Commercial Manager, United Arab Emirates- Middle East Jobs

Commercial Manager job vacancy in the UAE United Arab Emirates. This role is based in Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

Stafford Lawrence is seeking to recruit a Commercial Lead or Commercial manager UAE for a full-time permanent position with one of the Best British consultancies in the Middle East for their offices in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Our construction consultancy client are seeking a commercial professional for a permanent role. The commercial professional must have strong Infrastructure projects experience. MRICS is also Mandatory for this role.

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Key Responsibilities for the Lead Commercial Manager, Abu Dhabi

  • You will be responsible for the commercial management of a variety of infrastructure projects across the Middle East region. The role is based in AD but projects may be in the wider region such as Dubai, Saudi or Bahrain.
  • The role will entail the post-contract cost management and contracts administration of projects with a value over $100million
  • Part of your role will entail the mentoring and management of a team of up to 5+ people.
  • FIDIC Post contract commercial support, management of bonds, insurances, guarantee logs, interim valuations and payments
  • Management of variations and recommendations as well as the management of risk and value management , cost analysis and project work
  • Preparation and presentation of progress reports and cost reports.
  • Management for project claims and EOT Claims.
  • Mentoring and Management of a team of commercial / quantity surveying professionals.

Requirements for the Commercial Manager United Arab Emirates


  • MRICS status is Mandatory for this role. Our client will also accept MCIArb chartered Status for this vacancy
  • A BSc or MSc in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management is a mandatory requirement for this Commercial Manager role. This must have been taken at a recognised western university.
  • An additional qualification in Construction Law would be highly regarded, such as MSc or LLM in Construction Law and practice.
  • A minimum of 3 years of Middle East experience is a mandatory requirement of this role. Along with a strong understanding of FIDIC contracts
  • Experience of delivering one or more major infrastructure projects with a value over $100million is also an essential requirement. Or a mix of experience to include infrastructure.
  • Circa 12-15 years overall experience as a commercial manager with a Tier 1 Consultancy PM/CM organisation. ( we cannot accept main contracting candidates for this role) Our client will consider Consultancy or Client side experience. We cannot consider Main Contractor candidates for this role.
  • Post Contract cost management and contracts administration experience.
  • The ability to liaise at a senior level with clients in the Middle east.
  • Experience of leading and mentoring a team of quantity surveyors / commercial managers
  • A strong understanding of Quantity Surveying software Cost X or similar

Salary & Benefits for Commercial Managers in Abu Dhabi, Middle East jobs

The successful Commercial Manager UAE can expect a total package salary of 41,000 – 44,000 Dhs per month. This is a full time permanent position.

  • Medical cover is provided on top of the package
  • In addition, One Professional Subscription
  • Mobilisation and demobilisation flights
  • Bonus as per UAE Law

To apply for this Commercial Manager Job Vacancy Middle East

To apply email your CV to  Quote REF: ADUAE/ Commercial 0323

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  • For more information on living and working in the Middle East and current salary information, please read our blog which provides detail on living and working and salaries for Commercial Managers in the Middle East

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About Us- Stafford Lawrence Ltd- Middle East Recruitment Consultants

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