Jacobs Senior Construction Director in Casablanca, Morocco

Senior Construction Director


With 2016 revenues ofapproximately $10.9 billion, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) is one ofthe largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professionaltechnical services in the world. Founded in 1947, the company now has nearly54,000 employees that help us prosper in diverse industries by holding true toour values and culture. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, our globalnetwork spans more than 230 offices in countries across North America, SouthAmerica, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia.

The company’s serviceportfolio consists of a comprehensive range of business solutions related toengineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance andscientific and specialty consulting.

The Senior Construction Director , is responsible for JESA Construction and Commissioning across all sites ensuring interface between projects and Field Services. This is a business-critical role that ensures successful Integrated Project Delivery of CM, PMC, EPCM and EPC work. The Senior Construction Director ensures early engagement with the project development process to bring the “construction-driven” project delivery approach to the team, and then leads this approach through to implementation and closeout of the project.

The Senior Construction Director will supervise around 20 simultaneous projects deploying construction management and commissioning teams. Projects are generally in Morocco with an aggregate TIC value in the order of $1-1.5bn. Support of early phase concept and basic engineering including constructability analysis and construction readiness reviews is also provided.

The role requires deep knowledge of Jacobs project execution, value and beyond zero processes and practices. A solid knowledge of the Jacobs network is required to assist in resourcing and selection of high performance project teams. A proven track record in the delivery of industrial, processing and mining projects is mandatory; fluency in French and/or Arabic is highly desirable but not mandatory.


  • Project Performance

  • The Senior Construction Director will work closely with the VP – Operations to ensure proper set up of the job –including staffing, processes, tools and procedures are in place.

  • The Senior Construction Director has oversight for the safety of the CM projects and will work closely with the JESA safety leadership to ensure correct reporting, assignment of staff, leadership, communication and behaviors, etc.

  • The Senior Construction Director will ensure CRRs are conducted at appropriate times and will participate in OPRs conducted monthly; may be assigned DPE role for critical projects

  • The Senior Construction Director will report back to VP – Operations on actions/critical activities including cost, schedule, quality and client issues.

  • The Senior Construction Director may be involved in Gate Reviews as necessary to ensure progress of the work

  • The Senior Construction Director ensures appropriate technology is utilized on the construction projects, through coordination with Technical Services and the Process Industries Group.

Sales Support

  • The Senior Construction Director is the interface between JESA Business Development New Opportunities/Top Prospects and Construction teams.

  • Field Services will support sales and proposal efforts with the identification of candidates as needed.

  • The Senior Construction Director will bring expertise to the team in order to influence the most effective execution approaches (EPC vs EPCM) for the work.


  • The Senior Construction Director has functional, administrative responsibility (Performance Reviews, Timesheets, etc.) for his/her team of Construction & Commissioning Managers and their staff. As agreed, the projects may take on some of these responsibilities (e.g. time sheets).

  • The Senior Construction Director is responsible for training and coaching, as well as career development for CMs.

  • The Senior Construction Director will work directly with the HR business partner to identify needs and availability of people in advance of sales pursuits and project staffing; supports backlog and prospect CM resource needs forecasting


  • Minimum of 20 years of experience in the engineering, construction and project delivery markets.

  • Superior leadership and organizational management skills.

  • Minimum of 10 years of leadership experience at the site manager level or above.

  • Commitment to safety

  • Ability to effectively navigate a complex, matrix organization

Primary Location Morocco-Morocco Countrywide-Casablanca

Req ID: FS 0001J5