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Senior Commercial Operations Manager

Faithful+Gould

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: SP117-173

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Atkins/Faithful+Gould/Acuity are seeking to expand the commercial team based from Riyadh, KSA.

Responsibilities:

- Contract interpretation and advice/action;
- Contract mark-up and negotiation;
- Client and stakeholder management;
- Executive level reporting;
- Managing and assisting technical teams to prepare Sub-Consultancy agreements;
- Contract storage and management;
- Reporting on project performance;
- Leveraging project commercial performance - revenues and costs;
- Identifying and preparation of potential Claims and Extensions of Time.

Requirements

The Individual:

- Degree in Quantity Surveying / Law/ Engineering from recognised University;
- Must have previous experience of FIDIC Contracts;
- Strong contractual, commercial and financial knowledge;
- Min 10 years post-contract relevant capacity in contracts and commercial management;
- Must have consultant and/or client background for minimum of 5 years;
- 3 years Middle East experience preferred;
- Project management acumen;
- Good communication skills;
- Team player, team leader.

Qualifications:

- Degree in relevant discipline.

Essential Criteria:

- In-depth knowledge of KSA contracts;
- Able to mark-up and suggest changes to clauses to mitigate risk to the company;
- In-depth knowledge and experience commercial management of Buildings / Infrastructure mega projects;
- Middle East project experience in last 4-5 years preferable;
- Good contract, commercial and financial understanding, 10 years post qualification experience;
- Excellent written English for preparation of task orders, contractual letters and communications;
- Good Claims preparation skills;
- Good negotiation skills to agree sub-contracts with third parties;
- Large company & project financial control systems use & understanding;
- Good attention to detail and ability to review invoices and contracts prior to issue.

Desirable Criteria:

- Professional Membership preferable (MICE, MRICS, MCIPS);
- Knowledge of KSA contract law;

Rewards & Benefits:

- We offer an excellent package which includes:
- A competitive salary
- Transportation allowance
- Medical and life insurance cover
- Annual leave
- Medical and life insurance cover
- Company gratuity scheme
- Discretionary bonus scheme
- Annual flight allowance to point of origin
- Employee Well-Being Programme - 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants;

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.
As one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes. Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting - and then developing - brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It's precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering consultants, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.

About the Company

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

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