Commercial, Risk and Governance Lead/Buildings Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at Stantec Consulting

Title: Commercial, Risk and Governance Lead/Buildings

Company: Stantec Consulting

Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Management

Job Description and Requirements

The Commercial, Risk and Governance Lead will report to the Head of Buildings for the Middle East region. Primary Responsibilities are;

• Assist, advise and support the Head of Buildings on all financial, risk and governance aspects.

• Provide key commercial inputs at the bid stage.

• Provide commercial reviews and support through the lifecycle of projects.

Typical duties will include;

• Support the business in financial / commercial negotiations with clients and potential clients.

• Support the business manage the finances at a business level and have a full knowledge of the P&L.

• Support Finance and ensure the flow of accurate information between projects and finance.

• Support the business with strategies and work processes.

• Reach back to the international business for best practices, advice, process and governance on commercial and project management matters.

• Provide review and audit across all projects, identifying potential issues early and creating mitigation plans and follow up to ensure implementation.

• Develop Project Manager’s process skills; WBS, EAC, Risk, Change, Schedule, QA/QC, HSSE, Contracts, Sub-Contracts.

• Develop and implement commercially innovative fee proposals.

• Review contracts and understand the key clauses that are a concern. Clearly identify showstoppers. Work closely with Group Legal, then provide the business with a recommendation on how to proceed.

• Apply the Stantec Risk Policy within the Middle East region.

• Review Project Execution Plans and approve prior to project commencement.

• Ensure project managers identify and manage risk, and review, support and challenge.

• Ensure project managers identify Variations and Scope Changes, and, together, develop and implement strategies for securing Variations with clients.

• Work with project managers and finance to produce accurate invoices in a timely manner.

• Chase, track, and engage clients on Aged Debt to ensure timely payment.

• Undertake Lessons Learned and project close down activities.

• Take the lead on any claims/changes and develop/implement an appropriate response strategy.

• Train, mentor and develop the team of Project Managers and Project Controllers.


Commercial, Risk and Governance Lead (Buildings)


• At least 15+ years of experience across Project Delivery (Design), Project Management and Business Governance.

• PMP or APMP (PMQ) is essential.

• BA or BEng in Architecture / Engineering and experience in delivering consultancy design projects, is essential. Experience delivering Buildings projects is a key advantage.

• Experience operating in a similar role within an International Tier 1 design and engineering consultant.

• Middle East experience is essential.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Ability to handle tight deadlines and pressure from stakeholders.

• Client facing experience is essential.

• Excellent stakeholder management skills.

• Ability to coach and lead a team.


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