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Project Director - Railway ( Freight) - Contractor

Our client is an international contractor, they have a requirement for a highly experienced Project Director for Rail Programmes to join their team and be is the UAE. Suitable candidates for this position will have 20+ years’ experience managing $Multi-Billion Rail Programmes (freight) from conception to completion for contractors.


  • Managing the delivery of the programme, from start to finish, project value as multibillion dollar.
  • Provide support to facilitate delivery of construction, coordinating logistics, permitting, commissioning and handover activities to contractual technical, budget, schedule and quality requirements. 
  • Ensure the availability and implementation of an effective operations strategy, standards, policies, procedures and best practices. 
  • Interface with the Engineering Team to ensure the appropriate level of support is provided to facilitate resolution of design solutions that promote constructability and value engineering.
  • Review the performance of the construction supervisors and the contractors and take appropriate action where improvements are required. 
  • Ensure the required support is provided to facilitate the timely payment of invoices and resolution of variations and claims. 
  • Provide task force support to each project during start up and to resolve problems during construction.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • 20+ years experience
  • Proven track record of delivering $ Multi Billion Rail Projects
  • Experience in leading on infrastructure, railway project, etc. preferably in the Middle East.
  • Proven success in the delivery of large capital projects within scope, time and budget
  • Ability to influence for results.
  • Experience in the planning, managing and successfully delivering on projects involving numerous stakeholders
  • Effective IT and communication skills in report writing, presentations and holding effective conversations

Up to AED 100k per month

Project Director - Railway ( Freight) - Contractor

United Arab Emirates

Published on 30 Apr 2019