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Parsons Corporation Commercial Director in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Job Description:

Commercial Director

Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Parsons is now hiring a Commercial Director for our rapidly expanding team.

Parsons extensive experience combined with your finance management skills, including reviewing contracts, and identifying potential conflicts. At this level you will provide technical guidance to assigned personnel, and ensures proficiency and timeliness of contract administration. In this role, you will manage all commercial activity for a Division, a major market segment, or for a major project. Travel to the client's offices or to the project site may be required, either before the contract receives final approval or during the life of the contract.


  • Review Tender submissions and assist in the evaluation of the same for recommendation to the Employer

  • Assist in negotiations to facilitate the placing of Major Contracts.

  • Responsible for the overall cost of the Project (Budget and Forecasts).

  • Ensure all costs are captured in the regular weekly and monthly reports

  • Advise Client on all contractual issues with the various Contracts

  • Negotiate and clarify contractual requirements in meetings with consultants and contractors.

  • Manage a team of both pre and post contract commercial staff

  • Review Payment Certificates prepared by the PMCM for recommendation to SBF

  • Review and recommend Payment Applications / Certificates produced by consultants

  • Oversee Change Management

  • Attend meetings and advise Client on all Commercial issues.

  • 20+ year local GCC experience on projects across Civils, Infrastructure, Buildings and Utilities. + MRICS, or equivalent

  • Risk assessment,

  • Tender analysis & evaluation,

  • Any other task requested by the Client.

Key relationships

Supervision Received - Program Director Supervision Given - Contract Administrators; Administrative support staff, Quantity Surveyors Internal Contacts - All employees in Division; other departments External Contacts - Clients’ Contract Administrators; Suppliers; Govt. Agencies

Other Key Activities

  • Provides technical guidance to assigned personnel and ensures proficiency and timeliness of contract administration. Makes staffing assignments and reassignments as Company and project needs arise. Recruits, interviews, and evaluates prospective employees. Collaborates with Division and project management to ensure proper support contract negotiations and administration.

  • Reviews requests for proposals to identify risks and contractual terms not conforming to Company policy.

  • Negotiates the more difficult, or complex, contractual issues

  • Interact act with different departments within the PMO, SBF and others to enable proper execution of services.

  • Maintains an active participation in related professional societies to keep abreast of relevant contractual issues.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

Required Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying , or related field

  • 20+ years of experience is required

  • Experience on mixed use development projects

  • Experience in PMO/PMC projects.

  • MRICS, MCIPS, or equivalent

  • Requires a comprehensive knowledge of industry business practices and the negotiation of prime contracts

  • Incumbent must also possess strong written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills

  • Working knowledge of PC software packages typically associated with contract administration.

  • Ability to perform in a management capacity is also required

  • Experience in FIDIC contracts

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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