Planning Director - #16702


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we push the limits of what’s possible to make the world smarter and more connected. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where every individual can thrive. Our dedication to harnessing talent from various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives drives innovation and excellence in all that we do.

Jacobs has had a strong presence in the Middle East for many years and has been assisting the region implementing visionary transitions, such as with The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision.

Our client is embarking upon a significant capital program to create the capital of entertainment, sports, and the arts in Riyadh. The program will be an integrated destination offering immersive experiences and memorable moments of delight. The program will involve parallel development and execution of a broad range of assets encompassing leisure, sports, cultural, retail, hospitality, religious, residential, transport and infrastructure. The main objective is to develop a vibrant society, a thriving economy of an ambitious nation.

We are seeking a Planning Director to join our Senior Management team. As a valued member of our Senior Management team, the Planning Director role is considered a key function to ensure effective management and delivery of assigned services and resources and provide the appropriate expertise to ensure that the Planning Services provided meet all client expectations and requirements within agreed timelines, budget, and quality. The role will also provide and seek regular feedback and input from the Senior Management team and Client stakeholders
Reporting to the Director of Commercial, Legal & Finance, this role will wield the authority to implement approved strategies and plans for the project, driving the team to adapt to evolving project requirements. Additionally, it involves fostering a collaborative environment, seeking regular feedback from both the Senior Management team and our esteemed clients
We're seeking a candidate with a demonstrated track record of successfully delivering large-scale (multi-billion dollar) construction projects throughout the entire project lifecycle. Your ability to work seamlessly across multiple teams, providing focus, support, and innovative solutions, will be essential
In this role, you'll be responsible for various critical duties and responsibilities, including: Service Delivery Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain accurate and timely service plans.
  • Ensure technically sound and optimized programs.
  • Identify and communicate risks, maintaining thorough documentation.
  • Generate schedules and progress reports, briefing project teams effectively.
Key Tasks:
  • Plan and schedule work effectively, updating programs regularly.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and improvement initiatives.
  • Enhance schedule quality and seek continuous service improvement.
Client Engagement:
  • Foster strong relationships and communication with stakeholders.
  • Understand and address project team and client needs promptly and accurately.

Here’s What You’ll Need:
  • Relevant degree and/or postgraduate qualification;
  • Significant planning experience working within Mega/large scale complex design and construction programs across private and/or government sectors;
  • Solid collaboration skills to work effectively with multiple teams, and innovative problem-solving abilities;
  • Excellent communication skills to articulate a clear technical direction.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks to our positive mental health champions – we are committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally - and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength.

We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.

With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we have gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximize your potential. You will uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits, and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you will discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

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