Projects Director – Dubai

Position: Projects Director

Location: Dubai

Salary: Open

Note: Must have 10+ U.A.E experience and minimum 20 years overall experience.


Position Description

The role of the Director of Projects is to direct all business concerns, day-to-day operations, determine and formulate policies and provide direction to the Projects Department. Lead the management of the projects to ensure plan, execute and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.


  • Direct and manage projects development from beginning to end, ensuring timely project delivery, project management, cost control and customer satisfaction
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to senior management and stakeholders
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Draft and submit budget proposals and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management


  • Bachelors in relevant Engineering / Construction field, MBA preferred
  • Minimum 15 years direct work experience in large-scale, mixed-use projects at least 5 years should have been in a similar position
  • Familiarity with UAE construction contractors and consultants, experience in the Development side preferred
  • Has good track record of medium /  large projects
  • Certification in Project Management is a plus.
  • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Primavera & Microsoft Project, technically competent with various software programs, such as Microsoft, AutoCAD

24 thoughts on “Projects Director – Dubai

  1. Abed says:

    I am interested in the job, the delivery to the e-mail failed

  2. Mukesh Sharma says:

    I am interested and as mentioned sending my CV for your consideration.

  3. Mukesh Sharma says:

    I tried sending the CV however,the delivery to mail failed

  4. mukesh sharma says:

    Dear Manager,Thanks for your mail.I am interested for the position Project Director-Dubai and tried sending the mail however bounced so sending the following :Cover letterUpdated CV I hope you will find my particulars suitable to your requirement. Waiting for your response.Best Regards,Mukesh Sharma

  5. Mohamed Esieed says:

    Dear Sir. / Mam.

    I am an all around qualified Project Manager / Project Director with over 31 years of experience in design, design coordination, tender process, construction supervision and management and project management.
    I have a track record in:
    – Managing Multi-Billion $ Projects
    – Managing multiple projects as Program Director worth Billions US Dollars
    – Leading a big management team of designers, planners, managers and admin. Staff up to 600+
    – Liasing with the Clients to ensure project deliverables are in line with the project requirements / brief and within the targeted budget.
    – Establishing a Project Organization Chart for the Project team to ease the delivery of the project and meeting all its requirements.
    – Establishing a Project Schedule to meet the completion deadline and in line with the Project budget.
    – Ensuring safety and quality plans are implemented.
    – and all what it takes to successfully deliver a project as planned in terms of time, quality and budget.

    You will find upon review of my attached CV that I possess what it takes to meet the requirements of the project and the Client.

    I will look forward to your favorable review and conclusion of my ability to be an asset to your well established firm and I remain.

    Sincerely yours,

    Mohamed I. Esieed

    Jordan Mobile: 00962-79-737-6969
    Skype: Mohamed.esieed

  6. Naji Baaklini says:

    Contact: +965 99378129/965 25720497 E-Mail:

    In quest of senior level assignments in the field of Construction Management & Quality Control Management with an organization of high repute, preferably in Construction sector


    • A dynamic professional with 35 years of experience in Construction Management, Profit Centre Operations, Site Management, Project Management and Commercial Operations in Construction sector
    • Well-versed with modern prevalent contractual practices and latest construction methodologies
    • Skilled in evaluating contracting works & administering the contract agreement between employer and contractor
    • Adept in planning & executing construction projects, building infrastructure projects, including method engineering/method statement, contract administration and resource planning
    • Proficient in swiftly ramping up construction projects with competent cross-functional skills
    • A keen communicator with problem solving, analytical and negotiation skills


    Strategic Planning
    • Developing periodic business plans & strategies, in coordination with plans of the organization
    • Formulating long-term / short-term strategic plans to enhance profitability & revenue

    Project Management
    • Finalizing requirements and specifications in consultation with Architects/Collaborators/Promoters
    • Participating in project meetings for evaluating project progress and providing technical inputs

    Construction Management:
    • Developing site organization to suit the project needs and selecting construction methodology
    • Anchoring on-site construction activities to ensure completion of the project within the time & cost parameters and effective resource utilization to maximize the output

    Contracts Administration & Management:
    • Interpreting contractual obligations & rights and evaluating technical / financial problems for reporting the same to the department / management
    • Evaluating contracting works, handling negotiation, award & review of contracts as per contract regimes and administering contract agreement between employer and contractor


    Jan’13 – Present with Mushrif Trading & Contracting Co.KSCC as Projects Director-Kuwait

    .Overseeing and supervising all aspects of the projects as Director as whole,which include all departments,
    HR,commercial,procurement,finance and Operations Department related to Projects.

