MRICS Associate Director/Project Director Commercial UAE – United Arab Emirates Job Vacancy

We are seeking an MRICS Associate Director/ Project Director Commercial for a permanent position in the UAE. This vacancy is with a world-class Construction Consultancy for their offices in the United Arab Emirates. As with the majority of our vacancies, there are some VERY strict requirements for this position…….. please read them carefully. These are the end client requirements.

Our client is one of the premier construction cost consultancies in the Middle East and indeed across the globe. They work in a number of sectors but this job vacancy requires high profile or Iconic projects experience.


N.B For the avoidance of doubt, a requirement means: Wanted or Needed

TO APPLY:  Send an up to date CV to the email listed below. Provide the reference number stated.

Requirements for the MRICS Associate Director/Project Director Commercial UAE- Middle East Vacancy

ALL the following requirements MUST be met

  1. Above all this position specifically requires an MRICS Chartered Quantity Surveyor, so you must have MRICS or FRICS Quantity Surveying route. We cannot consider applications without this. It is a MANDATORY requirement.
  2. Stafford Lawrence is seeking Director level candidates for this senior level position. So, you should have experience working with a Construction Cost Consultancy in A Director or Associate Director position and have solid experience as a Commercial Professional overseeing iconic projects. The role will be based in the United Arab Emirates.
  3. For this position our client requires a minimum of 20 -25 years experience Post Degree, from the year you attained your Degree Qualification.
  4. Previous Middle East experience is a requirement, some of this experience MUST be in the United Arab Emirates on High profile or Iconic ‘Buildings’ projects. We are not seeking Rail/ Civils or Infrastructure Candidates.
  5. Cost Consultancy experience is a requirement we are looking for the Top Cost consultancy organisations on your CV. We are not seeking Contractor or Client Side candidates.
  6. Candidates should have longevity of service with well known consultancy organisations. Preferably 5-7 years experience with each organisation. Candidates who have moved roles frequently every 1-2 years or who have long periods of unemployment cannot be considered for this role. The end client has listed this proviso.
  7.  A degree qualification specifically in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management from a well known University.
  8. Experience of BIM is also a requirement for this vacancy.
  9. In addition, you will have very strong Post Contract experience. Ideally we are seeking someone with both Pre and Post contract experience, but candidates MUST have solid Post Contract.
  10. This is a hands on role, requiring someone who is very adept at overseeing the contractor
  11. Please note: As per UAE law, we require an expat who is under the retirement age of 60.

Salary & Benefits- United Arab Emirates Vacancy

An excellent total package salary is available for this MRICS Associate Director /Director UAE Vacancy

The salary banding provided by our client is 55-70,000 AED per month total package. PLEASE NOTE: Our client can be slightly negotiable for the right person who meets ALL requirements.

  • In addition, Medical cover is provided on top of the total package
  • Bonus as per UAE Law
  • Mobilisation and demobilisation flights.
  • Visa costs if required

TO APPLY  for this MRICS Associate Director/Project Director – Commercial UAE Vacancy

Email an up-to-date CV to Please Quote reference MRICS/UAE/DIRECTOR24


Please provide the following paperwork with your application:

  1. A copy of your Degree Qualification showing BSc Quantity Surveying or BSc Commercial Management
  2. A copy of your Certificate showing your Chartered Status


  1. Experience of BIM
  2. 20-25 years post degree experience
  3. High profile projects experience
  4. Previous Middle East Experience
  5. Longevity of tenure in your roles circa 5+ years in most roles
  6. Strong Post Contract Experience
  7. Please state how many years of experience you have in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

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CV writing for Middle East job vacancies – Jobs and Careers for Cost Managers

  • Please ensure that you provide your Date of Birth and Nationality on your CV, along with your contact detail, telephone number and email address.
  • A professional picture. Ideally a picture of you in a professional setting. Please do not provide photos of yourself in a local bar or dancing at a party, or in fancy dress !
  • Please ensure that you provide dates on ALL of your qualifications and the place where you studied your BSc Quantity Surveying and detail if it was full or part-time.
  • Please make sure that you provide your MRICS Membership number and the date you attained MRICS.
  • Where possible provide information on the projects you have worked on and their value as well as your particular involvement and who you reported to, and anyone you were responsible for.
  • In addition, provide detail on your notice period and availability.
  • Above all, please do not use coloured text or logo pictures on your CV, keep it simple.

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About Us- Stafford Lawrence Ltd- Middle East Recruitment Consultants

  • Stafford Lawrence Ltd has 20 years of experience recruiting full-time vacancies for Consultancy professionals in the UK Middle East and Asia
  • We have considerable experience placing candidates into vacancies in the Middle East, and across the world, we will guide you and offer assistance all the way.
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  • We are always seeking Quantity Surveyors, Cost Consultants and Commercial Managers for Careers in Construction in the Middle East, we can provide detailed information on salaries and benefits as well as information on living and working in the middle east and visa requirements.

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