AECOM Project Manager- Building, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Requisition/Vacancy No. 158734BR

Position Title Project Manager- Building, 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

Responsible for the overall direction & management of assigned Project Management contracts. Establishes and builds professional relationships with Clients, other Consultants and Contractors.

Understands and develops Client Project Brief.

Effectively manages Client expectations.

Prepares and implements Project Management Plans and Procedures.

Coordinates and Interacts with other disciplines within AECOM and with 3rd parties in relation to Technical, Financial, Safety, Quality, Programme and other elements of a project, to ensure successful execution of the PM scope of services.

Ensures on-schedule completion within or below budget in accordance with contractual obligations.

Responsible for all Contract activities and commercial performance to meet project goals & objectives.

Responsible for managing Safety and Quality performance of projects.

Produces regular effective project reports to both Client and AECOM.

Job Duties

  • Supports the Project Director for all day to day Contract matters with the Client during the project delivery. Understands and develops Client’s Brief. Responsible for following up on instructions & commitments associated with the project.

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

  • Oversees establishment of Package / Project specific briefs, contracts and procedures. Assists the Project Director on matters that cross between interfacing elements, projects or Business Lines.

  • Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project, and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria.

  • Plans, directs, supervises and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal and administrative functions of the assigned project or subtask.

  • Works with the Project Director to develop construction budgets, schedules and plans for the various elements of a project.

  • Supports Project Director in the Procurement of other Consultants and Contractors

  • Assists the Project Director in devising and execution of actions plans to rectify potential cost overruns or schedule delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work.

  • Monitors and reports to management on the progress of all project activity within the program, including significant milestones, and any conditions, which would affect project cost or schedule. Supports or develops recommendations and action plans to resolve issues affecting or likely to affect the successful execution of the works.

  • Liaison with Technical Services and Shared services personnel for delivery of design, costs, schedules and overall project support.

  • Establishes and leads regular construction progress meetings Works proactively, constructively and fairly with all parties to ensure the successful execution of the project,

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Project Management, Construction Management or built environment subject

  • Specific Project Management training & qualification and Membership of a Chartered Institution preferred MICE/ MCIOB/ MRICS or working towards

  • Minimum 10 years of related work experience, of which at least 5 years must have been gained in UAE, including large scale mixed use development and management of building contracts

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • 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.

  • Promotes equality and recognises diversity in managing people. Understands local and international multi-cultural aspects of the UAE.

  • High level of computer literacy, including BIM

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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