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Senior Contract Manager

Requisition ID:  243201

Requisition Posting End Date: 11/05/2021

Company Overview:

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.


Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.


We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Description:

Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company provides project management consultancy services (including technical, commercial and construction management) for the development of certain defined aspects of the NEOM Project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  


NEOM will be the home and workplace to more than a million residents from around the world. It will include towns and cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies will come to research, incubate, and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in groundbreaking ways.


Detailed Job Description


Lead team(s) to manage and perform all activities associated with formation, tendering, award and administration of design build subcontracts packages for the NEOM project. Activities will include delivery of critical items required from initial project set-up, through to defining and developing a team, to establishing coordinated procedures and controls, and to management of team(s) with accountability for work product to project milestones, quality and safety standards. Significant proactive engagement required with the project management team, other departments, customers and stakeholders to enable successful alignment on systems, processes, procedures and the critical activities for project success.


Job Dimensions:

1.    Engage as part of the project management senior team and Customer to develop and align strategy, methods and controls for the safe and successful project work performance  

2.    Team management, guidance and development to effectively resolve change events, claims and disputes fairly including coordination with Legal as may be required.

3.    Team player that can direct and receive guidance and feedback.

4.    Reports to the Commercial Manager and/or Project Manager.

5.    Receives functional guidance from the responsible GBU Manager of Contracts and Procurement.


Job Duties:


Leads the development and issuance of contracts and services agreements including the following activities such that the team:

a)   In accordance with project procedures, handles tender process from beginning to end; forming and issuing tender packages, tracking and closing queries, receiving and evaluating proposals, and providing recommendations for award

b)   Prepares and organizes meetings/workshops, such as bid clarification and pre-award meetings, for the purpose of ensuring complete understanding and agreement between Bechtel, the client, and contractor on all contractual matters. 

c)    Prepares contract documents for execution with Customer’s Legal Advisors.

d)   Prepares and maintains control and status reporting documents.



Leads contracts and commercial teams and responsible for:

a)   The implementation of Contract & Commercial Management Procedures for the administration of the Contract.

b)   The review of Contract general terms and conditions to identify and monitor areas of risk, ambiguities, conflicts or deviations from the scope of work. 

c)    The development and management of appropriate mechanisms to monitor compliance with contract terms and conditions.

d)   Identification and resolution of Contract claims as they develop, including engagement of corporate legal department where necessary.

e)   Obtaining all contract deliverables for timely work handover and close-out of contracts.



Essential Skills:

  • Degree in Business, Quantity Surveying, Law or Engineering desirable.
  • Experience and completion of courses in pricing, contract law, contract drafting, contract administration and negotiation of change orders, effective correspondence, planning and scheduling.
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork capabilities suitable for managing a workforce of many nationalities and backgrounds.
  • Direct experience interviewing / personnel selection, salary planning, performance evaluations, career counseling and resource allocation.
  • Extensive skill in working and communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with other project functional groups, Customers and Stakeholders.


Preferred Skills:

  • Minimum 20+ years’ experience in Commercial or Contracts Management of projects to mega-project size, including infrastructure projects
  • Team Leadership of 6+ years
  • Experience Middle East / Saudi Arabia
  • Arabic Language, Managing Large Teams etc.


Living Conditions:

Living and Working on the NEOM Project is a single status assignment condition located in Sharma, KSA with camp accommodation (Meals and Laundry Services provided)



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; Energy; 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.