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Jr. Project Manager (Specialist / Sr. Specialist)

Company: EDGE
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
CLOSES ON: 2020-02-26
Department: Cluster / Strategy and Business Development
Direct reports: N/A
Reports to: Project Manager

OVERVIEW

The Jr. Project Manager, is responsible for helping the Project Manager execute projects at the cluster and entity level. The Jr. Project Manager supports the Project manager to ensure timely progress against defined project and initiative KPIs

Education and Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration or a related field required
  • MBA or a Master’s degree in a related field desirable

Qualifications and experience

  • A minimum of 1 - 5 years in strategy departments or management consulting
  • Experience in UAE/MENA markets is highly recommended
  • Experience in the defence/security space highly desirable

Key skills

  • Project Management experience and knowledge or relevant toolkits
  • Analytical skills and problem solving
  • Strategic planning and organization skills
  • Building and maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Understanding of policies, procedures and work methods
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Vigilance and detail oriented
  • Proficiency in the English language

 

Core behavioural competencies

  • Leverages business & strategic mind-set
  • Ensures disciplined execution of the business plans
  • Applies financial acumen to the portfolio
  • Drives and delivers performance result
  • Manages portfolio weaknesses, behind track projects etc.
  • Demonstrates learning agility

Key Accountabilities

Project Management:

  • Ensure progress against project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility and resource availability and allocation prior to start
  • Coordinate with internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Prepare detailed project plan to monitor and track progress against defined KPIs
  • Make changes to the project scope, schedule and costs using appropriate verification techniques under the direction of the project manager
  • Create comprehensive project documentation at the cluster/entity level
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks

Reporting / Relationships:

  • Reports to the Project Manager regarding projects and their completion / status

Other

  • Coordinate with and, where relevant, oversee and assess external consultants brought on to execute cluster/entity projects and initiatives