Principal Contracts Administrator Contracts and Procurement

Omni International

Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP163-16

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Principal Contracts Administrator Contracts and Procurement Opportunity – Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

• Supports the Royal Commission Contracts and Procurement Director by providing advice related to procurement, including, but not limited to, development, planning and implementation of strategic and operational objectives related to the entire supply chain process to ensure the organization attains the best value in the goods and services
• Responsible for all assigned pre-award contract administration functions including fulfilling and meeting contract requirements
• Provide guidance planning and support to the Contract and Procurement Department including support to teams across the Royal Commission including contract preparation, evaluation, negotiation and award of public works, PC, EPC, operation and maintenance, engineering & consulting studies type procurement contracts and purchase orders. Requires knowledge of contracts supply chain.
• Manages the Contracts & Procurement Department
• Responsible for compliance of procurement activities with Kingdom’s Government Tender and Procurement Laws and Royal Commission procedures, including Public Bidding, Two Envelope approach, Sole Source/ limited bidding, etc.
• Reports directly to the Director of Contracts and Procurement Department (CPD) in relation to department strategy, performance and day-to-day performance. In parallel, reports to the Program Manager, particularly on matters relating to delivery of the capital works program.
• Interfaces frequently with senior management personnel and Royal Commission on contract and purchase order related tasks and issues.
• Supervises the Contract Administrators, and staff support functions.
• Acts as advisor and consultant to the Director in all contracting and administrative matters.
• Provides guidance and procedural assistance to the program on contracting policy and actions.
• Reviews submittals to Royal Commission contracts to insure policy and procedural compliance in contractual actions and to coordinate to the Contracting Section.
• Responsible for interpretation and implementation of Contract policy.

USD 12,500 to 13,500 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.
Additional benefits: full benefits, free family or single Western accommodations, relocation, monthly expat allowance and other benefits typical with working for a major American firm overseas.


• Nationality American
• Aged not over 55 (due to Visa restrictions)
• Experienced in pre – award activities, tenders
• Candidates MUST have experience with US Codes be able to train Saudi employees on US standards.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Law, Quantity Surveying or Construction Management from a recognized US university
• Minimal Fifteen (15) years of experience in procurement and contract administration with experience across multiple service lines (PC/EPC construction, O&M, Engineering Design and Consultancy).
• A minimum of Eight (8) years supervisory experience on large scale Governmental jobs is essential.
• Experience with established vendor/procurement management systems
• Middle East experience is a plus.
• Knowledge of computers and basic software applications: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• The ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English is essential.
• Experience working in and/or with local municipalities in design and coordination of infrastructure projects with other agencies.
• Saudi experience a plus.

About the Company

For over 15 years Omni International Consultants has supplied high caliber personnel to the global Construction, Aviation, Banking, Logistics, IT, Hospitality, Healthcare, Oil/Gas & Manufacturing sectors.

We specialize in recruiting the highest quality, right-fit professional and have helped many candidates find their ideal opportunity.

Our Head Office is located in Bangkok, Thailand and we have 6 liaison offices located in the UK, Australia, UAE, India (Mumbai & Delhi) and Rayong, Thailand.

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