We are seeking an organized, versatile person to join our team in Dubai. As a Junior Project Manager/ Project Coordinator you will support project managers and project teams through all phases of design to achieve design, technical, and financial success. You will work across offices and geographies to support a variety of projects and pursuits. You will have basic knowledge of the Middle East region, key clients and on-going mega projects. Ideally with knowledge and an understanding of both architecture and master planning projects.
At SOM, we are a collective committed to shaping a better future for our clients, communities and planet. We aspire to create the most sustainable, impactful work through creative, interdisciplinary teams with all the resources and diversity of a global firm. We value those who are passionate about excellence, innovation, integrity, inclusivity, and collaboration. Together we can achieve great things.
Success at SOM Means
Ideas: We believe in a meritocracy of ideas. We look to everyone to actively contribute to the discourse in the firm.
Knowledge: We believe that expertise is the result of lifelong learning. We are not expected to know everything, but rather to passionately pursue answers, develop new skills and deepen our knowledge.
Product: We strive for excellence in the concept, quality, and delivery of our work.
Individual: We value individuals who bring the highest standards of professionalism and personal integrity in the way they work. Each person can develop and contribute their wealth of attributes, skills and knowledge to support the overall health of the firm.
Team: We value the power of interdisciplinary integration. A positive team culture in which everyone collaborates openly towards common goals is essential.
Firm: We have a history of making transformative contributions to the profession and our communities. We are constantly innovating and attempting to bring new approaches, solutions and processes to our work.
Support on Projects, Pursuits and Initiatives including:
Demonstrates energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and a highly-disciplined work ethic.
Support and coordinate work efforts through all phases of a project
Communicate actively through weekly meetings, assisting with issuing meeting minutes and accurate project record keeping and sharing project information and correspondence.
Manage time and workload to meet project deadlines and commitments
Coordinate with consultants, other SOM offices
Proactively review and coordinate project documents
Collaborate with senior PMs to manage compliance plans to align with goals
Administer internal control procedures with Project Accountant
Develop, monitor and maintain project schedules, work plans, and financial performance
Participate in the development of sustainable strategies and practices
Comply with standards, policies, and procedures and direct others in the use of those resources
Support in the preparation of proposals in response to project related RFPs
Supports Senior Project Managers to maintain SOM-Client Services Agreement, SOM Sub-Consultant Agreements and requests for additional services.
Demonstrates leadership in implementation of sustainable strategies in all project assignments.
Immersion in SOM through regular participation in lectures, design reviews, lunch and learns, site visits, and professional development opportunities.
Professional Degree in Architecture, Planning or Urban Design.
3 or more year of experience (or equivalent knowledge and skills)
Understanding of sustainable strategies and principles including familiarity with LEED or other green building rating systems.
Proficiency in Google Suite, Adobe Suite, InDesign and Microsoft Office/Project.
Familiarity with Deltek Vision and Salesforce.
Experience coordinating and managing project schedules, budgets, and programs
Exhibit initiative, process innovation, problem solving, and decision making quality with a high attention to detail, precision and accuracy at project component level.
Ability to actively collaborate at a project and consultant team level by developing, communicating, and critically and constructively evaluating ideas.
Effective communication with the project team and consultants through timely and appropriate written, oral and visual means.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English (Arabic is a bonus)
SOM offers opportunities to work on transformational projects, competitive salaries, health insurance, wellness, retirement and financial and other work/life plans.
At SOM, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while also enriching and challenging our own thinking about design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Visit this page to learn more about SOM’s employment policy and how to apply offline: www.som.com/employment_opportunities_and_policy
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