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Contracts Manager, Cork

Requisition ID:  234119

Requisition Posting End Date: 04/19/2021


Project Overview

This position is for a major infrastructure program within the aviation sector in Ireland. Bechtel will be working in an integrated team with our client to support the delivery of a Capital Investment Plan of circa €2bn within an operating airport environment.  
The ideal candidate would be a team player capable of adaptation to an integrated team environment. A driven self-starter, confident, agile, articulate and capable of leading change by example. Collaborative and flexible to meet all the demands of the client.  


Role Overview

The Contract Manager will be responsible for managing the pre and post-contract requirements, ensuring they are being adhered to and fulfilled in line with the requirements of the awarded framework agreements and Work Orders (call-off contracts).


Main Responsibilities

  • Understand and align to the Contract Management standards, assuring that these comply with the selected T&Cs in their chosen Contract suite.
  • Assure that there is full compliance with the Contract Management standards and contractual terms and conditions in the execution of the contract administration activities.
  • Manage commercial relationships and ways of working with Contractors and / or Consultants to ensure continuous improvement in the delivery of works and services.
  • Review draft contracts and ensure they are fit for purpose and tailored to project in question, co-ordinating inputs from advisors where required (e.g. legal, technical, financial).
  • Provide assurance of RFI and RFT tender documentation including conditions of contract and amendments thereof (including Contracting Entity developed Z clauses),
  • Oversight and assurance of the tendering process, and assurance of the evaluation process followed by contract execution.
  • Lead contractual negotiations and provide guidance to Project Manager and/or Services Manager, where necessary, and Programme Director.
  • Review and acceptance of subcontractors and acceptance of subcontract documents in line with the contract.
  • Certification of payments including an assessment of Defined Costs for Option C and E contracts.
  • Review forecasts prepared by the contractor (or consultants) and assess the pain share or gain share due to the contractor in respect of Option C or D contracts.
  • Undertake delay damages calculations if required.
  • Establish category / programme contract management strategies, and review and approve individual contract management strategies.
  • Set the target for KPI’s in Incentive Schedules within NEC Contracts and review contractor’s performance against these.
  • Create the Key Performance Indicator library for those categories / programmes for which they are accountable.
  • Review Contractors and / or Consultants compensation event applications, review of quotations for compensation events and subsequent assessments thereof and early warning notifications.
  • When required, review the application for payment to ensure alignment with the contractually agreed terms and conditions.



  • Degree in Business, Quantity Surveying, Law or Engineering desirable. 
  • 10+ years experience of contract management and administration, preferably with NEC experience 
  • Knowledge of monitoring Contractors and / or Consultants performance.
  • Significant experience in, and understanding of, claims management.
  • Experience of establishing Contractors and / or Consultants performance management frameworks.
  • Knowledge of Key Performance Indicators for Contractors and / or Consultants organisations, and experience in building a Key Performance Indicators library.
  • Experience in administrating contracts, in particular the NEC suite of contracts.
  • Experience in developing individual contract management strategies, and implementing those strategies.


Essential Skills: 

  • Skill in working and communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, within an integrated project delivery team and other project functional groups. 
  • The role holder will be an assured leader in managing multiple, complex contractual arrangements with the ability to give clear direction to stakeholders at all levels.
  • Able to lead a team of 2-5 people.
  • Extensive analytical skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Report writing.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Understanding of CEMAR / ASite / Fastdraft and Unifier.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.