goals and client requirements.
• Communication: Maintain clear and open communication channels among all project stakeholders, providing regular updates and facilitating problem-solving discussions.
• Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements and innovation, leveraging Lean principles to enhance project efficiency and value.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
• Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
• Extensive Abu Dhabi experience, ideally 8-10 years working with major developers.
• Proven experience as a Senior Project Manager or PD on large-scale transport and infrastructure projects.
• Multidisciplinary design delivery experience.
• Technical candidate with understanding of Concept and Detailed Masterplan Delivery through to Design.
• Technical candidate, skilled in detailed design and master planning.
• Excellent leadership, communication, and negotiation skills.
• Proficiency in project management software and tools.
• PMP or relevant project management certification is a plus.
• Fluency in English.
What's in it for you?
What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP - we can!
WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important - be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.
Apply now and be the future of WSP!
As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including first class medical cover, generous days annual leave, and paid professional subscriptions.
Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
About the Company
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With 36,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.