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Senior Project Manager (Master Planning and Urban Design)

  1. Dubai
R-113079

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As a provider of multi-disciplined technical services to the built environment, AtkinsRealis Middle East is committed to design excellence in the delivery of first-class solutions which combine innovation, imagination, and best practice. Due to the tremendous growth we are currently experiencing, we currently have an opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to work in our Land Development division – an integrated, dynamic team of planners, designers, engineers and project managers. Our large, diverse and fast-growing portfolio allows an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to grow their career and make a meaningful contribution to some of the most exciting projects in the Middle East.

About AtkinsRéalis

Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRéalis is a world leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data, and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital. News and information are available at www.atkinsrealis.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

Senior Project Manager (Master Planning and Urban Design)

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced Senior Project Manager with a strong technical background in Master Planning and Land Development and understanding of contributory disciplines (infrastructure, transport planning, landscape, sustainability) to lead and oversee large complex projects within our organization. The ideal candidate will possess the knowledge, skills, and experience to lead multi-disciplinary land development teams and drive urban development projects from inception to completion. Project Management experience in Abu Dhabi is preferred, including an in-depth knowledge of Abu Dhabi stakeholders, standards and processes.

Key Candidate Attributes:

  • Proven experience as a Senior Project Manager on large and complex Master Planning and Urban Design projects

  • Minimum 13 years of post-qualification experience is required.

  • Prior Abu Dhabi experience is highly preferred.

  • Proficiency in project management tools, processes and principles

  • Strong knowledge of urban planning principles, land use, zoning, and architectural design.

  • Strong understanding of the full Land Development project life cycle and technical disciplines (visioning, master planning, detailed design, construction, handover, operations) to allow sufficient foresight to be applied at early stages to ensure designability, buildability and maintainability.

  • Experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams (master planning, transport planning, infrastructure, landscaping, architecture etc) through the master planning process. Experience leading projects post-master planning stage is advantageous

  • Technical background in master planning and urban design is preferred, in addition to a secondary technical understanding of key supporting discipline contributions to land development projects (transport planning, infrastructure, landscaping, architecture)

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.

  • Exceptional communication and presentation abilities.

  • Familiarity with local, regional, and international urban planning regulations.

  • Knowledge and understanding of key Middle East Clients and Stakeholders

  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.

  • Knowledge of sustainability and green building practices is preferable

  • GIS (Geographic Information System) proficiency is preferable

  • Familiarity with 3D modelling and visualization tools is preferable

  • Familiarity with publishing and graphics tools such as InDesign and Illustrator is preferable

  • Multilingual ability is preferable

Qualifications:

Master's degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, or a related field
PMP, MAPM or other similar project management accreditations preferred

Key Responsibilities:

Project Leadership: Lead and manage Master Planning / Urban Design / Land Development Projects
Team Management: Build and lead cross-functional project teams, providing guidance, mentorship, and motivation to team members to achieve project goals.
Client Interaction: Cultivate and maintain strong client relationships, understand their needs, and ensure project deliverables meet or exceed client expectations whilst aligning with project budgets


Master Planning Design Delivery: Experience in master planning and urban design, allowing the candidate to lead multi-disciplinary teams and develop comprehensive master plans.
Design Oversight: Oversee the design process, ensuring that urban design principles, aesthetics, and functionality are integrated effectively into project plans. Sufficient technical understanding of supporting disciplines and their requirements in order to ensure a balanced and robust master plan which is suitable for progression into future project stages
Regulatory Compliance: Stay updated with relevant planning and zoning regulations, and ensure projects adhere to all legal requirements. Maintain a strong understanding and ensure compliance with relevant international, regional, local planning and land development technical standards.

Project Management Fundamentals:
Cost and Resource Management: Develop project budgets, monitor and control expenditures, and allocate resources efficiently to optimize project outcomes.
Risk Management: Identify potential project risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure project success.
Scope and Schedule Management: Develop a work breakdown structure for the project, create schedules, monitor and control project progress against schedule. Ensure scope and deliverables are well-defined. Ensure variance and scope creep are identified and that change is adequately documented and managed.
Quality Management: Manage and control quality on the project by implementing AtkinsRéalis processes and templates and instilling and maintaining a quality culture across the project teams.
Procurement Management: Apply commercial and legal acumen (with the contributions of support functions) to manage procurement activities on the project, ensuring Main Agreement Execution, Change Control and supplier/subcontractor appointments.
Stakeholder and Communication Management: Establish stakeholder and communication management plans. Ensure communication is efficiently and accurately flowing into and out of the project, in accordance with business protocols. Evaluate stakeholder power and influence and ensure relevant feedback is considered and requisite approvals sought.

Working Conditions:

This role may require travel to project sites and meetings with clients, local authorities, and stakeholders. It may also involve occasional extended working hours to meet project deadlines.

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:
A competitive salary
Accommodation allowance
Transportation allowance
Annual leave
Medical and life insurance cover
Company gratuity scheme
Discretionary bonus scheme
22 working days annual leave (based on 5 days working a week)
Flight allowance

Equal Opportunities Statement:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforces. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction, or disablement. We oppose all forms of unlawful treatment and discrimination. Our aim is for the company to be representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applications equally.

We pursue this commitment by:

Having clear and concise procedures and guidelines for both line managers and employees to ensure policies are fully understood and implemented.
Complying with the relevant employment legislation and codes of practice.
Ensuring that all existing employees, potential employees, colleagues, and customers are treated equally and with respect.
Ensuring that the workplace is an environment free from discrimination, harassment, victimization and bullying regardless of an individual’s gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction, or disablement.
Making all decisions relating to recruitment, selection, or promotion according to the employees’ ability


 

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