AECOM Construction Director, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Requisition/Vacancy No. 158461BR

Position Title Construction Director, Abu Dhabi

Job Category Construction 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 www.aecom.com.

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 Director will lead PMC staff ensuring the consistent delivery throughout both the design and construction phases of the project. This is achieved by controlling overall coordination of progress, project quality, safety and cost objectives, as well as to ensure all project documentation are properly controlled as per the Client/Contract requirement. Providing support to the site Construction teams to mitigate risk that might affect project delivery. The Team will consist of Construction supervisors, multi discipline Engineers and site Inspection workers.

Job Duties

  • Communicate with the Project Director and Site Management team continuously regarding the project progress on site.

  • Coordinating with the engineering team during the detailed design stage of the project to ensure design compliance, avoid any cost impact and ensure design deliverables are submitted by design consultant in a timely manner and as per project progress milestones.

  • Providing support and Guidance to the Construction Supervision Management team by establishing and maintaining specific project procedures.

  • Applying a tactical influence, persuasion and pressure to Contractors to ensure the projects milestones related to key deliverables are met and exposure to AECOM liability is kept to a minimum.

  • Reviewing weekly and monthly reports presented by the contractor and presenting to the Program Manager on comments of non-compliance, areas of concern and corrective actions.

  • Advising the management of any foreseen slippage of progress and propose corrective actions.

  • Regular visits to project site for global monitoring of site activities in respect of quality, safety and progress and advise manager representatives of findings, area of concern and corrective action.

  • Working with respective Team leaders to identify and manage program level interdependencies and impacts; including major utilities, infrastructure and site logistics.

  • Attending executive meetings, weekly progress meetings and quality, safety meetings and make sure that weekly technical meetings are attended by all relevant disciplines.

  • Reviewing and monitoring the contractor’s proposed construction equipment and manpower histogram and advise the PM of any shortage.

  • Ensuring Contractor compliance with contractual obligations concerning design changes, trend notices etc

  • Leading the PMC team to correctly evaluate all RFI’s as submitted by the contractor addressing construction methodology, method statements, project quality plan, safety plan, schedules and compliance with project objectives.

  • Leading PMC in reviewing and implementing pre commissioning and commissioning plans.

  • Preparing and submitting the PMC closeout report for the project.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering / Construction Management is required, or a related field. In addition Professional membership would be preferred.

  • 20 years experience at a minimum.

  • Experience in working on Mega projects, in the Middle East

  • Able to work under pressure, and motivate a multi lingual /cultural team to meet critical time deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal English

  • Expert knowledge of design, procurement and Construction cycle including sequencing, means and methods

Preferred Qualifications

  • Client-focused.

  • Strong leadership and management skills.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Solid experience managing major capital building programs and projects.

  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent, culturally appropriate, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Agile, flexible and responsive to changing demands.

  • Forward-thinking.

  • Strong initiative.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Ability to interface with key internal and external stakeholders at an Executive level.

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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