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Senior Manager - Advisory Services

Riyadh Province
  1. Consulting & advisory
Job Summary:

Acuity are currently looking for experienced management consultants / project managers to join our consulting team  and grow our pipeline and lead the delivery of projects across the region with a focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The role will be based in Riyadh, KSA, and the successful candidate will be reporting to one of the Acuity Service Line and Client Directors. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work across all Services Lines within Acuity to best serve our KSA clients.

Business Responsibilities:

Expected business responsibilities include:
  • Lead the establishment and build-up of KSA based Acuity consulting team
  • Collaborate closely with Acuity service line leaders on client Directors on our strategy and approach to KSA market
  • Collaborate closely with the other Atkins and SNC-Lavalin businesses in KSA to identify client opportunities and efficiently deliver jobs utilizing resources from across the Group
  • Drive KSA win work and deliver work activities in close collaboration with Acuity client Directors
  • Develop go to market strategy, approach and supporting material
  • Build a pipeline of KSA Acuity opportunities
  • Leverage existing network of clients and build new relationships within target market
  • Recruit and manage a team of Acuity consultants matching KSA client delivery requirements
  • Supervise the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring, while giving feedback and constructive criticism
  • Oversee and manage the delivery of Acuity KSA client projects
  • Manage and grow existing accounts demonstrating strong account management practices
  • Represent Atkins Acuity in and speak at relevant seminars and conferences in KSA
  • Accurately assess required level of effort for a task/project based on experience and manage, prioritise and plan what activities/tasks need to be completed in-order to meet objectives
Technical Responsibilities:

Expected technical responsibilities include:
  • Plan and execute multi-million dollar projects including multiple delivery partners
  • Design and implementation of Transformation Program operating models and Transformation Program governance
  • Development of benefits management frameworks and benefits mapping
  • Develop enterprise risk management frameworks for Corporate Transformations
  • Develop Program and Project business cases
  • Design of Transformation Program including milestones, scheduling and interdependencies
  • Manage deliverables within the specified time, cost and resources
  • Capture data sources and provide advisory service related to dashboard and EPM development
  • Capture stakeholder landscape maps and design interaction planning / training relating to capability building
  • Manage sub consultants and/or subcontractors
  • Present progress to Senior internal and external stakeholders
Acuity is the advisory business from the Atkins Group. We help clients with big infrastructure and energy ambitions to deliver them successfully. Combining deep business acumen with the engineering expertise of Atkins, we offer seamless, end-to-end advisory services that build greater value, and ever rewarding partnerships.

Acuity advisory services help clients achieve genuine benefits from their investment and change programmes. We advise at senior levels on complex business problems, but we also take a hands-on role, to ensure the solutions aren't just conceived, they are delivered. Our ethos is to stand side-by-side with our clients until the real-world benefits of their investment and change programmes are realised.

Acuity Middle East & Africa operates a number of Services Lines; Cities & Urban Infrastructure, Corporate Transformation, Portfolio, Program & Asset Management (PPAM) and Transport.

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Basic & Technical Competencies:

The basic & technical competencies include:
  • Shall be qualified with a degree (preferably Business Management, Project Management or Engineering)
  • 8 to 10  years of relevant experience in project management, management consultancy or an advisory services capacity
  • The ideal candidate should be someone who has worked in a Management Consultant capacity preferably with a Big Four Consultancy or Global strategy houses or international management consultancies in the Middle East region and with significant experience in KSA.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, multi-tasking, presentation, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Proven experience of planning & reporting tools, including MS Project, Primavera – P6, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • The Candidate must possess excellent working knowledge of project management best practices
  • Compliance best practices in management and improving business processes
  • Excellent commercial and financial acumen related to project budgeting and cost estimation
  • Self-motivated and determined to pursue continuous improvement, which is essential to processes & procedures development
  • Ability to structure a large amount of information within a process framework
  • Strong data management and detail oriented
  • Sector exposure and experience of the following areas:
  • Infrastructure development & Construction
    Transport, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management
    Public administration
  • Municipal services and urban development
Knowledge and experience in the following:
  • Developing standard PM methods, reporting and dashboarding structures
  • Design of Target Operating Models and Program Governance
  • Developing issue and change management frameworks, processes and procedures
  • Transformation Program Management Framework & Process Development
  • Production of Transformation Program Management Policies & Procedures
    Program Assurance reviews and support
Core Behaviours:
  • Entrepreneurial mindset passionate about building a new business and a new team
  • Demonstrate drive, enthusiasm and commitment to projects while projecting a professional image
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Able to make decisions, act on own initiative and operate in a proactive manner with a positive attitude
  • Able to manage junior members of the team and assign tasks
  • Function confidently and competently within client environment and has a positive impact on clients’ perception of Acuity
  • Planning and Organizational agility: Accurately scopes length and difficulty of projects, setting realistically aggressive objectives and goals. Compensates for roadblocks and looks ahead to see impact on dependent activities
  • Consistently achieves high quality standards and requires limited direction and supervision
  • Shows flexibility in tasks and location, and deals well with ambiguity
  • Excellent communication skills – written and spoken English is essential (Arabic preferred)
Rewards and Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive tax-free salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 22 days annual leave (based on a 5-day working week)
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Well-Being Program – 24-hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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