Project Internal Audit Manager - CE-19420

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Caroline Evans
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01332 293 605
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Last Updated
December 6th, 2017

Project Internal Audit Manager
To effectively and efficiently preform internal audit reviews of SAR projects and provide assurance to the audit committee and senior management that the project are will controlled and risks are managed in appropriately.
Review governance framework and documentation of Saudi Arabian Railway (SAR) projects, identify risk and gaps in both documentation design and implementation, report related issues to process owners and preform required follow ups to ascertain required action is taken in timely manner.
Provide a first class audit service to stakeholders through the assessment of risk and the evaluation of control processes and procedures, identifying risks, issues and developing solutions in partnership with the business
Developing and maintaining Engineering works annual risk assessment, annual audit plan and updates to the Senior Management and Chief Internal Auditor (CIA)
Assessing effectiveness, efficiency, and compliance of SAR project management framework, agreement, standards and execution
Ensuring project objective are consistent with SAR overall value and strategy
Review project estimation process and evaluate project's owner value engineering exercise to develop the most optimal and efficient design
Reviewing milestone progress e.g. SPI, CPI, recovery plan if required and quality of deliverable
Review project BOQ and ascertain accuracy and compliance of execution
Review the contractor qualification, bidding, and selection procedure to assess adequacy of process embedded controls
Validate change order justification and accuracy of cost estimation
Verifying billing process, percentage of completion, allowable and unallowable cost and project expenditure
Visiting projects sites and assessing project engineering quality standard, safety and security
Ensuring all project provision, bonds, and insurance are available and valid
Review projects overspending root cause and verifying availability of required approval according to delegation of authority matrix
Execute audits by gathering, documenting and analysing information and evidence on the existence of risks and the effectiveness of control measures (by interviews, observations, file review, risk analyses, reconciliation, organizational analysis and diagnosis) in accordance with approved process and IA best practices
Follow-up all pending audit issues raised internally and/or by third party auditors.

Bachelor degree of Engineering and PMI certified
MBA holder is preferred
Preferred a holder of certified of internal auditor (CIA), Lead Quality Auditor,

Min 8 years relevant work experience including audit project control and auditing
Participated in several special projects, advisory assignments and audits.

Preference will be given to those candidates having a recognized auditing, risk, or quality, qualification and/or extensive internal audit knowledge.

Good skills in analytics, report writing, interview techniques, advisory, presentation, personal effectiveness, time management and project management
Rich experience in project management, project control, and quality assurance
Strong knowledge (both theoretical and practicable) of the next areas: auditing, risk management, fraud invitation, process control, management/strategic control, risk management, soft controls, organization, change management and information technology
Strong conflict resolution as well as influencing and negotiating skills necessary to resolve issues involving staff, stakeholders and senior management
Ability to function in a time-sensitive environment where decisiveness, problem solving ability, planning and implementation skills are key behavioural components.
Excellent presentation skills to articulate complex information/ideas relating to strategic and tactical issues.
Highly developed management/leadership skills sufficient to lead/motivate
Strong ability to think and operate both at a strategic and tactical level, where process enhancement or creation is sometimes necessary, and able to translate this understanding into a tailored, meaningful and concrete plan for the individual auditor or member of the executive management team.
Ability to work across multiple tasks at the same time liaising with multiple departments
Advanced level of the English language, both orally and in writing, preferably a second language.
MS Office, Lotus Notes, Auditor Assistant, Audit tools (file analysis applications).

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