Job Summary

The job holder prepares, reviews and administers supervision contracts throughout the project lifecycle, starting from proposal development to supervision project delivery and project hand-over. The job holder provides expert contractual advice and support to supervision teams on site, including addressing contractual matters and resolving disputes, as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Provide expert contractual advice related to the Company contracts to the project teams.
  • Ensure responsibilities are fulfilled with a high quality
  • Provide contractual advice to Project Managers and various disciplines in settlement of claims, variation orders and disputes between contractors and clients during projects, as needed
  • Support the Contracts Department in Engineering Services in managing and settling large claims and variation orders arising from design changes during the construction stage.
  • Coordinate with the Contracts Department in Engineering Services and the Contracts Section - to ensure adherence to corporate contracts and risk management policies and procedures in supervision contracts.
  • Conduct detailed reviews of supervision contracts during the proposal development stage, assessing contractual risks and proposing mitigation measures, as needed
  • As needed, seek expert contractual advice from the Contracts Department in Engineering Services and the Contracts – Corporate Office during the preparation and administration of K&A supervision contracts
  • Prepare / review contract terms and conditions for K&A supervision contracts, ensuring the safeguarding of K&A interests
  • Monitor and administer all ongoing supervision projects in from a contractual aspect
  • Assess contractual implication of supervision project scope changes, including suitability of claims, variation orders etc.
  • Assess and support supervision teams with the settlement of large claims, variation orders and disputes between K&A and clients related to supervision contracts
  • Support supervision teams with the management of contractor claims, variation orders and contractual disputes on behalf of clients, as requested
  • Analyze K&A’s risk exposure on supervision contracts and ensure risk management measures are in place
  • Implement risk management policies and procedures in the Contracts Section
  • Implement corporate policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain an archive of contracts developed by Client, in coordination with the Senior Manager - Contracts
  • Attend periodic training to develop relevant skills in contract administration
  • Coordinate and share knowledge with counterparts in other Contracts Sections in other Regions


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management. Master’s Degree in Construction Management or Construction Law is an advantage
  • Familiarity with local laws regulating the engineering / construction sectors
  • Knowledge of risk management strategies
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic
  • 10+ years of industry experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Planning Industry
  • 10+ years of experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Planning Industry in a top tier regional / multinational engineering consultancy firm, specifically in a contracts / contracts administration role
  • Experience with standard conditions of contract, including such conditions as those developed by the FIDIC, AIA, EJCDC, ICE, etc.
  • Experience in negotiating, writing, and interpreting terms, conditions, and requirements of contractual agreements
  • Experience in evaluating and settling claims, and managing disputes
  • Exposure to global best practices and trends in the Architecture, Engineering and Planning Industry, in particular related to contracts