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Senior Project Manager (Marine & Reclamation Works)


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: SP117-104

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Faithful+Gould are currently looking for a Senior Project Manager (marine construction packages) with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the management of large-scale infrastructure projects. The project comprises residential, hospitality and retail components and includes all marine, utilities infrastructure, roads, bridges, landscaping and public realm. As the Construction phase lead you will be responsible for all aspects of the delivery of major works packages (emphasis being marine works).


• As a project lead you are required to provide the interface between project ownership and delivery teams, acting as the single focal point of contact between the Client, consultants and the Construction Contractor(s), ensuring the desired project objectives are delivered.
• This position requires professional ability and inherent motivation.
• You have the skills required to direct meetings, introduce discussion to encourage thinking on the wider commercial context and be responsible for the tasks assigned to members of your project team. This is a hands-on role.

Skills and Attributes:

You are expected to:

• Apply quality management principles and processes;
• Apply risk assessment and management principles and processes;
• Network effectively, negotiate well and influence people, broker relationships with stakeholders within and outside the project;
• Be aware of the broader environmental, social and economic perspectives and how they may affect the project;
• Support and provide leadership to your project team.


You will be responsible for at least the following areas and duties in your role:

• Manage and coordinate the inputs of project stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the project
• Coordinate the services design and execution between the disciplines;
• Initiating and managing the packages to meet budget;
• Apply quality management principles and processes;
• Apply risk assessment and management principles and processes;
• Providing strategic planning advice in relation to the requirements for phasing of infrastructure works, the sequence of works and the necessary authority approval processes;
• Manage the Design and Quantity Surveying teams to prepare the appropriate tender documentation for services and infrastructure trade contracts;
• Providing technical input for offer requests and the awarding of infrastructure subcontracts;
• In conjunction with the Project Director and other Senior Project Managers, manage the tender assessment, negotiation and award of infrastructure contracts;
• Manage and resolve site planning and coordination issues;
• Manage technical coordination meetings with subcontractors and project staff;
• Manage the site works in accordance with the approved Master Programme;
• Manage the implementation of site-based approval protocols to ensure that the infrastructure is completed in accordance with the design, specification and quality requirements;


The minimum requirements for this position are:

• Bachelor’s degree Civil Engineering in a building services discipline;
• 15 years post qualification experience in Project Management;
• Minimum last 5 years Marine and Infrastructure background as a Senior PM;
• Proven experience with the below project aspects:

- Marine works
- Land reclamation
- Dredging
- Environmental & sustainability concerns

• Project Management experience with a leading PMC;
• Contract administration experience is necessary;
• Middle East experience required, preferably including Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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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