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Senior Quantity Surveyor MRICS

Rider Levett Bucknall

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: RP205-62

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Department Overview:
Our dedicated Cost Management Team at RLB are responsible for seeing a project through from the initial planning stages to completion. Their main task is to break down projects into stages, taking responsibility for monitoring and managing the programme, cost, quality and risk of each stage of the project. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service to our clients and enjoy long term relationships with them.

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

Overview of Role:
We are currently recruiting Senior Quantity Surveyors to join our client focused teams in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). You will be responsible for delivering projects and be accountable, as part of the commercial teams for the effective delivery of commercial and procurement services. This is an exciting opportunity for driven individuals, focused on accelerating their careers, to join and strengthen our Quantity Surveying team as well as playing a strategic role in delivering for top tier Clients within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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

Cost Planning including:
- Benchmarking experience and taking projects forward from inception is essential
- Preparation of indicative cost budgets and appraisals at both project and program level
- Preparation of elemental cost plans
- Provide advice and opinion in respect of our client development plans and expectations
- Value engineering studies
- Ability to develop and implement robust commercial processes and procedures for the client

Procurement including:
- 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


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.

- Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying or similar technical discipline
- Strong technical delivery experience
- MRICS membership
- Ability to successfully manage complex projects in a proactive and diligent manner
- Client facing, ensuring a high standard of technical delivery
- Able to build long-term relationships
- A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering deadlines
- A team player, outgoing, flexible, enthusiastic and ambitious

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.

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