Senior Project Manager Job in Doha


Atkins Middle East

Location: Doha, Qatar
Ref: HP331-1344

Job description / Role


In this role, you are required to provide the interface between project ownership and delivery. You are required to act as the focal point of contact between the Client, consultants and the Construction Contractor(s), ensuring the desired project objectives are delivered. You must have adequate knowledge and information about the business and the project in order to make informed value-add decisions for both the Client and the Company.


You will be responsible for at least the following areas and duties in your role:
• Manage and coordinate the inputs of project stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the project
• Coordinate the building services design and execution between Engineering, Architectural and Civil/Structural disciplines;
• Initiating and managing building services designs to meet budget;
• Apply quality management principles and processes;
• Apply risk assessment and management principles and processes;
• Providing strategic planning advice in relation to the requirements for phasing of infrastructure works, the sequence of works and the necessary authority approval processes;
• Manage the Design and Quantity Surveying teams to prepare the appropriate tender documentation for building services and infrastructure trade contracts;
• Providing technical input for offer requests and the awarding of infrastructure subcontracts;
• In conjunction with the Project Director and other Senior Project Managers, manage the tender assessment, negotiation and award of infrastructure contracts;
• Manage and resolve site planning and coordination issues;
• Manage technical coordination meetings with subcontractors and project staff;
• Manage the site works in accordance with the approved Master Programme;
• Manage the implementation of site based approval protocols to ensure that the project is completed in accordance with the design, specification and quality requirements;
• Report on the progress of infrastructure/marine works including the identification of “road block” items and recommendations for mitigation / solution;

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Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:
• A competitive salary;
• Accommodation allowance;
• Transportation allowance;
• Annual leave;
• Medical and life insurance cover;
• Company gratuity scheme;
• Discretionary bonus scheme;
• Annual flight allowance to point of origin;
• Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants


Minimum Requirements

The minimum requirements for this position are:
• Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or related Engineering Discipline
• 15 years post qualification experience in Project Management
• Minimum last 5 years as a Project Manager (Infrastructure & Marine)
• Must have worked on Infrastructure and Marine projects as a PM from inception to completion.
• Project Management experience with a leading PMC
• Middle East / GCC experience


This position requires professional ability and inherent motivation. You have the skills required to direct meetings, introduce discussion to encourage thinking on the wider commercial context and be responsible for the tasks assigned to members of your project team. You are willing and able to perform duties diligently to the quality standards set by the Company and conform to the Company’s policies and business systems and be committed to their implementation and continuous improvement at all times.

Delegated Authority

You will operate within the constraints of the particular contract for which you have been appointed. You will have financial delegations for the Company in accordance with the financial authorities established by the Company, and as amended from time to time.

Skills and Attributes

You are expected to:
• Apply quality management principles and processes
• Apply risk assessment and management principles and processes
• Network effectively, negotiate well and influence people, broker relationships with stakeholders within and outside the project
• Be aware of the broader environmental, social and economic perspectives and how they may affect the project
• Support and provide leadership to your project team

About the Company

Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the worlds major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.

We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers’ needs, our vision is to:

  • focus on quality
  • seek world class design and excellence
  • strive to add value
  • be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society

Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).