PwC Middle East

Deals, Forensics - Core Forensics - Senior Associate – Riyadh

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15 May 2023
15 Jun 2023
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.

Job Description & Summary

A career in our Digital Forensics and eDiscovery (DFeD) practice, within Forensic Technology services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients protect their business in today’s evolving landscape by applying advanced and strategic approaches to information management. We focus on assisting organisations manage vast amounts of electronic data and navigate the legal and business processes demanded by critical events which includes litigation, regulatory requests and internal investigations.

Our team helps our clients collect, filter, and review electronic documents to effectively mitigate technological risk and maximise exploitation of their information assets.

The Team

The Project Compliance and Value Preservation Unit within PwC’s Forensics Practice consists of a team of talented and multidisciplinary engineers, who have industry experience in the development & delivery of capital projects across multiple industries, currently focusing on Real Estate and Infrastructure.

Our mission is to build trust around capital spend, and support our clients to preserve the value of their capital investment.

Our main focus is on giga and mega projects, where our team is highly experienced in engaging in factual reviews by looking into historical capex and opex transactions, and current practices, identifying program and project management procedural design and control gaps, and issues impacting performance, and providing recommendations to rectify the noted deviations.

Sample offerings under our project compliance and value preservation proposition:

  • Provision of advisory and technical due diligence services to board and board committees;
  • Provision of independent technical function operation review focused on governance and efficiency;
  • Conducting expenditure reviews which are focused on identifying cost recovery opportunities; and
  • Provision of disputes advisory services for the construction industry.
  • What to consider before applying

This role will be based out of our Riyadh, KSA office.

The Role

As a Project Compliance and Value Preservation Senior Associate you will work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Core team member as part of engagement planning, execution, and closure.
  • Fulfill day-to-day requests by the engagement manager / the client
  • Develop presentation and draft reports, with high quality presentation, narrative, etc.
  • Establish effective working relationships with engagement team and clients
  • Attend / lead meetings with clients, covering a wide variety of business and technical topics related to program and project performance, governance, and controls.
  • Review and analysis of project related documents, for the purpose of, but not limited to, understanding current state, identifying procedural and / or governance gaps, and areas of underperformance.
  • Assist in the delivery of multiple engagements in parallel.
  • Analyze complex ideas or proposals and help build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Be actively involved in business development activities; help identify and research opportunities with new / existing clients, and assist responding to opportunities (developing proposals).
  • Keep up to date with local, regional, and international business and economic issues.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Continue to develop internal relationships, PwC brand, and new skills outside of your comfort zone.

The Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in an engineering field (ex. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) issued by an accredited university.
  • Post-graduate certification related to program, project, risk and disputes management is a plus.
  • Post-graduate certification related to program, project, risk and disputes management is a plus.
  • 4+ total years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in actual delivery of construction and capital projects.
  • Experience with a management consulting firm is a plus.
  • Confident communicator and can deliver messages with impact to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Technical and analytical skills with the ability to translate complex issues to support the creation and delivery of clear and understandable client solutions.
  • Experience around reviewing capital projects performance.
  • Experience around projects governance, risks & controls
  • Passionate about delivery of capital projects and has a strong desire to succeed by learning from colleagues and creating collaborative relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to manage or work effectively within a team to deliver projects and solutions.
  • Motivated to build excellent working relationships and meet deadlines successfully in a fast paced & dynamic environment.
  • Understanding of the KSA working environment in large corporate private, semi-government, & government entities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Fluent in English (minimum 7.0 IELTS band score or equivalent if English is not the native language). Arabic would be considered a plus.

Travel Requirements

Up to 20%

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