Currie & Brown Latest Job Openings




ASSISTANT COST MANAGER



Location: DUBAI

Job Description:
  • We are looking for well-rounded individuals with experience of providing PQS services to a wide range of clients.
  • The successful candidate will be supporting project leaders in generating a high standard of service delivery, achieving successful outcomes for our clients, capturing and sharing knowledge across projects, enhancing our culture of innovation and reinforcing our reputation as a preferred service provider.
  • This will be an extremely rewarding role working for a company with excellent growth plans in the Middle East.
Job Requirements:
  • RICS accredited BSc degree in quantity surveying or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 years’ technical delivery experience gained within a global construction consultancy
  • Full post-contract services (measurement a must) with hospitality and leisure experience
  • Middle East experience is essential
  • Well organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • Excellent oral and written communication with strong measurement skills
  • A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, and flexible




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COST MANAGERS

Location: Saudi Arabia

Job Description:
  • Taking direction from the senior quantity surveyor (SQS)
  • Supporting the SQS in the project deliverables and work flow
  • Assisting with project cancellations and terminations, variations, evaluations, detailed final account measurements and claims
  • Undertaking and quantifying commercial evaluations of several projects (across various sectors) for cancellation
  • Providing high-level assessments and quantifications
  • Maintaining effective communication to ensure that all information is available for the successful completion of projects; liaising with other managers to ensure efficient financial control
  • Delivering all work outputs in an accurately and timely manner
  • Representing the company in a professional and diligent manner; meeting, negotiating and corresponding with clients to form strong working relationships in true partnership
Job Requirements:
  • BSc degree in quantity surveying or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years’ technical delivery experience gained within a global construction consultancy
  • Middle East experience
  • Must have pre- and post-contract experience
  • Good English technical writing, client-facing and communication skills (both internal and external)
  • Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexible




FORENSIC PLANNING SPECIALIST

Location: UAE

Job Description:
  • Review of time impacts associated with all changes and claims
  • Provision of forensic planning advice and delay/disruption analysis to determine cause and effect
  • Preparation of counter claim defences in conjunction with the commercial team
  • Preparation of programmes for third party hearings
  • Preparation of proposals to mitigate delay claims
  • Responsibility for identification and evaluation of impact of consultants' or contractors' delays
  • Preparation of claim and counter claim register with cause and effect in claim logs
  • Undertake critical path analysis of programmes
  • Provision of reports as required by the client and other stakeholders
  • Presentations to stakeholders to advise status of claims and strategies
  • Advising the project team on all issues related to claims and delays
  • Assist in arbitration, and other dispute hearings
  • Developing strategies for dispute avoidance
  • Claims management
Job Requirements:
  • Excellent English and communication and report writing skills
  • Ability to deal directly with clients
  • Literate in Microsoft Office; Excel and Word
  • Multii-tasking, self-motivated, energetic and flexible
  • Team player
  • Hands on
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COST MANAGER

Location: UAE

Job Description:
  • Providing accurate cost advice and reporting to our clients
  • Delivering projects, commissions and professional assignments
  • Assuming a leading role in setting objectives and priorities, working as a proactive team player
  • Maintaining effective communication to ensure all information is available for the successful completion of projects; liaising with other managers to ensure efficient financial control
  • Undertaking commercial management services with limited supervision
  • Delivering all work outputs in an accurately and timely manner
  • Providing support to the team leader/service leaders in cost management of projects
  • Representing the company in a professional and diligent manner
Job Requirements:
  • BSc in quantity surveying or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years’ technical delivery experience gained within a global construction consultancy
  • Strong pre- and post-contract experience
  • Experience of working on large MEP projects
  • Middle East experience
  • Good technical writing, client-facing and communication skills (both internal and external)
  • Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexible
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PROJECT DIRECTOR

Location: Riyadh

Job Description:
  • The successful candidate will support project leaders in generating a high standard of service delivery, achieving successful outcomes for our clients, capturing and sharing knowledge across projects, enhancing our culture of innovation and reinforcing our reputation as preferred service provider.
  • Currie & Brown is one of the world’s leading physical assets management and construction consultancies, dedicated to advising clients in respect of the management and utilisation of their physical assets, and is differentiated by innovation, expertise and experience.
Job Requirements:
  • BSc in civil engineering, construction management or equivalent
  • Professional membership with RICS, CIOB or MAPM
  • Experience with project planning software, eg Primavera
  • Middle East experience is essential, specifically with major building projects
  • Minimum of 15 years’ progressively responsible (managerial) experience with at least 5 years in the Middle East
  • Client and sector growth strategy and implementation planning experience
  • Strong business development and team management experience
  • Excellent customer service, communication and client/external interface skills
  • Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal
  • A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering to deadlines
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SENIOR CLAIMS CONSULTANT

