Senior Project Manager PMO


    • Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Experienced Level


Full time



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Job Description

Who we are

Do you want to join our Geo-data revolution? Fugro’s global reach and unique know-how will put the world at your fingertips. Our love of exploration and technical expertise help us to provide our clients with invaluable insights. We source and make sense of the most relevant Geo-data for their needs, so they can design, build and operate their assets more safely, sustainably and efficiently. But we’re always looking for new talent to take the next step with us. For bright minds who enjoy meaningful work and want to push our pioneering spirit further. For individuals who can take the initiative, but work well within a team.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our Project Management team based in Dubai, UAE. In this role, you will be responsible for managing mid complexity projects (approx. 3/4). You will lead a project team to achieve optimal balance between cost, time and quality and between cost, benefit and risk on projects of complexity up to (and including) 5 by:

  • Ensuring the effective and efficient execution of the project in such a way that the QHSSE, technical, commercial and contractual requirements are met stimulating effective decision making.

  • Taking part and leading discipline standardization / improvement initiatives.

Key contacts and relationships include Project Delivery Managers, Project Directors and Client Project Management Teams. You will lead project teams and work collaboratively across multiple service lines and business units. You will also mentor and support junior members of the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple projects for a key Clients (as defined by the Senior Leadership Team), with significant amount of risk exposure and financial performance.

  • First and primary customer contact

  • Accountable for the financial reporting of project(s) within the contractual obligations

  • Full responsibility of the project(s) with the support of other departments

  • Manage multiple stakeholders to ensure project completion (stakeholders, contractors, customer)

  • Early development of execution strategy with ITO Commercial Manager and ensure successful transition of the project

  • Develop and manage the risk register with mitigation action

  • Timely elevation of issues through Daily management

  • Continuous Risk & Opportunities register maintenance and mitigation actions

  • Contract flip page with the project team to ensure all requirements are understood and aligned

  • Understand, drives and hold the project team accountable for ownership of key performance targets i.e. Rev, CM, Cash

  • Align the project team when conflicting requirements arise (cost vs schedule, cost vs risk, etc.)

  • Support functional project managers in escalation within project (across functions, with Customer, with Partner)

  • Understand the performance risk ahead of time (not only at the end of the project when official PT are run) and work with Project Management Office team to mitigate the risks

What Skills & Experience Will You Have?


BSC Engineering ideally with a major in Civil Engineering

Previous experience required

  • 10 + years’ experience as a Project Manager

  • Previous experience of QHSSE Management System and QHSSE programmes.

  • Knowledge of Autocad is a must

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office 365

  • An Arabic speaker would be an advantage

  • Good commercial knowledge for assessing business risks and opportunities to undertake commercial negotiations

  • Ability to collaborate with other team members in developing strategy and implementing business plans

  • Strong planning, organizing and priority setting skills, with a proven ability to manage teams

  • Broad technical and commercial knowledge covering multiple disciplines

  • Proven ability to build relationships with clients, suppliers and contractors

  • Demonstrated ability in meeting project budget, schedule, and quality

  • Contract management & claim experiences

  • Financial control knowledge and understanding

  • Demonstrated professional interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to influence others and lead and inspire teams.

  • High level of resilience and accountability

  • Good networking and communication skills

License/ certification/ qualification

  • PMP (Project Management Professional – USA) or APM (Associate Project Management – UK) certification

  • Formal qualification in Safety discipline or adequate experience in Safety field e.g. NEBOSH (International) Diploma, or equivalent.

What we offer

Fugro provides a positive work environment as well as projects that will satisfy the most curious minds. We also offer great opportunities to stretch and develop yourself. By giving you the freedom to grow faster, we think you’ll be able to do what you do best, better. Which should help us to find fresh ways to get to know the earth better. We encourage you to be yourself at Fugro. So, bring your energy and enthusiasm, your keen eye and can-do attitude. But bring your questions and opinions too. Because to be the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, we need the strength in depth that comes from a diverse, driven team.

Our view on diversity, equity and inclusion

At Fugro, our people are our superpower. Their variety of viewpoints, experiences, knowledge and talents give us collective strength. Distinctive beliefs and diverse backgrounds are therefore welcome, but discrimination, harassment, inappropriate behaviour and unfair treatment are not. Everybody is to be well-supported and treated fairly. And everyone must be valued and have their voice heard. Crucially, we believe that getting this right brings a sense of belonging, of safety and acceptance, that makes us feel more connected to Fugro’s purpose ‘together create a safe and liveable world’ – and to each other.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated**.**