Senior Commercial Director - Estimating & Tendering

Faithful+Gould

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Posted
Ref: SP117-124

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

- Develop relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external
- Proven experience managing a team of QS/ Estimators'.
- Develop and implement a program level Tendering, Cost & Budget Delivery Plan
- Define the guidelines for preparation of the project pricing documents and BOQs according to international standards
- Leading Development of the cost breakdown structure required for management and reporting for both Programme budgets and costs
- Leading Development of the Programme Master Budget database
- Develop cost reporting structure
- Oversee and/or interrogate design options and 'value' solutions, and if appropriate, identify the attractiveness of a project based on sound estimating principles
- Provide a high-level peer review of Master Plan Cost Plan throughout design development in collaboration with the appointed Cost Consultant.
- Convene cost and commercial meetings with Project Managers/Lead Consultants/Cost Consultants to discuss/report progress/key issues as they affect the project.
- Record Minutes of Meetings and distribute with actions.
- Follow up on actions.
- Assist Project Management and Technical teams with advice and support for program issues
- Support the bidding process, including the preparation of cost and rate reviews.
- Liaise with project support functions such as finance, to ensure compliance with the company's procedures and instructions, including all periodic reporting functions
- Lead the commercial support for risk management
- Ensure that adequate records are maintained in respect of project issues and cost/budget management processes
- Ensure best practice commercial standards are established and promoted across the program
- Ensure adherence to SNC Lavalin internal governance processes across the project(s)
- Support the management of cost including liaising with internal/external consultants
- A desire to continuously pursue innovation and development, with a focus on the customer and the business is required.

Requirements

Qualifications:

- Appropriate Degree and/or other academic and/or working towards professional qualification (MRICS)
- Significant experience (20 years) in a Quantity Surveying/Tendering/Estimating/Budgeting role
- Commensurate IT skills
- Essential requirements:
- Established operator in the Abu Dhabi construction market with a min 5 years' experience in Abu Dhabi
- Previous work experience working for both leading contractors and PMCs in the region
- Design and build project experience, especially contractor side design
- Multi-disciplinary design and engineering process and controls
- Commercial experience with the delivery of projects in the entertainment sector
- Strong negotiator and communicator at all levels with an analytical mind

Core Competencies:

- Estimating & Tendering Management and Reporting
- Claims and Dispute resolution
- Financial auditing
- Cost information database
- Research and development of cost
- Feasibility studies
- Life cycle costs
- Contracts and sub-contracts- preparation, review and evaluation
- Knowledge of the design process in the project lifecycle
- Knowledge of the site operations process
- Contract and commercial correspondence
- Preparation of financial models and pricing proposals
- Understanding and experience of project planning, programme and delay claim preparation and evaluation
- Management of variations and claims processes, claims preparation
- Senior level commercial experience on at least one major design and construct project
- Risk management process and practice

The individual:

- Business minded, commercially astute
- External focus and awareness of market influences
- Client friendly and emotionally intelligent with the ability to develop successful client relationships
- Self-motivated with a winning attitude
- Excellent communicator in written and spoken English
- Strong influencing skills
- Committed and persistent can-do qualities
- Strong numerical and analytical skills

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.

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

- A competitive salary
- Accommodation allowance
- Transportation allowance
- Medical and life insurance cover
- 22 calendar days annual leave
- Company gratuity scheme
- Discretionary bonus scheme
- Professional membership fees
- Employee Assistance Program - 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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.