AECOM Senior Project Manager, KSA in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 150206BR

Position Title Senior Project Manager, KSA

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Construction Services

Country Saudi Arabia

State/Province/Region SA - Ar Riyad

City Riyadh

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

AECOM’s Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the overall direction & management of assigned Project Management contracts. The appointed SPM will establish and build professional relationships with Clients, other Consultants and Contractors and effectively manage AECOM’s client expectations.

Responsible for leading and managing HSE, quality & productivity performance and cost management of the Project in order to ensure Projects' specifications and Clients' quality, safety, productivity standards and other key requirements are met

Engineer’s Representative as delegated by the Project Director.

Job Duties:

  • Takes an active, personal role in the establishment, implementation and management of project Safety Management Systems and Procedures.

  • Establish a position zero blame culture of continuous improvement within a professional atmosphere conducive to maximizing staff performance

  • Promote a culture and an environment of positive ethics geared towards clear performance objectives, deliverables and deadlines whilst providing opportunities for development, progression and succession

  • Represents and is authorized to approve technical submittals and all matters related to the execution of the works on behalf and in the interest of the client

  • Responsible for all areas relating to construction activities of the assigned Terminals (4#) package of works

  • Remain knowledgeable and address all defects are identified and remediation’s requested and implemented

  • Establish a system to monitor and manage the Package Works Schedule with the appointed contractor

  • Responsible to implement and optimize construction policies and procedures to ensure collaboration between site activities, Engineering and PMO offices

  • Monitor and record construction costs against work progress

  • Remain knowledgeable and address problems related to the project in order to be able to take suitable decisions to maintain work progress

  • Create a register that details risks and strategies to mitigate and manage risks naming responsible that for each risk that may impact the project timely completion, quality, cost, environment, health and safety. Continuously monitor and update register to ensure all internal (e.g. suppliers/venders/subcontractors) and external agents of influence (e.g. Ministries, Airlines, etc.) are taken into account

  • Prepare plans on emergency site execution from the operational airport

  • Identify deviations from the project plan and advise on corrective measures

  • Ensure that all works are performed in accordance with industry standards and specifications and are consistent with the requirements of the Contract.

  • Leads site safety inspections and attends the site safety committee with Contracting Entity Staff and implements and enforces procedures as agreed per approved HSE plans to promote a Zero accident policy

  • Enforces Quality control procedures as agreed per approved contractors Quality Management System via inspection, audit, reporting, & sign off

  • Plan, direct and coordinate all activity on site with reference & the overall master Redevelopment Scheduled

  • Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, polices and priorities for construction management and inspection activities

  • Participate in the development and administration of the works inspection program and coordinate inspection activities with those of the contractor

  • Monitor work progress while ensuring compliance with the contractors construction Schedule

  • Ensure site offices contain all the required facilities including public utility services, means of communication, security protection, etc. for staff as well as employer and devolve with copies of contract documents as the end of project

  • Work closely with contractor and sub-contractors to determine construction means and methods and the most appropriate work execution methodology.

  • Collect, assimilates, prepare reports and present data to the client (as well as AECOM management) in respect to cost quality and time perimeters

  • Interact and build professional relationship with Client, Contractor, local agencies, etc

  • Oversee all coordination between work preparation, execution, commissioning and handover of the Project

  • Leads and manages the Senior Commercial Manager, Site Planning Manager and other appropriate staff in the evaluation of the contractor payment applications

  • Train, motivate and evaluate AECOM Site personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement initiatives to exercise a professional PMC service provision

  • Monitor site activities and identify overlaps with airport operation

  • Ensure work items are executed according to approved drawings and specifications including temporary facilities

  • Deploy field inspectors to observe contractors' performance and progress

  • Monitor workflow progress against agreed schedule and request additional manpower and equipment when delays occur

  • Prepare a monthly contract monitoring report detailing actual achieved production of contractors and workflow progress compared to scheduled works

  • Monitoring provisional works drawings, materials' quality lists, materials orders, material stock for digging and backfilling and engineering services of direct construction support

  • Ensure contractors safe and secure transport of materials and equipment (without any hindrance to airport or operations on others construction works).

  • Hold weekly meetings with contractors to review work progress, resolve current and/or anticipate work related issues, highlighting deviations and advising on corrective actions

  • Monitor security procedures, as the areas within the airport which have been formally transferred to the Contractor for purpose of executing their Contracted scope of works

  • Administrates the project and is responsible for the adherence to the project contractual requirements in all matters.

  • Corporate Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and continually update Oracle Time & Labor (OTL) mapping to ensure integrity of time sheet approval within Department and/or Project Team, as appropriate.

  • Acts as the Company representative for all day to day Contract matters with the Client during the program execution.

  • Understands and develops Client’s Brief.

  • Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and contractors.

  • Responsible for following up on instructions & commitments associated with the project.

Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Project / Construction Management

Applicants would ideally have a minimum of 15 years’ overall Project Management experience, with the last 4-6 years as a number 1 on a mid-sized project, or number 2 on a large scale program.

Ideally the candidate will have Airport experience

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Understanding of Construction Law. Seeks advice as appropriate.

  • Good knowledge of design processes and systems.

  • Good knowledge of current construction technology.

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

  • Good negotiation 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.

  • High level of computer literacy

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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