    Jan’11 – Jan’13 with Technical Contractors Company, Part Of Al-Sulaimi Group- OMAN as General Manager

    • Overseeing and supervising all aspects of the company as whole, which include all departments, tender, HR, procurement, finance, business development and construction department
    • Formulating and setting up an annual budget, fiscal plan, company policies, and procedures
    • Liaising with potential clients and discussing business with them for new projects
    • Hiring and training new managers regarding how to increase employee’s performance and company’s profits


    • Jan’08 – Dec’11 with Al-Habtoor Leighton Group, Dubai, UAE & Qatar as Projects Director

    Title: Doha City Centre Phases 2&3 in Doha, Qatar
    Is a five hotel towers 50 stores and podiums and works included concrete structures, MEP & finishing. (Project cost: $400 Millions

    • Feb‘02 – Jan’08 with Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company, Kuwait & Qatar as Projects Director

    Title: Treatment Plants, Qatar
    Two sewage treatment plant projects in Qatar involving design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transfer pumping stations, laying pipes and micro tunneling, from inception until completion (project cost: KD85Millions.

    Title: Zakat House (Beit AL- Zakat), Kuwait-18 Stores Offices
    Construction of piling, shoring, concrete sub-structure and superstructure and their internal floors and wall finishes, partitions, external finishes, doors.. etc along with other services of elevators, electrical, mechanical and HVAC operations from inception until completion (Project Cost: KD10Millions

    • Jun’93 – Feb’02 with Al-Zabin International Group, Kuwait as Senior Project Manager

    Title: Construction of Al-Watia Commercial Tower in Kuwait City
    The tower consists of 25 floors and including the work of reinforced concrete, finishing activities – marble, gypsum board aluminum cladding and other operations of Electrical, Mechanical and HVAC works. From inception until completion (Project Cost: 15 Millions Kuwaiti Dinar)

    Title: Construction of ten private large residential villas and landscaping
     Activities included reinforced concrete, finishing works (Marble, partitions.. etc.) pre-cast cladding and HVAC activities along with external work from inception until completion (Project Cost: KD 11 Millions)

    • Dec’88 – Dec’93 with Contracting & Trading Company (Cat, Mothercat) Kaduna, Nigeria as Project Engineer

    Title: Infrastructure, Laying pipes and executing other civil operations, Nigeria

    • Dec’86 – Nov’88 with General Agency Corporation, Jeddah Saudi Arabia as Construction Manager

    Title: Yanbu Residential Community Construction & Landscaping Project

    • Jul’81 – Dec’86 with Contracting & Trading Company (CAT, Mothercat)), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as Site Manager

    Title: Construction & Civil works of RWTS city, pipelines, Riyadh (1983-1986)
    Title: Overseeing all aspects of infrastructure for the extension of camp 8, Jubail for the Royal
    Commission for Jubail
    Title: Khassab Air Filed Project in Oman


    • Dec’90 – Jun’93 with Self Employed Manager

    Title: Construction of a Residential Building 15 stores, Lebanon


    • B.Sc. (Civil Engineering), University of Wales, Swansea, UK

    • Completed Certificate Course in Essential Management Skills for Engineers
    • Completed Certificate Course in Team Building & Conflict Resolution

    IT Skills: Well versed with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), AutoCAD & Internet Applications


    • Associated with Kuwait Society of Engineers (13587)


    Date of Birth : 7th July, 1955
    Linguistic Abilities : English & Arabic
    Location Preference : GCC & International
    Residential Address : Kuwait, Salmiya, Street 3
    Nationality : Lebanese

