Director - Projects

Division:  Projects Delivery
Department:  Projects Planning
Company:  The Red Sea Development Company

Job Purpose

To lead an overall Project / Program of works, through all stages, providing strategic leadership, guidance and direction to ensure the overall project visions and goals of RSG are adequately communicated and achieved.

Provide leadership and direction to the project team to ensure that the works are executed by the various consultants and contractors in line with the requirements of the Contracts and the overall vision of RSG.

Take responsibility for all aspects of Time, Cost, Quality, Health, safety and Environmental Management on a Project / Program, ensuring compliance with all appropriate RSG plans, procedures, metrics, business objectives and other requirements. 

Coordinate and collaborate with the designated Construction Director who shall lead the planning and execution of physical construction works on the project / program site.

Job Responsibilities - Leadership

Strategic Contribution

  • Direct the implementation of the annual business plan and targets and implement the strategic agenda of the Project Delivery function to deliver the overall RSG vision and mission. 
  • Ensure that the strategy is translated into operational business plans for all project management aspects and monitor the performance and execution of those plans in order to achieve functional objectives and deliver the company’s strategy.


  • Direct the activities of the Project / Program team to ensure that all work is carried out efficiently, in line with the strategic Project, Construction and other Management plans, policies and procedures.
  • Build and lead a motivated, engaged and competent team, by establishing a clear set of roles and responsibilities, setting goals, targets, priorities and objectives, managing performance, and providing ongoing feedback and coaching to meet the organizational functions’ challenges and goals.
  • Serve as a role model to ensure employees’ awareness and commitment to the RSG vision, mission, values, fundamentals and strategy to establish a highly engaged and motivated team, and continuously improve performance.



Job Responsibilities - Functional


Project Management

  • Ensure the development, communication and implementation of the various RSG Policies, procedures and processes, to all members of the team, and check to ensure compliance with the same.
  • Develop project-specific team Roles and Responsibilities and Accountabilities for the team and ensure these are clear and communicated, to cover all critical activities. 
  • Ensure appropriate communication with other RSG departments, such that the various departmental coals and requirements are considered and achieved.
  • Develop a detailed deliverables schedule for the various consultants and contractors on the project / program in order to ensure that projects are safely and successfully planned, delivered and managed, considering all aspects of time, cost, quality, health, safety and environment.
  • Review and study detailed project design and obtain relevant details from the relevant functions to clarify technical aspects and material used in the project and provide inputs to contribute towards cost planning and overall project execution. Influence the design process to accommodate modern methods of construction where applicable, in line with the specific requirements of the project(s). Ensure consultants and contractors understand and implement coordination between RSG and each other to the benefit of the project.

Job Responsibilities - Organizational

Project Management:

  • Monitor projects progress continuously to ensure the project implementation is progressing as per plan and in compliance with the various contract documents and overall project requirements.
  • Review the progress of projects with the help of the Senior Cost & Planning Manager through monitoring and controlling projects against budgeted costs, quality, timelines, the standard of contractors and consultants, in order to ensure that the project specifications are aligned with RSG standards.
  • Manage relationships with consultants, contractors and sub-contractors, discuss upcoming works, quality of work, and recommend appropriate construction materials, to ensure that project delivery date and specs are respected.
  • Provide technical assistance to other stakeholders when needed. Have multi-sector/discipline experience, with especial reference to hospitality, civils, MEP, iteriors sectors and disciplines.


Job responsibilities- Bidding


  • Develop an appropriate construction packaging strategy for the project / program, for agreement with the CPDO.
  • Identify the potential long list of bidders and, through a robust prequalification process, identify and select an appropriate short list of capable and qualified bidders. Assist in the identification and development of new supply chain partners where required ,
  • Working with the commercial and procurement teams, provide all necessary technical support in the development of robust and coordinated tender documentation for the various packages and support in the technical evaluation of proposals received. 
  • Engage in final negotiations with bidders to ensure full technical compliance with the requirements of the contract and RSG 's overall vision and goals.

Job responsibilities

Risk Management

  • Direct the identification and management of different aspects of risk presented on a project coming from contractors or consultants, materials quality and standards, procurement cost to create preventative risk methods and avoid all delays and eventually added cost. 
  • Where risks are encountered, ensure the development and implementation of mitigation measures to negate or minimize the effect of those risks.

Policies, Systems, Processes, Procedures, Standards and Reports

  • Follow all relevant functional policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions to ensure the consistent application and ease of operations for stakeholders. 
  • Review project progress and contractor performance feedback reports and prepare reports for senior management as needed.

Safety, Quality & Environment

  • Ensure compliance to relevant safety, quality and environmental management policies, procedures and controls across the function in order to guarantee employee safety, legislative compliance and a responsible environmental attitude.


Job Requirements - Qualification & Experience


  • University degree in Engineering or project management or any related field. 
  • Minimum of 20-25+ years of relevant experience with 4 years in a senior managerial position preferably in project management and site environment.

Job Requirements - Skills

  • Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Financial Awareness
  • Risk Management Skills
  • Project Management Skills 
  • Negotiation Skills

Job Context

Project Director will initially be based in RSG HQ in Riyadh but will relocate to the site upon the appointment of Contractors to execute the works. They may be required to conduct site visits and/or business trips as needed.

Job Competencies - Leadership

Strategic Thinking
Driving Change
Empowerment & Talent Development
Innovation & Creativity
Driving Change
Empowerment & Talent Development
Strategic Thinking
Teamwork & Collaboration
Adaptability & Learning Agility
Innovation & Creativity
Effective Communication
Business and Organizational Awareness