Commercial Manager - Compass Project Consulting **FILLED START DATE FEB 2023**

Opus Recruit Middle East

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 9 May 2024

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Employment: Full Time

Compass Project Consulting |


Opus Associates are recruiting on behalf of Compass Project Consulting. Compass is a young, energetic versatile organisation that seeks highly driven, capable and independent personnel that have the ability to deliver intelligent, accelerated and professional project solutions to clients of all sizes and backgrounds from inception right though to operational hand-over. They are a true example of what hard work & commitment means. They have the Gulfs most highly respected and credible senior management.

Due to continuous project awards; they are looking to strengthen their commercial team with talented, driven senior quantity surveyors. They are one of the few companies offering first time postings..send your cv now & don't miss out on being part of Saudi Arabia's 2030 vision!


Riyadh, KSA


Shall be based within the Compass Riyadh Office or any Client office as per the requirements of the project. Travel between KSA & UAE might be required.


Compass is a young, energetic versatile organization that seeks highly driven, capable and independent personnel that can deliver intelligent, accelerated and professional project solutions to clients of all sizes and backgrounds from concept right though to operational hand-over.


To lead projects from concept stage through to operational handover stage to deliver the project/s to the satisfaction of Clients and Compass Partners, within budget, in accordance with the brief and in accordance with authority requirements.

Core Values

· Professionalism

· Integrity

· Client Focused

· Well Prepared

· Modern

· Social

Reporting To

Directors of Compass


· Professional

· Motivated

· Well Spoken

· Well Written

· Leader

· Responsible

· Punctual

· Reliable


Previous experience within the design and construction phases of projects is required. Previous experience in a single or multiple project.


A civil or construction related degree is required. MRICS qualification desirable


As a professional cost management consultancy Compass represents and acts on behalf of Clients in delivering large, critical and highly sensitive capital investments. Clients do not take this lightly and thus expect a high level of competency and professionalism. In addition to the required skills, qualifications and experience needed, you are always also required to represent the company in a professional manner - including how you dress, groom and communicate with others.

Time Management

Given the nature of the types of projects Compass delivers for its clients, you will likely direct and work on several projects simultaneously. To be an effective project leader across multiple projects you must have good time management. This means arranging all stakeholders effectively, planning meetings in advance, assessing and prioritizing tasks, committing to the most efficient timeframes possible without overcommitting, motivating your team to comply with your time management requests and sticking to all timeframes set.

Cost Planning

Following project award, you shall complete project cost planning including establishing project budget, identifying commercial and cost risks, establishing cost management project programme and identifying all activities and parties responsible.

Risk Management

Prior to project commencement, you shall ensure commercial risks are identified, mitigation measures put in place and residual risks are communicated to the Client. During the Procurement and Construction Phase you shall monitor contractor performance to ensure cost risks and project variations are being appropriately managed.

Design Management

Provide cost advice generally during design development including carrying out cost comparisons of alternative designs or construction solutions as necessary or as requested by the Client and/or Lead Consultant to ensure that the design brief is effectively implemented within the allocated budget and value engineering options are presented and considered when the design is over budget.

Procurement Management

You shall assist with the procurement phase by providing advice, recommendations and

undertake tender pre-qualifications, interviews and contractor selection recommendations

including identifying a shortlist of contractors, prepare draft commercial tender documentation, answer commercial tender queries, perform commercial tender evaluations, tender reporting and issue recommendation, prepare and submit to the Client and/ or Lead Consultant for review purposes draft contract documents and issue final version of the contract documents to the Contractor and the Client for execution by the both parties. You shall be responsible for the management of the Contract registers, independently, or with assistance from the Compass team.

Contract Management

You shall manage the execution and administration of contracts, including measuring

performance against contract, issuing notices in accordance with contract requirements, managing payments in accordance with contract requirements, managing changes in accordance with contract requirements, managing disputes and resolutions in accordance with contract requirements.

Cost Management

You shall maintain the Projects Cost Register, including tracking budgets, tracking variations, tracking payments and reporting budgetary information back to the client. Assist with final account close out and oversee warrantee and retention releases on project close out.

Stakeholder Management

You shall maintain the Project Stakeholders register, including identifying all Project Stakeholders, their role, their involvement and their requirements to ensure all Stakeholders are managed accordingly.

Communication Management

You shall Chair the Project Meetings as required including taking minutes, confirming action items, parties responsible and timeframes and distributing minutes within 48 hours of the meeting. You

shall develop and distribute of weekly progress reports to the Client.

Business Development

To assist in securing repeat business, you shall ensure that the Client you are servicing is always satisfied with the service being provided. Any issues with the level or quality of services being provided must be communicated back to the Partners immediately so corrections can be made. Compass strives to become to sole service provider for all its Clients. To assist in securing new business you shall use your best endeavors to seek out new opportunities within the market and actively promote the company to potential Clients. You shall maintain an up-to date Company CV ready for distribution to Clients.


You shall assist the Company as required in the development and continual improvement of its Business Management System, Website and Marketing paraphernalia.


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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