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Cost Manager

  • Job reference: FG-004918
  • Sector: Construction, Programme Management
  • Location: Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing an increasing investment in social infrastructure including provision of large-scale mixed-use development. Faithful+Gould is positioned to play an important role in providing technical solutions to many of the opportunities presented by this development programme.

 

As a result, we are currently looking to recruit an experienced Cost Manager to provide professional advice, from pre-concept to completion of construction documentation and tendering package, for a significant mixed-use development project based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

Responsibilities

  • Report to the Project Manager and the client on a regular basis on the cost plan and obtain authority from the client for any decisions/instructions
  • Interface with other disciplines and the clients’ representative
  • Ensure the quality and timeliness of cost management advice
  • Ensure that contractual deliverables pertaining to cost and quantities are produced and issued on time and in compliance with the clients requirements
  • Ensure adherence to the procedures described in the project management manual
  • Contribute to a positive and proactive approach that drives the whole of the team
  • Advise on procurement options and forms of contract

 

Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading consultancies providing integrated project and programme management services for construction and engineering projects, with a turnover in excess of £200 million.

 

Faithful+Gould worldwide has access to 2,300 consultants, of whom 400 are located in the Middle East across six offices. We have successfully delivered commercial advice and management support for over 65 years to clients in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, UK, and North America. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Atkins Group, the design and engineering company.

 

Active in the Middle East for 18 years, Faithful+Gould combines in-depth knowledge of the region with the ability to draw on our global resource and constructive expertise, to deliver the most challenging of projects. With registered companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, this makes us one of the strongest international construction consultancies in the region.



Requirements

  • Degree Qualified and preferably chartered.
  • Minimum of 15 years post qualification experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience managing and advising on costs for major projects (i.e. PFI)
  • Experience of advising on the management of a Clients budget
  • Be experienced in recommending cost beneficial solutions
  • Experience of chairing value engineering discussions with clients and key stakeholders
  • Experience working in a similar role in the Middle East would be highly beneficial.
  • Ability to relate to and interact successfully with a multi-cultural workforce at all levels, is essential.
  • Must have outstanding communication skills in written and spoken English and be capable of representing the company on commercial issues with the client.
  • Familiarity with the FIDIC forms of contracts would be beneficial
  • Keen eye for detail with the ability to challenge and debate in difficult and challenging circumstances.
  • Must be able to work both independently with a proactive approach and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Should be able to demonstrate the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Experience of large construction projects (ideally mixed-use).

 

Rewards and 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;
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin;
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

 

Apply and the Process

 

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