AF25806 - Senior Commercial Manager | Construction Project Delivery | Dubai Festival City | Al Futtaim Group Real Estate | Dubai, UAE

Department: Dubai Festival City
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 10-Apr-2017
Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

Real Estate

Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE) is responsible for the development and operations of Al-Futtaim’s real estate businesses across the Middle East and North Africa which includes:

Dubai Festival City, a 520 hectare waterfront mixed use community, opened in 2005.

Cairo Festival City, a 290 hectare mixed use development, opened in December 2013.

Doha Festival City, comprising 433,847 sq m (land) + 250,000 sq m (GLA) opened in April 2017, IKEA opened in March 2013.

DFC City Management

Dubai Festival City is a 1300 acre, premier waterfront urban community that has been designed to capture the ground breaking 21st Century spirit of Dubai. It offers a rich and vibrant living experience that interconnects the finest, easily accessible:

  • Shopping - Festival Centre
  • Dining - largest F&B offering in Dubai
  • Entertainment &Leisure
  • Residential Community - Villas, apartments &duplexes
  • Schools - Two international schools
  • Hospitality - InterContinental and Crowne Plaza Hotels
  • Commercial Offices
  • Automotive
  • Infrastructure
  • 24/7 City Management

An established creekside mixed use destination, developed by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE), Dubai Festival City offers an unrivalled community lifestyle with modern luxury, comfort and convenience. Dubai Festival City is formed by three distinctive districts; Marsa Al Khor, Festival Centre and Al Badia which are connected by an impressive 30 kilometre internal road network and a wide creekside promenade.

Distinctive residential communities will provide homes to over 50,000 residents living in 20,000 apartments, townhouses and villas. All residential areas are available for sale and lease for individuals and wealth funds. For more information, click here. In addition, 50,000 office personnel will work daily at Dubai Festival City. For more information on office leasing available at Dubai Festival City, click here

With easy access via the 13 lane Business Bay Crossing, Airport Tunnel and the 12 lane Garhoud Bridge, and situated only two kilometres from Dubai International Airport, Dubai Festival City’s unique waterfront setting will deliver vibrancy and a sense of place to Dubai’s landscape.

About the Position:

This role will be responsible to manage the contractual and commercial aspects and the management of a team of project specific commercial staff to provide commercial services to ensure delivery of projects from inception to completion on time and within budget, in accordance with group policies and processes. 

The key result areas will revolve around providing commercial advice to our internal clients and development division to ensure in all respects that risk is minimized, best value is achieved and to maximize the return in investment on projects developed; advise the project team on procurement of projects and consultancy services to meet time, quality and cost requirements of the development plan; assist in the preparation of project development feasibility studies and presentations prepared by the project team, prepare Requests for Proposal/Invitation to bid documents based on client needs, advise on selection of tenderers, prepare tender evaluation reports, lead and conduct the tender negotiation process up to and including preparing final recommendations for internal acceptance/endorsement, provide and manage pre and post contract Quantity Surveying Services including, without limitation, cost estimating, monthly accounts, review of cost and budget forecasts, quantum analysis of claims and variation submissions, and final account settlement, monitor and ensuring project insurance policies are maintained in relation to construction works (Professional Indemnity, Contractors All Risk, Third Party, Other contract insurance requirements), report on portfolio costs, budgets and risks on a monthly basis, provide commercial advice to our internal clients and development division to ensure in all respects that risk is minimized, best value is achieved and to maximize the return in investment on projects developed, manage claims and disputes using outsourced and internal resources dependent on complexity, size claim and resources available in compliance with contractual terms and timescales, etc.

 

The incumbent will be based out of Dubai Festival City.

About You:

The ideal candidate must possess a degree and a minimum of 10 years’ experience working on major projects preferably working on behalf of the client, contractor or a PQS.

 10 years of significant experience in Infrastructure, Retail, Residential, High Rise, Hotel construction experience is essential.

 

Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
 
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.