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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Atkins Middle East

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP331-1307

Job description / Role

Working within the Commercial Services Team, the role is primarily focussed on supporting the Team Management in the delivery of Pre-Contract Services, being an integral part of the increasing successful management of existing projects services and to aid the delivery of a range of services and projects across the KSA region.

Duties:
• Prepare design stage cost plans, including associated reporting;
• Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities;
• Undertake cost analysis for new, repair and maintenance project work;
• Use and knowledge of COST X - measurement and issue of relevant reports;
• Coordination of QS team(s);
• Assist in establishing a client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies;
• Perform risk, value management and cost control;
• Assisting with Contract Administration including management of Early Warning and Request for Changes processes.
• Assist in and monitoring Design Request for Changes procedures;
• Advise on a procurement strategy;
• Identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risks;
• Prepare and analyse costing for tenders;
• Prepare and issue relevant Tender Analysis Report;
• Provide advice on contractual claims;
• Analyse outcomes and write detailed progress reports;
• Prepare and analyse Variation Orders and Instructions;
• Attending design team and progress meetings as necessary
• Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use;
• Understand the implications of health and safety regulations;
• Assisting in production of lessons learnt report for post contract review.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:
• A competitive salary
• Accommodation allowance;
• Transportation allowance;
• 22 calendar days 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

Requirements

• MRICS or currently undergoing APC;
• To integrate existing team;
• BSc in Quantity Surveying and / or a proven track record of relevant experience;
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience
• Experience of managing Contracts;
• Understanding of contract preparation, procurement procedures and contract administration;
• Ability to absorb complex information and assess requirements readily;
• Methodical way of thinking;
• Good knowledge of construction;
• Excellent problem-solving skills;
• Client face position;
• Coordination of QS team(s);
• Good financial and numeracy management skills;
• Excellent communication and negotiating skills;
• Computer literate (COST X software, will be advantageous).

About the Company

Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the worlds major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.

We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers' needs, our vision is to:

  • focus on quality
  • seek world class design and excellence
  • strive to add value
  • be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society

Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).

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