We are looking for an Associate Director - Project Controls to be based in UAE.
Project Controls - Schedule, Cost, Risk & Earned Value Management
Operations & Governance
Oversees the direction of the project controls team within PD&E.
Develops and maintains the project control system for the PD&E business that includes but is not limited to :
Development of L1, L3 & L5 schedules
Integration of cost & schedule through earned value
Risk & Opportunity management
Development of the Engineering Progress & Performance Reporting (EPPR) System
Manages staff coordination and workload and directly supervises project controls team.
Tracks and analyses the project costs, including budgets, commitments, actuals, accruals, and forecasts.
Assists in analysing project control requirements as part of the bid review process to ensure all requirements are incorporated.
Supports the development of the earned value management system
Provides senior level, project management support as necessary (e.g., financial / operational budgeting, consolidation, analysis, forecasting business development pricing billing key client / consultant relationship management).
Carry out all required duties of that of a supervisor, Performance management etc.
Align the management of the P, D&E project controls job family with the RCAD.
Liaise with (or manage) quality assurance process in relation to design delivery. Work with relevant departments to provide oversight of BMS implementation.
Generally implement and promote a data driven culture to improve business and project performance to support EBIT growth in region.
Work with the MD, RCAD and Business Unit Leads to implement strategy & promote a culture of collaboration
Define the strategy and lead the design and implementation of a common project management methodology, standards and tools to drive and facilitate the successful delivery of projects
Monitor and report against strategic plan and actions
In conjunction with Business Unit Leads, continually assess priority markets and services to position short and long terms growth
Contribute positively as a member of the PDE SLT and support Managing Director on any other strategic matters.
Support the execution of project governance, reporting and review framework to provide a holistic view of all organisational programme activity.
Manage interdependencies and coordination across projects within the business to ensure that information relating to project deliverables, risks and issues are effectively communicated between stakeholders and that KPIs 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 the efficiency and effectiveness of projects.
Work with practice leads in maintaining a consistent system for resource management.
Support the Business Unit Leads and GTC (offshore design office in India) in maintaining a resource look ahead based on hard backlog & pipeline work
Monitor the deployment of staff to projects in conjunction with business unit leads & practice leads.
Drive a utilisation culture, and ensuring we have staff deployment accurately planned
Consider bidding effort and input requirements working with business and practice leads.
Work closely with finance team to ensure commercial and project performance measure are aligned and feed into financial reporting.
Work with PD&E finance director to establish business unit and department cost breakdown structures that drive business reporting
Work with finance to measure and ensure continue improvement to project and business performance
Implement technology that has been developed by the digital futures group that supports automation and intelligent growth
Oversight and Development of ICS - our internal project management tool
Bachelor's Degree level or equivalent professional qualification
Minimum of 15 years in project controls (Cost, Schedule & Risk)
Expert problem-solving skills
Expert presentation skills
Expert in MS tools excel, including visual basic, access & PowerBi
Proficient in P6
Proficient in the set up of the Earned Value Management Systems
A competitive salary
Medical and life insurance cover
Medical and life insurance cover
Company gratuity scheme
Discretionary bonus scheme
Annual flight allowance to point of origin
Employee Well-Being Programme - 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants
Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.