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Associate Director

Job Reference
Project Management
Project & Development Services Division
Employment Type

Dubai, UAE​

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Role Objectives

​The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day delivery of project management services for a client either individually or where appropriate as a team leader, and with the department head be responsible for developing and growing the firm's Project Management business in Dubai.


Based in Dubai, this position to work alongside the Head of Project Management in his Project Management leadership team, delivering the firm's Project & Development Services to existing clients in Dubai. Combining project management service delivery with business development the successful candidate will play a key role in building the firm's P&DS capabilities and team in the region. This key role will require an individual with strong technical knowledge of project and development management as well as proven experience in developing and growing a new business unit. He or she will have the ability to take responsibility for the successful delivery and execution of assignments on site as well as the experience to source and win new business and to grown and manage a team and profit centre. The position will be based in Dubai and in addition to involvement in the execution of project and development management assignments will have a strong focus on business ddevelopment. It will involve working closely with and reporting to the firm's MENA Head of Project Management, based in Dubai, and coordinating with other business lines in developing opportunities to expand our range of client services. It will be important for the candidate to combine an indepth understanding and knowledge of project management processes, building systems and operations with entrepreneurship, business and technical skills. An ability and willingness to undertake all aspects of the role will be essential which mau span fromm identification and pre-qualification of opportunities through preparation of submissions and fee proposals through to delivery of services and repoting to clients.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate should fulfil the following criteria;

Personal Skills:

  • Highly motivated, self starter able to work with minimal supervision
  • Adaptable and capable of integrating well within a highly international environment of high caliber individuals
  • Strong technical knowledge of building development, construction and fit out
  • Excellent project management and organizational skillls
  • Culturally sensitive and able to work well with co-workers from a variety of international backgrounds and inspire confidence and trust by Clients
  • Excellent presentation and business development skkills
  • Strong communication & selling skills
  • Strong technical and operational skills
  • High level of professional integrity
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • High proficiency with MS office including superior MS Excel, MS Project and Word skills and with specialist project management software 
  • Professional qualification in Project Management or Construction Management related discipline (MBA, MSc or equivalent degree from a reputable University and/or professional Project Management qualification)
  • Extensive experience in Project and/or Development Management in UAE, especially Dubai
  • Proven success in an international corporate environment
  • Proven experience in growing a successful Project or Development Management business.
  • 10+ years of professional experience within the project and development management environment of which minimum 5 years experience in the UAE region.
  • Familiar with the Dubai and UAE markets, service providers and business practices.
  • Experience of acting in a PM leadership role on major projects in UAE.
  • Retail and/or high-rise residential project experience.
  • Well-developed leadership skills and ability to engage with clients at a senior management level.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Construction Management background preferred