Privatization Project Lead

Riyadh | Other

Privatization Project Lead

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The Job Opportunity

Since 1947, Serco Middle East has been supporting governments to deliver public services across various sectors (Transport, Healthcare, Citizen Services and Defence), enabling transformation and ensuring the delivery of world class services. We are extremely proud of our partnerships with government and semi-government entities and what we continue to achieve together.


In the Middle East, we employ more than 5,500 people across four countries including the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq. Our employees remain our greatest asset.


To support Serco's continuous growth and delivery of world class services, we are currently bidding for a new project in Saudi Arabia and we are looking for a Privatization Project Lead.


The hiring for this position is subject to contract award.


Key accountabilities

The Project Lead's role will be to lead a team of consultants in the development of privatization processes and plans for a portfolio of projects for an esteemed ministry located in Saudi Arabia. The delivery of the contract will entail providing advisory services to support the ministry's privatization objectives, services and projects in order to encourage private sector participation. Development and execution of a knowledge transfer management programme. Responsible for performance oversight of all project work scope elements, associated deliverable development and submittal, and other contracted services. Responsible for all related PMO activities in support of the contract. Navigate through various technical and commercial deliverables


What we are looking for in our candidates:

We are looking for an individual with strong leadership skills. Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills and proven ability to effectively communicate (in both oral and in written form) with all levels of management, employees, customers, contractors and other stakeholders. Ability to motivate, lead, manage change and work in a multi discipline and multi-functional team. Demonstrated commitment to the processes of continuous improvement and quality customer service;. Proven financial management expertise, especially the ability meet budget objectives. Have led a diverse, multi-cultured, multi-disciplined workforce to achieve the work output and quality of services.


Specific requirements

  • 15 years experience in privatization and partnership between the public and private sectors.
  • 10 years experience in Project Management.
  • Knowledge of both international and local (KSA) statutory and legislated requirements.
  • Knowledge of international best practice in project management.
  • Master's Degree.
  • Holder of a PMP certificate or its equivalent.


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