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Procurement Lead

  • Job reference: FG-005414
  • Sector: Construction, Infrastructure
  • Location: Riyadh Province

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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 maximise 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 focussed our digital transformation around platform modernisation and product development and through standardisation 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.


The Procurement Lead will head up the Procurement element of works and will be responsible for the day to day procurement activities. He will liaise with the P&C Director and when required Al Akaria’s representatives. The procurement lead will be responsible for ensuring that all members of the Procurement team carry out their work as required by Al Akaria. When required the Project Lead may provide input for Strategic Procurement decisions this however will be done in collaboration with the P&C Director



This role will involve direct management of the Procurement team acting as part of the F+G Procurement management structure. This role will be varied in its scope. However, the focus will be on the successful delivery of the day to day procurement activities. They will however be also providing input to strategy creation as well as the creation of standardised processes and procedures.

Pre-Tender Activities:


The Procurement Lead will provide insights and ideas in the creation of the procurement strategies for the development. This will be led by the P&C Director however input will inevitably be required from the Procurement Lead.

Processes and Procedures Creation:


The Procurement Lead will be responsible for the creation and implementation of Al Wedyan standard templates and procedures. This will be done in conjunction with both the P&C Director and AA’s Contract & Commercial Director. The policies and procedures created will then be packaged and disseminated to the PMC teams. The Procurement Lead will also be responsible for ensuring that the Al Wedyan Processes and Procedures are being effectively implemented to at the PMC level. This will be done in tandem with the P&C Director as required.


PMO Procurement Packages:


It is anticipated that there will be a variety of activities that will be procured by the P&C team rather than the specific PMC’s. The breakdown of this has not yet been confirmed. However, for those packages procured by the P&C team the Procurement Lead will be responsible for the successful delivery of the following activities:

  • Procurement Management for full procurement lifecycle (ITT – Contract Award)
  • Pre-Qualification of potential stakeholders
  • Expressions of Interest Issuance and process management
  • Technical Evaluation Reports for tenders returned (With DevCo assistance)
  • Create, agree and administer Tender Evaluation Matrices
  • Post Tender Negotiations and
  • Final Tender recommendations.

PMC Procurement Packages:


It is anticipated that a variety of procurement activities will take place at the PMC level. The role of the P&C team for these activities is providing both workflows and templates for each of the PMC’s to utilise during tender activities. The Procurement Lead will be responsible for ensuring that these processes are adhered to and where necessary will provide input to any solutions provided.

Post-Contract Activities:


The Post Contract Activities undertaken by the P&C team focuses around collecting live data on Stakeholder performance as well as the administering of the various trackers being issued at the PMC level. The Procurement Lead will be responsible for ensuring that the procurement team gains up to date market knowledge from live projects as well as identifying processes and procedures that may need improving. This continuous process will be undertaken with the oversight from the P&C Director.


Reporting and Performance Tracking:


The Procurement Lead will be responsible for reporting procurement progress in the form of trackers and reports. The Procurement Lead will be responsible for motivating and administering the Procurement team effectively and ensuring that deliverables are being met. This will be done in conjunction with the P&C Director.


Rewards and Benefits


We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 22 calendar days 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