Commercial Consultancy Manager

Job Overview

At Mace, our purpose is to redefine the boundaries of ambition. We believe in creating places that are responsible, bringing transformative impact to our people, communities, and societies across the globe. To learn more about our purpose, culture, and priorities, visit our strategy site.

Within our Consult business we harness our unique combination of leading-edge practical expertise and project delivery consultancy to unlock the potential in every project.

The project: 

This opportunity is to be involved in a Major mixed-use development, in Riyadh. The programme consists of over 200 projects including Cultural and heritage assets, F&B, Retail and Hotels, commercial buildings, and educational facilities.

Mace are currently providing the Programme Management Office overseeing this development and are looking for high-calibre experienced people.

Our values shape the way we consult, and define the people we want to join us on our journey, they are:

Safety first – Going home safe and well.
Client focus – Deliver on our promise.
Integrity – Always do the right thing.
Create opportunity – for our people to excel.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Working with a Mace Senior Commercial Manager to manage a number of Project Management Consultancies and Client commercial teams to ensure consistency of cost and commercial management and reporting across numerous projects within the programme.
  • Providing oversight and governance responsibilities of cost and commercial management include cost planning and benchmarking, cost reporting, cashflow reporting, procurement and contract reporting, claims reporting.
  • Work with the PMO team to develope and improving project cost and commercial databases to accurately track and control commercial statuses.
  • Working with PMC and Client teams to review and align Project Budgets with benchmarks.
  • Support PMCs and Client teams on tracking and interpreting trends and issues via dashboards and reports in PowerBI.
  • Tracking and controlling project accruals and commitments against Budgets.
  • Building project forecasts to include for estimated work to complete (ETC) and the development of the estimate at completion (EAC).
  • Tracking project contingency and exposure associated with risk events and remaining risks on the project.
  • Tracking project change control to ensure alignment with agreed baselines and control data structures.
  • Tracking key project trends which can inform future change management.
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies, regulatory requirements, and industry standards, including AACE and RICS guidelines.

You’ll need to have:

  • Degree in quantity surveying/cost management (or equivalent).
  • Professional membership or working towards i.e. MRICS/RICS, or equivalent demonstrable professional or personal development.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in cost and commercial management, with a proven track record in large-scale projects or programs.
  • Developed commercial and financial acumen.
  • Advanced experience of working with large cost data sets.
  •  Knowledge of value engineering, contract law and contractual frameworks relating to construction.
  • Developing experience of managing relationships with key senior stakeholders.
  • A demonstrable structured approach to quality assurance and quality control of work output.

You’ll also have:

  • Strong experience in mixed use developments, including hospitality, residential and cultural projects.
  • Excellent data management skills including Microsoft Excel, use of advance formulas, pivot tables. Experience in PowerPivot, PowerQuery and DAX is sought after.
  • Experience of working within a PMO office is desirable.
  • In-country experience is highly sought after due to client requirements.
  • Ability to engage effectively across all levels of stakeholders, including contractors, PMCs and Client teams.

Mace is an inclusive employer and welcomes interest from a diverse range of candidates. Even if you feel you do not fulfil all of the criteria, please apply as you may still be the best candidate for this role or another role within our organization.