Location: U.A.E

Job Description:
  • Analysing, evaluating and articulating contractual issues and disputes
  • Providing contractual guidance and advice
  • Preparing position and recommendation reports
  • Developing negotiation strategies on contractual issues
  • Assisting in business development and generating new business leads
  • Delivering the services as set out by the terms of appointment
  • Undertaking and performing services adhering to international best practice and RICS standards
Job Requirements:
  • A relevant law degree (LLM or MSc).
  • Professionally qualified to MRICS and MCIArb levels
  • At least 15 years’ experience gained within the construction industry
  • Quantity surveying background with at least 5 years’ experience in claims.
  • Experience in arbitration and well versed in contract administration, VOs, claims, procedures and payments
  • Ability to advise legal teams on technical aspects of construction disputes
  • Experience in providing project audits
  • Comprehensive experience of contract negotiations and close-out procedures
  • Knowledge of FIDIC
  • Comprehensive knowledge of ADR practice and procedures
  • Broad knowledge of contracting principles and practices
  • Experience in the following sectors is desirable: education, healthcare, hospitality and leisure, commercial property, residential property, retail, transport and logistics, oil and gas
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SENIOR COMMERCIAL MANAGERS

Location: U.A.E

Job Description:
  • Providing accurate cost advice and reporting to our clients
  • Managing, leading and co-ordinating a team of cost mangers within a live project environment
  • Efficiently analysing existing project data
  • Setting up and managing workshops to achieve the required cost savings
  • Providing ad-hoc high level strategic proposals as and when required
  • Delivering projects, commissions and professional assignments
  • Maintaining effective communication to ensure all information is available for the successful completion of projects; liaising with other managers to ensure efficient financial control
  • Undertaking commercial management services with limited supervision
  • Delivering all work outputs in an accurately and timely manner
  • Representing the company in a professional and diligent manner; meeting, negotiating and corresponding with clients to form strong working relationships in true partnership
Job Requirements:
  • BSc degree in quantity surveying or equivalent
  • Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
  • A minimum of 15 years’ technical delivery experience gained within a global construction consultancy
  • Pre- and post-contract experience
  • Middle East experience
  • Good technical writing, client-facing and communication skills (both internal and external)
  • Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • A team player with a ‘can do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexible
COST MANAGERS

Location: London

Job Description:
  • The successful candidate will support project leaders in generating a high standard of service delivery, achieving successful outcomes for our clients, capturing and sharing knowledge across projects, enhancing our culture of innovation and reinforcing our reputation as preferred service provider.
  • Applicants will be required to demonstrate appropriate delivery experience, showing high levels of technical ability and commercial knowledge. Their key drivers will be cost and value and they will possess an ambition for personal development and team excellence.
Job Requirements:
  • Providing accurate cost advice and reporting to our clients
  • Delivering projects, commissions and professional assignments
  • Assuming a leading role in setting objectives and priorities, working as a proactive team player
  • Maintaining effective communication to ensure all information is available for the successful completion of projects; liaising with other managers to ensure efficient financial control
  • Undertaking commercial management services with limited supervision
  • Delivering all work outputs in an accurately and timely manner
  • Providing support to the team leader/service leaders in cost management of projects
  • Representing the company in a professional and diligent manner; meeting, negotiating and corresponding with clients to form strong working relationships in true partnership

PROJECT MANAGER

Location: London

Job Description:
  • The role will be to support key clients and will involve travel within the M25, so the right candidate must be mobile and be prepared for regular travel.
  • Along with strong M&E and client-facing interpersonal skills, a working knowledge of data centres would be desirable. Having the necessary skills and experience to work in the pharmaceutical sector and/or any experience in healthcare would also be useful. Good M&E experience in other sectors, however, is also welcomed.
Job Requirements:
  • Preferably APMP, MRICS or MCIOB
  • Data centre, high-tech or pharma sector experience desirable but not essential
  • Good working knowledge of M&E services
PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

