Ref: RP205-64

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Overview of role

We are a sector focused business actively operating and delivering within the Commercial, Residential, Education, Data Centre, Mixed Use, Sports and Retail sectors. Our Cost Managers work in close contact with clients, advising them on financial matters, project risks, procurement and contract matters using our depth of experience to provide an informed opinion.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in a similar consultancy or client environment and demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

We are currently recruiting for a number of Commercial Managers and Procurement Managers to join our client focused teams in Riyadh. You will be accountable for the effective delivery of commercial and procurement services to all operational functions, exceeding the expectation of the client.

Key responsibilities

• The individual will be an integral part of a team that is accountable for the commercial and contractual performance of the project
• To support business objectives of delivering value for money in all circumstances
• To carry out assigned duties efficiently and in accordance with processes and procedures
• Comply with established commercial/ procurement/ contractual strategies
• Individually or as part of a team operating processes for the selection, appointment, and management of construction and engineering contractors
• Providing advice on procurement strategy
• Assembling and seeking agreement to long and short tender lists
• Preparing and issuing tender documents
• Running a competitive tender process including managing queries from tendering contractors
• Managing and contributing to structured and documented tender evaluations
• Preparation of Contract Recommendation Reports
• Preparation of contract documents
• Tender Compliance
• FIDIC Suite Contracts knowledge


Person specification

• The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.
• Quantity Surveying degree or a similar construction related degree with extensive technical delivery experience in a similar management role gained within a consultancy or end user client
• Member of the Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
• A minimum of 5 years' experience post degree qualification
• Strong technical delivery experience, ideally in KSA
• Proficiency with tools/systems
• Experienced in procurement governance, procurement best practices and supplier development
• To successfully manage complex projects in a proactive and diligent manner
• Ability to identify and develop potential opportunities to secure more business for RLB
• Well organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
• Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal
• Excellent customer service, communication and client/external interface skills
• A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering to deadlines
• A team player, outgoing, flexible, enthusiastic, ambitious, adaptable – a strong work ethic is essential

About the Company

RLB's 35-year presence in the Kingdom continues as we expand our services throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, working on projects in central, eastern and western provinces.

Our extensive expertise covers cost consultancy, project management, facilities management and claims services.

We provide expert management of the relationship between value, time and cost from inception to completion. We do this through our global and local team of experts, who possess a passion for both core services and innovation.

With 4,600 employees worldwide, Rider Levett Bucknall has a truly global reach, and with such scope can offer a local presence to its clients almost without exception. We are committed to our core services and pride ourselves on our dedication to customer care and leading edge service provision.