We are currently looking for a Contracts Manager for our infrastructure project in Doha, Qatar.
Manages all pre- and post- contract activities for a major multi-million dollar infrastructure project.
Interacts with Client, consultants, and contractors throughout the project lifecycle.
Proven experience dealing with contractor and consultants claims and disputes.Participates in strategic planning activities for specific projects (e.
g., risk assessment, bid / no bid analysis, participation in business plan development, etc.). Provides technical guidance to assigned personnel, and ensures proficiency and timeliness of contract administration.
Makes staffing assignments and reassignments as project needs arise.
Recruits, interviews, and evaluates prospective employees.
Hires, takes corrective action as required, and approves terminations. Collaborates with Client and project management consultant to ensure proper support in proposal preparation, as well as contract negotiations and administration.
Reviews requests for proposals to identify risks and contractual terms not conforming to policy. Negotiates the more difficult, complex, or sensitive issues with clients.
Maintains an active participation in related professional societies to keep abreast of relevant contractual issues. Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
Requires a comprehensive knowledge of industry business practices and the negotiation of prime contracts.
degree in Civil Engineering / Quantity Surveying / Construction Minimum Experience : 15 years of prime contract administration and management experience within in a large international engineering and construction firm with at least 10 of them working in a similar capacity on with similar companies supporting large construction and infrastructure projects Further Qualification Required : English language proficiency is required.
Chartered membership of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) or other internationally recognized institutions preferred Have a working knowledge of PC software packages typically associated with contract administration.
Proven ability to perform in a management capacity is also required The ability to work as part of a specialist team, combined with the self-
motivation required to work with minimal supervision and have experience of running multiple contracts at any one time, interpreting contracts and dealing with claims and other contractual issues.
Working knowledge of FIDIC and other international standards such as, NEC, JCT, ICE, EJCDC, and pre- and post-award contract administration.
Familiarity with civil and common law is a plus.
Further Experience Required : Relevant work experience including extensive contracts administration, negotiation and claims management exposure.
Has experience dealing with high value claims, dispute resolution, and arbitration on both construction and infrastructure projects and preferably have experience of working in the Middle East or Internationally with FIDIC and other international forms of contracts.