Contracts Manager

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Overview

KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration - through conceptualization - to realization of planning, design, or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we have led with vision, contributing to many of the world's most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences, and prosperous communities.

As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50 th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey.

We invite you to join us.

Our newest opportunity is for a talented Contracts Manager to join our award-winning team based in KSA

This position is responsible for managing the claims processes and ensuring that best practices are followed with respect to claims. Along with this, the ideal candidate is expected to be able to offer high calibre advice to the client with regards to handling of said claims (strong presentaiton skills which will be shown during meetings with senior management). A deep understanding of cost management (EV, Committed/Certified Amount) needs to be shown. The position is created mainly to arrange the cost and claims management side of the client project.

Responsibilities

We envisage success in this role to include;

- Maintaining a wide range of Consultant Agreements and Construction Contracts.
- Handling complex projects from design through construction documents and implementation, including alternative forms of procurement.
- Reviewing, negotiating and drawing up settlements of client's variations and contractor's claims for changes.
- Assisting in the reviews, assessments and reports upon contractor's claims including review of time extensions, delays and penalties.
- Providing strong knowledge in all regional applicable contracts, with specific knowledge of FIDIC (all types), NEC (latest), in addition to being versant in Civil Laws of local jurisdictions;
- Supporting, assisting, mentoring and coaching others in the contracts unit as required;
- Completing forensic study of 3 rd party Consultants claim determinations and commenting with justification;
- Writing claims review determination reports;
- Drafting response letters in relation to claims as required;
- Carrying out site walks for work completeness verification as required;

REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

- To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that your career journey to date will include 20 years w ork experience partnered with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering or Construction Law, LLB or similar is preferred. Chartership such as MRICS will be viewed positively.
- Strong experience in Claims/Cost/Commercial tasks is needed for this role.

KEO's performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its' contribution to client success wherever we work.

We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.

As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey.

We invite you to join us.

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