Contracts Specialist – Atkins Middle East in Abu Dhabi
Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading consultancies providing integrated project and programme management services for construction and engineering projects, with a turnover in excess of £200 million. Faithful+Gould worldwide has access to 2,500 consultants, of whom 450+ are located in the Middle East across six offices. We have successfully delivered commercial advice and management support for over 65 years to clients in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, UK, and North America. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Atkins Group, the design and engineering company. Active in the Middle East for 18 years, Faithful+Gould combines in-depth knowledge of the region with the ability to draw on our global resource and constructive expertise, to deliver the most challenging of projects. With registered companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, this makes us one of the strongest international construction consultancies in the region. Due to continued success in the country we are now seeking an experienced Contracts Manager/ Specialist to join our already established commercial team in Abu Dhabi. The Contracts Manager/ Specialist is responsible for the complete management of contracts/ procurement functions of a project specific contract/ procurements team, reporting to the Senior Contracts Manager/ Specialist and overseeing the Tender Administrator, and Cost/ Price Analysis in their project delivery. The Contracts Manager/ Specialist will hold the following duties and responsibilities: •Preparation and execution of supplier pre-qualifications •Preparation and compilation of tender/ procurement documentation •Contractual recommendations on contract wording and amendments proposed by suppliers •Preparation and financial analysis of tenders •Preparing tender / bid evaluations and recommendations •Provision of all the technical data to stakeholders to be included in the project’s reports and such other reports, exercises or investigations required by the team or client. •Establishing and maintaining consistent and adequate administration procedures •Identifying, documenting and coordinating with the stakeholders to resolve potential issues •Analysing information, reporting and recommendations •Participating in all order negotiations •Ensuring that all stakeholders, such as administration, operations, and finance understand and adhere to contractual obligations; and reflecting them accurately in forecast •Client facing and leading procurement meetings •Insurance, guarantees and bonds management •Monthly reporting and presentations Requirements: •Qualified with a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantity Surveying and/ or Law or similar from an accredited internationally recognized institution or university •A Chartered Quantity Surveyor or similar with a recognised international body (RICS or equivalent) •8-15 years’ experience, preferably in rail, infrastructure or buildings and 5 years in Middle East •Excellent and demonstrable contracts/ procurement management experience •Be able to provide both summarised and detailed reports, on current activities and ability to present directly to the client •Excellent communication skills, both oral and written •Able to act on own initiative and proactive way Rewards & Benefits: We offer an excellent package which includes: •A competitive salary •Accommodation allowance •Transportation allowance •Medical and life insurance cover •Company gratuity scheme •Discretionary bonus scheme •Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants
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