KEO International Consultants

Senior Project Manager - Environment

Job Location(s) UAE-Dubai
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/14/2021 2:10 PM)
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KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most iconic projects, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.


As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey.


We invite you to join us.


Our newest opportunity is for a talented Senior Project Manager (Environment) to join our award-winning team based in Dubai. 


We are seeking a dynamic individual to work within our vastly expanding and award-winning sustainability and environmental team to spearhead the growth of our business within the Middle East and further afield. Candidates must be self-motivated and bring energy, drive and passion to their work and be able to build on the success of the existing team. The candidate must have extensive experience in bringing in new work and exploring opportunities in other markets.


We envisage success in this role to include:


  • The candidate will be responsible for the overall management of the Environmental Team within the Sustainability and Environmental Division and be the main focal point for the development of proposals and business development within the Middle East.
  • Growth and diversification of our existing portfolio of work within the Middle East and further afield. The successful candidate will bring a clear vision of opportunities and markets to target, whilst also expanding into new business lines. This will involve providing assistance with the delivery of existing projects in KSA and the MENA region, liaising with existing clients and identifying future opportunities within the region.
  • Identification of opportunities and prioritization of a tailored approach to delivery.
  • Proposal writing, nurturing key clients and the identification of opportunities in other markets.
  • Regular attendance at marketing events/conferences to build a network of relationships to assist in the growth of the business. The candidate should be able to demonstrate his/her ability to grow a large database of contacts of professional networks and be comfortable with networking and public speaking at large events.
  • The candidate should have a technical background in sustainability, environment or waste management applications.
  • Exposure to working in other markets out with the Middle East.
  • Proven business development track record and the ability to demonstrate past achievement in this regard.
  • Ability to be flexible with travel commitments within and out with the Middle East and to working out with regular hours when required.
  • Ability to liaise with Government departments, relevant to sustainability, environmental and waste management opportunities.
  • Assist in the preparation or contribute to tender proposals for the Sustainability, Environmental and Waste Department, and for cross discipline bids managed by Project Managers within other KEO Divisions.
  • Delivering technical presentations to clients with limited support or as part of a larger KEO initiative.
  • Working directly on design deliverables including technical reports and technical presentations.
  • Ensuring quality control, quality assurance, submittal protocols and document flow procedures are followed and are successfully implemented.


To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that your career journey to date will include 12 years’ experience partnered with a BEng/MSc in Environmental Engineering or Architecture and further specialisation in Waste Management or Construction Management.


We are seeking relevant project management experience across all fields of Sustainability, Environment and Solid Waste Management (from planning, to design and monitoring).


Knowledge of principles and practices of research and data collection, a successful track record of staying within budget and schedule on projects and experience of the delivery of technical reports, will be considered critical. 


Experience of working in KSA and out with the Middle East is highly desirable. Fluency in Arabic will be a great plus. 


Knowledge of the renewable energy sector and oil and gas industry would be desirable.


KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work.


We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially.


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