Programme Director Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at SNC-Lavalin

Title: Programme Director

Company: SNC-Lavalin

Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Management

Job Description

Due to continued success in the country we are now seeking an experienced Programme Director to join our already established team in Abu Dhabi. You will be responsible for a leading a client-side project delivery team to successfully manage a portfolio of medium sized projects across the Emirate. Key to this is the development and implementation of delivery strategies in conjunction with Procurement, Commercial and Project Controls teams. The successful delivery of projects on program, within budget, and in accordance with the quality expectations of the project stakeholders and end-users.


Leading the team through the full project life cycle, from pre-concept / feasibility stage through design, procurement, construction, to project handover including DLP.

Defining benefits management plans and establishment of performance management tools and key performance indicator reporting aligned with programme strategy.

Manage interdependencies and coordination across projects within the programme to ensure that information relating to project deliverables, risks and issues are effectively communicated between stakeholders and that key performance indicators are monitored and evaluated.

Identify and define the major strategic issues for the organisation and integrate diverse stakeholder interests with the broader agenda to inform the development and prioritisation of initiatives and to proactively understand and mitigate risks.

Define governance strategies and organisational policies to enable the strategic coordination of multiple projects and initiatives to improve efficiency and effectiveness of projects.

Foster collaborative and mutually supportive relationships with project leaders and senior stakeholders, assess cross-functional project team capability, provide coaching, training and support to enhance the project/program management capability, and improve collaborative development and project results.

Ensuring implementation and compliance with the company Integrated Management System.

Develop organisational breakdown structures and human resourcing requirements including formal routes of reporting and internal team development appraisals.

Manage the fee commission on behalf of the business including fulfilling technical and scope obligations of the consultancy contract.

Effective management of internal job costing in relation to the fee and of resource requirements.

Service delivery to clients and act as primary interface, ensuring Faithful+Gould secure the client’s confidence.

Identifying new and innovative project management approaches and tools and embed these in the behaviour and day to day activities of the organisation’s operations

Experience & Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have:

A minimum of 20 years’ project management experience, with proven project experience in successful execution of hospitality, sports and leisure projects within the UAE.

Proven leadership experience and demonstrated an ability to manage high performing teams to overcome obstacles and to achieve successful project outcomes.

Productive supervision of subordinates including adequate planning, monitoring and control

Ability to manage a team on major/complex programmes/projects.

Effective team control and building of team spirit/culture.

Management of resources through collaboration with business leaders.

Ability to represent Fa…


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