  7. Mohammad Fouad Zakaria says:

    Dear Sirs
    I attach my CV and I wish to apply to the position Projects Director – Dubai, my qualifications which is detailed in the uploaded CV can be summarized as follows:
    – My experience extends to all fields that are in relation to Construction and can do
    professionally a leading job with: Client, Developer, PMC, Engineering or Contractor.
    – My experience covers all Construction types of huge sizes and values: High rising,
    Horizontal and Infrastructure projects.
    – Ability to develop creative, timely and cost effective solutions to construction/engineering challenges through meaningful partnering with owners, consultants and contractors.
    – Strong organizational skills, effectiveness at meeting deadlines, strategic planning skills, team building and construction expertise.
    – Manage and mitigate risks of contractual disputes, cost variations, programme delays, inferior quality and efficiency.
    – Setting projects’ procurement strategies to suit clients objectives, project complexity and market situation to support successful delivery.
    – Liaising with local authorities, owners, consultants, contractors and stakeholders.
    – Continuous development of new methods, organizing and knowledge update is part of my character.

    My detailed CV and references are ready and will be sent upon request

    I look forward to hear from you soon

    Yours faithfully

    Mohammad Zakaria

  8. Omar isk says:

    I am Interested , Please review my CV

  9. Amjad Alrashid says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    After many years of working in the field of Construction and Project Management, I am now keen to leverage my professional ability and thereby seek new avenues for career prospects in a global organization of high repute. At this juncture, I am exploring an opportunity to work with your company in a challenging role where I can use my competence and knowledge.
    I have a total experience of 24+ years in the field of Building construction, site management, quality control, on-site execution, estimation & costing, with proven ability to coordinate between different trades (structural, architectural & MEP), and liaising with different authorities and clients. After securing my Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Jordan, I stared my career as a Structural Design Engineer with M/s. Madi & Sons, Amman, Jordan, in the year September, 1992. With progressive career changes, currently I am holding the post of Area Manager with M/s. Hill International, Abu Dhabi, since September 2013.
    During the course of my tenure, I have developed high level of Managerial and Technical proficiency and led large teams to successfully execute high end projects of high rise multi-storey residential & Office complexes, commercial & industrial complexes, hotels, educational institutions, Airport terminal building, Royal stable etc. I have proven ability to manage mega projects with complex construction activities and logistics, involving many construction disciplines. I also have deep understanding of project planning procedures, cost control procedures and the ability to generate and analyze complex cost reports. Maintaining meticulous attention to detail, inspiring team accomplishment and delivering quality, on-time project execution are areas in which I excel. Some of the credentials I have to offer are:
     Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Jordan  24+ years of progressive experience in Project management and construction projects.  Ability to associate and work with people of all levels and having an excellent practical approach to solve complex problems
    I consider myself to be a hard working professional with a solid work ethic who maintains meticulous attention to details, inspiring team accomplishment and exerts optimal effort to ensure all tasks given to me are completed on time and to the highest standards. My experience, qualifications and skills clearly exemplifies a track record of success and I am confident that I can be an asset and successful in contributing to your company’s short & long term objectives
    As regards me, it would be an honor to be a part of and contribute to a company like yours, which is known for its talented workforce, high growth and standard. I have enclosed herewith my resume for your perusal. I hope you find my background and experience a good fit for your company. I thank you for your valuable time and look forward to hear from you, in respect of a personal interview, at a mutually convenient date and time
    Yours sincerely,
    (Amjad HA. Rashid)

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  11. Tarek says:

    Interested in projects director post

  12. VIVEK G SURANA says:

    Vivek G Surana

    India Number: +918807799999


    TOTAL EXPERIENCE – 20+ Years (Experience in various fields as Senior Executive, Business Development)


    DATE OF BIRTH : 05.02.1974

    : Chennai


    1. Started in “CREDIT & FINANCE co” CHENNAI, INDIA. 10 years continues service from 1998 to 2008 as “Business Development Executive” Hire Purchase Loan & Car Buying & Selling, Capital Market etc…
    2. Top Management Executive for Scrap (Metal, Plastics, Paper etc), Building Materials, Fancy Goods, Garments & Fabrics, Custom Clearance and Import & Export Consultant, Intend Management, from 2008 to 2016……
    3. Senior Trade Marketing, Import & Export, Travel, Investigation, Inspection, Finance, Purchase & Sales, Hire Purchase Loan, Indian Tax Planning, Etc
    4. Visited many Countries like China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong. for Business Related Work & Consultation.


