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AECOM Project Director in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Company Description

Work with Us. Change the World.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world. Whether improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water, or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. We are the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, partnering with clients to solve the world’s most complex challenges and build legacies for future generations.

There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of nearly 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Our Buildings practice are currently seeking a Project Director , to join our multi-disciplinary team. As a Project Director , you will play a critical role in overseeing the technical delivery and commercial management of projects on behalf of AECOM. Your primary responsibilities will include delivery management, technical and financial risk management, change control, resource monitoring, program management, procurement management, and coordination of specialist sub-consultants. You will lead a multidisciplinary technical design team to ensure the realization of our clients' aspirations while aligning our delivery strategy with their expectations.

Key Responsibilities

Project Delivery Management: Lead and oversee the successful execution of design projects, ensuring they are completed on time, within budget, and in accordance with quality standards.

Technical and Financial Risk Management: Identify and mitigate technical and financial risks associated with projects to ensure their successful delivery.

Change Control: Implement effective change control processes to manage project scope changes and variations while minimizing disruptions to project timelines and budgets.

Resource Monitoring: Monitor and manage project resources, including personnel, equipment, and materials, to optimize efficiency and productivity.

Program Management: Develop and maintain project schedules and plans, ensuring alignment with project objectives and client requirements.

Procurement Management: Oversee procurement activities, including vendor selection, contract negotiation, and supplier management, to ensure timely and cost-effective project delivery.

Specialist Sub-Consultant Coordination: Collaborate with specialist sub-consultants to ensure their contributions align with project goals and meet quality standards.

Client Alignment: Work closely with clients to understand their aspirations, maintain open communication, and ensure that project outcomes align with their expectations.

Contract Adherence: Ensure strict adherence to contract terms and conditions throughout the project lifecycle.

Design-Construction Interface Coordination: Facilitate communication and coordination between the design and construction processes to maintain the integrity of the client's brief.


  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or a related field (Master's degree preferred).

  • Proven experience in project management within the engineering industry, with a minimum of 15 years in a leadership role.

  • Strong technical and financial acumen, with a track record of successfully managing complex projects.

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, including the ability to lead multidisciplinary design teams.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.

  • Familiarity with relevant industry standards and regulations.

  • PMP or equivalent project management certification is a plus

Additional Information


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10096734

Business Line: Building Engineering

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ME and Africa

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid