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Ghafari Project Director in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job Description:

Ghafari is looking for an amazingly talented Project Director to join our team!

In this role, you will be responsible for providing direction and management for all project’s processes including Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing, and all project’s phases including Design, Tendering, Construction from Mobilization up to Testing & commissioning, Handover in accordance with the project schedule, within the budget and contractual obligations.


• Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the project execution. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors.

• Implement effective project management methodologies and tools to optimize project efficiency to ensure assigned projects are being completed within budget and schedule while meeting client requirements and business objectives.

• Lead and mentor the project teams, providing guidance, motivation, and direction to ensure efficient project execution and adherence to the timeline and that deliverables are submitted on schedule and are meeting client expectations.

• Lead and manage the project team through all phases of project planning, execution, and closeout, consistent with established project delivery processes to the meet the scope, schedule, budget, and other specified requirements stated in the contract.

• Oversee and monitor the contractors and sub-contractors’ activities to ensure successful completion of delivery as per contracts’ requirements, specifications, and timelines.

• Oversee day-to-day on-site Construction operations and advise on technical, logistical, and administrative issues in order to ensure seamless projects delivery.

• Lead meetings with the contractors to ensure successful completion of delivery as per contracts’ requirements, specifications, and timelines.

• Develop and execute project plans aligned with the Client objectives, ensuring clarity in project scope, goals, and deliverables.

• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including clients, suppliers, contractors, and regulatory bodies and foster strong relationships with them for ensuring effective communication and collaboration throughout the project lifecycle communicating project updates, risks, and achievements, and addressing concerns, resolving conflicts, and managing expectations.

• Maintain rigorous quality standards, overseeing the implementation of best practices and ensuring compliance with safety regulations and industry standards.

• Manage project budgets, resource allocation, and procurement processes to optimize project efficiency while controlling costs.

• Identify potential risks and proactively implement mitigation strategies to minimize disruptions and ensure project success.

• Manage Health, safety, and Environment (HSE) programs in coordination with the Client to ensure workers safety and compliance with HSE construction requirements. Promote a culture of safety awareness and adherence to best

practices throughout the project lifecycle.

• Ensure that the terms of the contract are followed and managing scope changes by effectively delivering project objectives.

• Monitor progress, provide financial control, and ensure quality of project.

• Responsible for overall work progress and technical performance on the project

• Ensure robust project plans and forecasts are produced and regularly updated.

• Develop weekly and monthly progress reports including but not limited to progress made in each key area, analysis of progress against the overall program, explanation of delay causes, analysis of KPIs and assessment of quality

issues in order to provide the Client with a clear view of the progress.


• A bachelor’s degree in engineering, Construction Management, or related field

• Successfully led numerous complex large scale high-end projects across a range of Client types and multi-disciplinary teams

Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply Now!

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