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Stakeholder Manager

WSP

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: HP362-1685

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

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WSP Middle East are looking for a Stakeholder Manager to be based in Abu Dhabi, supporting a major infrastructure supervision project?

This person will coordinate with relevant utilities agencies, departments, and applicable authorities with mandated authority over the programme and ensure that all permits and NOCs are in place for the project to move forward. Assist in managing utility agencies and services providers, throughout the life cycle of the programme.

The Stakeholder Manager will lead the stakeholder's team for the liaison with Utilities providers, assist in the coordination with relevant government agencies, departments, and applicable authorities with mandated authority over the programme and in managing stakeholder relations, both internal and external throughout the life cycle of the programme.

Candidates should have experience of dealing with relevant stakeholders in Abu Dhabi.

Your new role, what's involved?
* Building strong trust-based relationships with the client and with key External Utilities stakeholders; both at practitioner level and at senior executive level.
* Assist in identifying, analysing and managing utilities agencies and relevant stakeholders to ensure the satisfaction of those stakeholders with mandated authority on the programme as well as the projects constituting it.
* Manage the expectations of Utilities providers and ensures timely escalation of issues through available escalation venues.
* Assist the client in preparing, negotiating, and agreeing required MoU's and procedures with the different stakeholders.
* Managing correspondences between the client and the Utilities agencies.
* Coordinate closely with the client at program wide level to resolve and respond to general stakeholder's issues/inquiries and ensure timely response to these issues/inquiries.
* Assist in preparing required & periodic presentations regarding different topics related to RPD projects as required by the client.
* Managing the utilities team's activities related to interfacing with different utilities providers and government authorities.
* Managing the review & approvals of applications through various portals.
* Assist in monitoring the programme delivery related to the utilities agencies and services providers against established baselines for required approvals, permitting, utility/services diversions and land ownership.
* Ensure effective coordination of the team internally to secure required approvals and assist in resolving stakeholder's issues that affects the program delivery.
* Guide the business and project to ensure compliance with the utilities providers' requirements.

Requirements

We'd love to hear from you if you have:
* 3-10 years experience
* Must have previous experience of dealing with various utilities agencies in Abu Dhabi.
* Should have prior experience of dealing with various ministries, authorities, utilities providers within Abu Dhabi.
* Ability to resolve issues and maintain positive relationships.
* Candidates should be fluent in English and Arabic.
* Capabilities of writing letters.

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.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including first class medical cover, generous 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.

Apply now and be the future of WSP!

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.

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.

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