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Project Director, Airport – Middle East

Multi-national Services Contractor



Middle East


Role Description

Multi-national services contractor seeking project director to with extensive airport project management experience. Strong communication skills and excellent command of English are essential, additional languages are beneficial.

  • General description of role and responsibilities:
  • Communicate with the Client’s representatives continuously regarding Project Progress and areas of concerns
  • Exceptional Leadership Skills, possessing a collaborative management style, and ability to work in a multidiscipline team format
  • Participate in the planning and formulation of design alternatives and solutions for the construction project
  • Provide conceptual estimates, feasibility studies, and cost estimates, and may coordinate the production of basic design plans and construction documents
  • Develop and/or administer project budgets and fiscal controls, contracts, and quality control provisions
  • Perform project cost estimating and value engineering, as appropriate
  • Oversee all aspects of the day-to-day management of the construction project; monitor and coordinate work performed by architectural, engineering, and construction departments
  • Review and interpret proposed designs, architectural drawings, and building specifications for appropriateness to required function and/or institutional standard, and initiates revisions where appropriate; advise consultants and clients as to how best to achieve required results
  • Ensure that project operations are in compliance with design specifications and client requirements
  • Establish performance and delivery criteria, ensuring that client requirements are being met; prepare project specifications, and coordinates procurement, as appropriate
  • Authorize the issuance of contracts, purchase orders, and change orders, and approves contractor invoices for payment
  • Direct work sequencing to expedite project delivery and to minimize disruption of ongoing operations
  • Inspects, approves, and accepts completed projects for the institution, ensuring conformance with institutional standards, building and life safety codes, and architectural/engineering specifications
  • Represent the institution in business with customers, consultants, contractors, and other public and/or private agencies and organizations
  • Researches and prepares various reports pertaining to operations, equipment, policies, procedures, and/or other issues, as appropriate

Qualifications & Requirements

Key requirements;

  • A recognized degree in Architecture/Engineering
  • Minimum 25 years of professional experience in large/complex projects
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in large international airport projects (experience in operational airport environment preferred)
  • Minimum 10 years of site experience
  • Strong track record in delivering projects in a fast-moving and challenging environment
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English