Contracts Manager

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Employment: Full Time

My client a leading international contractor has an urgent requirement for a Contracts Manager for one of its Oil & Gas projects in Qatar.

This role is only suitable for single status with camp accommodation provided.

Roles and Responsibilities:

* Report to the Project Manager
* Represent the company in a professional and diligent manner, developing a strong working relationship with the client
* Be responsible for the overall management of others within the Contracts Group
* Assist in formation of subcontracts including pre-contract activities, drafting agreements (with flow down conditions from the client contract), bidder commercial qualification, administration and evaluation of tenders, negotiations of terms and conditions and award
* Ensure that signed contracts are communicated to all relevant parties to provide contract visibility and awareness, interpretation to support implementation.
* Review and develop project contracts strategies, processes and procedures and communicate to relevant personnel
* Participate in kick off meetings with subcontractors and suppliers
* Manage others in post award administration including reviewing and drafting correspondence; payment applications, payment certificates and invoices; bonds, insurance and warranties.
* Develop, implement and oversee the management of key performance indicators for Contracts Group personnel, subcontractors and suppliers
* Oversee re-measurement and agreement of quantities
* Participate in periodic audits of subcontractors and suppliers
* Oversee the preparation of internal reports relating to subcontractors and suppliers
* Manage others and participate in the commercial administration and management of contracts including change management; preparation, negotiation and defence of claims and other associated commercial issues
* Oversee and participate in close out of contracts and deal with claims to satisfactory conclusions
* Attend meetings, interface and liaise with the client, subcontractors, other project departments and Management Office
* Monitor and ensure company compliance with contracts and agreements
* Manage others to ensure adequate project and contractual records are kept
* Provide contractual advice and training to company employees in contracting practices and procedures
* Contribute to risk management process and procedures


Qualifications and Experience:

* Bachelor's Degree in engineering, quantity surveying, commercial management, law or other relevant field
* Have obtained chartered status, preferably with a relevant post graduate qualification
* Have 20 years' minimum experience in similar roles
* Have previous oil and gas experience or be able to demonstrate exposure in a relevant field
* Be contractually and commercially astute
* Be able to lead a multinational team and demonstrate good teamwork skills
* Preferably have experience of working in the Middle East
* Be fluent in spoken and written English (preference will be given to native English speakers)


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