Commercial Manager


Muscat, Oman

Posted on: 31 Jan 2024

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Employment: Full Time

At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities, and societies across the globe.

Within our Consult business we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential in every project.

The project:

We are hiring an ambitious and forward-thinking assistant planning manager to join our established and growing team in the region.

Our values shape the way we consult, and define the people we want to join us on our journey, they are:

Safety first - Going home safe and well:

• You will be a leading advocate of Mace's value of Safety First, and be accountable for leading and maintaining exceptional safety, quality, cost, programme, sustainability, and project compliance standards.
• You will possess advanced technical expertise in local Health and Safety rules and regulations relevant to project portfolio.
• You will champion a diverse and inclusive working environment and understand the importance of the wellbeing of the people you manage.

Client focus - Deliver on our promise:

• You will lead the delivery of key assignments and defined business areas, providing strategic direction and monitoring delivery aligned with overall vision and objectives.
• You will be responsible for best in class service delivery and effective engagement with wider industry and professional bodies to promote Mace.
• You will be a recognised expert in PMO and Project Controls, with a strong internal and external network (e.g. clients, contractors, consultancies and other stakeholders).

Integrity - Always do the right thing:

• You will be responsible for project budgets and ensure operations are fiscally and ethically viable, and meet organisational and legislative compliance obligations.
• You will support the Operations Director and other senior stakeholders to directly influence long term development of strategy for a function or Business Unit (BU), creating a sustainable business future.
• You will commit to making a positive impact for our people, our clients, and our planet, and take ownership for holding others to account who do not uphold the Mace values.

Create opportunity - for our people to excel:

• You will mentor, coach, and develop your project team and provide an environment to share knowledge and experience.
• You will actively network, innovate, and seek understanding of best practice, utilising the full depth of knowledge of Mace Group, the Centres of Excellence, Mace Way Control Centre and Knowledge Hub.
• You will use your network to identify talent, lead recruitment, and manage the development, retention and mobility of people, and support our people to achieve their highest potential.

You’ll be responsible for:

• Provides cost management services from contract signature and award to completion of projects in various different sectors.
• Supervises daily activities of a team of professionals.
• Prepares contract documents, warranties, bonds and licenses and assist formal execution by the appropriate parties.
• Advises on administration of the terms of construction works or services contracts.
• Measures and provides valuations of the work carried out and adjust variations in accordance with the terms of the contract and agree with the contractor.
• Ensures adequate cost control and reporting services during the contract.
• Prepares financial reports for the client in the form and at the frequency required.
• Identifying all costs associated with design changes, contract awards, construction activities and client charges.
• Participates in the evaluation of claims for delay and additional costs made by the contractor and any nominated subcontractors/suppliers.
• Advises on the issue of certificates of practical completion and ensure that final accounts are negotiated and agreed.
• Advises on issue of certificate of making good defects and final completion in accordance with any requirements relating to completion, submissions and approvals.
• Delivers improvements in systems and processes, driving transformational change.
• Manages a team of professional roles (may include support roles), driving performance and results, whilst delivering performance management, technical development and coaching.
• Seeks opportunities for continuous improvements/improving working processes.
• Develops effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
• Manages stakeholders.
• Works collaboratively towards the common goal of net zero carbon transition, and share responsibility for the proactive identification and management of the associated carbon emissions and reductions during the delivery of work.


You’ll need to have:

• A degree in quantity surveying/cost management (or equivalent).
• Proficient knowledge and expertise in specific sector/market of project/role.
• Relevant technical qualification/certification for project portfolio/s.
• Experience in most forms of contract.
• Sound knowledge and ability to undertake and advise on Contract Administration and Contract Management.

You’ll also have:

• Understanding of present-day issues such as Sustainability, Social Value and Carbon Reduction.
• Strong understanding of industry best practice.
• Professional membership or working towards i.e. MRICS/RICS (or equivalent).

Mace is an inclusive employer and welcomes interest from a diverse range of candidates. Even if you feel you do not fulfil all of the criteria, please apply as you may still be the best candidate for this role or another role within our organization.


Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 6,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East North Africa and India, North America, Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Four simple values guide our behaviour in our pursuit of a better way; Safety first - going home safe and well, Client focus - deliver on our promise, Create opportunity - for our people to excel, Integrity - always doing the right thing. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most complex and inspiring projects around the world.

We support our people who are aiming to achieve an academic or professional qualification that will help them develop personally and deliver to the highest standard for our clients. At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills and define your own path.

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