Project Engineer

Serco Group

153 days ago

Project Engineer

Make a difference every day

Job Opportunity

The key role of a Project Engineer will be to allocate responsibility for specifying, gaining authorization to proceed, then delivering on time and within budgeted portfolio of projects principally related to enhancements, modifications and repair of the Dubai Metro assets and facilities. The job involves regular interface with technical and commercial managers both in client and internally within Serco Dubai Metro as well as dealing with a variety of contractors, ensuring they are properly briefed and work safely within a safety critical railway environment. The job holder needs to set high personal standards, pay attention to detail, be a finisher and be profit and cost conscious.

Key accountabilities;
  • deliver all assigned projects in accordance with Project Management procedure; develop all technical and commercial project documentation in close liaison with Serco project owners and RTA project sponsors;
  • ensure any deliverables are to a high standard and signed off by the Senior Project Manager or Assistant Project Manager before submitting to client;
  • enhance the project business case and agree milestone dates jointly with project owners and sponsors; work closely with projects planning and controls team to develop a unified execution plan for all assigned projects with an aim for timely delivery and to budget; Minimize exposure and risk on projects;
  • determine and finalize specifications of the project products including technical specifications of the requirements, through coordination and consultation with relevant parties including the project owners, technical leads, consultants and bidders;
  • based on procurement strategy to be employed for the project, jointly work with the Procurement team to initiate procuring the necessary project requirements; participate in the project procurement process as and when approached by the procurement team as relevant to the procurement strategy;
  • ensure all project documents are complete, current, stored appropriately and auditable, keep track of lessons learned;
  • maintain terms of reference, attendance lists, agenda, updates, reports and minutes, for project-level meetings;
  • perform and carry out any other duties as instructed/directed by the Project Manager.
What we are looking for in our candidates
  • Customer Service – See those they interact with as customer and seeks to identify and meet needs, taking swift action to resolve issues with integrity.
  • Judgement and Decision Making – Quickly recognizes and gets to grips with increasingly complex scenarios. Secures and compares information from multiple sources and exercises judgement to close the gaps in data and deal with increasing levels of ambiguity.
  • Drive for Results - Is motivated to deliver results through leading large and diverse teams across functions or business units. Shows drive to make a difference across teams, community and nationally.
  • Resilience - Stays focused and composed when under pressure to deliver, dealing constructively with setbacks and staying on course even when facing resistance or pressure to change.
  • Lives Serco values – Trust, Care, Innovation and Innovation
Essential technical and professional skills
  • Ideally a degree holder in a relevant engineering discipline;
  • Qualified in Project management/ business management qualification leading to understanding of basic revenue models, Profit and loss, and cost-to-completion projections.
  • Working knowledge of project planning, project controls and project delivery techniques.
  • At least three years’ experience as a technician or railway operations specialist working line and non-line-side.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in project leadership, project planning and management.
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Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos.
Serco customers are looking for expertise in managing their people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise economic decision makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver quality services directly to the public.
Serco supplies to governments, government enterprise, agencies and companies who seek a trusted outsourcing partner with a solid track-record of service excellence. Serco people offer operational, logistical and technical expertise in the Transport, Justice and Immigration, Defence, Education and Healthcare industries as well as in the commercial sectors of Facilities Management.
Serco Middle East have been in the Region since 1947, starting out delivering Air Traffic Control Services in Bahrain; a service we are proudly still running today and have expanded to include many other Airports in the region.
We have expanded significantly since that time across the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. We have been supporting the RTA to operate the Dubai Metro since 2009, are preparing to launch the flagship Saudi Arabia Passenger Rail service from Riyadh to Qassim in 2016. We deliver Facility Management services to both Cleveland Clinic and Healthpoint Hospitals in Abu Dhabi, large-scale medical facilities in Saudi Arabia and a range of educational and commercial properties in the UAE. We also deliver postgraduate education to Officers in the Qatar Armed Forces through the Joaan Bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College in Doha.
Focussing on our core values, and creating a positive environment for employees to thrive, we look forward to a bright future as we continue to grow with the region.

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