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Company: Parsons Corporation
Location: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Construction, Housing, Real Estate


Senior Project Manager – Post Completion Projects and Events

Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Role:

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for:

  • Development of the project business case to the satisfaction of the business sponsor
  • Delivery of business benefits identified in the project business case

The Senior Project Manager is also responsible for development and scheduling of the project work breakdown structure and the co-ordination of:

  • Design & Creative Activities
  • Engineering and construction coordination
  • Project Governance
  • Contractual & Procurement Governance
  • Tracking of project benefits
  • Performance of the assigned project within time, cost, quality and safety specifications.

The Senior Project Manager serves as the owner representative on the ground on a day-to-day basis and ensures the quality of execution and compliance with timelines, milestones and project objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Senior Project Manager will:

Development Phase

  • Develop and maintain the project business case to the satisfaction of the business sponsor
  • Develop and maintain a project execution plan detailing plans to manage benefits, time, cost, quality and safety effectively

Design Phase

  • Manage professional consultants to ensure that design work remains on schedule, within budget and expectations.
  • Coordinate design phase activities/deliverables with the sponsor, professional consultants, procurement function and contractor
  • Chair and conduct design progress and coordination meetings, preparing agendas, coordinating presentation material and preparing meeting minutes for same.
  • Approve consultant application for payments, monitor progress, ensuring the design schedule is being met, and performing QA audits of the design consultants to ensure design quality.
  • Ensure timely issuance of multiple construction tender packages.

Construction Phase

  • Coordinate the construction phase activities/deliverables with the Engineer/CMA/CMR (if any): progress and coordination meetings, preparing agendas, coordinating presentation material and preparing meeting minutes for the same.
  • Coordinate constructability reviews, value engineering exercises and construction submittal reviews by consultants.
  • Manage construction contracts to assure construction remains on schedule, within budget, achieves quality standards and meets the safety goal of zero tolerance.
  • Manage, coordinate, and make recommendations on variations relating to design and construction.

Handover Phase

  • Ensure project handover planning is coordinated with stakeholders.
  • Manage and coordinate testing, commissioning and turnover of facilities to end users.
  • Manage validation of record documents and post-occupancy evaluations.

Stakeholder Management:


  • Interface with internal support functions (varies depending on project phase/stage)
  • Report to ORAT lead and PMO with project updates as required
  • Provide reports to and receive guidance from Project Team Leaders


  • Interface with the Client and external stakeholders as required by project characteristics
  • Manage CMA, and/or other 3rd party contractors/consultants as required

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum BS degree in Architecture or relevant field to project management, design, construction, or engineering discipline.
  • Minimum ten years of experience in a design, construction and/or project management role at large-scale projects. Management experience on an airport project, theme park or museum would be ideal.
  • Knowledge in Architecture and Interior Design
  • Professional affiliation / registration to relevant internationally recognized authority
  • Expert level of project management skills specific to large-scale program delivery
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Proven delivery ability
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills with very good command of the English language, and attention to detail.
  • Mature emotional intelligence

Ready for action? We're looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don't hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

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