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Contracts Manager - NPMO 27

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Date: Feb 5, 2018

Location: Riyadh, GB

Requisition ID: 198400

- Internal Candidate Under Consideration: No
- Relocation Authorized: International - Single
- Project No.: 26121
- Grade: 27

Start dates for these positions are expected to be staggered between December 2017 and March 2018. Relocation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with regard to accompanied and family status.


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. 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.

Bechtel is engaged supporting the development, implementation and operation of the National Project Management Organization (NPMO) in Saudi Arabia also known as “Mashroat”, will support Saudi government agencies to effectively deliver complex infrastructure projects, in line with Saudi Arabia’s “Vision 2030” plan to modernize the kingdom’s administration. The NPMO is being established with the aim of improving the government’s capital expenditure program, to enable government entities’ project management offices to develop and improve related policies and create a dynamic ecosystem to deliver efficient and effective projects with the greatest impact; and we are looking for Contracts Managers to join our team:


- Assist the assigned ministry with the implementation of a request for proposal (RFP) to obtain the services of a Project Management Organization (Consultant) ; General Engineering Contractor, General Construction Contractor; specialized Engineering Contractor and specific Construction Contractor.
- Reviews and approves bid tabulations and recommendations consistent with both customer and project interests;
- Once Consultant has been contracted responsibilities include working with the Consultant to formulate the Entity’s Project Management Organization (EPMO).
- Establish a Contract’s Department at the Ministry based on the processes and procedures issued in the “Mashroat White Book”.
- Assist the Entity with the evaluation of existing Contracts employees and identify the gaps and the training required to fill those gaps.
- Assist in the assuring there is a knowledge transfer between the PMO Contracts Staff and the existing Entities Contract staff.
- Assist in the development and implementation of the Entities Contract staffing plan and provide training, technical guidance and development to Contract staff assigned to the project team;
- Provide ongoing guidance in the various aspects of contract management directly to the Entity or EPMO to ensure that sound contract formation/administration principles are applied throughout the contracts work process;
- Represent the NPMO in project related meetings with the Entity in presenting the philosophy of Mashroat.
- Assist in the assuring there is a knowledge transfer between the PMO Contracts Staff and the existing Entities Contract staff.
- Assist in the development a program to identify and prepare claims responses as they develop and direct the efforts to negotiate and resolve claims
- If the portfolio of the Entity does not warrant the establishment of an EPMO the Contracts Manager will assume the role of Contracts Management Department Manager and all the duties and responsibilities of a Contracts Manager including:
- Preparing the RFP’s for the contracting of an Engineering/Design Contractor and a Construction Contractor.
- Implementing NPMO standard contracts and procedures
- Assuring contractors comply with the terms and conditions of their respective contract.
- Monitoring Performance Guarantees
- Assuming the lead role in claim negotiations and settlements
- Establishing a warranty and defects program
- Assuring all contracts are closed out per NPMO procedures

- Hire and maintain functional responsibility for contract administrators
- Ensure the monitoring of contract quality, cost and performance and that all contractual duties and obligations are met by all parties to each contract.


- Significant experience as Contracts Manager on large scale projects
- Cultural understanding of project management within KSA.
- Thorough knowledge of planning, scheduling, cost control, and quality functions.
- Degree in Business, Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering, Construction Management or Cost Engineering, or equivalent.
- Demonstrated experience in pricing, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, effective correspondence, planning and scheduling.
- Thorough knowledge of contract formation and administration, and field procedures and documentation relating to a multi-discipline construction project.
- Proficiency in the formation and administration of contracts from bidder pre-qualification, compilation of bid requests, receipt of bids, bid evaluation, through award, monitoring the performance of contractors, back charge procedures, resolution of claims and disputes, and other such related steps.
- Proven leadership ability.
- Technical and administrative knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, government and commercial procurement regulations and practices, policies, procedures and work practices.
- Ability to speak Arabic a plus.

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