Project Director, PDS Projects - #17188


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time
JLL supports the Whole You, personally and professionally.

Our people at JLL are shaping the future of real estate for a better world by combining world class services, advisory and technology to our clients. We are committed to hiring the best, most talented people in our industry; and we support them through professional growth, flexibility, and personalized benefits to manage life in and outside of work. Whether you’ve got deep experience in commercial real estate, skilled trades, and technology, or you’re looking to apply your relevant experience to a new industry, we empower you to shape a brighter way forward so you can thrive professionally and personally.

We are looking for a Project Director for our Project & Development Services business line.

About JLL
We’re JLL. We’re a professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. We’re committed to our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world. Our mission is to help organizations around the world achieve their ambitions by owning, occupying and investing in real estate.
If you’re looking to step up your career, JLL is the perfect professional home. At JLL, you’ll have a chance to innovate with the world’s leading businesses, put that expertise into action on landmark projects, and work on game-changing real estate initiatives. You’ll also make long-lasting professional connections through sharing different perspectives, and you’ll be inspired by the best. We’re focused on opportunity and want to help you make the most of yours. Achieve your ambitions – join us at JLL!

Role Purpose
We are currently looking for a Project Director for our P&DS team based in Riyadh, KSA. The successful candidate will be responsible for demonstrating high levels of project and program leadership, including client and stakeholder engagement, robust commercial knowledge and a deep understanding of managing multi-faceted, complex schemes from start to finish. The Project Director will lead the PMC through the design and execution of a mixed-use urban development. You will be required to show leadership and develop the schemes through the design stages and then through execution.

What this job involves
Strategic leadership and delivery of a Client Portfolio of projects.
Leadership in deploying best industry practices for project and program management in a PMC environment.
Developing a high performing multi-disciplined team with a strong collaborative ethos & problem-solving mentality.
Provide good timely advice and regular status updates to the client portfolio team.
Lead, inspire and direct the PMC team as necessary.
Line management and contribution to succession planning and career development across the team.
Driving strategic thinking, planning and execution of strategies, plans and processes to ensure the program has a forward vision and successful outcome.
Developing a safe working culture for all stakeholder.
Accountability for the delivery of projects to international design standards, budgets, forecasts, programs and working capital targets.
Lead and manage project teams through all phases.
Support the development of the client brief and Project Execution Plans to suit the specific requirements of the project.
Undertake full design management to meet the client’s expectations and budget.
Fully manage and handle local government approvals process.
Lead complex development projects, proactively managing and confirming the compliance of contractors/consultants to the contract terms and conditions.
Assist with the compilation of tender documents and critically reviewing tender returns, contract negotiations, award of contracts and client reporting.
Manage reporting to suit relevant stages of the projects.
Deliver to the scope of services as contracted with Client’s whilst managing JLL’s exposure.
Be proactive in raising and resolving issues that could impact the projects schedule, budget, quality, safety, external stakeholders.
Active engagement in further developing the JLL business.

Sounds like you? To apply you need to be / have
Degree Qualification in Engineering is preferred but not essential.
Professional Memberships are an advantage but not essential (CIOB).
Experience in design and execution of a mixed-use urban development.
Experience in leading large, multinational and diverse program delivery teams.
Proven major project leadership skills with good knowledge of business analysis.
Excellent written and verbal skills with a fluent proficiency in English.
International safety qualification / recognition an advantage but not essential.
If this job description resonates with you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all of the requirements below. We’re interested in getting to know you and what you bring to the table!

Personalized benefits that support personal well-being and growth:

JLL recognizes the impact that the workplace can have on your wellness, so we offer a supportive culture and comprehensive benefits package that prioritizes mental, physical and emotional health.

About JLL –

We’re JLL—a leading professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. We have operations in over 80 countries and a workforce of over 102,000 individuals around the world who help real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. As a global Fortune 500 company, we also have an inherent responsibility to drive sustainability and corporate social responsibility. That’s why we’re committed to our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world. We’re using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people, and our communities.

Our core values of teamwork, ethics and excellence are also fundamental to everything we do and we’re honored to be recognized with awards for our success by organizations both globally and locally.

Creating a diverse and inclusive culture where we all feel welcomed, valued and empowered to achieve our full potential is important to who we are today and where we’re headed in the future. And we know that unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives help us think bigger, spark innovation and succeed together.

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