Senior Commercial Manager


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted on: 27 Feb 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:

This opportunity is to be involved in a Major mixed-use development, in Riyadh. The programme consists of over 200 projects including Cultural and heritage assets, F&B, Retail and Hotels, commercial buildings, and educational facilities.

Mace are currently providing the Programme Management Office overseeing this development and are looking for high-calibre experienced people.

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 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 ensure the successful delivery of key assignments and defined business areas, providing strategic direction and monitoring delivery aligned with overall vision and objectives.
• You will promote and influence quality and Service Excellence in all conversations and programme interactions.

Integrity - Always do the right thing:

• You will support the Commercial 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 lead your team effectively and develop others to reach their full potential.
• 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 collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders, up to C-Suite, to implement and manage our programmes.

You’ll be responsible for:

• Working with a number of Project Management Consultancies and Client commercial teams to ensure consistency of cost and commercial management and reporting across numerous projects within the programme.
• Providing oversight and governance responsibilities of cost and commercial management include cost planning and benchmarking, cost reporting, cashflow reporting, procurement and contract reporting, claims reporting.
• Developing and improving project cost and commercial databases to accurately track and control commercial statues.
• Working with PMC and Client teams to review and align Project Budgets with benchmarks.
• Working with PMIS developers to create dashboards and reports in PowerBI.
• Tracking and controlling project accruals and commitments against Budgets.
• Building project forecasts to include for estimated work to complete (ETC) and the development of the estimate at completion (EAC).
• Tracking project contingency and exposure associated with risk events and remaining risks on the project.
• Tracking project change control to ensure alignment with agreed baselines and control data structures.
• Tracking key project trends which can inform future change management.
• Ensure compliance with internal policies, regulatory requirements, and industry standards, including AACE and RICS guidelines.


You’ll need to have:

• Degree in quantity surveying/cost management (or equivalent).
• Professional membership or working towards i.e. MRICS/RICS, or equivalent demonstrable professional or personal development.
• Developed commercial and financial acumen.
• Advanced experience of working with large cost data sets.
• Knowledge of value engineering, contract law and contractual frameworks relating to construction.
• Experience leading parts of projects within large, diverse teams.
• Developing experience of managing relationships with key senior stakeholders.
• A demonstrable structured approach to quality assurance and quality control of work output.

You’ll also have:

• Strong experience in mixed use developments, including hospitality, residential and cultural projects.
• Excellent data management skills including Microsoft Excel, use of advance formulas, pivot tables. Experience in PowerPivot, PowerQuery and DAX is sought after.
• Experience of working within a PMO office is desirable.
• In-country experience is highly sought after due to client requirements
• Ability to engage effectively across all levels of stakeholders, including contractors, PMCs, and Client teams.

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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