AECOM Excellence Department Manager, Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia - , Riyadh
We are looking for Excellence Department Managers to join our journey in Saudi Arabia where we are helping to build a new vibrant society with a thriving economy. Three new smart cities are being built in the desert - Qiddiya Entertainment City, NEOM, and the Red Sea Project and being part of their development is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This role offers you unrivalled opportunities to advance your career working on megaprojects.
As the Excellence Department Manager, you will report directly to the Project Director. You will lead the program delivery and oversee major change initiatives across all functions and departments. You should be an expert in creating an optimal environment for delivering enterprise operational excellence models across different program functions.
You will have extensive experience implementing tools, best practice, training and incentive plans. Key responsibilities will include managing change, continuously improving processes and leadership initiatives and coaching and collaborating with our functional leads to enable them to achieve their goals.
▪Work with the Program Director to manage and customize operational excellence programs across all functional departments/areas, including project control (cost, schedule, scope and trends), environment, health and safety, risk management, contracts, procurement and financial management, quality assurance and control
▪Be the change agent to drive and guide the development of the enterprise functional units – coordinating, supporting and managing leadership initiatives within each excellence department workstream
▪Provide administrative support to all delivery workstream functional leads – assisting with new initiatives, communications, processes, managing changes, auditing reviews and quality
▪Support key delivery workstreams to manage, control and update enterprise databases – improving data quality and identifying the impacts on business KPIs
▪Assist functional leads and managers in monitoring progress against overall KPIs, raising issues identified and recommending changes/solution required
▪Utilize relevant information and data related to the department being assessed to create clear, accurate and insightful analysis at both macro and micro levels
▪Draft progress reports for both local and broader program meetings, improve the presentation of data and material for better visibility
▪Liaise with wider functional leads and corporate operational excellence department to delivery local program communications and training requirements
▪Attend management meetings to update delivery outcomes, including records and action plans
▪Perform studies, conduct stakeholder interviews, produce accurate and value-adding feedback
▪Responsible for cascading and driving management and corporate programs to the operating facilities for execution and effective monitoring
▪Identify operational excellence gaps and close improvement opportunities to ensure effective implementation and high performance of the program
▪Lead the integrated operational excellence self-assessments
▪Promote a self-development learning environment to maintain and improve expert status within engineering specialism.
Our clients really value the experience and expertise that our employees bring to their projects. This is particularly the case in KSA where our clients often request previous AECOM or legacy company experience. If you have previous AECOM or legacy company experience, really want to be able to make a difference whilst working on some truly incredible projects and would like to explore the possibility of returning to AECOM we would love to hear from you.
Degree qualified in a relevant discipline civil / mechanical / electrical / structural / construction project management / industrial engineering
Minimum 20 years of experience in a similar role
Strong understanding of the enterprise operational excellence model, structure, content, dynamics and linkages to the GACA corporate vision and objectives
Experience in practising Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA) to produce accurate, fact-based and value-added analysis
Experience in leading major government and/or semi-government programs and projects within the Middle East region.
Masters or postgraduate degree in Process, Industrial Engineering or a similar discipline
Membership or chartership with a recognized professional institution
PMP, Six Sigma or an equivalent accreditation
Solid background in oil refining operations and understanding the business KPIs
Experience of working and living internationally, KSA preferred.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions
inclusion, diversity and overall
employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our
core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only
delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Program and Project Management
Business Line Construction Services
Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)
Country Saudi Arabia
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 227178BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.