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Senior Contracts Specialist, Abu Dhabi

  • Job reference: FG-004843
  • Sector: Buildings, Infrastructure, Nuclear
  • Location: Abu Dhabi

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Faithful+Gould is a construction consultancy and member of the WS Atkins group of companies ( As one of the world’s leading total solutions providers for the built environment, Faithful+Gould has been providing a versatile blend of construction, program, cost and project management to private companies and the public sector for more than 70 years.
We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Contracts Specialist to join our team based in Abu Dhabi.  
  • The Senior Contract Administrator will report to the Head of Commercial Support and will be responsible for delivering the contract administration services.
  • Advising the Client on cost and contract matters generally including estimates of the cost of proposed Variation Orders in accordance with the agreed Change Management procedures.
  • Ensuring that each Contract Specialist 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.
  • Submission of Payments Applications and Certificate of Payments.
  • Submission of records of all sub contractors agreement and payments.
  • Submission of the Cost Report and Cash Flow forecast.
  • Manage and co-ordinate the variation order approval process, liaise with members of the Project Team for confirmation and will issue a schedule of costs related to modifications or variations to the Client.
  • Submission of Final Accounts submitted by the Sub Contractors and Suppliers, adjusting as necessary and providing recommendations to the Client.
  • Monitor engineering design progress, material and equipment procurement and construction and commissioning status with respect to commercial impacts on the project.
  • Coordinate with the Client and the Project Team to ensure that all progress payments are in accordance to approved procedures.
  • Assist in the defence / approval of any claim for cost variations or major change to the design.
  • Coordinate with Contracts Manager on all aspects of the work.
  • Coordinating and managing individual Contract Specialists.
  • Participate with the project management team, as directed by the Head of Commercial Support to achieve project deliverables.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying, Engineering or Construction Management
  • Chartered member of a recognised professional institution
  • Minimum of 15 years relevant experience in arbitration or dispute resolution
  • Further extended claims and dispute resolution qualification would be advantageous
Rewards and Benefits
We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance;
  • Transportation allowance;
  • 26 calendar days annual leave (based on 6 day working week)
  • Medical and life insurance cover;
  • Company gratuity scheme;
  • Discretionary bonus scheme;
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • 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

Next Steps


All applicants will be screened against the above criteria and contacted accordingly.