Senior Construction Director – ATKINS – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Role:

The Senior Construction Director (SCD) is responsible for the allocated project to ensure the highest level of service to the client. You will oversee, monitor and coordinate the project to ensure it is completed on or before time, to budget and to the specified quality standards. As a senior member of the team, you will provide leadership and managerial support to your direct reports, foster team work both within the Region and Faithful+Gould generally, provide technical inputs to project teams and ensure that the client’s objectives are delivered.


The role will involve managing up to 7 contractors across 15bn USD programme of works.  Projects will include marine works, deep and shallow infrastructure services, tunnels, roads and bridges. Progressing into mixed use, commercial and residential works along with leisure facilities and public realm.





Implement a high-level and effective project/construction management framework that plans and defines the works schedule.
Define and implement tools that will assist in the control and management of the project.
Co-ordinate and direct contractors to ensure schedules and targets are achieved throughout the project lifecycle.
Lead and oversee any opportunity for value management in conjunction with the appointed contractor/consultant team.
Have awareness of the project budget, including risk allowance.
Monitor and control changes/variations following approval by Client
Monitor compliance with construction program and identify opportunities for improved delivery.

Risk Management

Proactively identify potential problems, conflicts, design and delivery issues using risk management tools and skills to mitigate impact on the project
Protect Faithful+Gould’s contractual position at all times and bring to the attention of the Project Director any issues of a political or commercially sensitive nature
Ensure company policies and procedures are followed where applicable.


Establish the project site and facilities in coordination with the hotel operations team and appointed contractor
Oversee the effective operation of the site through conducting regular site visits and quality checks


Invest in sound people management principles to ensure that the team of staff, contractors and stakeholders works well and provides a supportive environment for the achievement of project and individual objectives
Managing the welfare and motivation of Faithful+Gould direct reports, such as Construction Managers, Assistant Managers and Administration Assistants providing leadership, guidance and encouragement

Contract Management

Provide input and feedback to the Project Director on possible issue and conflicts at the project site.
Be aware of the project contract and use were necessary to ensure the appointed contractor is compliant with terms and conditions as necessary.
Chair meetings and ensure minutes are actioned in a timely manner.
Provide timely regular and accurate reporting on the project for input into the project defined reporting process.
Review and provide input on monthly contractor’s payment applications, variations and invoices.

Client Management

Actively seek and implement strategies to improve the client’s position in regard to return and value.
Identity and resolve disputes quickly and reasonably.
Develop and maintain excellent relationships with client representatives, consultants, contractors and adjoining property owners.
Manage and coordinate the project handover phase with contractors, client contractors, tenants and building managers.

Business Development


In addition to your project role, as a representative of the Company, you will use your best endeavors to communicate potential business development opportunities to the Company and to actively promote the interests of the Company within the industry.

Job Details

Posted Date: 2020-07-15
Job Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Job Role: Management
Company Industry: General Engineering Consultancy

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Director/Head

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