Senior Commercial Manager


Muscat, Oman

Ref: QP928-751

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. To learn more about our purpose, culture, and priorities, visit our strategy site -

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.

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

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 manage the delivery of key assignments and defined business areas, providing strategic direction and monitoring delivery aligned with overall vision and objectives.
• You will be accountable for the preparation of contract documents, warranties, bonds and licenses to achieve formal execution by appropriate parties.
• You will manage costing associated with design changes, contract awards, construction activities and client charges, and present these to clients.
• Managing the performance of all operations from a commercial and financial perspective.
• Monitoring financial performance, financial analysis (including trend analysis) and preparing project performance reports and recommendations for the executive team.
• Developing and supervising the implementation of and adherence to the commercial management plan, subcontract management plant and project risk management plan.
• Monitoring, reviewing, and keeping relevant parties informed on the timeliness, cost, revenue, risk, progress, and performance of the project.
• Liaising with the construction team to ensure commercial processes and operations are as effective, efficient, and transparent as possible.
• Overseeing the procurement and commercial structure/framework for the project.
• Developing and monitoring the subcontractor and supply agreement process.
• Evaluating business improvement opportunities and making recommendations to reduce costs, increase productivity, improve economic value-added and increase earnings before interest, taxes, and amortisation.
• Ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures in relation to legal, financial and administration matters - the standard of internal control and policies.
• Setting direction and providing clear and timely feedback to direct reports on their performance.

Integrity - Always do the right thing:

• You will manage operations that are fiscally and ethically viable, influencing the achievement of business objectives that align with business and legislative compliance obligations.
• You will work 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 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 provide leadership to Managers and other professionals to ensure excellence in delivery against plans, championing a continuous improvement culture throughout all activities.
• 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 manage Cost Consultants to identify and execute opportunities that improve cost management procedures, templates and products to enhance services provided to stakeholders.


You’ll need to have:

• Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying or equivalent from an accredited, internationally recognised institution or university.
• Member of MRICS, other professional memberships are advantage but not essential.
• Experience in commercial management, MENA experience is essential.
• Is familiar with the main rules of measurement applicable to the MENA region.
• Background successfully delivering high value/complex infrastructure projects.
• Strong working knowledge of the FIDIC suite of construction contracts.
• Strong background in contract administration.

You’ll also have:

• Experience in business development.
• Developed commercial and financial acumen.
• Knowledge of value engineering, life cycle costing, 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.
• Knowledge of how carbon and sustainability considerations will shape the outlook of the projects you are working on.
• 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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