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Procurement (Pre-Qual) Specialist

  • Job reference: FG-005416
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: Riyadh Province

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies; with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximise our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.
Key services include :Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focussed our digital transformation around platform modernisation and product development and through standardisation and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.


The Procurement Specialist will form part of the team which will deliver the Procurement elements of works. They will be involved and will deliver the day to day procurement activities. The Procurement Specialist will work to the Procurement Lead and will receive his workflow and activities from this person. The Procurement Specialist will have limited input from a strategic perspective. However, they will understand the procurement concepts being utilised to ensure that this understanding is reflected in any deliverables created.



This role will report directly to the Procurement Lead. They will work within the Procurement team and the focus will be on the successful delivery of the day to day procurement activities.

Pre-Tender Activities:


The Procurement Specialist will be expected to understand the Procurement Strategies being utilised as well as the different mechanisms for delivery. They will have limited input into the strategy creation but will be involved throughout the process aiding where required.

Processes and Procedures Creation:


The Procurement Specialist may be requested to assist in the creation and implementation of Al Wedyan standard templates and procedures. The Procurement Specialist may be tasked with various activities such as ensuring that the Al Wedyan Processes and Procedures are being effectively implemented to at the PMC level. There workload will be split by the Procurement Lead to make sure that those activities to be undertaken as part of the Procurement Scope are captured and delivered.

PMO Procurement Packages:


It is anticipated that there will be a variety of activities that will be procured by the P&C team rather than the specific PMC’s. The breakdown of this has not yet been confirmed. However, for those packages procured by the P&C team the Procurement Specialist will be required to administer and deliver the following activities with the Procurement Leads assistance

  • Procurement Management for full procurement lifecycle (ITT – Contract Award)
  • Expressions of Interest Issuance and process management
  • Technical Evaluation Reports for tenders returned (With DevCo assistance)
  • Final Tender recommendations.

PMC Procurement Packages:


It is anticipated that a variety of procurement activities will take place at the PMC level. The role of the P&C team for these activities is Procurement Specialist will assist in ensuring that these processes are adhered to and where necessary will provide input to any solutions provided.

Post-Contract Activities: 


The Post Contract Activities undertaken by the P&C team focuses around collecting live data on Stakeholder performance as well as the administering of the various trackers being issued at the PMC level. The Procurement Specialist will carry out investigations with the various PMC’s ensuring that up to date market knowledge is received from live projects as well as identifying any processes and procedures that may need improving.

Reporting and Performance Tracking:


The Senior Buyer will be responsible for collating procurement progress in the form of trackers and reports. They are to provide updates to the Procurement Management team as required on activities undertaken as well as future workload.


Rewards and Benefits


We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 22 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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