    An opportunity in a reputable organization which would benefit with my management and customer service skills.

    Have a strong passion for creating organized and efficient working solutions and procedures.

    Key Skills

    • Creative and Analytical: Coming up with innovative and effective ideas.
    • Attentive to detail: Strive to achieve perfection in any task.
    • Cost Control Oriented: Seeing the best possible solution at minimum cost
    • Time Management: Capable of working under pressure and meet deadlines as scheduled with quality in work
    • Positive Resource: Enjoy developing an enthusiastic and respectful working environment.
    • Excellent support and communication skills: Reliable and considerate.
    • Expertise in Using Microsoft Tools namely Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Access, with high speed typing skills
    • Quick thinker: with attention to details, excellent planning and organizing skills.
    • Solution orientated: Seek out creative solutions to any problem.
    • Self-driven and Quality Oriented: To achieve high quality work and exceptional results.

    Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Preserving records for administrative and other purposes.
    • Handling collections of bulk customers.
    • Arranging delivery for customers that request for their records to be returned.
    • Identifying and classifying specimens and objects, and arranging restoration work.
    • Arranging for packing and inventory to be done on behalf of clients
    • Managing organization’s central records systems.
    • Arranging for Media delivery and collection as request of customers.
    • Controlling access to confidential information.
    • Also handles the inventory part for our customers.


    • Able to work without supervision.
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Experienced in scheduling logistics operations.
    • Skilled in recognizing operations.
    • A positive and confident personality blended with a strong work ethic.
    • Proven ability to exercise good judgment and contribute to efficient operation.
    • Self-starter, Team leader player and Honest.
    • Flexible and adaptable in hours and responsibilities.
    • Able to clearly present product and service information.
    • Excellent communication skills and fast leaner.
    • Hardworking, Dedicated and conscientious.
    • Organized, Reliable and Punctual.
    • Quick learner and like to come across new challenges

    Interests: Researching on upcoming business development activities relevant to current job on hand, ensuring business productivity, improving social and interpersonal skills through informative and intellectual discussions.


    1. Driving Cars
    2. Swimming other Sports etc
    3. Hobby to learn new sports and adventure trekking etc
    4. Travel around to enjoy cultural heritages and natural beauty of various place around the globe.


    1, English, 2, Hindi, 3, Tamil, also can learn any other foreign language if need arise.


    Place : Chennai Regards,

    (Vivek G Surana)

    (Note:This is computer generated hence require no signature)

  13. Bassam Sharif says:

    Dear Sajith,
    I just applied to the MAC Projects Director position in Dubai and wanted to ensure you received it. I am currently actively looking for my next challenge and the Job Descrition covers my extensive experience, so I hope I can given the chance to be interviewed. I have left my previous employer and have a very short notice to start my next job.

  14. Naji Majdalani says:

    Dear Sajith, I have sent my Cv thru email but it keeps on bouncing,
    I am writing to express my interest in applying for a PD vacancy thru Mac Group. I have a total of 31 years of full-time work experience out of it 11 years in UAE. Hence if possible to have somebody from HR Dpt to communicate via my email : or +971508365131. Thanks and have a good day

  15. Ziad Qweitin says:

    Dear Sajith I tried sending email but it bounces back . Im a british expat , Middle Eastern background and fulfilling the criteria.

