AECOM Contract Manager, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147568BR

Position Title Contract Manager, Abu Dhabi

Job Category Commercial Management / Contract Management

Business Line Program, Cost, Consultancy

Country United Arab Emirates

State/Province/Region AE - Abu Dhabi

City Abu Dhabi

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Program, Cost, Consultancy

We provide cost and project management services, and specialist consultancy services, to public- and private-sector clients around the world, with a strong presence in Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

Job Summary

AECOM are currently seeking to hire an experienced Contracts Manager,to be based in Abu Dhabi.

The Contracts Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the Contract documents are implemented and maintained throughout the Contract period. The Contracts Manager will also be responsible for the review of contractual claims and providing contractual advise to the Cost Estimation and Project Control teams in respect of the evaluation of interim and final payments certificates, variations and reporting. The Contracts Manager will also provide Contractual advice, support and information to Project Managers as required.

The position will require interaction with relevant Clients and Contractors in respect of all contractual matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists Senior Contract Manager, as required, in the administration of the procurement process including, but not limited to, advance review of construction plans and specifications, assistance in preparation of solicitations, coordinating and scheduling pre-bid and post bid clarification meetings, amendment preparation and contract negotiations for Contract Manager Approval.

  • Assists Senior Contract Manager, as required, to develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with company policy. As appropriate, contribute to or influence company policies

  • Drafts commercial terms for design, engineering and/or construction services for approval by the Senior Contracts Manager.

  • Review all contract documents (including solicitation) to ensure congruity and to minimize patent and latent ambiguities.

  • Assists Senior Contract manager, as required, with administration of on-going Contracts, including monitoring contractor and compliance with the Contract documents. Investigates problems and recommends corrective action.

  • Prepares correspondence and maintains records necessary to ensure the effective administration of all Contractual matters.

  • As required provide guidance on contract matters to Project Managers or other project staff

  • As requested by the Senior Contracts Manager, assist the Engineering representative and or his delegated assistant in contract change negotiations and claim analysis and resolution.

  • Assists the Project Manager in contract close-out procedures to ensure that all terms and conditions of contracts have been complied with prior to final payment to contractor.

  • Make amendments to contractual documents as required.

  • Prepare for final approval pre-qualification and selection of contractors

  • Prepare for final approval tender negotiations

  • Ensure that all contractual procedures are implemented and maintained

  • Advise on all contractual matters

Minimum Requirements

  • 10 years of post-graduate work experience

  • Effective oral and written communication skills is required and the Contracts Manager must be able to effectively communicate with all members of the project team, and be client and contractor facing.

  • Experience in a construction office is preferred.

  • Conversant with Standard Methods of Measurement (SMM7, CESSEM 3, POMI, etc.)

  • Conversant with FIDIC Forms of Contract.

  • Conversant with regulatory, legislative and industrial changes to review if changes are needed to contracts,

  • Must be able to operate under a degree of autonomy with direction from the Senior Contracts Manager.

  • Must be able to directly negotiate Contractual matters with the Contractors, for the Senior Contracts Managers final approval.

  • Must have a proven track record in major projects and programs.

  • KPI’s must be achieved every month to avoid penalties to Construction Manager

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, Quantity Surveying or business related field.

Professional Membership such as RICS, and training in contract, construction, and commercial law are preferred.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.