Commercial Manager - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Full-time

At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities and societies across the globe. To learn more about our purpose, culture and priorities, visit our strategy site.

Within our consult business, we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential of every project.

The project: 

This is an opportunity to work on one of the largest programmes in Saudi Arabia. This unique project consists of major mixed-use development including sports facilities, entertainment, and arts along with all associated infrastructure.

Mace is currently providing programme management and looking for high-calibre experienced professionals to lead integrated teams throughout each phase of the project.

The commercial manager will be responsible for assisting the commercial lead in the pre. and post-contract end-to-end as well as assisting the procurement team in the tender cycle from pre-qualification process, RFP preparation, to contract preparation and preparation for signing.

The commercial manager will be responsible for detailed reviews of the cost consultants’ cost plan with continued monitoring throughout the project lifecycle. As well as reviewing the LDC, contractors and sub-contractors’ submissions for payment and processing this payment with the client’s team.

Our values shape the way we consult and define the people we want to join us on our journey:

Safety first – Going home safe and well: 

  • You will be an advocate of Mace’s value of safety first, and be accountable for leading and maintaining exceptional safety, quality, cost, programme, sustainability and project compliance standards.
  • You will possess technical expertise in local health and safety rules and regulations relevant to project portfolio.
  • You will champion a diverse and inclusive working environment, and understand the importance of the wellbeing of the people you manage.

Client focus – Deliver on our promise: 

  • You will work as part of the construction delivery team, taking direction from the construction lead and project senior leadership team.
  • You will build relationships to manage and influence stakeholders, both internally and externally.
  • You will build a strong working relationship with your clients, and support the construction lead in turning the client’s vision into a deliverable onsite plan.
  • Actively support and align work with the clients’ strategic objectives and imperatives, and passionately promote the client’s mission and vision.
  • Managing the client relationship and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assisting in all the procurement activity for the project under the agreement including but not limited to, the preparation and review of expressions of interest and pre-qualifications, production of tender documents and request for proposals, management of the tender process, analysis and evaluation of tender submissions, arranging and chairing contract negotiations, and the facilitation and oversight of the signing of the agreements.
  • Working collaboratively with the supply chain management and procurement teams manage and negotiate contracts with suppliers’ subcontractors and vendors. Maintaining overall responsibility for construction contractor/subcontractor adherence to their respective contracts.
  • Assist with the preparation of requests for proposals (RFP’s) for distribution to vendors.
  • Provision of contract management and administration activities for the framework of project including the evaluation of the contractor against their obligations, evaluation of contractor’s claims and the provision of mitigation strategies to the client, agreement of KPIs with the contractor, maintenance of appropriate records, and ensuring the contractor has the required bonding and insurance in place.
  • Oversight of the master budget and the project falls within the framework, identifying variances and mitigation actions.
  • Directing and supervising the cost management team providing support across the project.
  • Assists the commercial and project director in devising and executing action plans to rectify potential cost overruns, schedule delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work.
  • Review supervision consultants’ recommendation for extension of time or recovery plans to include contractor claims.
  • Contributing to the implementation of the programme strategy and the development of the specific project action plan.
  • Reviewing contracts and making recommendations on commerciality.
  • Resolving issues with contracts and commercial operations.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert for cost and commercial on the project.
  • Ensuring that all stakeholders such as administration, operations and finance understand and adhere to contractual obligations reflecting them accurately.
  • Monitoring performance of commercial activities using key metrics and preparing reports for senior management.
  • Defining jointly with the project controls department, all project plan documents, including the scope and financial plans, schedule and risk management plans.
  • Responsible for the development and distribution of presentation, weekly, and monthly reporting on all aspects of the project.
  • Detailed understanding of commercial and financial forecasting and reporting including the ability to monitor and produce these items.
  • Detailed understanding of commercial and financial management within large/complex organisations.

Integrity – Always do the right thing:

  • You will be responsible for the structure and/or fit out of specific areas or packages, and ensuring they meet quality and safe working standards.
  • You will support the senior construction delivery team in influencing the long-term development of strategy for a function or business unit (BU), creating a sustainable business future.
  • You will commit to making a positive impact for our people, our clients, and our planet, and take ownership for holding others to account who do not uphold the Mace values.

Create opportunity – For our people to excel: 

  • You will support other managers and junior members of your project team and provide an environment to share knowledge and experience.
  • You will actively network, innovate, and seek understanding of best practice, utilising the full depth of knowledge of Mace group, the centres of excellence, Mace way control centre and the knowledge hub.
  • You will provide technical expertise and support to delivery teams, creating a culture of ownership, promoting roles and responsibilities.

You’ll need to have:

  • A degree qualification in quantity surveying/cost management or equivalent.
  • Professional membership or working towards i.e. e.g., MRICS/RICS or equivalent demonstrable professional or personal development.
  • Necessary visa criteria for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and have relevant work experience working on high-valued projects/programmes for a project management consultancy business, which are required for immigration and client approval.
  • Extensive construction experience.
  • Working experience in the MEA region.
  • Influential skills – experience in leading or senior role on major construction projects.
  • Experience in business development.
  • Developed commercial and financial acumen.
  • Knowledge of value engineering, life cycle costing, contract law and contractual frameworks relating to construction.
  • Experience leading parts of projects within large, diverse teams.
  • Developing experience of managing relationships with key senior stakeholders.

Please note: Obtaining a visa in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is subject to a criminal record check, qualifications and may encounter age restrictions.

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