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  1. Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for designing, implementing and managing the governance process for all strategic projects across the portfolio to drive and deliver the business strategy
  • Build and maintain cross-functional relationships to understand business drivers, vet out project requirements, shape the project request and support formulation of cost-benefit analysis and implementation plans for the portfolio of strategic projects
  • Support business project managers in the field and at our corporate headquarters in developing and executing project management plans, influence quality and manage stakeholder expectations to ensure prudent use of resources toward project benefits realization
  • Work in partnership with cross-functional project teams to clearly establish project scope, define roles and responsibilities for all teams, clearly understand the resources availabilities and backfill plan if required
  • Conduct effective project steering committee meetings with clear agenda and action items and follow up all action items
  • Responsible for project tracking, status reporting and investment go or no recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team and Commitments Committee
  • Recommends and takes action to direct the analyses and solutions of problems
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables on a regular basis
  • Mentor and coach business project managers as to the new project management process and governance requirements  
  • Ensure that process and tools deployed are continually improving the Project Management methodology allowing project managers to be successful in their respective roles in addition to managing project deliverables

 

  1. Desired Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master Degree in relevant Engineering discipline.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience managing medium to large scale projects, delivering based on milestones and driven by best practices 
  • Previous experience in an organized large scale Project Management Office is preferred 
  • Degree qualified, ideally with Program Management Certification (PgMP)
  • Project management expertise including planning, control, execution and estimating (use of MS Project is required) 
  • Expertise in risk and issue management and resolution 
  • Excellent communication and team working skills 
  • High level of numeracy and literacy 
  • Good at working closely with internal and external personnel to build relationships and instill trust 
  • Confidence in dealing with internal and external management in the provision and presentation of complex and sensitive information 
  • Ability to operate within a dynamic cultural environment 
  • Knowledge of application of formal project management methodologies (PMI standards) 
  • Knowledge of project accounting techniques 
  • Ms Office, PowerPoint & Visio familiarization and use required 
  • Experience of project-related ERP systems 
  • Ability to understand strategy and bigger-picture 
  • Strong, effective communicator (written and interpersonal) in English (preferably in Arabic too) and ability to communicate with diplomacy and tact.
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