MEP Cost Manager – ATKINS – Dubai

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Associate Director – MEP Cost Management
Faithful+Gould are seeking to expand the MEP cost management team based for the UAE from both a team size and client development perspective. Based from Dubai or Abu Dhabi, you will lead the MEP cost management team for MEP deliverables for all UAE cost management projects.
Additionally, you shall support our ME and Africa teams, as senior MEP representative in the business.

Preparation and delivery of MEP estimates, cost plans, Bills of Quantities, pre-tender estimates and post contract QS administration
Contract interpretation and advice/action
Client and stakeholder management
Executive level reporting
Internal programme management
Managing and assisting technical teams to prepare task orders/work packages
Project/Client specific Change Management
Reporting on project performance
Leveraging project commercial performance – revenues and costs
Ensure time charge hours properly captured and invoiced on time.
Preparation of MEP sector business plans.
Develop strategic client relationships and key accounts.
Profit and loss responsibility.
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.

Essential Criteria

In-depth knowledge and experience in MEP cost management and contract administration
Middle East experience in last 4-5 years preferable
Middle East delivery experience in UAE would be a differentiator
Good contract, commercial and financial understanding, 10 years post qualification experience
Excellent written English for preparation of task orders, contract letters and communications
Good communication skills to work with the design teams and obtain the required information
Understanding of standard methods of measurement
Good attention to detail and ability to review estimates, cost plans and bills of quantities prior to issue
Client facing role at both pre- and post-contract stages.
Desirable Criteria
Professional Membership – MRICS
Knowledge of FIDIC contracts.
Degree or similar in Quantity Surveying preferred, but not essential.
The Individual
Degree in Quantity Surveying or similar from recognised University preferred
Strong contractual, commercial and financial knowledge
Min 15 years post-contract relevant capacity in contracts and commercial management
Must have consultant and/or client background for minimum of 5 years
Minimum of 3 years Middle East experience preferred
Ability to manage multiple projects
Good communication skills
Politically aware
Team player, team leader.