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AECOM Program Testing, Commissioning & Handover Manager, Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia - , Riyadh

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced Program Testing, Commissioning and Handover Manager to provide direction and industry best practice on AECOM’s existing and future projects in Saudi Arabia. AECOM is playing a major part in transforming cities, social infrastructure and urban environments across the country.

Reporting to the Project Director and Engineering Department Manager, you will lead the department in testing and commissioning of completed facilities and equipment, manage the delivery of expansion and renovation schemes, plan operational readiness, project closeout and handover. You will need to collaborate with relevant PMO departments, Project Managers, and third parties on trials, relocations, transition exercises and project operational readiness to ensure quality, on-time and to budget delivery, in line with the scope of work.

We also expect you to support the PMO staff with testing and commissioning professional development. Collaborating with the organization to implement best practices across all PMO stakeholder groups – you will establish clear lines of communications, project governance, reporting metrics, and share knowledge and lessons learnt to ensure operational delivery success.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day operational direction to the department

  • Create a department operating structure based on PMO methodology and industry best practice

  • Monitor the stage-gate status of all PMO projects and organize gate meetings to ensure orderly and timely handover of the facilities and equipment

  • Produce stage-gate meeting minutes to ensure stage deliverables checklists are endorsed to record the progress and completion status of all PMO projects

  • Report completion percentage and stage-gate progress status for testing, commissioning and handover of all projects within the PMO program

  • Monitor contractor testing and commissioning plans and activities to ensure up-to-date completion schedules and on-time project handovers

  • Develop and communicate testing, commissioning and handover program requirements, oversee critical metrics and use program-wide completion percentage to estimate master program handover schedules

  • Update and improve testing, commissioning and handover program documentations, i.e. manuals, procedures, work instructions, forms and records to ensure they are fit for purpose and adhere to contract compliance

  • Represent the PMO in meetings and forums regarding program requirements, industry regulatory compliance and best practice; support the Project Director in client meetings from a technical perspective

  • Facilitate and assist with the integration of client assets into a standardized O&M function and Asset Management Systems (AMS)

  • Coordinate with other PMO functional managers for implementing procedures and requirements for testing, commissioning, closeout and handover

  • Advise training and professional development for PMO staff - involve Saudi nationals (when required) in testing, commissioning, handover and closeout; review knowledge, skills and competencies amongst Saudi national staff and recommend necessary training

  • Adhere to accountabilities and activities defined in the scope of work when providing direction and guidance to the department

  • Implement and maintain all contractual procedures and policies regarding Health, Safety and Environmental practices

  • Establish internal weekly meetings to review project status and formulate actions

  • Provide risk management and review of the systems for cause and effect – establish required protocols for operations.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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.

  • Membership of a Chartered Institution IMechE / ASHRAE

  • Seasonal experience with local authority processes, procedures, codes and regulations

  • Working experience in the KSA or other Middle East countries highly desirable

  • Bilingual in English and Arabic.

  • Minimum 20 years of related experience in building, construction or infrastructure projects, plus 5 years in similar testing, commissioning and handover position with a specialized technical background

  • Proven experience of delivering end-to-end large-scale engineering projects at regional and/or global level

  • Good knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental policies, processes and procedures, including Project Construction Environmental Control Plan

  • Knowledge of construction operations, technologies, engineering disciplines and job site management

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma program tools and methodologies.

  • Proven experience in delivering project excellence for major government and/or semi-government programs and projects as the Testing & Commissioning Manager, with extensive skills in:

  • The handover, closeout and transition of assets to an AMS

  • Facilities O&M philosophies and management systems

  • Logistics and relocation planning

  • Transition and trials planning as well as operational readiness concepts

  • Implementation of a zero-accident philosophy​

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline civil / mechanical / electrical / structural, in addition to project or construction management

  • PMP, APM or an equivalent accreditation

  • Uptime Accredit Tier Designer (ATD) for data center

  • ASSE 6005 certified medical gas systems specialist

  • LEED accredited professional (LEED AP BD+C)

  • USGBC, LEED for new construction and major renovations V2.2/green building rating system

  • NADCA certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS)

  • CEEQUAL certification

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. 227192BR

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.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations