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Contract Administrator- Rail

  • Job reference: R-030770
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Riyadh

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The Contract Administrator will have a detailed knowledge O&M Contracts and consultancy agreements. He should be well experienced negotiator with excellent communications and coordination skills. He should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Contract Administration is responsible for the management of financial functions of the commercial team and overseeing the commercial managers in their project delivery. This scope includes but is not limited to preparation and financial analysis of tenders, post-contract measurement and commercial issues claim etc. The senior commercial manager is to provide professional guidance and assistance in commercial matters to other staff members within the project management team, particularly to the commercial managers and senior contracts managers. The senior commercial manager’s responsibilities include but are not limited to the following

  • Supervising the performance of the quantity surveying to ensure quality and timeliness in delivery.
  • Preparing tender / bid evaluations and recommendations in coordination with the quantity surveyors and construction managers.
  • Ensuring that each senior quantity surveyor runs his or her section to the highest professional standards, that all information is current, and that every member of the team is receiving the information he or she needs to fulfil their responsibilities.
  • Provision of all the technical data to the senior commercial manager to be included in the project’s reports and such other reports, exercises or investigations required by the team or client.
  • Managing individual commercial managers.
  • Preparation of estimates.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of change management logs for specific project.
  • Reviewing and validating certification of contractor pay applications by consultant.
  • Assistance in claim analysis and recommendation to the client.
  • Reviewing consultants estimates.
  • Establishing and maintaining consistent and adequate administration procedures. These procedures will be followed across the project by the respective quantity surveyors working under the construction managers.
  • Identifying, documenting and coordinating with the construction managers to resolve potential issues.
  • Analysing information, reporting and recommendations.
  • Quantifying and estimating costs for all proposed variations / change orders.
  • Participating in all change order negotiations.
  • Preparing, as required, cost estimates for each potential change.
  • Generating and processing necessary change order documentation.
  • 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 commercial meetings.
  • Financial and risk management and reporting.
  • Insurance, guarantees and bonds management. 
  • Monthly cost reporting and presentations.
  • Dispute resolution participation.
  • Earned Value Management.
  • Coordination with project controls and planning managers.
  • Must have experience working in Rail/Metro projects
  • Must have a engineering degree from the relevant field (Bachelor Degree and MRICS or similar)
  • Must possess 10 years of total experience and experience in Middle East 5 years
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Independent worker who is able to work well with minimal supervision.
  • Possess good project background and proven English language technical writing ability and skills.

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.
Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.
Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.
Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.
Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.