  16. Gamal Ramadan Alnomiry says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am a senior professional engineer with over 25 years’ experience in Construction, Consultancy, project Management and Real Estate Business Development industry across the Middle East and Europe Region.
    I am a resourceful manager who can maintain big picture thinking and develop major business development strategies while attending to the detail of operational processes. In each of my managerial roles, I have helped to increase productivity and efficiency, reduced down time/lost time. My track record clearly demonstrate my abilities as a manager and decision-maker with clear vision and a focus on efficiency, productivity and systems improvement.
    As my latest position “C.E.O.” my roles are to define and implement controls, processes, policies and procedures for the areas involved across the company’s business units and functions. Establish and monitor overall company performance for efficiency and meeting of quality standards. Provide leadership, direction, development of management, strategy and planning with relevant business functions through definition of organization skills, hiring and retaining key employees for appropriate staffing levels to accomplish the company goals and objectives.
    I have high-level communication and interpersonal skills and I am an effective team leader, with the ability to work in a culturally diverse environment. I have a strong business and strategic focus as well as excellent people management and resource management skills. With my extensive experience and knowledge of business processes, engineering and operations, I believe I could make a valuable contribution to your team and help lead the organization to further success.
    I have attached my Resume for review and would welcome the chance to speak with you sometime at your convenience.

    Yours faithfully
    Gamal AlNomiry

  17. Munjid Salih says:

    High Level Career Summary:

    Over, 30 years of experience in construction field and project management at varied scale of projects. In all humility, I am bringing an extensive management experience and knowledge in addition to commercial, financial and development business skills.
    I have delivered projects from inception across all disciplines through to the delivery on the ground adding value at every stage, my broad range of experience in projects includes high rise residential and commercial, 5 star hotels, urban design, malls, high density residential development, office new build, refurbishment and fit-out.
    I delivered a number of major projects, by conducting feasibility studies, value management studies and critical analysis studies.
    A team leader and understanding the team capabilities and their requirements, by applying day-to-day direction to achieve team goals.
    Maintaining the wider picture and strategic directions to achieve the company’s aims.
    A strategic thinker; able to propose and suggest solutions ‘outside of the box’ and bring innovative solutions to complex problems.
    I worked around the U.A.E, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and United Kingdom.

  18. ALI Mohammed says:

    I am the civil engineering graduate with 28 years’ experience in construction fields of mix-used buildings (multi-storied residential & commercial projects), EPC projects of Oil &Gas, and turnkey project of industrial buildings.I have been working in UAE since 1995.
    As I am working as senior management level for the above-said projects since
    I can join immediately for work, so because, I am on visit visa to Dubai.
    Please review my attached CV. I look forward to further discussing opportunities with you.

  19. Usama Abushaqra says:

    thank you for this opportunity i have send you my CV at your email address/
    Usama Abushaqra

  20. Usama Abushaqra says:

    Mr.Sajith Your email is not receiving is there any thing wrong where how you want us to send you our CV
    Usama Abushaqra

  21. Bill Adhami says:

    As a project director with over 25 years of project delivery experience, I lead by example following established processes and tools, while focusing on achievements, maintaining close client’s relationship and continuously monitoring and controlling project’s KPIs along with bottom line. Quality and safety are top priorities and therefore, shall not be compromised.

    It is essential that my project team is fully knowledgeable of project scope & requirements, execution strategy, applicable processes & tools and codes & standards, right at project initiation and chartering stage.

    Continuous improvement on processes and systems is top on my agenda, where my passion lies in maintaining high quality, well trained organization that can positively impact project delivery.

  22. Bill Adhami says:

    Mr. Sajith,

    I have sent my CV to your email address as advised (, however I have received a message from Mail Delivery System stating that “Address not found”!

    Please let me know how to proceed further regarding my CV submittal.

    Thanks & regards,


  23. Sameer Moghe says:

    hi Sajith
    I am interested in this job.
    You will find my credentials matching the role!
    I have worked in Dubai over 10 years in similar role.
    Toatal over 30 years experience,cuerently in Mumbai as SVP for leading developer.
    0091 9167563632

Apply only if the role is 70% match to your previous job role . Due to shortage of time/resources only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.-

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