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Senior Manager & Director (Infrastructure & Capital Projects KSA)

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date Posted: Jan 25, 2024

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Company Overview

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, +9,000 staff and over 70 offices worldwide. Specializing in turnaround and interim management, performance improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach and relentless focus on execution and results.

A&M Culture

A&M is a fast-paced environment with a highly dynamic culture that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. We empower, coach and mentor our people and endorse meritocracy to develop skilled consultants who will grow with A&M to deliver tangible results and build long-lasting relationships, internally and externally. Our entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who positively impact our clients and shape our industry.

The collaborative, supportive environment and engaging work guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M.

Inclusive Diversity runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

The Team

Our team is focused on improving return on investment capital and reducing the risks specific to capital projects. Our highly respected Infrastructure and Capital Projects (I&CP) team is built on deep industry sector expertise with a demonstrably differentiated ability to address the most complex business problems and by supporting our owner/operator/contractor clients with the expertise of our deep project, Alvarez & Marsal's ultimate goal is to reduce the level of uncertainty associated with the development and operational costs of your projects, contributing to greater shareholder value drawn from procurement through execution and asset management through different solutions. 

The Role

A&M is expanding in EMEA, and we are looking to recruit exceptional professionals in Riyadh at the Senior Manager and Director levels. Working with some of the industry's brightest and most experienced colleagues, you will lead and manage complex infrastructure and capital projects from inception to completion in the context of performance improvement, digitization, delivery transformation, and operational turnaround.

You will oversee various aspects of the consulting service and ensure that projects are delivered effectively and efficiently while deploying digital solutions, resource allocation, delivery support, cost-efficiency, and integrating governance throughout the infrastructure projects' lifecycle.

The Responsibilities

From the beginning, you will work in a fast-growing and dynamic team to:

  • Support the deployment of capital projects offerings, maximize efficiency, and proactively find solutions to increase productivity
  • Help clients resolve issues and deploy global best practices at all stages in the lifecycle of capital projects  
  • Build client relationships, and understand the needs of senior management in day-to-day interactions
  • Support the team to identify a portfolio of high-impact opportunities across capital projects, ranging from quick wins to major transformational outcomes
  • Support Managing Directors and other senior members of the team with client pitch production
  • Actively participate in firm-building committees and initiatives such as recruiting, learning and development, culture, marketing, and finance

Requirements

We are looking for people who have the following experience, knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • A high-grade bachelor’s degree (or equivalent/higher) from an accredited top-tier university in engineering, accounting, business, or a similar discipline.
  • experience in a managerial position, demonstrating the ability to lead and oversee a team effectively.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of successfully managing and motivating teams.
  • Arabic language skills are a must.
  • Fluency and strong skills in English are essential Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous exposure to areas such as capital strategy, project delivery assurance, digital capital projects, asset management, construction dispute resolution, and project excellence.
  • 9+ years of prior full-time consulting experience or 10+ years of non-consulting (engineering) professional services work experience.
  • Candidates with non-consulting background require experience in mega assets lifecycle, including cost estimation, quantity surveying, and budgeting.
  • Candidates with consulting background require experience in mega projects, including strategy, business planning, performance management, project management, budgeting, and accounting.
  • Understanding of project controls, QA/QC, contract administration, procurement, and capital projects risk management.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and financial background combined with a deep understanding of business and operational drivers.
  • Strong ability, knowledge, and skills in project management and operations reviews.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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