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The Company:

A leading architect firm.

The Role:

Responsible for the Contracts / Commercial Function on a large Dubai based project to protect and enhance the Company’s position. Identify, monitor and mitigate risk. Identify and maximize opportunity. This position is based on-site.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance and support on all contracted issues related to the projects.
  • Take the lead with the preparation of Subcontracts, negotiate and agree terms.
  • Provide Contractual and Commercial advice to the project management team on all Contractual and Commercial issues.
  • Take the lead in Contract Administration of major issues on projects.
  • Take the lead in the preparation and submission of claims.
  • Take the Commercial lead in the negotiations and dealings with the Employer and his representatives on commercial issues VO’s/claims etc.
  • Provide guidance and training to subordinate commercial staff.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required.
  • Shall be familiar with all HSE Procedures relating to the work being carried out under their supervision, and ensure that the work place is maintained in a safe condition and also carryout regular inspections.
  • Aware of Quality Systems and safe design practice. Adherence to, working instructions and procedures in accordance with the Company’s Quality Assurance policy.

 

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • MUST be available immediately
  • Ideally will be a graduate with a degree in Quantity Surveying / Civil Engineering.
  • Minimum 7 years working for a contractor holding a similar position with good exposure to complex commercial issues. Demonstrate ability to lead commercial teams and project management on commercial issues
  • Must have good command of written and spoken English.
  • Be able to deal with Clients and Clients representatives.
  • Ability and drive to work under own incentive although equally adept at taking instruction when required to do so.
  • Ability to prioritize work and deliver on time.
  • Degree in Project Management is a plus
  • Adequate knowledge of FIDIC and other forms of Contracts
  • Communication skills are of paramount importance. Candidate to demonstrate ability to communicate ideas in a well-organized professional manner

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