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Three Points, Arizona

Req #: R131522


  • AE - Abu Dhabi

Job Description:

Project Director

Abu Dhabi, UAE


  • Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned program, project, or subtask.

  • Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected suppliers during the program execution. 

  • Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client. 

  • Assists business development in understanding client issues and business plans in order to market and secure new/additional work.

  • Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the program, and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria.

  • Promotes technical excellence on the program, including furtherance of the Quality Improvement Process.

  • Mobilizes Company resources, through effective liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work.

  • Works with individual project managers to develop budgets, schedules and plans for the various elements of a project. 

  • Ensures that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans.

  • Assigns responsibility for executing project plans to key subordinates after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths. 

  • Provides input to performance reviews and development plans for subordinates.

  • Monitors and reports to management on the progress of all project activity within the program, including significant milestones, and any conditions which would affect project cost or schedule.

  • Works with individual project managers to devise and execute action plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work. 

  • Advises the client and Company management of any such changes.

  • May participate in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of clients.

  • Oversees establishment of Work Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan and other documents for hazardous waste work.

  • Completes other responsibilities associated with the position as may be appropriate.


  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an accredited institution

  • Minimum 15 years of experience in construction supervision with 8 years experience in the UAE

  • Experience in the construction of large scale infrastructure projects specifically bridges is required

  • Prior experience must include significant project experience and successful project management

  • Requires extensive knowledge of construction related processes, as well as a thorough knowledge of industry practices

  • Demonstrated effective managerial capability, as well as strong written and oral communications skills

  • Supervisory and management experience, is required. 

  • A professional registration would be a plus

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

Three Points, Arizona

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Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2011, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, and defense/security.

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