Associate Director – MEP Cost Management – Atkins Middle East

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Job description / Role

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.


• 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.



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.

About Company

Atkins Middle East

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Job level: Mid level Years of experience: 15 Salary: AED0 / Publish date: 07 Jan 2019

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