Associate, Cost Management

Accounting / Finance Full Time
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Full Time
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Attracive Salary
  • Salary: Attracive Salary
  • + A minimum of 15+ years’ experience is required in the Quantity Surveying field, ideally applicants would have spent a significant time working on large scale Building projects within Asia & the Middle East, with a focus on multiple asset types.

Website AECOM

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world. We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Associate, Cost Management

The Associate, will lead projects and teams across a variety of our major projects in the Middle East

The Associate tasks will include, but are not limited to:
+ Cost planning and estimating during design phase;

+ Leading and guiding teams of Cost Engineers and Quantity Surveyors;

+ Construction phase cost and project management;

+ Managing cost, budget and timelines of multiple projects in parallel;

+ Assisting with feasibility studies, capital cost advice;

+ Client relationship management – Delivering excellent service to clients in all aspects of a project life cycle.

+ Life-cycle costing.

This role is ideal for a highly proven professional who is looking lead and guide cost management teams across diverse projects in a challenging environment. The AECOM Cost Management team benefits from integrated cost / design opportunities and global reach enabling our team to provide a higher standard of consulting.

Minimum Requirements

+ A minimum of 15+ years’ experience is required in the Quantity Surveying field, ideally applicants would have spent a significant time working on large scale Building projects within Asia & the Middle East, with a focus on multiple asset types.

Specific Skills Required

+ Able to work under own initiative where appropriate, but also keen to work as part of a team and to be mentored and to develop and progress in their career development

+ Very good verbal and written communication skills – Client facing

+ Very good numeracy skills

+ Keenness to challenge, but in an engaging, non-aggressive way

+ An enthusiasm to go the extra mile, to provide great client service

Person Specification:
+ Be the ROLE MODEL, Lead by example

+ Be CLIENT-FOCUSED, Collaborating with AECOM’s clients

+ Be IMPACTFUL, Clear and frequent communications

+ Be DECISIVE, Prioritize, focus and accountability

Safety Competencies:
+ Lead by example, attend training, ensure resources are available. Engage with clients on safety – set client safety objectives on projects.

+ Ensure all projects have risk assessments and safety plans in place.

+ Ensure all communications are published and understood. Start all meetings with a safety moment and visibly lead by example.

+ Extensive experience as a cost manager/ quantity surveyor

+ Prior experience leading a team of professionals / project teams, demonstrated commercial acumen

+ Demonstrated skills in managing multiple project costs and budgets;

+ Strong knowledge and working practice of Middle East Surveying/ Cost Management standards, frameworks and processes;

+ Strong oral and written communication skills;

+ Operates with high standards of integrity

+ Strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn and a desire to work in a dynamic deadline driven team environment;

+ Excellent ability to understand and develop project scope in varied construction and engineering project environments

Preferred Qualifications

+ Degree qualified and Chartered MRICS status

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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