Contracts Manager wanted – AECOM – Dubai

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Job Summary
AECOM is currently seeking to hire SQS / Contracts Manager to be based at Dubai.
Reporting to the Senior Contract Manager, this role will be responsible to support contract pre and post contract procurement and contract management activities.
The SQS / Contracts Manager is responsible for negotiating the terms and conditions of contracts and ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions during the Contract administration phase, as well as documenting and agreeing on any changes or amendments that may arise during the Contract period.

The SQS / Contracts Manager provides guidance and assistance to Project Managers on all contract matters.
Job Duties:
Budget, procurement and commercial management of contracts pre, during and post Contract
Work with Designers, service streams and Contractors to manage and control contract scope and cost within budget
Support procurement and the production of pricing schedules for tendering, working closely with Employers Procurement Commercial Managers
Coordinate and / or prepare documentation for tendering and review prior to issue. Tender evaluation, reporting and recommendations
Monitor and record that insurances, bonds, warranties and guarantees are in place.

Manage day to day commercial activities of contracts during their post contract phase including agreement of scope change, valuation of works completed, cash flow forecasts and actuals and recommend final accounts on completion

Regular financial reporting of contract costs versus budget, liaising with the Finance team and identifying cost impacts of design scope changes, anticipated changes and design / delivery risks

Supporting the Senior Commercial Manager to coordinate the timely commercial delivery to ensure the success of the project

Liaise with Finance to receive all relevant cost date for incorporation into the Programme Cost Report

Deliver additional tasks that may be delegated or assigned from time to time

Ensure compliance to Policies, Procedures and Regulations as applicable to ensure all legal and regulatory requirements are met, and report on deviation

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.

Provides contractual advice in the evaluation of Interim and Final Payment Certificates

Provides direct liaison with the Client project team

Specific Skills Required:

Excellent knowledge of FIDIC Forms of Contract.

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

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.

Proven track record in the construction industry.

Person Specification (Behavioral Attributes):

Safeguard – To operate ethically and with integrity, while prioritising safety and security in all that you do

Be decisive – Know how to prioritize, advocate focus and accountability

Be impactful – Use clear and frequent communications, drive execution and results.

Be client-focused – Be collaborative, innovative and strategic.

Be the role model – Lead by example, demand excellence, maintain safety and integrity as top priorities.

Additional Comments:

Self-driven & resourceful to achieve goals independently and in groups.

Strong planning and organization skills

Attention to detail.

Committed to safety outcomes.

Good commercial sense

Good personal organisational management skills

Excellent team working skills

Excellent writing and communication skills

Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines effectively and efficiently.

Flexible to changing requirements

Minimum Requirements

Minimum 8 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry is required, with good knowledge of Commercial & contract management, administration, budget and cost control, variation and claims management, and the determination of final accounts.

Experience working in the Middle East is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

RICS / MRICS preferred

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Law or similar.

Mechanical Inspector-Irrigation wanted at AECOM – Dubai

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Job Summary
The Mechanical Inspector will ensure the contractors are compliant with the contract documents, coordinate on a daily basis with the other teams to document and verify the quality and quantity of work performed by the Contractor and process the incoming Inspection Requests and technical submittals, and perform the necessary actions.
Job Duties

Reading and understanding the package contract documents, detailed drawings, specifications, and health and safety measures, together with any associated updates.
Ensuring the contractor(s) are complying with the standards and specifications of the contract documents through observation, measurements, and testing as well as tracking quality assurance progress.

Maintaining records of the contractor manpower and equipment daily resources.

Undertaking all site supervision and inspections when required or instructed by the Resident Engineer (RE) or the Assistant Resident Engineer (ARE).

Documenting, in the areas assigned to the Inspector, the contractor’s personnel and equipment, activities observed, location of activities, reason for activities, and means and methods utilised.

Additionally, report on materials delivery and following and implementing any site instructions made by the leader. Apply and implement all quality controls and quality procedures of the site.

Follow up and implement any site instructions made by the leader.

Apply and implement all quality controls and quality procedures of the site.

Prepare any site measurements and surveying checks needed by the leader

Monitoring conformance to quality, performance, and/or code requirements by performing inspection duties.

Monitor Health and Safety of the construction works and report on violations

Specific Skills Required

Good knowledge in basic design requirements, familiar with Mechanical methodologies (HVAC/Plumbing/Drainage/ Fire Protection/ Water Supply) landscape irrigation systems including water features and installation processes and procedures. Knowledge of the Building Codes.

Experience in Buildings of all types in particular high-rise, mixed use residential and commercial, retail and hospitality urban public realm master developments experience required.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Competent at writing reports – can present views clearly and concisely in good written English.

Detailed knowledge of construction techniques.

Minimum Requirements

Experience in Mechanical related type projects required. Candidates must have experience in Construction Supervision with a Consultancy with a minimum of 10 years of overall experience (minimum 5 years in the UAE)
Preferred Qualifications

For the Inspector position, a Diploma in Engineering is required. For candidates who wish to progress onto Engineer level – a related Degree is required in the Engineering fields.

LEED AP/ GA certification preferred

Job Category Engineering – Construction

Business Line Construction Services

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 198373BR

Contracts Manager wanted at PARSONS – Abu Dhabi


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Ready to put your contract skills to work with departments and teams that change the urban fabric of our community? Do you have an eye for details? Put your contract management expertise to work on complex projects.
Parsons is now hiring a Contracts Manager fluent in written and spoken Arabic for our team located in Abu Dhabi.

Responsible for all contractual matters related to client assigned roads and infrastructure projects and report directly to client Execution section.
Capable of carrying out Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, Trouble Shooting and Problem Solving, especially involving financial matters, broken agreements or the legitimate need for the new agreement.
Review and prepare claim reports with findings and recommendations to the Executive Director’s review and signature.
Provide advice and direction to the consultants with regard to the Contractor’s claim and letters informing the consultant regarding the client’s recommended position on it.
Negotiate and clarify contractual requirements in meetings with the consultant and contractors regarding the claim.

Review and comment on Variation Orders and provide recommendation to the Committee.
Review, negotiate and settle new unit rate dispute with the Contractor.
Review the contractors Extension of Time claims and provide recommendation to the Committee.
Any other assignments as directed by the Executive Director.

Requires 4-year degree in Engineering or Equivalent Qualification from a recognized University/Institute.
Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) or equivalent memberships.
Minimum 15 years’ experience in Contract Administrative works in Roads and Infrastructure projects. Must be capable of performing the duties and responsibilities stated above.
Requires leadership and good communication skills.
Fluent in written and spoken Arabic and English

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