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Retail Project Lead (QS)

  • Job reference: FG-005972
  • Sector: Construction, Infrastructure
  • Location: Dubai
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Why not...

Faithful+Gould is seeking to expand its UAE Retail team and is looking for retail Project leaders who will manage QS teams in the delivery of large scale regional malls projects.

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 maximize 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 focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization 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.


  • Client and stakeholder management.
  • Executive level and monthly reporting
  • Internal programme management
  • Managing and assisting technical teams to prepare packages and deliverables 
  • Maintaining rolling revenue & profit forecasts
  • Reporting on project performance
  • Leveraging project commercial performance – revenues and costs

Essential Criteria

  • In-depth knowledge and experience commercial management of retail super & mega malls at both pre & post contract stage
  • Middle East retails malls experience in last 4-5 years preferable
  • Middle East construction experience added benefit, delivery experience in UAE would be a differentiator
  • Good contract, commercial and financial understanding, 10 years post qualification experience
  • Excellent written English
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Large company & project financial control systems use & understanding
  • Good attention to detail.
Desirable Criteria
  • Professional Membership (MRICS)
  • Knowledge of FIDIC
The Individual
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying from recognised University;
  • Must have previous experience of FIDIC Contracts
  • Strong contractual, commercial and financial knowledge
  • Min 15 years post-contract relevant capacity in contracts and commercial management
  • Must have consultant and/or client background for minimum of 5 years
  • Must have minimum of 3 years Middle East experience preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Politically aware
  • Team player, team leader

  • Degree in relevant discipline

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes

  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 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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