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Procurement Specialist

  • Job reference: FG-005735
  • Sector: Management Consultancy, Programme Management, Support Services
  • Location: Riyadh Province
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The programme is motivated by the need to provide affordable housing for Saudis, but in so doing aspires to impact positively on the non-oil GDP while reducing the local unemployment rate. The primary drivers are to provide 340,000 affordable residential units to be constructed in five new townships across the Kingdom. The development of the townships will include all of the physical and social infrastructure required to create great community environments. A challenging 5 year timescale has been set for achieving the programme.

The Procurement Specialist will form part of the F&G Procurement team which will deliver the day to day onsite procurement related activities. The Procurement Specialist will report to the Procurement Manager and will receive his work assignments and instructions 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 procurement related deliverables that they are responsible for. The Procurement Specialist will be a key member of the procurement team with regard to administering the key elements of the procurement lifecycle.

This role will report directly to the Procurement Manager. They will work within the F+G procurement team and the focus will be on the successful delivery of the day to day procurement activities in accordance with the approved processes and the procedures manual.

Pre-Tender Activities:

The Procurement Specialist will be expected to understand the procurement strategies being utilised as well as the different mechanisms which have been selected for delivery of the Project. They will have limited input into the actual procurement strategy creation but will be actively involved throughout the entire procurement process.

Process & Procedures Drafting and Implementation:

The Procurement Specialist may be requested to assist in the drafting and implementation of the Project specific standard templates and procedures. The Procurement Specialist may be tasked with various activities such as ensuring that the Client approved Project procurement processes (especially standard templates, workflows & procedures) are being effectively implemented at the PMC level. Their workload will be determined by the Procurement Manager to make sure that those PMC activities to be undertaken as part of the procurement scope are captured, monitored and delivered in accordance with the Project requirements.

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.

PMO Procurement Packages:

It is anticipated that there will be a variety of early start activities that will be procured directly by the procurement team rather than the specific PMC’s. The breakdown of these has not yet been confirmed but is likely to include the site set-up activities and any early appointments required to meet initial project milestones. For those packages that are required to be procured by the F+G procurement team, the Procurement Specialist acting under instruction from the Procurement Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of the following procurement activities:

Procurement Management for the full procurement lifecycle
Expressions of Interest issuance & process management
Pre-Qualification of potential consultants & contractors and the issue of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA) if required by the Client
Issuance of RFP or ITT to approved list of Tenderers
Create, agree and administer the Tender Evaluation Matrices
Technical evaluation reports for tenders returned (with Client and/or appointed representative assistance as required or instructed)
Commercial evaluation reports for tenders returned
Post Tender Negotiations
Final Tender recommendation based on the combined scores (Technical & Commercial)
Contract Award based on Client approval to proceed 

PMC Procurement Packages:

It is anticipated that a variety of procurement activities will take place at the PMC level. The role of the F+G procurement team for these activities is in providing the process workflows, procedures manual and standard templates for each of the PMC’s to utilise during the procurement lifecycle. The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for reviewing that these processes are being adhered to and will where necessary collect and provide input and recommendations for any amendments from the concerned parties. The Procurement Specialist will update the Procurement Manager of the status of the procurement activities being carried at the PMC level and highlight any major concerns.
Post-Contract Activities:

The Post Contract Activities undertaken by the F+G procurement team focuses around collecting live data on stakeholder performance as well as the administration of the various procurement related trackers being issued at the PMC level. The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for ensuring they obtain up to date market knowledge from live projects as well as identifying processes & procedures and/or templates that may need revision to improve efficiency. This is a continuous process which will be undertaken with oversight from the Procurement Manager.

Reporting and Performance Tracking:

The Procurement Specialist will provide and update the Procurement Manager on procurement progress in the form of trackers and reports. The Procurement Specialist will be responsible obtaining this information from the relevant concerned parties to ensure that procurement deliverables are being met in-line with Client expectations. The Procurement Specialist will also provide updates on future workload regarding procurement deliverables, especially those that are on the critical path. This is to ensure that the procurement activity pipeline is being monitored and that any potential issues are escalated to the Procurement Manager.

Rewards & Benefits:
A competitive salary;
Accommodation allowance;
Transportation allowance;
22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
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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