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Senior Claims Writer

Requisition ID:  210759

Role Overview

The Riyadh Public Transport Project is the biggest infrastructure project to be undertaken in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  with an overall budget of €16·3bn and is one of the largest public civil engineering projects of the century.  The BACS consortium led by Bechtel is to design and build lines 1 and 2, totaling 63·3 km, with a contract value of US$9·45bn.

This will transform Riyadh, with a current population of 5.7 million - The subway is a solution to daily traffic problems – currently of 7.4 million daily commutes, less than 2% utilise public transport.  Contract Professionals are needed to ensure we support the Project Director in complying with all contractual obligations and the identification, communication and negotiation with partners and customer.      

On offer:

Competitive Salary with ongoing Career Development and Training

Single Status assignment with choice of work pattern, Accommodation and Allowances

Discretionary bonus scheme

Role Overview:

This role is to support the Claims Group.  The candidate will accordingly need the ability to:

  • Prepare claims
  • Support others preparing claims

The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of all the disciplines involved in claim preparation and be conversant with methodologies for scheduling and quantum aspects of claims.

The role will involve:

  • Setting up claims preparation routines for the Infrastructure business
  • Working with the legal team to establish appropriate bases of claim
  • Drafting claims
  • Providing expert support to claims
  • Maintaining oversight of claims activities in the Infrastructure business

The role may involve:

  • Undertaking claims reviews/audits to identify potential claims or claims problems and process improvement opportunities
  • Training project contract administration staff in the identification, preparation, mitigation and management of claims

Qualifications and Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a construction, engineering, legal or commercial discipline
  • Significant relevant experience with a major civil construction contractor (preferably) or consultancy
  • Extensive knowledge of commercial management, valuations, costs, pricing and demonstrated awareness of construction project commercial and risk issues
  • Working with experts where necessary, demonstrated ability to understand construction schedules and the analysis of delays based on such schedules. Very familiar with concepts such as concurrent and parallel delays, excusable/non-excusable, compensable/non-compensable
  • Working with experts where necessary, demonstrated ability to design methodologies for preparing and presenting quantum aspects of claims
  • Very good knowledge of construction and engineering contracts, contract law and contract interpretation

Highly developed written and oral communication and presentation skills. Ability to produce professional, high quality written claims, presentations or advice in a construction environment relating to additional time and money


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.