KEO International Consultants

Associate Director - Commercial

Job Location(s) Saudi Arabia-Riyadh
Posted Date 2 months ago(10/7/2021 10:17 PM)
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Cost/Commercial/Quantity Surveying


KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we have led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.


As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey.


We invite you to join us.

Our newest opportunity is for an Associate Director, to join our award-winning team based in Saudi Arabia. The Associate Director will represent the firm in all communications in Saudi Arabia, managing all client interaction for our allied practice, C-Quest, from pre to post contract award throughout the entire course of the construction activities. This role is best suited to an individual who is excited with the challenge of joining a growing business and contributing to the future growth of the business in KSA.


Paramount to success within this varied role will include;


  • Managing the QS, Commercial/Contracts teams and supervising all commercial activities within KSA.
  • Acting in a client liaison role across multiple projects and clients in country.
  • Responsible for creating and following-up on business development leads.
  • Review and support the preparation of bids within KSA.
  • Supporting the finance team in issuance of invoices.
  • Providing formal supervision to individual employees within single functional or operational area.
  • Planning and monitoring appropriate staffing levels and utilization of labour.
  • Mentors and coaches team members to further develop competencies.
  • Ensuring management of the construction contracts and reporting thereon to the KEO/C-Quest Director is carried out consistently and promptly by the commercial/QS teams.
  • Maintaining communication with the KEO/C-Quest Director on all contract and commercial related issues.
  • Supervising the management of the project changes through the C-Quest Change Control Process.
  • Responsible for the deployment of individuals for overseeing and managing the whole project lifecycle from initial inception and business case development estimates, through the design and procurement process and onto the site delivery and commissioning phase.
  • Providing guidance and training to project staff on Commercial Issues.
  • Supervising contract administration of the projects by the commercial/QS team.
  • Supervising the management of contractual cost controls and financial control procedures.
  • Supervising the management of projects on all matters related to commercial/contractual matters including claims and dispute resolution.
  • Supervises the monthly project cost reports and input to consolidated Monthly Report to clients.



To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envisage that you will bring a minimum of 15 years' of relevant experience with at least a minimum of  years experience in business management role. Bachelors Degree in Quantity Surveying and MRICS or equivalent.


  • Highly developed knowledge of statutory and commercial frameworks with the ability to analyse and interpret financial data, prepare and control budgets and manage contracts.
  • Proven experience to effectively plan, lead, organise and optimise the performance of teams across multiple locations.
  • Excellent communications skills across the board with the ability to write reports and presentations
  • The ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to employees, clients, top management and/or public groups.
  • Expert level analytical and quantitative skills with proven experience in developing strategic solutions with the ability to develop collaborative relationships across the firm, with clients and other key stakeholders, to achieve business results and improve client outcomes.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial terms and principles with ability to calculate complex figures and forecast and prepare budgets.

KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work. 


We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially. 


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