Senior Cost Manager - Consultancy

Opus Recruit Middle East

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: SP018-79

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We have partnered with a global leading construction consultancy business. Their head office for the region is based in Dubai, however this role will be site based, across the UAE. We need candidates who will be flexible with location. This is an exciting time to join a reputable name in the industry, as the construction market in the Middle East tops over $1trillion in contract awards in 2022.

This role is site based reporting to the Regional Directors. Pre Contract.

- Providing accurate cost advice and reporting to our clients
- Delivering projects, commissions and professional assignments
- Assuming a leading role in setting objectives and priorities, working as a proactive team player
- Maintaining effective communication to ensure all information is available for the successful completion of projects; liaising with other managers to ensure efficient financial control
- Undertaking cost management services with limited supervision
- Delivering all work outputs in an accurate and timely manner
- Providing support to the team leader/service leaders in cost management of projects
- Representing the company in a professional and diligent manner; meeting, negotiating and corresponding with clients to form strong working relationships


- BSc in quantity surveying
- Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
- A minimum of ten years' technical delivery experience gained within a global consultancy firm
- Pre and post-contract experience
- Middle East experience
- Good technical writing, client-facing and communication skills
- Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
- A team player with a 'can-do' attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexible

Salary package is AED 35,000 per month.

About the Company

We have spent years building our key client & candidate bases; only working with the top firms in the market who have the same philosophy as us. We only partner with ethical businesses who have an excellent reputation in the market, allowing us to attract the very best talent for our clients.

We refuse to be like most recruiters – targeted on CV sends & quantity over quality. We do not operate a KPI environment. We will always have a direct, honest & transparent approach to our clients and candidates delivering a first in class service at all times; whether you are recruiting an engineer or director.

We have the capabilities, coupled with local market knowledge to manage your projects from concept design to completion. We recruit in the following countries: UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar & Kuwait.

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