Planning Lead Stantec UAE

  • Full time
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Posted 8 months ago
  • 18000-35000 AED / Month

Stantec is actively hiring suitably qualified and experienced candidate for job role of a Planning Lead in Dubai. This vacancy was recently announced by Stantec. If you’re willing to go for this role, take the first step and submit your application now.

Job Purpose of A Planning Lead

  • As the Planning Lead, you will play a pivotal role in managing design and construction projects within the region for Stantec.
  • Your primary responsibility will be to assist in successfully delivering these projects by overseeing various aspects, including project controls, cost reporting, project planning and execution.

Job Duties of A Planning Lead

Project Oversight

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive regional project controls strategy to ensure consistent monitoring, reporting, and compliance across all projects.
  • Assist in conducting periodic project reviews to assess progress in alignment with Stantec’s and client requirements.
  • Identify potential issues and notify required senior personnel or management upon identification, and ensure project alignment with Stantec’s goals and objectives.

Client Interface

  • Contribute to establishing and strengthening regional client relationships by understanding their expectations and concerns relating to project controls.
  • Collaborate with different Stantec departments to ensure project scope and objectives align with client needs and expectations.

Scope Definition

  • Work closely with and support Project Managers, Design Managers, and Discipline Leaders to define and refine project scope and objectives.
  • Ensure the scope definition is well-documented and communicated to all regional project stakeholders.

Resource Management

  • Assist in reviewing and optimising resource allocation across multiple projects within the region.
  • Assist Project Managers, Design Managers and Discipline Leaders in monitoring resource utilisation and ensure that resources are assigned to activities that align with project goals and budgets.
  • Assist in identifying resource shortfall against project delivery plans.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Stay up to date with local codes and regulations relevant to the construction industry within the region.
  • Advise on implementing compliance measures across all projects to mitigate regulatory risks.

Quality Assurance

  • Assist in establishing quality control standards and procedures for Stantec design and construction projects within the region.
  • Assist Project Managers and Design Managers and Discipline Leaders in regularly reviewing project quality assurance processes, including inspections and testing, to ensure standardisation within Stantec and that projects meet defined quality standards.

Supplier and Subcontractor Coordination

  • Collaborate with regional suppliers and subcontractors to align their work with project objectives and quality standards.
  • Monitor their performance and address any discrepancies or issues promptly.

What You’ll Do More?


  • Ensure that standardised project documentation processes are consistently followed across the region.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining a centralised Stantec repository for policies, procedures, and documentation, ensuring compliance with company standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate with project document controllers in managing accessibility version control and providing training to promote accountability and transparency across all projects.

Budget Tracking

  • Assist in implementing a robust budget tracking system for all regional projects.
  • Assist in regularly analysing project expense planning cost overruns and providing financial reports to Stantec stakeholders.


  • Assist in championing a regional safety culture, emphasising the importance of adhering to safety protocols.
  • Attend and contribute to regular safety audits and reviews with Directors, Project Managers and Discipline Leaders on Stantec projects.


  • Be at the forefront of problem-solving and dedicated to addressing challenges that may arise during project design and execution stages.
  • Develop and implement strategies for timely issue resolution and risk mitigation.

Team Management

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to project control teams within the region.
  • Foster collaboration among team members and encourage sharing of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Assist in promoting a culture of strategic thinking, encouraging teams to align projects with regional objectives.
  • Assist in implementing efficient time management practices to meet regional project deadlines and milestones.
  • Assist in conflict and crisis management to address regional challenges as they arise.
  • Ensure teams are well-versed in contract and subcontract documents, maintaining legal and financial compliance across Stantec projects.

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in design & construction planning or Qualification deemed relevant.
  • 15 years of working experience as Planning Lead/Project Controls Lead.

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