Geotechnical Service Line Manager

  • Full Time
  • Dubai
  • Posted 1 month ago


Basic Function The Service Line Manager would be responsible to improve and develop the geotechnical service line capacity including the planning and implementation of the various activities within the service line. The successful candidate is expected to implement the long-term growth strategy which consists of developing the geohazard and geo-mapping team, integrating the various services within the geotechnical service line, implementation of the service growth plan, as well as the training and coaching of personnel. The successful candidate is also expected to ensure that the a team of more than 20 Geologists, Engineers and Data Specialists within the geotechnical service line team are provided with technical, commercial, and leadership support throughout the execution of the geotechnical contracts. Key Responsibilities
Responsible for maximizing the overall performance of the Geotechnical Line and is accountable to achieve the agreed yearly revenue and profit targets;
Develops and executes the short-term strategy of the Geotechnical Line. Aims to strengthen the market position and generate profitable growth while developing the careers of employees;
To develop the geotechnical business strategy in conjunction with the Business Line Manager and Regional Business Line Director;
Understand market and competitive trends;
Accountable to achieve agreed yearly revenue targets of the Service Line;
Strengthen market position and generate profitable growth;
To maintain regular contact with key clients and prospective clients to seek feedback on performance, understands new needs and creates leads;
Preparation of technical/commercial proposals for geotechnical related opportunities;
Client negotiations;
To oversee and direct the continual development and enhancement of the technical procedures and capabilities in line with the business strategy;
Shows and applies true management commitment and exemplary leadership to deepen and strengthen the safety culture throughout the company and drive adherence of the Service Line to Fugro HSSE Management Systems, policies and standards;
Approval of project execution plans, method statements, schedules, QHSE plans, risk assessments and similar to address stringent Client HSE and technical requirements in line with Company procedures;
Supervise and monitor a team of more than 20 Geologists, Engineers and Data Specialists providing direction, support and assistance as necessary;
Continuous communication and liaison with clients and operation department, and other project stakeholders to ensure timely submission of deliverables and client satisfaction;
Collate, track and present project KPIs to maintain cost and contractual control at all times;
Attending and conducting regular internal/external technical project meetings, kick-off meetings and safety sessions;
Developing the careers of employees.
Qualifications Required
M.Sc. or B.Sc. level in civil, geotechnical or geology;
Skills / experience required to do the job;
Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in a mix of project and business management;
Strong experience in field mapping, including work in remote, previously undeveloped areas
Experience in geohazard identification and mitigation recommendations
Field experience with geotechnical investigations or similar, particularly as a Lead Geologist/Engineer with site management responsibilities
Strong experience in integrated reporting incorporating multi-discipline observations, recommendations and summarizations
Experience in digitization of data
Strong experience in multiple software platforms, such as RocScience, Leapfrog, gINT or similar, Microsoft office
Project Management experience
Published articles and papers a plus
Ability to assess project requirements and impart technical directions to geotechnical project managers;
Understanding and ability to manage department finances;
Keen commercial awareness and contractual management experience;
Self-motivated, pro-active, committed and flexible with strong problem-solving skills;
Ability to work effectively in a multi-national and multi-cultural work environment;
Excellent verbal and written skills both internally and with client (English is essential, Arabic and other languages may be advantageous).
Principal Working Relationships
Work with the Senior Leadership team to establish Business Plan;
Play a pro-active role in establishing new business relationships and maintain a close working relationship with clients;
Liaise with the accountants for financial control of all financial aspects of the Service Line;
Work with Operation/Project Managers for efficient execution of projects.
Role Specific Behavioral Competencies Required
Leadership ability to organize and drive business performance, design and implement business strategy, and motivate and manage team members to meet strategic objectives;
Commercial acumen provides insightful assessment on key business deliverables. Identifies business opportunities and demonstrates strong financial awareness. Reflects in terms of profit, loss and added value;
Change Agent Drives organizational and cultural change to facilitate organizational development. Deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents;
Teamwork dedication and ability to work successfully with others in a team;
Information and communication ability to receive information from, and convey information to others, in a timely and clear manner, using appropriate language, and communication tools;
Client focus ability to generate client satisfaction (internally and externally), potentially resulting in long term client relationships and additional business;
Delivering results Actively focused on achieving sustainable results with a passion for success. Strives for operational excellence in all goals set.
We Offer As the worldÂ’s largest integrator of geotechnical, survey, subsea and geosciences services, we offer talented individuals almost unlimited growth potential. As a Fugro employee, you will get to work with talented people on a global scale who contribute as a team to our corporate strategy. Additionally, you will have access to ongoing training and development which will sharpen your skills and broaden your knowledge and abilities. This combination of experience, ongoing training and development, and working with great people will allow you to grow your career and explore new opportunities with Fugro around the globe. Disclaimer For Recruitment Agencies Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated.

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