AECOM Manager - Construction, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Requisition/Vacancy No. 150935BR

Position Title Manager - Construction, Abu Dhabi

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Construction Services

Country United Arab Emirates

State/Province/Region AE - Abu Dhabi

City Abu Dhabi

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

The Construction Manager will serve as a Representative under PM/ CM contract in all matters related to management of construction time, cost and quality. Also performs administrative & specialized technical work in reviewing and coordinating approvals of documents related to professional consultant services and capital construction projects.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate the work of all site operations and manage performance of supervision consultant.

  • Manage site logistics

  • Review the start-up, testing, final commissioning activities, after review by Consultant

  • Monitor project master schedule and work progress including milestones date. Identify corrective action

  • Monitor the contractor's progress and prepare progress reports on a monthly basis to Client. Preside at weekly review, monthly and other progress meetings held at the site.

  • Carry out/ lead constructability reviews

  • Enforce the provisions of the contract documents.

  • Review and support evaluation of contractor’s variations and claims and recommend to client.

  • Assist in reviewing contractor's change order proposals. Prepare recommendations to Client for change order approval, if warranted - all in conjunction with the designated QS. Assist in negotiations with contractors regarding changes in contract value or project duration

  • Support assessment of contractor's claims. Assist preparation of recommendations to Client for claims approval or rejection. Negotiate with contractors regarding the value of claims or changes in schedules.

  • Participate in the final inspection of the work with the Consultant and Client. Monitor final completion of the work. Recommend acceptance of the completed work to Client after receiving the same from the Consultant.

  • Reviews and coordinates approvals for contract change orders, agenda reports, professional service agreements, budget resolutions, amendments, work authorizations and final payments.

Minimum Requirements

  • Good working knowledge of Internationally-accepted Construction Management, construction industry principle and practices / safety / quality management systems.

  • Understanding of Construction/Contract Law.

  • Good knowledge of current construction technology.

  • High level of critical thinking, problem solving, numeracy and English literacy skills.

  • Ability to work in a matrix organisation.

  • Clear verbal communication skills.

  • Uses diplomacy and tact in discussions with other parties. Contributes to team building and enhancing morale across the team / project.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Project Management required.

  • Specific Project Management training and qualification

  • Membership of a Chartered Institution (MICE/ MCIOB/ MRICS preferred)

  • Formal SH&E Qualification preferred

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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