Quantity Surveyor

Riyadh | Other

Job Title
Make a difference every day 

We are a multinational organisation with a global team of 50,000 colleagues. In the Middle East we operate in the Transport, Defence & Advisory sectors, delivering services in Asset Management, Customer Experience, Fire & Rescue and Air Navigation Services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services to fulfil our purpose to impact a better future by "Bringing National Visions to Life".  
Your Opportunity  

(role) We are looking for a Talent Coordinator to support our Talent Centre of Excellence team with operational activities and projects related to Talent Management, Colleague Experience, Diversity and Inclusion (including Nationalisation), Leadership Development and Employee Wellbeing.  


(soft skills) The ideal candidate should have the ability to multi-task and manage various tasks, and good communication. Excellent organisation, time management and prioritizing skills. 


(contract/location) This role is part of the finance team and will be based in our corporate office in Dubai.  

Key Accountabilities (Key elements of the job) 

  • Support the Talent and Colleague Experience team in all projects and deliverables. 

  • Support in preparation of reports and data analysis of Talent frameworks. 

  • Coordination with relevant stakeholders for high potential programmes, including planning, reports, meeting invites, and programme monitoring. 

  • Coordination of the SME Graduate Programme ensuring top graduates are sourced from local and international universities, relevant screening processes used, appropriate induction plans in place, assist with programme design and success reviews. 

  • Coordinate and support the annual Colleague Engagement survey project plan to ensure successful rollout and completion 

  • Support in preparation of the annual wellbeing calendar, publishing across SME and ensure up take of events and initiatives through engaging communication plans 


Specific Requirements (What we are looking for in our candidates) 

  • Ideally a degree holder in Human Resources/ administration or any related discipline. 

  • Excellent MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Visio, Power Bi) - proficient in word processing, developing presentations, reports and compiling documents into standard formats. 

  • 1-2 years minimum experience in HR/Admin background 

  • Advanced MS Office skills is essential as well as presentation abilities and MS Power Point skills 

  • Strong analytical skills and MS Excel skills 

  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow / Green / Black Belt preferred. 

  • Someone who embraces diversity, fosters equity, respect and belonging in our workplace  


What's in it for you? 

At Serco, our core values drive everything we do, and we believe in fairly compensating our colleagues for the value they bring to our organization. We are proud to offer a total reward package at Serco which includes: 

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    Competitive monthly pay and allowances that are commensurate with the role and industry standards 

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    Comprehensive medical insurance coverage and life insurance, so our employees can feel secure in their health and financial wellbeing 

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    We recognize the importance of work-life balance, which is why we offer competitive leave benefits that exceed industry standards 

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    We offer an annual airfare allowance to support our expat colleagues to stay in touch and visit their loved ones 

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    We pride ourselves on providing a supportive work environment where we foster a positive Safety-First culture 

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    We care deeply about our colleagues' wellbeing and offer access to wellbeing programs and platforms to support their physical, mental, and emotional health. 

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    As a global organization, we offer a vast array of career paths for our employees to choose from. The scale and breadth of our organization provides our colleagues with opportunities for growth and variety in their career path, both regionally and globally. 


Join Us 

At Serco, we believe there is a place here for everyone. A place where you can bring your authentic self to work every day. Our workplace culture is one that embraces diversity and fosters equity, respect, and belonging for every individual. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and creating an inclusive environment that proudly celebrates the perspectives and backgrounds that each of our employees bring to work every day. 


Join Serco and be part of a values-driven organization that invests in the development and well-being of its employees and offers a rewarding and fulfilling career. 


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), and SercoUnlimited (Disability). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


We take pride in what we do


Quantity Surveyor - Success Profile



Reporting to

Quantity Surveying Manager

Division / Function

Serco Middle East / Advisory with Purpose

Base location

Riyadh, KSA


January 2023

Job ID


Job family

Business Development

Band / Level


Serco Leadership Tier

Team Member


Section 1: Role and organisational context



Key purpose

The purpose of the project under this contract is to provide consulting and management support to a Ministry in KSA with the necessary tools to manage and maintain assets and facilities, through improving activities to meet service requirements, developing business strategies that ensure reducing costs of the life cycle of assets, and improving practices to increase efficiency and effectiveness. It includes but not limited to long-term management of assets, facilities, resources and services to improve performance, reduce costs and manage the life cycle. In brief, the scope is for the provision of consulting, technical, management and administrative support for facilities and asset management works.


