Creating advanced organisational efficiency through seamless advisory services

Opportunity

The Economic Cities Authority (ECA) is a government entity formed to regulate and oversee the development and growth of flagship economic cities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ECA had grown
with informal and individual experience-based processes and systems, meaning each division are working in a silo without a clear vision. Teams lacked clarity on roles and responsibilities, processes and guidelines. ECA made a decision to become more responsive to the needs of master developers, investors, and residents of the cities, and ultimately play a more effective role in supporting development and growth of the economic cities.

Collaboration

Through our strategic partnership with Bechtel, we performed a number of critical roles:

  • To assess the organisations health from a people, process and technology perspective highlighting key gaps and improvement opportunities.
  • To mobilise a range of technical and management consulting capabilities to fill key strategic roles within the organisation with a mandate to setup and run key functions that included an Enterprise Portfolio Management Office; Urban Planning, and Environment Health & Safety 
  • To develop an efficient core team of senior executives to support overall programme leadership and functional management
  • To restructure the organisation in a way that is better aligned with ECA’s strategy and more capable of delivering on ECA’s mandate.

Achievements:

Our integrated end-to-end advisory services coupled with deep management consulting and engineering expertise meant we could support the ECA through every stage of their transformation programme. Our experience and agility in planning for fast mobilisation enabled us to create confidence in the ECA team leaders and enabled us to deliver successfully within the timeframe set. 

Key deliverables have included developing the team structure into an operating model for each of the four business units and setting up an enterprise portfolio management office to implement periodic reporting of construction progress and socio economic indicators. 

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