Estimation Engineer | Al Futtaim Engineering | Facilities Management

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Job Description

Job Requisition ID: 158089 

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate. 

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

Overview of the role:
Responsible for preparation of cost estimation, proposal & contract agreement for all phases of FM projects including coordinating with In-house team & subcontractors. Proper mobilizing of all the Casual jobs / Total Facilities Management (TFM) tenders / Projects. Expert in preparing costs estimation with the objective of reducing costs and maximizing gross margins. Managing deviance from the actual and targets set during the periodic P&L review meetings. Establishing a proposal library of all bid related forms, formats, and customer communications.

What you will do:
Key Accountability 1: Process Management
•    Creation of Bids
•    Managing and prioritizing workload.
•    Bid/No Bid management.
•    Follow Bid Process Based on Clients budget constraints for any specific project, carrying out value engineering studies.
•    Review tender / contract documents to understand the complete scope for tendering projects.
•    Contractors for outsourced scope of work. 
•    Provide technical advice regarding design, construction, or program modifications and structural repairs to industrial and managerial personnel.
•    Lead the development and preparation of RFP’s, Pre-Qualification, formal presentations.
•    Achieve Pre-sales targets set by the management.    
•    100% Customer Compliance.
•    Meet all internal and external deadlines.
•    Bid/No Bid Meeting held, and form completed and signed by senior management.
•    100% compliance with bid process.

Key Accountability 2: Build strong relationships with customers and colleagues.
•    Achieve and enhance customer satisfaction by meeting and /or exceeding the customer requirements.
•    Clear communications with all customers
•    Liaise internally with all departments especially HR, finance, operations and commercial.
•    Contribute to develop a customer focused service and a positive corporate image, including the maintenance of good working relationships with client, client representatives.

Key Accountability 3: Administration & Quality
•    To manage the creation of bid related materials. 
•    Manage and control bid related stationery.
•    RFP and bid related documentation control.
•    Developing case studies, client profiles and other supporting documentation that showcases AFE TFM capabilities.

Key Accountability 4: Performance of Casual Jobs / Projects.
•    Execution of Casual jobs / TFM / Projects, efficiently within the budget and ensure profitability.
•    Generate revenue from refurbishment / retrofit works.

Key Accountability 5: Behavioral
•    Time management
•    Positive attitude
•    Living the company values

Key Accountability 6:

•    Manage and update all sales related MIS.
•    Proactively manage the renewal of all existing contracts.

Required Skills to be successful:

Job-Specific Skills:
•    Knowledge of facilities planning, TFM processes and procedures.
•    Carryout conditional assessments, prepare cost estimates, technical justifications for retrofit, replacement works.
•    Knowledge of estimating, budgeting, and scheduling practices.
•    Knowledge of current status of costs of TFM tenders, escalation factors, and market trends.
•    Ability to understand and work with commercial requirements like plan cost, budgets limits, profit and loss.
•    Has a clear understanding of technical, commercial and finance related matters pertaining to the contracts.
•    Ability to manage time and workload effectively.
•    Knowledge of building codes and standards of practice, laws governing construction contracts and contracting.
•    Ability to identify the training needs of team members, coach, and guide team for better employee engagement. 
•    Skills in reading and interpreting plans and specifications and to compare them with construction progress.
•    Ability to clearly communicate with client, team, engineer, managers, and other stake holders.
•    Skills in both verbal and written communications, Strong negotiating skills.
•    Strong computer skills, emphasis on Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Viewpoint.
•    Ability to interpret client requirements and create work winning proposals.
•    Self-motivate capable of working alone and as a team.

Behavioral skills:
•    An excellent customer service attitude and the ability to interact with customers in a professional manner are required.
•    Good communication skills with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally.
•    Good interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills.
•    Commercially and financially aware.
•    Strong analytical skills.
•    Strong technical mind-set and able to read and interpret technical data and translate to others.
•    Highly numerate with the ability to research, assemble manage and manipulate numerical information.
•    Knowledge of estimating techniques.
•    Results orientated and organized with the ability to deliver against deadlines.

What equips you for the role

Minimum Qualifications, Certification and Knowledge:

•    Degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering.  
•    Understanding of local market and knowledge of Public Entities, contractors and vendors.
•    Understanding of FIDIC / TFM contracts. 
•    Experience of cost estimation in FM background in UAE.
•    Computer skills
•    UAE Driving License
•    High level of expertise on word, excel, power point presentation.

  Minimum Experience:
•    7 years’ experience in FM, TFM, Projects and bid/proposal production.

Dubai, AE