The Commercial / 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 Commercial / Contracts Manager provides guidance and assistance to Project Managers on all contract matters.
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 orders
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 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.
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 have a proven track record in the construction industry.
Minimum 15 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry is required, with expert 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.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Law or similar.