The Senior Project Manager is a senior member of the supervision services team. He manages infrastructure supervision projects of high complexity and has the highest level of responsibility on site, including team management, schedule and cost control, quality and HSSE management, risk management and client management throughout the project lifecycle.
He is the primary point of contact with all parties involved in the project and ensures supervision projects are delivered on schedule and on budget.
He reviews, comments and approves contractor submittals and manages the supervision team to ensure the fulfillment of client requirements, while maintaining a positive and reputable company image in all interactions.
The jobholder review, assess and respond to all claims raised by the contractor regarding scope, schedule and cost changes of supervision projects of high complexity and manage variation orders with client and contractor.
Key Responsibilities Areas and Activities of the Role :
Provide input on the pipeline of supervision projects, indicating likelihood of wins, to the Senior Manager - Supervision
Develop detailed project budgets for supervision projects
Monitor and manage project budgets and resource allocation, ensuring the adherence to allocated budgets and investigate reasons for budget overruns
Ensure supervision projects are delivered on schedule and on budget
Lead the coordination with client counterparts to finalize project commencement orders
Guide the coordination with local authorities to obtain required approvals, licenses, permits etc. for supervision projects
Manage client relations, including managing project expectations, sharing project progress and issues / risks and responding to client clarifications on technical and contractual issues
Ensure client satisfaction with construction supervision services
Ensure the delivery of quality and HSSE training and awareness sessions to supervision staff, as needed
Internal Business Process
Support the Senior Manager - Supervision and the Proposals Section with the development of supervision proposals, including providing input on delivery costs and margins, reviewing technical and commercial proposal submissions and providing input on project and contract risks, as needed
Ensure contract documents are signed by the contractors and client counterparts and that design NOCs and approvals authorities are sent to contractors during the pre-
construction phase, as needed
Lead internal and external project kick-off meetings and ensure stakeholders are aligned
Review and approve the contractor’s work program, ensuring compliance with client and contract requirements
Review, comment and approve contractors’ submittals, including staffing proposals, organization charts, shop drawings, method statements, project procedures, traffic management plans, etc.
Evaluate and monitor the progress of the Works in accordance with the submitted Work Breakdown structure (WBS) along with the Cost Breakdown Structure and Resources Breakdown Structure.
Guide the verification and communication of project scope baselines, including goals, deliverables and success criteria to relevant stakeholders
Review and approve contractors’ QA / QC plans
Review and approve contractors’ HSSE plans and ensure compliance of plans with local codes and regulations
Review and approve project risk management plans, identifying risks and corresponding contingency plans
Monitor supervision project schedules and investigate reasons for delays with contractors
Review, assess and respond to all claims raised by the contractor regarding scope, schedule and cost changes of projects and manage variation orders with client and contractors, as needed
Review contractors’ Requests for Information (RFIs) and liaise with local design support teams to obtain required information on queries related to design documents
Monitor project progress and manage changes in project scope of work with clients and contractors, as needed
Guide quality inspections on contractors, ensuring all quality issues are raised and non-conformities action plans are developed and implemented
Ensure the implementation of HSSE procedures and a safety inspection regime on sites including monitoring HSSE activities, recording all site HSSE defects and carrying out accident and incident investigations on sites
Guide inspection of works according to Requests for Inspection forms submitted by contractors
Oversee materials testing for supervision projects, including checking materials samples against specifications, approval of materials testing laboratories, inspection of batch plants, etc.
Review and approve contractors’ testing and commissioning plans
Ensure that as-built drawings, O&M manuals and warranty certificates are provided accurately by contractors, as per project and client requirements
Ensure that final inspections, testing, commissioning and handing over procedures of the works are carried out and that all snags are recorded and issued to the contractor
Ensure the rectification of list of snags during the Defects Liability Period and guide final re-inspections
Guide the preparation and issuance of Take-Over Certificates, Defect Liability Certificates, Final Accounts and Statements of Completion
Ensure the distribution of the revised construction drawings to all relevant stakeholders in a timely manner
Guide the development of project progress reports in coordination with the site teams
Review and approve contractors’ payment certificates and review contractors’ unit rates for new work items not covered in the original Bills of Quantities
Prepare K&A invoices for supervision services to the client and follow up on timely collection
Learning & Growth
Conduct project close-out activities capturing lessons learned and successful / unsuccessful project elements
Guide the uploading of deliverables into K&A’s knowledge repository, as needed
Qualification, Technical Skills and Competencies required to Execute this Role
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
Master’s Degree in Engineering is preferred
PMP Certification is preferred
Must be an MME Registered Engineer Grade A
Chartered Professional Engineering certification or equivalent is preferred
Excellent knowledge of construction supervision services
Understanding of international engineering standards and codes
Solid knowledge of local rules and regulations
Strong project management skills
Good interpersonal and leadership skills
Good communication skills
Proficiency in spoken and written Arabic and English
Experience Required to Execute this Role
18+ years of experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Planning Industry in a top tier regional / multinational consultancy firm, with demonstrated deep expertise
At least 8+ years of experience in a multinational consultancy firm. Experience in managing similar large-scale open cut and micro-
tunneling Foul Sewer, surface & groundwater
Demonstrated experience with developing and maintaining relationships with clients
Exposure to all construction supervision aspects, including client management, contractor management, supplier management, contract administration, quality management, dispute management, etc.
Industry experience within the Middle East