Commercial Director (Remote assignment)

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mississauga
  • 150 - 200
  • Salary: 150 - 200


We currently have an opportunity for a Commercial Director (Remote assignment) to work on a major development, a giga project located in the northeastern part of the Red Sea. Key components of the project scope include the development of luxury hospitality & high-end residential assets, infrastructure, commercial spaces, and recreational facilities.


  • To understand and interpret Atkins rights and responsibilities across its portfolio of projects in UAE
  • Overall responsibility for supporting Project Directors in the delivery of projects to the contractual arrangements and the required commercial outcome (including the contracted profit margin) all in accordance with the agreed financial objectives
  • Co-ordinate commercial appointments for services being provided by all parties, including other Atkins Business Sectors and sub-consultants.
  • Developing and managing the commercial administration, monitoring and change control system requirements to comply with Atkins internal business processes and systems, inclusive of risk and variation registers
  • Developing commercial understanding and competence within the Project Management and Design delivery staff in UAE
  • Support the Project-based Commercial staff within the Country’s live projects
  • Escalation and reporting on claims made against Atkins Professional Indemnity insurance or such circumstances
  • Commercial review and audit of live projects in Country
  • Understanding of and adherence to Atkins internal Business Management System (BMS) and other processes.
  • Monitor compliance of the Service Delivery Process throughout the project delivery phase and respond to queries;
  • Review monthly financial reports and review any actions in respect of the Risk Register and project contingency;
  • Influence improved risk management to ensure an appropriate approach to risk is considered with an objective of converting contingency to margin for live projects
  • Liaise with finance and project teams on debt management with an aim of converting debt provisions to P&L profit.
  • Provide guidance to project teams to ensure a consistent approach to billing in line with contractual arrangements is maintained to maximise positive cash flow.
  • Influence behaviours to provide early warnings of risk to projects financial health


  • BEng /BSc in an appropriate engineering discipline or Quantity Surveying or equivalent.
  • Professional Membership (MRICS, MCIOB, MCIPS, MCIArb).
  • Minimum of15 years relevant experience

Technical Knowledge and experience


  • Contracts and sub-contracts- preparation, review and evaluation
  • Knowledge of the design process in the project lifecycle
  • Knowledge of the site operations process
  • Contract and commercial correspondence
  • Preparation of financial models and pricing proposals
  • Understanding and experience of project planning, programme and delay claim preparation and evaluation
  • Management of variations and claims processes, claims preparation
  • Senior level commercial experience on at least one major design and construct project
  • Negotiation skills
  • Risk management process and practice
  • Excellent ability to develop successful client relationships

Highly desirable:

  • Design and build project experience, especially contractor side design
  • Multi-disciplinary design and engineering process and controls
  • Middle East experience.
  • Must have experience in Infra/ Residential/ Infra/ Mixed use projects
  • Commercial experience with the delivery of projects in the entertainment sector

The individual:

  • Business minded, commercially astute
  • External focus and awareness of market influences
  • Client friendly, relationship building, emotionally intelligent
  • Self-motivated with a winning attitude
  • Good team leader and team worker
  • Excellent communicator in written and spoken English
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Mobile, willing to make regular travel in region
  • Committed and persistent can-do qualities
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:

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

AtkinsRéalis is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement. We oppose all forms of unlawful treatment and discrimination.

Our aim is for the company to be representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applications equally.

We pursue this commitment by:

Having clear and concise procedures and guidelines for both line managers and employees to ensure policies are fully understood and implemented;

Complying with the relevant employment legislation and codes of practice;

Ensuring that all existing employees, potential employees, colleagues and customers are treated equally and with respect;

Ensuring that the workplace is an environment free from discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying regardless of an individual’s gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement;

Making all decisions relating to recruitment, selection or promotion according to the employees’ ability.



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