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PROJECTS DIRECTOR
Ref No.: 14-00504
Location: Dubai AE
Position Type:Direct
Experience Level: 11 Years
Start Date: 02/04/2014
PROJECTS' DIRECTOR
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensures all projects are completed within budgets and schedules while meeting employer's needs, business objectives and design guidelines.
  • Manages program of projects and project manager on daily basis including daily sites visits to ensure successful and timely completion and coordination of all efforts.
  • Prepares detailed construction cost estimates and documentation for project funding authorization. Is responsible for interfacing with appropriate levels of management to obtain funding approval signatures. Explanation of project scope and the associated costs as required is part of this process.
  • Monitors and manage progress, provides financial control and ensures quality of project.
  • Responsible for ensuring that project manager:
Manages the project team including architects, engineers, workplace consultants and contractors, construction managers and administrative support.
Develops schedules and budgets for assigned projects.
Identifies and evaluates alternative solutions to best meet program goals.
Prepares detailed construction cost estimates and documentation for project funding authorization.
  • In certain circumstances, the Projects' Director will be responsible for managing special studies, initiatives or due diligence assignments.
  • Participate in or oversee the pre-qualification and bid evaluation process for consultants, contractors, and other outside vendors and selects vendors.
  • Interacts with governmental branches and regulatory agencies as required to ensure that projects comply with all applicable legal requirements and regulations. Coordinates with efforts of other departments such as Planning, Acquisitions, Operations, Design, Engineering and Finance on project.
  • Makes presentations to senior management as and whenever required.

EDUCATION:
Requires a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction, Architecture or related field.

EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of 15 or more years of experience in the direct management of large, complex real estate projects with responsibility for site analysis, permitting and approvals, budget control, estimating, design and construction coordination, and project scheduling. Professional registration and other advanced training is preferred.

SKILLS:
Working knowledge of CAD systems is desirable. An excellent ability to communicate orally and in writing is essential. Excellent customer service and analytical skills are necessary as is a personality that pays attention to details. Must exhibit initiative and a strong desire to achieve results. Must be computer literate in the use of typical construction industry software packages (e.g. scheduling, cost/cash flow control, etc.). Proficiency in real estate financial analysis is required. Must have demonstrated ability to manage complexity and must be organizationally/politically astute. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and motivate teams of people. Demonstrated ability to manage staff and a strong understanding of the entire corporate real estate function from research to planning to construction to information management is required.

SALARY PACKAGE:
Flexible, depending on work experiences.