Contracts Manager

Location: Perth
Job Type: Contract
Discipline: Engineering
Reference: J35315
Our Client is a multi-disciplined Engineering Company, who is looking for a Contracts Manager

About the Role

Position reports to: Contracts & Procurement Manager

Primary objective
Contracts Manager advises on all Legal, Commercial, Contractual issues to all members of the Project(s).

Specific Accountabilities
The Contracts Manager is responsible for all pre- and post-contract award activities including, but not limited to:
  • Assistance with all aspects of the Contracting and Procurement process including but not limited to pre-qual, tender, document preparation, award, variation and post contract administration
  • Timely processing of Contractor correspondence
  • Advising and working with Project Director.
  • Handling all Commercial, Contractual and Legal issues
  • Managing and registering Contract Correspondence
  • Arranging close-out of contracts, including settlement of claims, if required

The Contracts Manager will be required to:
  • Maintain integrity of Contracting Policies and Procedures
  • Draft Tender Board items on behalf of the Client and ensure smooth passage of same through Tender Board
  • Act as liaison with other functions, e.g. Legal, Insurance, Tax, Customs
  • Participate in contractual and/or commercial audits as required
  • Lead and oversee the effective operation of the Contracts team.
  • Advice, train and mentor key staff in all aspects of Contract Management.
  • Lead negotiations with Contractors to successful conclusions.
  • Assist Materials Management team in negotiations with Vendors to achieve successful conclusions.
  • Within a project, coordinate and manage the Site Quantity Surveyor(s) and advise as required
  • Receive progress claims and Milestone Certificates
  • Advise Project Cost controllers on updated financial information for budget and/or cost control purposes
  • Ensure scope increases are duly recognized and documented
  • Advises on commercial aspects of claims made by Sub-Contractor(s) to Client and negotiate or assist in negotiations
  • Liaising with other disciplines as required such as Legal, Project Management, Project Services, Engineering in reviewing and recommending Claims resolutions
  • Quality Assurance - Responsible for working within the provisions and guidelines of the Quality Assurance system
  • Safety - Responsible for personal safety safe working practices for the Project. Understand and follow OH&S procedures.

Key Criteria
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Law, Business Administration or similar
  • Minimum 15 years experience in EPC contract development and administration associated with significant multi-disciplines.
  • At least 5 years experience as Contract Manager
  • A successful track record in tendering and contract management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contracting and procurement practices and principles applied by major EPC companies.
  • Knowledge of commercial practices, legal principles and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage contractual/commercial activities to preserve owner/client interests
  • Experience in review, analysis, defence, preparation and resolution of Contractor claims.
  • Familiarisation with dispute resolution procedures and administration

For more information and a confidential discussion please contact Julie Lyons on (08) 6467 0658 or click Apply Now'.

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