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Company Name : Faithful+Gould

Cost Estimator

Job Description

Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading consultancies providing integrated project and programme management services for construction and engineering projects, with a turnover in excess of £200 million. We worldwide has access to 2,500 consultants, of whom 450+ are located in the Middle East across six offices. We have successfully delivered commercial advice and management support for over 65 years to clients in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, UK, and North America. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Atkins Group, the design and engineering company.

Active in the Middle East for 18 years, Faithful+Gould combines in-depth knowledge of the region with the ability to draw on our global resource and constructive expertise, to deliver the most challenging of projects. With registered companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, this makes us one of the strongest international construction consultancies in the region.

Faithful+Gould is the first and only Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated business in the Middle East.  This sets us apart from our competitors in not only the quality of service we provide to our clients, but more importantly to our valuable staff, by means of our full support in their training and development needs.  By being active in supporting our staff in their professional development, we currently achieve a RICS pass rate for candidates undertaking their RICS APC above both the national and international averages.

Job Description

  • Providing Cost Estimating service to Company on request at various phases of the Projects in a timely and consistent manner in-line with Best Practices.

  • Reports directly to the Lead QS / CE.

Qualifications and Requirements

Minimum Academic Qualifications:

  • Should possess the following or equivalent to the Company’s discretion:

  • Graduated with a degree in Quantity Surveying, or Mechanical, or Civil Engineering discipline with Buildings and Structural orientation.

  • Fully conversant with International Design & Construction standards for the Oil & Gas Industry and conversant with Omani Estate Building laws and standards.

  • Ability to weave information from a complex picture into a logical build cost estimate and fully aware of the content of his used cost databases. 

  • General knowledge on International and Omani / local construction practices.

  • Sound understanding of the Contracting environment and the competitive building market in Oman.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years in cost estimation on Estate Building with also experience of Oil & Gas Industry projects and with at least 2 years Quantity Surveying background experience.

  • Must have a valid Omani Driving licence.


  • Energetic person who is self starting, takes initiatives, has a high degree of personal integrity, high standard of business ethics, good commercial acumen with adequate computer skills (familiar with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel as a minimum).


  • The principle accountabilities of the cost estimator include the provision of:

  • Ability to provide Study type cost estimates (+25%/-15%) to support concept selection.

  • Ability to provide Budget type of cost estimates (+15%/-10%) support.

  • Ability to document all cost estimates qualifications for a clear audit trail on scope definition & maturity of design, estimating method, data used and outcomes.

  • Tracking changes of manhours and costs overtime and provide reconciliation of changes.

  • Providing Star Rate verification input advice to the Company.

  • Produce analogues on costs against other Projects of Company or Third Party Contractors.

  • Staying abreast on Market information and price trends received.

  • Highly knowledgeable in transferring knowledge of cost estimation practices to Company Omani QSs.

  • Establishing necessary working relationships and contacts to make sure that his influence is appropriate and his advice is well accepted.

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary

  • Transportation allowance

  • Medical and life insurance cover

  • Annual leave

  • Medical and life insurance cover

  • Company gratuity scheme

  • Discretionary bonus scheme

  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin

  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants;

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies; with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide. Our aim is to protect and maximise our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.

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