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Claims Specialist / Quantity Surveyor (International Assignment)

Requisition ID:  228421


Location: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


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The BACS consortium is responsible for the design and build of Lines 1 and 2 of the Riyadh metro network. These two lines will form part of the six-line metro system that will run for a total length of 176 kilometers across the city and includes 85 stations.

The scope of work on Lines 1 and 2 encompasses detailed structural, architectural and transit system design together with construction, testing, and commissioning of works.  Our scope also includes the procurement of all products and materials necessary to support project delivery. We are fully responsible for the design and integration of the transit systems and the civil infrastructure. Working from the Employers Requirements, the BACS consortium will manufacture, furnish, install, test and commission all components related to both the transit systems and the civil infrastructure.


Line 1 stretches from north to south through the centre of Riyadh, along the Olaya-Batha corridor, covering 38 kilometers. The line includes 22 stations and 4 transfer stations where it will connect with other new metro lines.   Much of Line 1 will be underground. Line 2 runs east to west along King Abdullah Road and will be built mostly at grade (15km) with some elevated sections. This line extends more than 25 kilometers with 13 stations and 3 transfer stations.


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Project Claims Manager the applicant will be a senior member of a small high-quality team of claims specialists responsible for preparing and giving advice in relation to claims and delays on behalf of a Consortium of major international contractors involved in the construction of two lines of the Riyadh Metro Project (RMP) in Saudi Arabia (CWJV or BACS). The candidate will be able to quickly review or prepare accurate evidence and facts, understand the relevant provisions of the contract and any applicable laws, and prepare or assess claims and potential claims arising from the Project. Establishes and enforces agreed claims policies and procedures in conjunction with contract and other applicable project procedures. May also be responsible for supervision and training of more junior claims or contracts personnel supporting claims and contract administration.  May be asked to provide written, visual or verbal commercial or contractual support and advice to other senior project personnel including deputizing for the Project Claims Manager in his absence.


Job Dimensions:

  1. Supervision Received
  • Reports directly to the Project Claims Manager and, as required, the Project Commercial Manager. Receives direction, technical and functional guidance as required from the Project Claims Manager Contract and, as required, from the Project Commercial Manager or other senior members of the project management or legal team.
  1. Supervision Exercised
  • As a Senior Claims Specialist, the applicant may be required to manage, guide and support more junior members of the claims team including providing advice and implementing agreed claims policies and procedures. May also be required to provides claims, contractual or commercial advice to other relevant project personnel such as Contract Administrators or Contract Managers, Prime Contract Administrators or and other contracts personnel as required. May be required to deputize for the Project Claims Manager in his absence.
  1. Contacts
  • Maintains regular/daily contact with Project Claims Manager, and, as required other Senior and Junior Claims Specialists, Contract Administrators, Prime Contract Administrators and other relevant members of the project Contracts and Commercial Management team.
  • May be required to liaise with members of the Legal and Risk Management team to obtain and provide information regarding claims and contract issues.
  • Interfaces with other members of the CWJV or BACS project team including site staff to obtain factual, commercial or contractual information or advice.


Essential Job Duties:

  1. High-quality fact finding, assessment, preparation and/or advice relating to Contractor or Sub-Contractor claims including:
  • Maintenance of accurate and up to date Project claims records and related information on Fileshare etc.:
  • Application of Contract clauses and principles to the assessment and preparation of claims (merit, liability, cost and schedule etc.):
  • Production of high quality, clear and concise written Contractor claims, assessments and related correspondence or advice;
  • Provide claims identification, development and presentation support to the Project team, managing the resolution of claims as required;
  • Working with Construction, Engineering, Project Controls and Procurement etc. to investigate possible claims as part of claim preparation;
  • Possible liaison with Client representatives or other relevant third parties to review CWJV claims assessments and agree strategy for pursuing;
  • Assist with preparation, submission and advice in relation to requests for Engineer’s Decisions under the terms of the Consortium contract;
  • Provide support or advice for possible Mediations (LCIA), Arbitrations (ICC) or ICC DRB proceedings;
  • Provide, if required, strategic commercial support and advice to Project Claims Manager, Project Commercial Manager or senior management on Project wide issues, assisting the business to assess and manage risk;
  • Liaise, if required, with CWJV or Parent Company Legal Departments regarding Project issues including client / contractor mediations and arbitrations etc.;
  • Assist, if required, with any local (Saudi) Project litigation proceedings including possible liaison with CWJC Saudi Legal Counsel;
  • Establish and maintain proactive and professional interface with all members of the BACS Consortium, including Siemens, in order to maintain positive working relationships;
  • Provide support, advice and training, as required, to the Project Contract Administrators or Prime Contract Administrators to identify, prepare, mitigate and manage CWJV Contractor claims;
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable CWJV, BACS or Parent Company Project policies including quality, ethics, financial, commercial and contractual;
  • Provide strategic advice or recommendations on both existing and new claims, policies and procedures;
  • Assisting the Project and CWJV Project Management and staff to assess and manage risk;
  • Educating and training relevant Project staff on claims issues and raising awareness levels across the Project as a whole.


Provide as required claims reviews/audits to Project teams and staff to identify potential claims or claims problems and process improvement opportunities.  Assist in the development and implementation of systems and resources necessary to make improvements

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