Associate Director - PMC - Precontract

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Employment: Full Time

Our client is seeking to expand the commercial services team based in Doha, Qatar. They are a leading British PMC, with offices globally. Due to project award in Qatar, the Country Manager is looking for their 'number 2'

You will lead a team of QS's / Commercial team for delivery of large projects build projects,mixed-use schemes and/or hospitality and leisure and/or infrastructure projects, plus support country management in both win work capacity and client care.

Essential Criteria

- In-depth knowledge and experience in cost and commercial management of projects of pre contract, tender/procurement and post contract stages.
- Middle East construction market experience in last 4-5 years preferable.
- Middle East construction experience added benefit, delivery experience in Qatar would be a differentiator.
- Good common law, contract, commercial and fiduciary understanding, minimum 15 years post qualification experience.
- Excellent written English for preparation of contracts, task orders, contract letters, notices and communications.
- Good negotiation skills to agree contracts with clients, contractors and sub-contractors.
- Previous experience in government departments/ client-side and or contractor roles.
- Large company project financial control systems use and understanding.
- Large company internal governance procedures will be an added factor.
- Good attention to detail and ability to review invoices and contracts prior to issue.

Desirable Criteria

- Degree in relevant discipline (quantity surveying).
- Professional Membership ( MRICS , MCIOB, MCIPS, MCIArb).
- Knowledge of common/ government/ contract law.
- Knowledge of PMIS systems.
- Contract interpretation and advice/ action.
- Client and stakeholder management.
- Executive level reporting.
- Internal project and financial management.
- Internal governance management.
- Resource management.
- Managing and assisting technical teams to prepare task orders/ work packages.
- Desirable Internal Accounting Experience;
- Maintaining rolling revenue, cost, margin and headcount forecasts.
- Reporting on project performance.
- Leveraging project commercial performance - revenues and costs.
- Ensure time charge hours properly captured and invoiced on time.

The Individual

- Bachelor's Degree in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management from recognised University or Bachelor of Laws.
- Must have previous experience of FIDIC Contracts.
- Strong contractual, commercial and financial knowledge.
- Minimum 15 years pre and/ or post-contract relevant capacity in cost and commercial management.
- Must have consultant and/ or client background for minimum of 10 years.
- Must have minimum of 4 years Middle East experience preferred.
- Project management acumen.
- Good communication skills.
- At ease with Client presentations/ reports.
- Team player, team leader

Technical Knowledge And Experience

- Contracts and sub-contracts- preparation, review and evaluation
- Knowledge of the design process in the project lifecycle
- Knowledge of the site operations process
- Contract and commercial correspondence
- Preparation of financial models and pricing proposals
- Understanding and experience of project planning, programme and delay claim preparation and evaluation
- Management of variations and claims processes, claims preparation
- Senior level commercial experience on at least one major design and construct project
- Negotiation skills
- Risk management process and practice
- Excellent ability to develop successful client relationships
Rewards & Benefits

They are offering an excellent package which includes:

- A competitive salary
- Transportation allowance
- Medical and life insurance cover
- Annual leave
- Medical and life insurance cover
- Discretionary bonus scheme
- Annual flight allowance to point of origin


We have spent years building our key client & candidate bases; only working with the top firms in the market who have the same philosophy as us. We only partner with ethical businesses who have an excellent reputation in the market, allowing us to attract the very best talent for our clients.

We refuse to be like most recruiters – targeted on CV sends & quantity over quality. We do not operate a KPI environment. We will always have a direct, honest & transparent approach to our clients and candidates delivering a first in class service at all times; whether you are recruiting an engineer or director.

We have the capabilities, coupled with local market knowledge to manage your projects from concept design to completion. We recruit in the following countries: UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar & Kuwait.

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