Associate Director

Faithful+Gould

Dubai, UAE

Posted
Ref: SP117-208

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Faithful+Gould are seeking to expand their team based in the UAE. The successful candidate will assist the senior management in leading a team of cost managers in the delivery of various mixed use developments in pre and post contract phases.

Responsibilities

- Practical service delivery as part of the wider cost management team
- Advising clients on all cost and commercially related matters pertaining to our appointments
- Accountability for project financial performance
- Contributing to industry reports
- Client and stakeholder management
- Executive level reporting
- Internal governance management
- Mentoring staff
- Assisting in recruitment
- Training and development of team members including line management responsibilities
- Managing and assisting technical service delivery teams
- Maintaining revenue, raising invoices, management of key accounts and project forecasts
- Reporting on project performance to senior management

Requirements

Essential Criteria / characteristics of the successful applicant;

- Middle East construction market experience for a minimum of 5 years is preferable
- A minimum of 10 years post graduate experience is essential
- Excellent spoken and written English language is essential
- Arabic spoken language is preferable but not essential
- Consultancy experience is of preference, however client experience also considered if applicable to this role
- In-depth knowledge and experience of cost and commercial management of projects at both pre-& post contract stage must be clearly demonstrated
- Extensive contract and commercial experience
- Very strong technical understanding of construction is essential including practical application
- Demonstrable experience of successfully managing and delivering projects across all major market sectors is essential i.e. Commercial, Retail, Hospitality and leisure, Residential, Mixed-use. Other market sectors preferable
- Proven track record of working with the major developers in the Middle East with appropriate references
- Experience of working on 'mega projects' / projects with a high level of complexity is required
- Proven track record of negotiation skills with third parties
- Proven track record of participation into win work from past employment
- Demonstrable industry connections through Client relationships is essential
- Proven track record of leading major developments within the region
- An understanding and opinion of the Middle East Economy / outlook
- An understanding of internal financial governance and project financial controls must be proven
- Attention to detail and a practical approach to management and service delivery is essential
- Managing and working in small and large teams is essential
- A team player who is prepared to get involved in all aspects of the service delivery in addition to management
- Proven track record of developing staff and mentoring them through their career and professional accreditation
- Excellent communication and presentation skills
- Full knowledge and understanding of industry best practices
- Full understanding of QA/QC and its practical application
- Good understanding of cost management tools including CostX
- Knowledge of UAE contract law
- Knowledge of FIDIC Contract forms

Qualifications

- Degree in Quantity Surveying from recognised University (expected minimum qualification upper second)
- Degree on other subject other than Quantity Surveying must be supported by a Masters in Quantity Surveying
- MRICS qualification
- Masters (optional)
- Other qualifications may be preferable if applicable to the role

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

- A competitive salary;
- Accommodation allowance;
- Transportation allowance;
- Annual leave;
- Medical and life insurance cover;
- Company gratuity scheme;
- Discretionary bonus scheme;
- Flight allowance
- Employee Assistance 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 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.

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 contractors, 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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