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Parsons Corporation Project Director - Infrastructure & Utilities in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Project Director to join our team! In this role you will get to provide leadership and direction for every phase of significant infrastructure and utilities projects or programs to assure on-schedule completion within or below budget and in accordance with contractual obligations. The Project Director will plan and define program goals and devises methods to accomplish them; develops in-depth knowledge of client objectives, contract terms, and corporate policies. The range of work will include but not be limited to roads, tunnels, electrical (HV and LV) networks, telecoms networks, potable water networks, irrigation, water pump station networks, fire-fighting networks, sewerage networks, lighting and traffic signals, and gas networks.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Leads, plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned program, project, or subtask.

  • Acts as the company representative with the client and selected suppliers during the program execution. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client.

  • Responsible for leading infrastructure design development, overall management of the infrastructure design services provided by others by managing a group of technical specialists.

  • Develops the scope of engineering work, reports, schedules, and budgets for the assigned project elements, and monitors progress to meet schedule and budget requirements.

  • Ensure projects adhere to legal and regulatory requirements. Supervise necessary permits and approvals required from relevant authorities.

  • Assists business development in understanding client issues and business plans to market and secure new/additional work within the context of role.

  • Leads technical excellence on the project, including furtherance of the Quality improvement processes of the client and Parsons.

  • Mobilizes company resources, through effective liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Participate in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of clients.

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

  • Works with the key project staff, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors to devise and execute action plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work.

  • Completes other responsibilities associated with the position as may be appropriate.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent from a recognized university essential.

  • Master’s Degree is preferred.

  • Chartered Engineer status, PMP/ChPP certification or equivalent preferred.

  • Minimum 20 years of experience of significant large-scale projects, in leadership roles.

  • Prior experience working on major civil infrastructure, roads, tunnels, utilities projects essential.

  • Major earthworks and/or tunneling experience would be preferred.

  • Considerable experience at senior management/director level in client facing roles is essential.

  • GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) experience preferred, KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) ideal.

  • Aviation experience is preferred.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Effective oral and written skills for client presentations, technical reporting, and internal / external correspondence; Ability to effectively present information to key stakeholders as required by the client

  • Understanding of the construction management at risk alternative delivery process and the functions inherent to construction management of large-scaled projects

  • Understanding of budget development and cost accounting

  • Ability to manage and encourage a team of construction management professionals

  • Ability to interface with all levels with project team, client, and others

  • Knowledge of construction contract negotiation and administration

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints

  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of support function problems

  • Ability to function in a multi-organizational environment by developing relationships that complies with the client’s proactive, collaborative culture.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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