Project Director - Delivery Management - #28687


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time

About AtkinsRéalis

Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital. News and information are available at or follow us on LinkedIn.

We are currently looking for a Project Director with a minimum of 18+ years’ experience to assist the Executive Project Leadership team in the management of mega projects in UAE.

Key Responsibilities

Project Delivery

  • Accountable for the end-to-end leadership, management and delivery of all aspects of this project. This includes project management, timeliness, quality, risk management, project financial performance and scope management of the projects, in line with the AtkinsRealis methodology.

  • Accountable for successful close out of commercial fee and contractual negotiations with the Client and their representative.

  • Accountable for the establishment of the project, including resourcing from Delivery Centres and Offices, project set up, work breakdown structure, program development, milestone establishment, scope changes and variations

  • Demonstrate care about the well-being of themselves and others, through actively participating in and driving OHS activities.

  • Build and lead whole project delivery team, secure required resources.

  • Ensure project delivery activity is in line with Company standards and client expectations

  • Ensure effective closeout and debrief occurs with Client, Client Relationship Executive, People Manager and Project Leader

Strategic Planning & Business Development:

  • Develop and implement strategic plans for business growth and expansion in alignment with organizational objectives.

  • Identify new business opportunities, assess market trends, and lead the development of client acquisition strategies.

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and prospective clients to drive business development efforts.

Technical Management & Business Operations:

  • Offer strategic guidance on the establishment of Technical Design standards, and philosophy.

  • Planning and directing, collaborating and communicating with the relevant technical design and master planning consultants.

  • Establish communication paths to resolve possible design issues, provide guidance and align with the project requirements.

  • Control-monitor-provide-technical support on every design stage of programs.

  • Demonstrate technical expertise and proficiency in project management methodologies, tools, and techniques to ensure effective project delivery.

  • Oversee business operations, including resource allocation, budget management, and risk mitigation strategies, to optimize efficiency and profitability.

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to project management teams, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development.

  • Lead initiatives to streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and drive continuous improvement across project management practices and business operations.

  • Conduct regular project reviews, post-mortems, and lessons learned sessions to capture insights, best practices, and opportunities for optimization.

Financial Management

  • Accountable for the P/L of the project

  • Have an excellent understanding of Risk and the need to use their commercial acumen

  • Review and submit monthly Project Status Reports

  • Review Project budget at the start of the project.

  • Conduct Monthly Financial Review with the team and present to Senior Management

Client Management

  • Manage contract matters with clients

  • Serves as the primary point of contact for clients, establishing rapport, and building long-term relationships based on trust and mutual understanding.

  • Understand client needs, expectations, and preferences, and proactively address any issues or concerns to maintain client satisfaction.

  • Collaborate with clients to identify opportunities for additional services or project expansions, driving revenue growth and client retention.


  • Master’s Degree in engineering or architecture from a reputed institution.

  • Proven experience in leading on large multi-disciplinary projects or running a programme of works, in design or construction environment.

  • Iconic or landmark project deliveries to be specifically highlighted in CV.

  • Experience of leading a business and having responsibility for a P&L account.

  • Proven success in the delivery of large capital projects within scope, time and budget

  • Ability to influence for results.

  • Experience in the planning, managing and successfully delivering on projects involving numerous stakeholders.

  • Strong team management and leadership skills, and proven ability to build, lead, organize, motivate and direct large multi-national organization.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to interact with clients, team members, and senior management.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.

  • Thorough understand of local standards, Approving Authority processes.

  • Be resilient with a “can do” attitude and able to work under pressure.

  • Be collaborative and able to work across regional and business boundaries.

  • Be an inspiration leader and set standards by example, to motivate the project team.

  • Be focused on delivering to agree objectives and standards.

  • Assert independent views and challenge when appropriate.

  • Willing to challenge the status quo.

Rewards & Benefits:

  • We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary

  • Transportation allowance

  • Medical and life insurance cover

  • 25 calendar days annual leave

  • 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

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