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Project Lead - Quantity Surveying (Aviation)

  1. Dubai
  1. Project, programme & cost management

Faithful+Gould are seeking to expand the team based in the UAE. We are looking for hire a Project Lead with proven experience in aviation.

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.

Essential Criteria

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in leading aviation projects at both pre & post contract stage;
  • Aviation project experience for 4-5 years preferable;
  • International construction project experience added benefit;
  • Previous delivery experience in UAE preferable;
  • Good contract, commercial and financial understanding, 10 years post qualification experience;
  • Excellent written English for preparation of task orders, contract letters and communications;
  • Good negotiation skills to agree sub-contracts with third parties;
  • Previous experience in government departments/client side roles;
  • Large company & project financial control systems use & understanding;
  • Good attention to detail and ability to review invoices and contracts prior to issue;
  • Experience in cost planning, estimating, BoQ preparation, tender services including drafting, analysis, negotiating etc. is necessary;
  • Experience with interim and final account payments, cost reports, management of insurances and bonds etc. is required.

Desirable Criteria

  • Professional Membership (MRICS,);
  • Knowledge of UAE contract law;


  • Contract interpretation and advice/action
  • Client and stakeholder management
  • Internal programme management
  • Managing and assisting technical teams to prepare task orders/work packages
  • Maintaining rolling revenue & profit forecasts
  • Reporting on project performance
  • Leveraging project commercial performance – revenues and costs
  • Ensure time charge hours properly captured and invoiced on time

The Individual

  • Degree in Quantity Surveying from recognized 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 previously worked on aviation projects;
  • Minimum of 3 years international experience preferred;
  • Project management acumen;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Politically aware;
  • Team player, team leader;

Rewards and Benefits;

 We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance;
  • Transportation allowance;
  • 22 working days annual leave;
  • Medical and life insurance cover;
  • Company gratuity scheme;
  • Discretionary bonus scheme;
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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