Sam Woolley Associate, United Arab Emirates

Sam Woolley

Having worked for Currie & Brown since 2019, I am currently seconded to Aldar Projects, working within the procurement/commercial contracts team on the Riyadh City Infrastructure project. This is one of the largest land mass infrastructure projects in Abu Dhabi, creating a new city for the local community.

My secondment role is interesting because I am now working as a client – a new perspective for me. For the majority of my career, I have worked as a consultant, which has given me a more rounded approach to understanding the wider team’s responsibilities and limitations.

One key piece of advice that is proving valuable in this new role is ‘trust but verify’. I need to trust my team, to allow myself time to see the bigger picture, but also need to dive into the detail from time to time to gain a comprehensive understanding of the tasks being executed.

Over the past two years, I believe my greatest achievement has been playing a key role in the successful transition of an AED6.5 billion project, with 16 live contracts, from one ownership to another.

I love working in the construction industry, not only because of its dynamic, team-orientated work environment, but also as there is a tangible product at the end that I will be able to look back on in years to come and say, ‘I was a part of that’.

Looking after your data

Thank you for your enquiry. We believe strongly in protecting your privacy. If you are sending us a CV please send it to us via our recruitment pages which can be found here. Our privacy policy explains what information we gather about you, what we use that information for, and who we give that information to. It also sets out our rights in relation to your information and who you can contact for further information or queries. Our full privacy policy can be found here