Program Director Muscat

Position Title: Program Director
Location: Muscat, Oman
Reporting to: Senior Vice President
Hill International Project Management Consultancy

Hill International provides program, project, and construction management services for clients in a range of sectors undertaking major construction projects across the world. Our services include cost engineering and estimating, quality assurance, inspection, scheduling, risk management, and claims avoidance.

We are the 4th largest project and construction management firm in the U.S., as featured in Building Design + Construction magazine. We are also ranked the 6th largest overall U.S. construction management firm by Engineering News-Record magazine. Our team has participated in over 10,000 project assignments with a total construction value of over $600 billion. For more information on Hill, please visit our website at

General Description of Role and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with the Client’s representatives continuously regarding the Program Progress and areas of concern.
  • Participate in planning and formulating design alternatives and solutions for the construction project; provide conceptual, feasibility studies, and cost estimates; and coordinate the production of basic design plans and construction documents.
  • Prepare, along with the Hill International team, RFPs for various consultancy and construction packages.
  • Develop and/or administer program budgets and fiscal controls, contracts, and quality control provisions; perform program cost estimating and value engineering, as appropriate.
  • Oversee all aspects of the day-to-day management of the construction program; monitor and coordinate work performed by architectural, engineering, and construction departments.
  • Review and interpret proposed designs, architectural drawings, and building specifications for appropriateness to required function and/or institutional standards and initiate revisions where appropriate; advise consultants and clients on how best to achieve required results.
  • Establish performance and delivery criteria, ensure client requirements are met and coordinate procurement as appropriate.
  • Authorize the issuance of contracts, purchase orders, and change orders, and approve contractor invoices for payment.
  • Direct work sequencing to expedite program delivery and minimize disruption of ongoing operations.
  • Liaising with customers, consultants, contractors, and other public and/or private agencies and organizations.
  • Prepare various reports pertaining to operations, equipment, policies, procedures, and/or other issues, as appropriate.
  • Prepare project reports on completion and handing over.
  • Upload project reports on completion and handing over to Include;
    • Project Name and Client.
    • Masterplan brief/Design/Construction, including time and cost.
    • Consultant and Contractor Performance.
    • Cost Index.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the client and the line manager.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning  or equivalent. 
  • A postgraduate degree in Engineering or an MBA will be considered a plus.
  • 15+ years of experience in similar roles in Project Management.
  • PMP, PMI, CIOB or equivalent certification is strongly preferred.
  • Ideally heavy duty urban Planning experience, particularly in Smart cities development PMO projects
  • Strong track record in delivering projects in a fast-moving and challenging environment.
  • The ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal and leadership skills, leading high-performing teams on building & infrastructure projects in the GCC region.
  • A good understanding of commercials and contracts
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and Word.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.

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