At Jacobs, ports aren’t just structures but are ways we connect people and goods. We’re seeking a Senior Project Manager - Ports, to help oversee the complex and the everyday project tasks for a variety of clients. This role will help you grow your career, but also grow client relationships and business development opportunities for Jacobs.
Based in Dubai, as Senior Project Manager - Ports, you’ll have an opportunity to work on projects across the Middle East with the support of a global team. By developing detailed scopes, reports, and schedules, you’ll help our teams achieve our clients’ objectives.
Make a difference. You will report directly to Executive Director of Operations and lead, develop a team of managers, alongside a highly motivated team of professionals in a fast-paced environment in the UAE. You will lead multi-disciplinary, multi-office project teams to execute and deliver safe technical solutions to agreed standards, on-time, and within budget. You will need a flair for collaboration and have established your reputation to the highest standards of service and technical delivery across a broad range of major projects.
You will be exercising your professional judgement and will lead high-level management meetings on projects and will provide appropriate technical guidance to develop your team. You will coordinate resources, plan tasks and will contribute to our business goals. You will quickly assimilate into leading the team and role, performing as Senior Project Manager - Ports, bringing project delivery experience within a multi-disciplinary environment. You will be responsible for ensuring technical issues across the ports project portfolio are addressed alongside inter-discipline and inter-office project planning, delivery and financial performance. You will have autonomy over the technical leadership and quality management of project deliverables and drive the business development activities including business relationships with Clients, identifying work opportunities, and managing delivery of proposals. You will have the opportunity to utilize your technical and professional leadership, support and development of the team.
This role is a key pillar of the Jacobs Ports and Maritime Strategy and will have a central position in engaging our clients at the highest levels to understand and support their aspirations. You will work with valued clients, supporting their requirements as necessary, assisting strategic bids, leading the port planning effort, growing the team and being a visible industry leader in delivery. You will partner with sales to ensure healthy growth of portfolio at market/sector level and stay on top of the market trends and the teams' capabilities to recommend hires and fill service-offering gaps as needed. You will develop best practice and ensure a consistent approach to delivery execution across the MENA region.
As a successful candidate you will have a degree in a relevant field of study and MSc is advantageous with a background focused on port heavy structures focused and links into the maritime sector, industry awareness. You will have experience of working in design and delivering for EPC Contractors. You'll bring a diverse range of experience having in delivered large projects with a proven ability in developing good working relationships with clients, and preparation of bids and proposals. If you have Middle East experience it would be very advantageous.
You'll need strong communication and presentation skills to address senior leaders and executives to communicate effectively to the client and other stakeholders and you'll have demonstrable experience of leading and inspiring large supervision teams.
An attribute that you will have is the ability to foster inclusive behaviours to achieve market leading and innovative business outcomes across markets, as well as create the right working environment for employees. You will continue building on our global culture of caring fostering a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees.
Bring your technical / delivery skills, leadership talent, and client relationship expertise, and we’ll help you grow, pursue and fulfill what drives you – so we can make big impacts on the world, together
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By supporting one another, we all succeed. With safety, accessibility and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.
‘We live Inclusion’ is a key value at Jacobs, we are an equal opportunity employer and encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. First Nations community members are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please note: If you are being represented by a recruitment agency you will not be considered, to be considered you will need to apply directly to Jacobs.
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