Head of Projects - Pakistan

Full time Full day


Service line

GWS Segment

Role type


Areas of Interest

Project Management


Karachi - Sindh - Pakistan


This is an exciting and dynamic role in the Project Management (PjM) business segment in Pakistan that supports the growth, diversification and operational delivery of the projects business in country to achieve strategic business objectives


  • Support the management of PjM business in country including operational excellence, financial performance and service delivery.

  • Manage the Cross Accounts Teams supporting the GWS account agency projects to drive growth and governance across all projects works as well as drive opportunities into new sectors in conjunction with the broader business units.

  • To develop business plans and to grow in both revenue and Ebitda for projects, establishing resource growth and diversity across the business to meet the business plan targets set.

  • Maintain and monitor financial tracking systems with assistance from finance, to ensure that cost is being effectively and proactively managed to support the business case, P&L and required growth targets.

  • Responsible for ensuring corporate governance policies and procedures are adhered to.

  • Follow the Global mandatory process and requirements as required to support a standardized delivery solution. Ensure adherence to project management processes / workflows and gate checks for approvals.

  • Ensure appropriate insurances are obtained; and ensure EHS and any statutory or legal compliance process and measures are established and adhered to for each and every project, to ensure risk is minimized.

  • Monitor and ensures optimum resourcing / manpower on projects and ensure that necessary approvals are adhered to in the hiring of such resources and aligned to budget forecasts.

  • Establish and maintain reporting to key leaders as required.

  • Responsible for all pursuits / fee proposals and maintain databases for wins, leads and opportunities for reporting.

  • Establish and maintain a formal mechanism of review and risk analyses on all projects and monitor the implementation.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Manages the planning, organization, and controls for a major functional area or department. May be responsible for a mix of direct and matrix reports.

  • Approves subordinate's recommendations for staff recruitment, selection, promotion, advancement, corrective action and termination.

  • Effectively recommends same for direct reports to next level management for review and approval.

  • Leads and supports team in areas of staffing, selection, training, development, coaching, mentoring, measuring, appraising and rewarding performance and retention. Leads by example and models behaviors that are consistent with the company's values.]

  • Experienced in directly managing work groups or leading 3rd party project delivery resources/team (typically larger, more experienced teams).


  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/BEng/BArch or equivalent) required from College or University.

  • Minimum of 12 years of related progressive experience and/or training.

  • Prior experience in a supervisory position with direct reports and P&L responsibilities.


  • PMP certified (or similar) preferred.


  • Ability to motivate and negotiate effectively with employees, top management, and client groups to take desired action.

  • Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents.

  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues.

  • Ability to write reports, manuals and articles using distinctive style.

  • Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups.


  • In-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles, initiating and delivering project opportunities, project delivery, sales / self-delivery and P&L.

  • Review and prepare complex financial/business analysis and reports.

  • Ability to analyze the most complex business/financial data and develop innovative solutions.

  • Develop and implement financial policies and procedures.

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