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Associate Director -Cost Management:

  • Job reference: R-027656
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Riyadh

Associate Director Cost Management: (Riyadh, KSA)

Faithful+Gould are seeking to expand the team based from Riyadh, KSA.  You will lead a team of QS’s / Commercial team for delivery of large projects – typically retail (Malls) and/or mixed-use schemes and/or hospitality projects.


Degree in relevant discipline

Essential Criteria

In-depth knowledge and experience commercial management of projects at both pre-& post contract stage

Middle East construction market experience in last 4-5 years preferable

Middle East construction experience added benefit, delivery experience in Saudi Arabia would be a differentiator

Good contract, commercial and financial understanding, minimum 15 years post qualification experience

Excellent written English for preparation of task orders, contract letters and communications

Good negotiation skills to agree sub-contracts with third parties

Previous experience in government departments/client-side roles

Large company & project financial control systems use & understanding

Large company’s internal governance procedures will be an added factor

Good attention to detail and ability to review invoices and contracts prior to issue

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.

Desirable Criteria

Professional Membership (MICE, MRICS, MCIPS)

Knowledge of KSA contract law

Knowledge of MCIPS


Contract interpretation and advice/action

Client and stakeholder management

Executive level reporting

Internal programme management

Internal governance management

Managing and assisting technical teams to prepare task orders / work packages

Maintaining rolling revenue & profit forecasts

Reporting on project performance

Leveraging project commercial performance – revenues and costs

Ensure time charge hours properly captured and invoiced on time

Managerial / Client facing position

  • The Individual

Degree in Quantity Surveying from recognised University

Must have previous experience of FIDIC Contracts

Strong contractual, commercial and financial knowledge

Min 15 years pre and/or post-contract relevant capacity in contracts and commercial management

Must have consultant and/or client background for minimum of 10 years

Must have minimum of 4 years Middle East experience preferred

Project management acumen

Good communication skills

At will with Client’s presentations / submissions regarding cost management deliverables

Politically aware

Team player, team leader