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Parsons Corporation Program Director in Doha, Qatar

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Are you invigorated by digging for new and different solutions?

You'll find an open playing field for your open mind and 'adventurous' spirit when it comes to getting to the bottom of interesting challenges. We need critical and creative thinkers like you - managers who are stimulated by variety, adapt to change, and set an inspiring example for their teams. We couldn't be the leaders we are without leaders like you.

When the pace picks up, you take it in stride

Urgent situations require managers like you who can show their teams how to handle high pressure situations like pros. If a fast pace energizes you, come on board! We welcome diversity, recognizing that the best solutions require the perspectives of different backgrounds and open minds.

We are currently looking for a Program Director for our infrastructure project in Doha, Qatar.

Provides direction and management for every phase of large projects or programs to assure on-schedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with contractual obligations. The Program Director must be capable of managing a project or program valued up to $500 million in total installed cost. The project or program requiring company representation at this level may be of lesser total installed cost if management determines that it requires an unusual technical or managerial approach. Prior experience must include significant project management or construction management assignments at the Principal Project Manager level. Experience should also include operations management of personnel and facilities. Relocation to the job site may be required.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the program execution. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors. Collaborates with Business Development to market and secure additional work with client. Responsible for following up on instructions and commitments associated with the project. Participates in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of clients.

Oversees establishment of Project Execution Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and other documents as required.

Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project, and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria. Responsible for the development and distribution of a one to two-page description of the project to all members of the project team for reference.

Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project. Assigns responsibility for executing project plans to key subordinates after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths. Provides input to performance reviews and development plans for subordinates. Field responsibilities may include labor relations, local procurement and payroll operations, etc., if required.

Mobilizes company resources, through liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work. Discusses the qualifications required of the key project positions in specific detail with the profit center and department managers. Collaborates with the office facilities staff to address project space requirements.

Works with other managers, project engineers, and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of a project. Ensures that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans.

Works with the key project individual to devise and execute actions plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work. Advises the client and company management of any such changes. The Project Manager is specifically responsible for maintaining current and timely change orders.

Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes. Monitors and reports to management on the progress of all project activity within the program, including significant milestones, and any conditions, which would affect project cost or schedule. Establishes weekly meeting to review project status and formulate action items.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Required Qualification:

Must be western educated and hold a 4-year degree in engineering.

Professional /Chartered engineer from recognized professional body or equivalent.

Certified PMP is preferred

Required Experience:

25+ years' experience in large-scale development projects involving infrastructural design, with knowledge of codes, design manuals and construction practices.

Managed large, complex programs.

10 years of experience in a similar capacity.

5 years of experience in Qatar/GCC region.

Proven ability to perform in management capacity.

Excellent written and oral communication.

Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations.

Knowledge of current technology and its effective use on the project.

Ability to make decisions and recommendations on significant engineering problems.

Demonstrated ability to collect data to brief Client on project issues and provide possible resolutions in addition to reviewing and drafting responses to correspondence.

Advanced negotiation and presentation skills.

Understanding of real estate, infrastructure & allied industries in the GCC

Awareness of construction laws & regulatory environment

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.

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