The Ministry is in the process of developing and executing a transformation program. This program involves transitioning from the management of operations and maintenance contracts to the management of contracts related to assets and facilities. The Ministry' primary objective is to achieve maximum value and benefit for the life cycle of assets and facilities within their estate.


The purpose of this role will be to support the Quantity Surveying Manager tasked with advising on operational costs, budget planning as well as not limited to cost consulting and control.


Reason for role

In line with the wider group strategy, the contract will be the key catalyst in growing Serco's reputation and involvement in KSA's Vision 2030. Serco's team's role is to support in the delivery of Serco's contractual obligations by ensuring the successful implementation of the project.


Structure and reporting relationship

The Quantity Surveyor will be reporting directly to the Quantity Surveying Manager










Section 2: Role essentials



Based on the specific requirement of the role


Key Accountabilities


  • Support in preparing accurate cost estimates projects under portfolio.
  • Support in analysing project specifications and drawings to determine the quantity of materials and labor required.
  • Support in utilizing cost databases and industry knowledge to ensure estimates are realistic.
  • Support in developing and managing project budgets in collaboration with other managers and team members.
  • Support in  monitoring project costs and expenditures against approved budgets.
  • Support in providing regular financial reports to management.
  • Provide regular updates on project costs and financial status.
  • Support in addressing client queries and concerns related to quantity surveying matters
  • Support in managing project finances within approved budgets.
  • Support in cost-related decisions impacting project profitability
  • Support in meeting client expectations regarding cost management.
  • Support in effective communication with client on quantity surveying matters.
  • Support in an initial development budget to be included in the facilities that includes all expected costs of operation and maintenance planning and facilities management, including, but not limited to, employees, consultants, contractors, labor, site supervision, materials, inventory management, installation, groundwork, temporary works, safety procedures, security, transportation of facilities, general expenses, emergencies, taxes, tariffs, fees, permits, financing costs and any other costs necessary to implement and develop the tasks and works of operation and maintenance contracts.
  • Support in conducting periodic cost checks - as needed - from time to time and provide advice on costs.
  • Support in preparing and updating monthly development cash flow expectations.
  • Support in participating in developing and implementing change control procedures
  • Support in ensuring that payment requests are submitted in accordance with the terms of the concluded contract in terms of timing and form, and include all necessary material outcomes, information, documents, etc.
  • Support in ensuring that all necessary conditions for payment are met (such as current insurances, reports, etc.).
  • Support in managing the verification process of all payment requests from the consultant (outsourcing consultants) and operation and maintenance contractors.


Essential technical and professional skills, knowledge and qualifications


- In-depth knowledge of quantity surveying/cost planning methods, concepts, and tools.
- Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to interpret and analyze large volumes of data in a concise and accurate manner.
- In-depth knowledge of financial and costing reports


Education & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field is mandatory




  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately.
  • Ability to liaise in a professional manner with staff at all levels in the organisation and with external parties.
  • Ability to develop self and contribute to the development of others across the Team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and work productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Strong analytical and strategical skills.



  • Practical experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Public sector experience.
  • Experience in quantity surveying.
  • Minimum 7 years' experience


Additional / special features of the role

  • Ensure compliance with the Serco Management System and all relevant business processes, procedures and work instructions to deliver all work with appropriate quality and governance standards
  • Ensure security and integrity of all data provided including reporting performance, finance and customer information; reference Serco non-disclosure policy
  • To exercise personal duty of care for their own health, safety and welfare and for those affected by their acts or omissions; reference SMS GSOP-HSE1-6 Serco organisational HSE responsibilities
  • Ensure compliance with all training requirements of Serco and ensure adherence to these requirements at all times whilst in employment
  • Report any accidents, incidents, breaches or potential breaches to appropriate management or the speak up process

Serco is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its employees through its Zero Harm initiative. Please visit www.serco.com/careers for more information.

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