Contracts Engineer - Consultancy

J10 Consulting

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: SP920-11

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our Leading Engineering Consultancy client has a new requirement for a well experienced Contracts Engineer to join their team in Abu Dhabi, UAE to work on new build projects in the Emirates. Successful candidates will have a proven background as a Contracts Engineer new build and refurbishment projects in the UAE and the wider GCC and a proven background working in a recognised PMC or Engineering Consultancy business.

This role is available for immediate joining and is a direct hire, permanent placement with our client.

Key Responsibilities:

Contract Management:
• Provide contract expertise and guidance on Project level and Organizational level.
• Pre-award support in specific contract responsibilities (review RFPs, assist in negotiations, provide advice on risk) and oversee the contract execution process.
• Support the post-award contract management activities such as Variations, Contract Amendments, and Guarantees.
• Review, validate or otherwise reply to change requests and/or claims.
• Collaborate with architects, project managers, and other stakeholders to align project goals and objectives with the Contract particulars and fees.
• Manage and ensure proper communication (both internally and externally) in matters related to scope of works and consultant obligations and rights.

Contract Administration:
• Ensure all contract obligations and standard requirements are met.
• Monitor and update the status of contract and corresponding obligations/ accrued rights from Pre-award till close-out.
• Issue of any contractual letters as needed and drafting of replies.

Risk Management:
• Identify potential risks and opportunities throughout all the contract stages.
• Advise risk mitigation strategies.
• Collaborate with project teams to address and resolve issues that may impact the design process.
• Safeguards the company interests at all times.

Documentation and Reporting:
• Provide regular reports on the projects contract status and any other organizational matters.
• Ensure proper maintenance of relevant project correspondence and records

Requirements:

Contracts Engineer Experience:
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with demonstrated experience working as a Contract Engineer. LLM or LLB is a big plus
• More than 10 years of experience in the Engineering and construction field. GCC experience is a must and preferably in the UAE.
• Experience with recognised consultants is preferred.
• High attention to detail.
• Forward thinking with excellent organizational skills
• Exposure to Design-build projects.
• RICS, Ciarb Certification, PMI certifications are a plus.
• Strong working knowledge of contract or construction law.
• Understands the design and project cycles in the UAE (Public and Private sectors).
• Excellent English communication and comprehension skills(Oral & written). Arabic skills are also Plus.
• Skillful in MS office software Package is a must.
• Demonstrated knowledge in main forms of contract (Such as FIDIC) AND Be-spoke contracts.
• Other software’s/ platforms skills such as SAP, DocuSign, ARiba is a plus.
• Strong business acumen.
• Strategic thinking for contract negotiations and in management of other parties

Salary:
AED 20,000 to 25,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.

About the Company

J10 Consulting are Construction Recruitment experts in the Middle East.

We help businesses and careers grow by delivering Temporary Contract & Permanent Contingency hiring solutions within Construction & Engineering in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain & Kuwait

J10 Consulting provide collaborative engagement and a deep understanding of both client and candidate requirements to cover temporary and permanent requirements across a number of vertical markets within Construction & Engineering.

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