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Contracts Manager

Qatar Project Management

Qatar Project Management (QPM)
Qatar

The Role

Establish the contract management plan for the Project/s managed by QPM. Lead and manage timely and effective contract administration. Responsible for compliance to contracting policies and procedures and ensuring effective monitoring of all contractual terms and conditions related to all stages of the project.

Responsibilities and Major Activities:
– Implement best practices in the preparation of contract documents and tenders.
– Establish Procurement Plan for the project for the client to contract with service providers, vendors and construction contractors with due regard to legal frameworks and client procurement requirements and policies.
– Advise the client on the most suitable procurement route and contract type
– Implement best practices in the preparation of contract documents and tenders.
– Manage the qualification process for appointment of contractors and vendors.
– Negotiate contracts with consultants and contractors.
– Coordinate the preparation of tender documents by consultants.
– Ensure risk assessment, data relevance and adequacy during the tendering processes.
– Contract Award – Prepare and review contract documents for signing and ensure contractor compliance with LOI/LOA requirements and the terms and conditions of Contract including Insurances, performance bond guarantees and related mandatory requirements.
– Monitor contractor performance for conformance to the contract requirements and maintain continual reviews to ensure that all terms and conditions are met and that the contract is in accordance with legal requirements.
– Manage the preparation of contract documents
– Ensure confidentiality, protecting the rights and obligations of QPM and the client, in compliance with information and document security policies.
– Ensure effective implementation of all applicable QPM policies & procedures.
– Ensure compliance of all contracts and procurement activities with various government and regulatory requirements.
– Interpret all contractual (tenders and contracts) agreements in the context of project management timelines, cost and other parameters and advise the Project Management Team on contractual rights and obligations.
– Manage contract administration and negotiations.
– Monitor contractor performance for conformance to the contract requirements and maintain continual reviews to ensure that all terms and conditions are met and that the contract is in accordance with legal requirements.
– Share responsibility in the maintenance of record archives for future reference and for technical compliance aspects with particular reference to possible future claims.
– Ensure compliance of all contracts and procurement activities with various government and regulatory requirements.

Requirements

– BSc in Quantity Surveying or equivalent
– MRICS Chartered
– Must have experience of working on towers above 50 floors.
– 12+ post graduate years experience
– 6 years of the 12 to be focused on prime contract dispute and resolution.
– GCC PMC or Consultancy experience
– High Rise Tower expertise
– Knowledge of FIDIC contracts
– Technically strong attention to detail

Functional:
– Contract law
– Construction sector laws in Qatar
– Tendering, bidding and contracting (and contract administration)
– Expert knowledge of the regulatory environment for the Project Management industry
– Advanced knowledge of Client & Vendor Relations concepts
– International standard forms of contract (FIDIC, JCT, NEC etc.)
– Cost claims review and analysis.
– Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) experience

Behavioral:
– Business acumen
– Analytical and problem solving
– Attention to detail
– Interpersonal and teaming
– Cross-cultural sensitivity

Special Position Requirements
– Project type: Hotels, High rise & Towers
– Special software – BIM Pre-construction or post contract
– Negotiation

Preferences
– PMP certification
– Membership of a professional institute (RICS or similar)

About the Company

Qatar Project Management (QPM) is an independent subsidiary of Barwa Real Estate Development Company that provides expertise in Project Management, Design Management, Construction Management, and Contract Administration together with other associated Project Management functions. Established in 2008, QPM is centralized platform for provision of Project Management services to Barwa and Qatari Diar as well as local and international markets. QPM provides these services through an in-house team of highly-skilled, motivated, and qualified professionals supported by state-of-the-art information technology and highly-effective Project Management systems.

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