Location: London

Job Description:
  • Attending project design and progress meetings, being well-presented and articulate at all times
  • Compiling and issuing reports and recommendations compliant with current construction regulations and best practices
  • Responding to client and contractor queries quickly and accurately
  • Undertaking invoicing and financial management for projects
  • Maintaining competence through regular CPD
  • Generating new CDM work
Job Requirements:
  • APS-registered IMaPS Principal Designer
  • Full working knowledge of CDM2015 Regulations and strong working knowledge of construction-associated regulations eg HASAWA, RIDDOR, COSHH etc
  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ CDM experience, ideally with construction design and project running
  • Ability to run multiple projects (£50k-£20m) simultaneously, meeting client timetables, deadlines and requirements
  • Fully competent in undertaking construction site safety inspections
  • Ability to self-organise and self-motivate
  • Ability to travel at short notice and to be flexible with working hours
  • Commercially astute
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT CONTROLS MANAGER

Location: London

Job Description:
  • Project estimating, cost engineering and significant interfacing with Procurement, Scheduling and Finance/Accounting when appropriate
  • Participating in business development and management of new projects for cost consulting
  • Supporting RFP responses, forecasting resources required for proposals, preparation of proposals and leading negotiations
  • Supporting client account management, monthly invoicing and purchase order management
  • Preparing and leading project cost estimates from initial concept through various stages of development, using past experience, historical data and parametric ratios
  • Effectively communicating and presenting estimate details to internal and external stakeholders
  • Establishing new and maintaining current estimating tools, methods and databases used



Job Requirements:
  • Specific experience managing the project controls of complex capital projects
  • Ability to add value as a working manager with great team building skills
  • 5-7 years of experience, including management experience
  • Experience as a quantity surveyor will be an advantage
  • Experience in life science/laboratory/pharmaceutical sectors will be an advantage
  • Strong self-management skills, requiring minimal supervision
  • Good time management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft suite with specific experience in using Excel
  • Desire to lead, mentor and develop a successful team
  • Open to learning new skills

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT SCHEDULER

Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Job Description:
  • Developing new project schedules, including creation of the WBS structure, code structure and logic relationships
  • Weekly updating of engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning portions of the project schedules by communicating with stakeholders and developing the appropriate data capture methodology
  • Performing critical path and critical chain analysis to determine project risk levels; identifying and quantifying critical scopes of work requiring management attention
  • Issuing regular reports to project management team, from detailed field reports to high-level management summaries
  • Providing detailed analyses of project-critical issues and working with the project team to find and implement solutions to satisfy constraints set by quality, cost and schedule requirements
  • Identifying and understanding actual versus planned performance by performing activity-level baseline comparisons and other quantitative analysis
  • Maintaining multiple project schedules in various phases of work
  • Maintaining an organized file structure of schedule data and project data backups with physical redundancy

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related technical field preferred
  • Specific experience managing complex build construction schedules in the pharmaceutical/laboratory/life sciences industry, including experience with cGMP and clean rooms
  • Verifiable experience managing schedules for projects of 100MM+ in scope
  • Excellent scheduling knowledge and ability to advise on schedule development, critical path, predecessors/successors, activity definition, activity sequencing and logic
  • Ability to understand, interpret and communicate critical schedule data and present viable solutions
  • Complete knowledge of Primavera scheduling software (P6) with ability to learn client-specific software applications
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Access
  • Ability to translate scope requirements into a working schedule

SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR

Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Job Description:
  • Negotiating and managing all direct construction costs with trade contractors on multimillion-dollar construction projects on client's behalf
  • Advising client and overseeing services in capital planning, project delivery strategy and execution planning, capital cost and operations cost estimating, value engineering services, planning and scheduling controls, contract pricing formats, procurement management, bid evaluation and documentation, contract administration, comprehensive cost management, and risk assessment
  • Overseeing collection and assimilation of project cost data and development of customer database
  • Overseeing pre-contract and post-contract documentation preparation and cost and spending report preparation
  • Working with industry-recognized forms of contract, including (but not limited to) JCT, ICE, AIA, NEC, FIDIC and advising on the most appropriate contractual procedures at various stages of a project
  • Performing asset depreciation analysis, comparing projects against benchmark data and overseeing claims processing and claims avoidance
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in construction management, industrial management, quantity surveying, or related field of study
  • Three (3) years of experience in the position offered, or a related occupation working in quantity surveying in the commercial and public sectors
  • Experience must include working on large complex capital projects utilizing industry-recognized standard forms of contract, including (but not limited to) JCT, ICE, AIA, NEC and FIDIC


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