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Senior Contracts Manager / Senior Managing QS

Requisition ID:  233848

Requisition Posting End Date: 06/17/2021

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.

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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.


Senior Managing Quantity Surveyor / Senior Contracts Manager, NEOM  


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


NEOM is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. The site is near the Red Sea and the borders of EgyptIsrael and Jordan. It will cover a total area of 26,500 km2 (10,200 sq mi) and will extend 460 km along the coast of the Red Sea.”  


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. Work product output to achieve milestones. 
  2. 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   
  3. Leadership of teams to establishment of systems, procedures and controls in coordination with others and aligned to project and company standards. 
  4. Self performance of activities as may be required to support the team. 
  5. Team management, guidance and development to effectively resolve change events, claims and disputes fairly including coordination with Legal as may be required. 
  6. Managing significant commercial matters to resolution, defining strategy and actions. 
  7. Team player that can direct and receive guidance and feedback. 
  8. Reports to the Commercial Manager and/or Project Manager. 
  9. 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: 

  1. Forms Request for Tender (RFT) packages. 
  2. Issues bid request packages to approved bidders. 
  3. Prepares Evaluation Criteria for approval by Project Team and Owner. 
  1. Coordinates Tenderer questions and answers to those questions as needed. 
  2. Receives Tenders and manages the commercial evaluations. 
  3. Prepares Commercial Bid Summary and Overall Recommendation to Award subject Contract. 
  4. Recommends and supports Owners Nominated representative in obtaining approvals in accordance with established procedures and Customer’s Delegated Authorities Matrix. 
  5. Prepares contract documents for execution with Customer’s Legal Advisors. 
  6. Prepares and maintains control and status reporting documents. 
  7. Prepares and organizes tenderer 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.  
  8. Conducts a meeting and prepares and issues meeting notes delineating important statements, required actions, and schedules. 



Leads contracts and commercial teams and responsible for: 

  1. The implementation of Contract & Commercial Management Procedures for the administration of the Contract. 
  2. The review of Contract general terms and conditions to highlight areas of risk, ambiguities, conflicts or deviations from the scope of work and the actions required.  
  3. The development and management of appropriate mechanisms to monitor compliance with contract terms and conditions. 
  4. Working with the other Project Team members to ensure that Bechtel and customer related actions or inactions which could result in contract changes or claims are identified and to provide recommendations accordingly. 
  5. Identification and resolution of Contract claims as they develop, including engagement of corporate legal department where necessary. 
  6. Obtaining all contract deliverables for timely work handover and close-out of contracts. 



Essential Technical Skills:  

  • Degree in Business, Quantity Surveying, Law or Engineering desirable. 
  • Experience and courses in pricing, contract law, contract drafting, 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. 
  • Proficiency in the formation and administration of major infrastructure projects. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of contract management and negotiations gained through education or experience. 
  • Extensive commercial management knowledge. 
  • Direct experience interviewing / personnel selection, salary planning, performance evaluations, career counseling and resource allocation. 
  • Demonstrated capability to prepare and make presentations to Customers, Line Managers, Project Managers and project teams. 
  • Knowledge of when to engage legal counsel. 
  • Working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, applicable government and commercial regulations and practices, and Bechtel policies, procedures and work practices. 
  • Extensive skill in working and communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with other project functional groups, Customers and Stakeholders. 


Essential Behavioral Skills: 

  • Able to mentor and guide teams and behaviours. 
  • Able to manage complex environments. 

Preferred Technical Skills: 

  • Minimum 20+ years’ experience in Commercial or Contracts Management of projects to mega-project size. 


Preferred Behavioral Skills: 

  • 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). Rotational Leave is 2 weeks off after 8 weeks worked with provided allowances for airfare and enroute expenses.  


Due to COVID 19 challenges during the startup of the project special flights and quarantine accommodations will be 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; 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.