Estimating & Procurement Manager

Al Jaber L.E.G.T. Engineering & Contracting (ALEC)
Dubai, UAE

Ref: LP261-10

Al Jaber L.E.G.T. Engineering & Contracting (ALEC)

The Role

Overview:

To prepare and develop cost estimates for all commercial (and technical) bids in order to try and secure select construction projects for ALEC Fit Out and to plan, manage and coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services.

Responsibilities:

1. Estimating:

Coordinate and manage the tendering process.
Plan and manage the activities and employees involved in producing a competitive and compliant offer including the submission documentation.
Coordinate and manage the tendering process.
Identify and obtain technical documentation to support pricing.
Obtain planning input to support the pricing.
Oversee preparation and float enquiry documentation by procurement section.
Maintain tender suppliers and subcontractors register.
To develop tender cost summaries including equipment, material and labour calculations for final approval.
Evaluate subcontractor proposals and recommend acceptance or otherwise.
Review and analyse contract documents.
Identify potential pricing risks, currency exchange risks, program risks.
Conduct a well versed presentation to the client in a timely manner.
Attend client meetings.
Prepare potential value engineering and saving.

2. Procurement:

Represent ALEC Fit Out in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers and subcontractors.
Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies.
Interview and hire staff, and oversee staff training.
Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales.
Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies, subcontractors and equipment.
Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
Maintain records of goods ordered and received.
Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers/subcontractors.

Requirements

Degree in Quantity Surveying/Building/Civil Engineering or an equivalent qualification.
Minimum of 10 years experience in Estimating and Procurement.
Previous experience working within Fit Out in the UAE preferred.
Above average knowledge of MS Office
Excellent working knowledge of the estimating software CCS (Candy) preferred
Good understanding of the construction industry in the UAE and current practices in terms of methods used in construction.
Good attention to detail.
Good analytical and problem solving skills required.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

About the Company

ALEC started in the UAE in 1999, with a firm vision to raise the level of design and construction services and has consistently evolved and grown. Today, ALEC is a preferred contractor for the execution of major construction projects.

ALEC currently operates in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman and Qatar and has delivered developments of the highest quality to key clients. Many of these developments have become significant landmarks in the UAE. The scope of ALEC's projects includes resort hotels, themed retail developments, high rise towers, airport terminals and commercial buildings.