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AECOM Program Risk Manager in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you 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.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Job Description

Job Summary:

We are seeking to employ a highly qualified Risk Manager to work across major projects in the Middle East, based in Dubai. The successful candidate will work closely with the Consultancy team across practice lines to lead and deliver risk management services across a portfolio of construction projects in pre-contract and post-contract stages.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Initiate, manage and coordinate risk management activities across all stages of projects.

  • Chair / facilitate risk management meetings.

  • Coordinate with Clients, Engineers, Contractors and Consultancy team members on risk management activities at all levels.

  • Monitor risk registers and trends across multiple projects within a program of works.

  • Create and maintain risk registers for projects (in formats approved by the Clients).

  • Advise clients on risk management strategies and appropriate mitigation plans.

  • Work with the team to provide cost information to enable quantitative assessment of risks.

  • Advise clients on project contingency levels

  • Recommend adjustments to risk registers (as necessary) and advise on appropriate drawdown’s.

  • Advise clients on Risk Management best practices and improvements


  • Minimum 10 years’ post degree experience in risk management, applied in a construction / real estate focused sector and a strong track record of projects delivered.

  • Degree qualified

  • Good working knowledge of Middle East design and construction projects, conditions of contract and contractual issues.

  • Demonstrable skills in the implementation and monitoring of project risk management on building and infrastructure projects

  • Familiarity with risks associated with new and refurbishment projects.

  • Excellent knowledge of project risks associated throughout the project life cycle, together with experience of preparing and implementing suitable risk management strategies.

  • Must be capable of chairing risk meetings and following up with project team members at all levels.

  • Familiarity with risk management software used for recording and reporting risk

  • Demonstratable skill in quantitative cost risk assessment (Monte Carlo)

  • Specific risk management qualification would be preferred.

Additional Information

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! 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.

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.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10076842

Business Line: PCC

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: ME and Africa

Career Area: Risk Management