Commercial Director - Rail

United Arab Emirates (AE)
Up to AED 70-75k plus family status, schooling and flights
07 Jan 2019
04 Feb 2019
Job Type

A client side position has opened for a Commercial Director with Rail capability in the UAE. Our client requires a candidate with a minimum 20 years experience and extensive experience working with FIDIC redbook. Candidates applying for this role must be chartered and must have experience working in a senior commercial position on large scale rail projects


  • Oversee the commercial delivery of our clients rail projects
  • Manage the commercial team
  • Risk management to procurement, financial reporting and managing the supply chain.
  • Financial management of projects, budget and cost control for the overall programme
  • Claims Management – review, identify and track causes, check validity, assess time and cost impacts and make recommendations to the client
  • Contract Management and Administration including the supervision, review, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on all consultant and contractor contracts
  • Among the qualities such individuals must possess are strong commercial awareness, strong client liaison skills, project management and team leadership. They also need an extensive understanding of the construction industry, flexibility and a talent for negotiation

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying is essential
  • Must have MRICS
  • Must have a minimum of 20 years’ experience
  • Experience working for leading contractors
  • Arbitration and claims experience
  • Experience in working on large mix use developments as a Commercial Manager
  • Must understand FIDIC contracts