AECOM Contracts Manager, Dubai in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149382BR

Position Title Contracts Manager, Dubai

Job Category Commercial Management / Contract Management

Business Line Program, Cost, Consultancy

Country United Arab Emirates

State/Province/Region AE - Dubai

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 www.aecom.com.

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 Dubai.

The Contracts Manager is responsible for negotiating the terms and conditions of contracts and ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions, as well as documenting and agreeing on any changes or amendments that may arise during the implementation or execution. Provide guidance and assistance to Project Managers on all contract matters.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review, develop and enforce administrative procedures for effective and economical performance within terms and conditions of the contract and policies approved by the Project Manager.

  • Administers 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.

  • Develops and implements procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with company policy. As appropriate, contribute to or influence company policies.

  • Administers 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.

  • Administration, review and settlement of claims, resolution of disputes and contract change negotiations.

  • 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.

  • Makes amendments to contractual documents as required.

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

  • Prepares for final approval tender negotiations

  • Ensures that all contractual procedures are implemented and maintained

  • Advises on all contractual matters

  • Reviews and responds to contractors claims in accordance with the provisions of the Conditions of Contract and ensure the Clients interests are protected

  • Ensures all warranties, bonds, insurances, guarantees, etc. are in place and maintained and updated in accordance with the Contract and are in compliance with the Clients requirements

  • Advises on contractual implications of change ordersProvides contractual advice in the evaluation of Interim and Final Payment Certificates

  • Provides direct liaison with the Client project team

Minimum Requirements

  • 10 years of post-graduate work experience

  • Experience in the administration of commercial and/or governmental contracts is preferred.

  • Experience working in the Middle East is preferred.

  • 5+ years experience of demonstrated contract experience with a major engineering firm, contractor or law firm in the areas of engineering and construction contracts.

  • Experience in a construction office is preferred.

  • Excellent knowledge of 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.

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

  • Must be able to operate under a degree of autonomy.

  • Must have a proven track record in the construction industry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or construction related discipline, Quantity Surveying, Law 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.