AECOM Contracts Department Manager, Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia - , Riyadh
We are looking for a highly experienced Contracts Department Manager to be responsible for the formation and administration of contracts across megaprojects in Saudi Arabia, you will oversee the entire project lifecycle. This role offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of developing, creating and delivering three new smart cities in Saudi Arabia – Qiddiya Entertainment City, NEOM, and the Red Sea Project.
As the Contracts Department Manager, you will report directly to the Project Director and be expected to manage workload distribution, execution of work and personnel management within procurement, contract and commercial departments. From start to final contract closure, you will work on pre-qualification, compile of bid requests, receipt of bids, bid evaluation, award, monitoring contractor performance based on conditions of contracts, invoicing and evaluations, amendments, payments, resolution of claims/disputes, and approval of applications for payment.
Working with the PMO, this role involves implementing departmental regulations, practices, policies and procedures to promote best strategies for managing staff governance and their deliverables. Optimizing PMO contract resources for project delivery and actively supporting professional development of staff to ensure they have access to the best available training. In turn, you will provide guidance and assistance to Project Managers and other PMO departments on all contractual matters.
Review, develop and enforce administrative procedures for practical and economic performance within terms and conditions of the contract and policies approved by the Project Director and client
Administer the procurement process – advance review of construction plans and specifications, assist preparation of solicitations, coordinate and schedule pre and post-bid clarification meetings, amendment preparation and contract negotiations for PMO
Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration in line with PMO policy – contribute, influence and improve company policies, when appropriate
Directly manage or via contracts department staff, the administration of new and on-going contracts, including monitoring contractor compliance, investigating problems and recommending corrective actions
Directly manage or via contracts department staff, the preparation of correspondence and maintain records necessary to ensure effective administration of all contractual matters
Administer, review and recommend contract changes, review and settlement of claims, resolution of disputes and contract change negotiations
Assist the Project Manager in contract close-out procedures to ensure all terms and conditions of contracts are compiled before final payment to contractors, the release of bonds etc.
Make amendments to contractual documents as required
Prepare for final approval pre-qualification and selection of contractors
Manage the bid evaluation process and make the final recommendation
Lead tender negotiations through to final recommendations for approval
Ensure all contractual procedures are implemented and maintained
Advise and provide governance on contractual and commercial matters, including payments approval
Ensure departmental reporting accuracy and on-time delivery
Enforce policies relating to Health, Safety and Environmental practices
Support teams in forecasting, planning, and executing of multiple projects within the program – coordinate with project control requirements and provide specialized training needed
Support initial formalization of contracts and commercial function across the program, work with project support staff to assess capabilities, assign roles and responsibilities, and deploy uniform procedures and practices
Support leadership and act as the lead for scope change control, change management, claims management and overall commercial management of major complex projects
Manage procurement activities by providing cost and contract specifications for pre-awarded contracts
Provide support and monitor commercial risk registers
Identify potential claims and pro-actively resolve them with input from stakeholders
Provide analysis and forecast for major programs, including CAPEX, OPEX expenditures and requirements.
Our clients really value the experience and expertise that our employees bring to their projects. This is particularly the case in KSA where our clients often request previous AECOM or legacy company experience. If you have previous AECOM or legacy company experience, really want to be able to make a difference whilst working on some truly incredible projects and would like to explore the possibility of returning to AECOM we would love to hear from you.
Degree qualified in a relevant discipline, business / finance / scheduling / construction contract law / quantity surveying
Minimum 20 years of related work experience in managing contracts departments, with a track record of holding leadership roles across Program Contract Services disciplines
Contracts knowledge of FIDIC, NEC3, AIA, DBIA and FAR
Working experience within large institutions, developers or governmental agencies while managing design and build types of contracts
Solid experience in pricing, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, preparing contractual correspondence, budget management, planning and scheduling
Expertise in prime contracts management administration, sub-contract formation and administration, execution of office and field policies and procedures and documents relating to a multi-discipline construction program of works
Must have a broad general engineering background and previous Middle East project management experience on similar or related project types
Technical and administrative knowledge of the wider engineering/construction industry and have direct experience in contracting practices, government and commercial procurement
Proficient in using Proliance, Prolog, SAP, Oracle, SharePoint, Aconex, Primavera Contract Manager, Primavera, and Microsoft Office Suites.
Masters or postgraduate degree in Engineering or Construction Management
Membership of a Chartered Institution, MICE / MCIOB / MRICS
PMP, APM, CMAA or an equivalent accreditation
International working experience in the USA, Europe in addition to the Middle East experience
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions
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core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only
delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Program and Project Management
Business Line Construction Services
Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)
Country Saudi Arabia
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 226888BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.