Planning / Project Controls Manager - Saudi Nationals only
Planning / Project Controls Manager - Saudi Nationals only
Faithful+Gould are currently looking for an experienced Planning Manager to form part of our Project Management Consultant (PMC) project team based on a large mixed-use Development in KSA & UAE. The team shall be expected to assist the client in any way possible to ensure the development is completed to the required timescales and within their stated budgets.
“N.B: We are currently pending award on several significant projects. Should we be awarded, this position is key role. Consequently we are keen to speak to individuals in the market place with the experience listed below for such potential future programmes of work”.
Ability to develop initial baseline schedules with little project information. This requires previous experience is hospitality / mix use development projects.
Assist in the preparation and management of overview and strategic programmes, including design, procurement and construction schedules together with supporting information required schedules
Include all project stages from initiations to completion in the baseline and identify stage gates accordingly.
Coordinate and manage the preparation and development of master planning, engineering, procurement, and construction schedules together with associated information required schedules
Establish and agree project reporting procedures, prepare and present monthly project progress. Develop project and programme dashboard templates to be used across the programme by designer and contractors.
Review the schedules and related documents from the designers and contractors including monthly reports and analyse the content to ensure compliance with project objectives
Review schedule trends to identify problem areas and recommend corrective action to management. Monitor actual progress against planned progress
Monitor engineering design progress, material and equipment procurement and construction and commissioning status
Prepare progress monitoring tools using earned value for the management and monitoring of the above mentioned schedules. Monitor progress both on and off site. Identify deviations (progress trends) in both construction and procurement progress and suggest possible courses of corrective action
Working closely with the Sr. Project Controls Manager and Project Team to ensure that the ‘programme’ is feasible, complies with the Project Master Plan and contractual documents
Interface on a daily basis with the designers, PMCs, main contractor sub-contractors and internal management.
Carry out studies into scheduling, manpower, cash flow, and material flow as needed
Attend offsite meetings as requested by the client
Review schedules for slippage of key dates
Assist in the defence / approval of any claim for time extension or major change to the schedule
Other duties as requested from time to time
Ensuring that each Planning Engineer runs his or her section to the highest professional standards, that all information is current, and that every member of the team is receiving the information he or she needs to fulfil their responsibilities.
Establish and maintain consistent and adequate administration procedures, in their field. These procedures will be followed across the project by the respective planners working under the Construction Managers.
Participate with the project management team, as directed by the Project Director, to achieve project deliverables.
Involve key stakeholder requirements and approvals in the baseline
Issue high-level schedule weekly updates
Identify and report main issues interfering with progress
Identify and report on measures for improving schedule performance
Establish Scheduling, reporting procedures, tools, templates, instruction, etc. to standardise the work across the programme.
Monitor the timing of submittals against schedule requirements
Develop and monitor programme KPIS.
You will be a recognised expert with a minimum of 15 years’ experience as a Senior Planner/Scheduler / Planning Engineer;
Experience with both PMC and Contracting Company;
Arabic speaker mandatory;
Either Saudi Nationals or Expats with transferable Iqama;
You will have considerable planning experience showing clear career progression in the planning field through working either client side or for a consultancy
Successful applicants will have experience of working on high value, hospitality, and mix use development projects
Proficiency in the use of Primavera P6 and MS Excel using advanced formulas is essential.
Strong verbal and written communication skills is essential
The successful planning engineer will be responsible for project planning in one of the following areas:
Multi storied Residential / Commercial Buildings / Hotels
Large Infrastructure projects
Large Mixed Use developments
Rewards and Benefits:
We offer an excellent package which includes:
A competitive salary
22 calendar days annual leave
Medical and life insurance cover
Company gratuity scheme
Discretionary bonus scheme
Annual flight allowance to point of origin
Employee Assistance 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.
Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.
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