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MENA Infrastructure Director

Client of Mace

3 - 5 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

, Posted on March 16, 2018 1 Opening

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The company
Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 5,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East North Africa and India, North America, Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Four simple values guide our behaviour in our pursuit of a better way; Safety first - no compromise, Client focus - deliver on our promise, Create opportunity - for our people to excel, Integrity - always doing the right thing. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most challenging and inspiring projects around the world.
We support our people who are aiming to achieve an academic or professional qualification that will help them develop personally and deliver to the highest standard for our clients. At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills and define your own path.
The opportunity
Be a part of our international consultancy business that spans our five global hubs, where we oversee work for world leading organisations across the public and private sectors.
Our Middle East, North Africa and India hub started in 1998 and has successfully operated in a wide range of countries, delivering project and programme management and cost consultancy services.
The role
MENA Infrastructure Director
To lead and develop Mace s infrastructure business, creating and providing an integrated service offer which involves a combination of project management, programme management and construction delivery services to infrastructure clients across the GCC/MENA region and other selected international locations.
Your responsibilities will include:
• Providing leadership and strategic direction to the infrastructure business unit.
• Promoting the highest standards of safety, health and wellbeing across the team.
• Recruiting, motivating and developing quality people to support Mace s growth in the infrastructure sector.
• Promoting effective communications within the business and with infrastructure clients.
• Managing and liaising with other directors of the business.
• Ensuring the capacity and capability of the resource made available to clients.
• Obtaining the right training and development for people within the infrastructure business.
• Support and sustain the Mace values and culture within the infrastructure business sector.
• Developing and sustaining strong working relationships with senior client representatives.
• Preparing a realistic and deliverable marketing/BD strategy for infrastructure in Mace.
• Maintaining effective client relationship/account management in infrastructure sector across MENA.
• Being the face of the company in dealings with infrastructure clients.
• Securing new business for Mace with rail, highways, ports, energy and utility clients across MENA and selected International locations.
• Working with marketing and communications teams in Mace to raise the profile of infrastructure.
• Establishing appropriate strategies for delivering infrastructure projects and programmes.
• Confirming that client requirements are accurately understood.
• Developing realistic resource plans and budgets for project work.
Your experience, knowledge and skills need to include:
• Capability of managing large and diverse teams.
• Tenacious and self-motivated.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Effective general IT skills across standard business products.
• Ability to demonstrate gravitas and experience when dealing with clients.
• Experience across more than one sector and at senior management grades.
• Previously working in a contract environment.
• Experience delivering sustainable business growth.
• Experience delivering projects and programmes in excess of £500m.
• Infrastructure sector and industry dynamics
• Establish track record in operational management of service delivery.
• Previous experience of innovation, knowledge capture and establishing best practice in service delivery.
• Evidence of commercial management acumen.
• Ability to standardise solutions whilst still innovating.
• Ability to contribute with fresh ideas on strategy, business planning, and service delivery that will challenge normal practice.
• Confidence and presence to professionally represent Mace to a wide variety of external parties.
• A master and/or degree qualification in an appropriate technical discipline is preferred.
• Professional memberships are an advantage but are not essential. (CILT)

Industry Type : Construction / Civil Engineering
Functional Area : Corporate Planning / Consulting / Strategy / M&A


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Client of Mace

Mace is a global consultancy and construction company that operates from five locations- the Middle East & North Africa, Europe, Sub Saharan Africa, Asia Pacific, and North America. The company is deeply involved in shaping the communities and cities for future by connecting suppliers, clients, p artners, and communities. The company has received several certifications and accreditation such as OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO 14001:2015, and BS 11000:2010.

The company is operating in the MENA region since 1998 and has offices in the UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Egypt. From business, hospitality, and high-rise leisure facilities to mixed-use and large-scale developments, the company completely understands the cultural, economic and social demands in the MENA region. Providing its clients with industry best practices and world-class expertise, Mace has grown continually throughout the region with over 450 employees in the UAE alone.

The company has rich experience in several sectors such as Health & Education, Energy & Utilities, Commercial, Defence & Security, Public Buildings & Estates, Transport, and Leisure & Sports. Some of the esteemed projects of the company include Mirdif City Centre, Jumeirah Beach Residence, and the Mall of the Emirates. The company includes a team of highly dedicated and experienced employees who possess the cultural know-how of the international as well as local suppliers and customers. Mace always looks for more such people who remain enthusiastic to work with this growing company.

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