Quantity Surveying Manager - #24901

Serco Plc

Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time
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Your Opportunity
We are looking for a Quantity Surveying Manager who will be responsible to support in the delivery of Serco’s contractual obligations by ensuring the successful implementation of the project.

The purpose of the project under this contract is to provide consulting and management support to a Ministry in KSA with the necessary tools to manage and maintain assets and facilities, through improving activities to meet service requirements, developing business strategies that ensure reducing costs of the life cycle of assets, and improving practices to increase efficiency and effectiveness. It includes but not limited to long-term management of assets, facilities, resources and services to improve performance, reduce costs and manage the life cycle. In brief, the scope is for the provision of consulting, technical, management and administrative support for facilities and asset management works.

The ideal candidate should have well developed verbal and written communication skills and be able to remain calm in stressful situations.

The build it new/ spending era has been and gone. Serco helps businesses and governments maximize ROI and extend the life of their assets. We manage their assets and people and use our data and insights to improve the experience of anyone who interacts with their products or services. We drive operational and cost efficiency on key services through process improvement, innovation and transforming citizen experience providing our Client with Consulting Services to Support Assets and Facilities – Facilities Department.

This role will be based in Riyadh.

Key accountabilities
Prepare accurate cost estimates projects under portfolio.
Analyze project specifications and drawings to determine the quantity of materials and labor required.
Utilize cost databases and industry knowledge to ensure estimates are realistic.
Develop and manage project budgets in collaboration with other managers and team members.
Monitor project costs and expenditures against approved budgets.
Provide regular financial reports to management.
Lead and manage a team of quantity surveyors, estimation managers and estimators.
Liaise with the client to understand their requirements and expectations.
Provide regular updates on project costs and financial status.
Address client queries and concerns related to quantity surveying matters
Accountable for the accuracy and reliability of cost estimates and budgets.
Responsible for managing project finances within approved budgets.
Accountable for cost-related decisions impacting project profitability
Accountable for meeting client expectations regarding cost management.
Responsible for effective communication with client on quantity surveying matters.
Preparing an initial development budget to be included in the facilities that includes all expected costs of operation and maintenance planning and facilities management, including, but not limited to, employees, consultants, contractors, labor, site supervision, materials, inventory management, installation, groundwork, temporary works, safety procedures, security, transportation of facilities, general expenses, emergencies, taxes, tariffs, fees, permits, financing costs and any other costs necessary to implement and develop the tasks and works of operation and maintenance contracts.
Conducting periodic cost checks – as needed – from time to time and provide advice on costs.
Preparing and updating monthly development cash flow expectations.
Participating in developing and implementing change control procedures
Ensuring that payment requests are submitted in accordance with the terms of the concluded contract in terms of timing and form, and include all necessary material outcomes, information, documents, etc.
Ensuring that all necessary conditions for payment are met (such as current insurances, reports, etc.).
If payment requests are materially inconsistent with contract requirements, the consultant must reject such requests and return them to the issuing authority within the times specified in concluded contracts or agreements, with a written statement addressing the areas of non-compliance and necessary corrective actions.
Manage the verification process of all payment requests from the consultant (outsourcing consultants) and operation and maintenance contractors

Specific requirements
  • In-depth knowledge of quantity surveying/cost planning methods, concepts, and tools.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with stakeholders.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze large volumes of data in a concise and accurate manner.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial and costing reports
Education & Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field is mandatory

Skills Good time management and organisational skills. Ability to handle confidential information appropriately. Ability to liaise in a professional manner with staff at all levels in the organisation and with external parties. Ability to develop self and contribute to the development of others across the Team. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. The ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and work productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Strong analytical and strategical skills.

Experience Practical experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Public sector experience. Experience in quantity surveying. Minimum 10 years’ experience

What’s in it for you?
At Serco, our core values drive everything we do, and we believe in fairly compensating our colleagues for the value they bring to our organization. We are proud to offer a total reward package at Serco which includes:
  • Competitive monthly pay and allowances that are commensurate with the role and industry standards
  • Comprehensive medical insurance coverage and life insurance, so our employees can feel secure in their health and financial wellbeing
  • We recognize the importance of work-life balance, which is why we offer competitive leave benefits that exceed industry standards
  • We offer an annual airfare allowance to support our expat colleagues to stay in touch and visit their loved ones
  • We pride ourselves on providing a supportive work environment where we foster a positive Safety-First culture
  • We care deeply about our colleagues' wellbeing and offer access to wellbeing programs and platforms to support their physical, mental, and emotional health.
  • As a global organization, we offer a vast array of career paths for our employees to choose from. The scale and breadth of our organization provides our colleagues with opportunities for growth and variety in their career path, both regionally and globally.
Working with Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen
services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

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We take pride in what we do
Serco is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its employees through its Zero Harm initiative. Please visit www.serco.com/careers for more information.

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