Location   United Arab Emirates
Sector   Real Estate
Job Type   Full Time
Date   05/11/2018
Job Ref No   3885

Company Profile

Our client, a regionally prominent real estate developer with an extensive portfolio in the UAE

Job Description

Our client, a regionally prominent real estate developer with an extensive portfolio in the UAE, is looking for a commercial manager who is expected to provide commercial, contractual, planning and technical assistance to the VP of Projects and Commercial.


"In the role, our ideal candidate with inform the VP of ongoing project activities and  potential risk on a regular basis, managing project components and administering contracts on a day-to-day basis"


Here's a portrait of what our ideal candidate's day would look like -

  • Assist the VP Projects & Commercial to establish project administration procedures for development management, commercial, planning, procurement and financial integration.
  • Assist the VP Projects & Commercial and the respective development stakeholders in managing the various components of projects.
  • Participate in managing interfaces between consultants, contractors and suppliers of each development with the objective of the company achieving its profit development objectives.
  • Coordinate and work closely with the Company’s various Departments (Sales, Marketing, Legal, Finance, Projects, Business Development Managers, etc) that have a link to the development projects.
  • Advise the Senior Management on any identified operating risks, poor performance, required remedial actions, claims, variation orders issues for further action.
  • Keep abreast of business and technical developments in the building / construction industry as a basis for planning and managing change, and ensuring the Company’s success and business viability against competition.
  • Monitor market conditions and changes in the business environment to assist the Company in making judgments about changes or adaptations to development plans.
  • Co-ordinate, manage and control the planning, legal, contract, procurement, commercial, etc., functions throughout the construction process of the Company’s developments to ensure the overall programme, budget and development concept are all achieved and delivered as planned.
  • Monitor progress of development projects regularly, liaising closely with other Departments to enable the phases of the project such as the land acquisition, infrastructure, marketing, pricing and construction to progress smoothly in accordance with the approved development plan.
  • Participate in meetings as required.
  • Manage the day to day tasks that the Commercial Team are required to carry out
  • Monitor performance of Staff under Commercial Manager’s direct management and give them the necessary directives, mentoring and training as and when required. 

Candidate Profile

  • Ideal applicant will be a person Qualified in QS/Cost Management with appropriate education certification. Additionally be a Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) . The role requires the experience gained over 8 – 10 years working in quantity Surveying function within civil construction / property development firms.
  • Commercially astute, numerate, risk averse & ability to accurately forecast risk & cost,
  • Multi tasking, self motivated, with team management capability
  • Good organization, planning & task management priority skills,
  • Decision making through risk analysis and experience,
  • Ability to provide summarized and detailed reports on current activities,
  • Demonstrate experience in FIDIC contracts & execution.