Senior Cost Consultant

Mace

Muscat, Oman

Posted on: 25 Jan 2024

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

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:

This is a complex hospitality project in the heart of Muscat.

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
• Client focus - Deliver on our promise
• Integrity - Always do the right thing
• Create opportunity - For our people to excel

Under the minimal direction of an associate director, you will undertake the cost management delivery of our projects either pre and/or post contract, whilst managing a team of up to 4 quantity surveyors.

You’ll be responsible for:

• Interaction with our clients and be accountable for the cost management deliverables for multiple projects, as required.
• Independently or with minimal supervision with the expectation that you can oversee and manage the performance up to 4 quantity surveyors.
• Delivers and ensure that the team deliver in line with Mace’s value based approach.
• Understand our contract scope of works and make sure that the teams you are responsible for deliver what we have agreed to deliver in a timely manner to high levels of quality.
• Highly competent in the measurement of quantities for input into cost models, cost plans, cost estimates and bills of quantities using both traditional and digital methods.
• Ability to create area schedules.
• Proficient in the use of estimating/billing software such as CostX.
• Prepare cost modelling and benchmarking dashboards.
• Undertake viability studies and cost estimating throughout the design stages with an emphasis on cost control and design to budget.
• Feed into the rate database by undertaking market research where necessary to support the accuracy of estimating.
• Undertake optioneering and value engineering studies at key stages of the design development.
• Undertake benchmarking of projects including cost and parametric elements.
• Preparation of the documentation for tendering.
• Analysis of tender returns and preparation of tender report.
• Preparation of contract documentation.
• Undertake the valuation of contractor’s monthly applications including measured works, preliminaries, materials on site etc. and take the lead role in agreeing the same.
• Assessment and evaluation of variations including the ability to negotiate and agree with the contractor, including the preparation of full substantiating documentation and take the lead role in agreeing the same.
• Maintain the change management log.
• Maintain the monthly cost report and ensure that it reflects the latest status of the project.
• Undertake project cashflow reporting.
• Take the lead role in agreeing the final account(s).
• Ensure compliance with all QA/QC requirements.
• Take the lead role in the administration of construction contracts and/or consultancy agreements, as required.
• Undertake the role of the engineer under the FIDIC Forms of Contract, including the timely issuance of notices, contractual letters, certificates, determinations and the like in accordance with the terms of the contract and always to ensure the protection of the client’s interests and rights and Mace’s interests.
• Proposal/review of particular conditions of contract with a view to protecting the client’s interest, in conjunction with the client’s legal counsel.
• Claim analysis and recommendation to the client.
• Contract interpretation and advice to the client and project team, as required.
• Oversee the establishment and maintenance of a consistent and adequate administration procedures. These procedures will be followed across the project by the respective quantity surveyors working within the team.

REQUIREMENTS

You’ll need to have:

• Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying (or equivalent) from an accredited, internationally recognized institution or University.
• Must have MRICS qualification.
• Relevant experience quantity surveying and contract administration, MENA experience is essential.
• Able to measure in accordance with the main rules of measurement applicable to the MENA region, including POMI, NRM etc.
• Has a strong working knowledge of the FIDIC suite of construction contracts.
• Experience of successfully undertaking the role of the Engineer on projects of a similar nature, size and complexity is essential.

You’ll also have:

• Professional Memberships are an advantage but not essential.
• Creates an inclusive work environment based on trust and respect. Mentors and coaches team members to develop their careers.
• Can earn the trust and respect of colleagues.
• Has effective communication skills - strong in oral and written English is essential.
• Acts with the highest standards of integrity and makes safety a priority and ensures the same for the team.
• Operates in a manner that constantly improves performance.
• Sets high standards and delivers high quality work that improves our reputation.
• Ability to build strong relationships with all management levels.
• Proactively looks for ways to add value to our service offering.
• Has a positive mindset and promotes the same within the team.
• Implements time management and ensures tasks are completed in a timely manner.
• Embraces change and as acts a role model for the team.

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 organisation.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

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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