Key Accountabilities: 

 

Role Purpose:  The role will be responsible to direct, supervise and control the provision of centralized contract development activities to meet in a cost-effective, timely and efficient manner all QM’s works, services including technical, construction, maintenance, general services and manpower supply contracting requirements.  He/She will be expected to handle complex and high value contracts as assigned including development of tender/RFP and contract documents for all QM departments, units and affiliates, vetting qualification and evaluation criteria and recommending contract and negotiation strategies. He/She will evaluate claims/requests for contract variations and maintain follow-up until closeout of contract file. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop model/standard contract templates for various types of contracts and works/services required by QM.
  • Review scope of work/services to ensure clarity and completeness, develop suitable pricing structure, select/draft suitable conditions and ensure that company policies and procedures are followed.
  • Ensure suitable tendering strategy is followed and direct the call for tender ensuring that proper tender documents are compiled and completed from technical, contractual, commercial, financial and legal perspectives.
  • Develop optimal contracting strategies to meet contracting obligations in line with QM requirements.
  • Prepare pre-qualification/Expression of Interest documents and lead respective exercises.
  • Establish, in consultation with end users, pre-determined evaluation criteria for bid evaluation and co-ordinate the evaluation of pre-qualifications and bids with user departments. 
  • Lead risk analysis, where applicable, to identify QM’s exposure and develop, in consultation with all relevant departments, best risk mitigation strategy.
  • Control the contract award process by preparing/vetting award correspondence and notifications, ensuring that securities and insurance policies match contract requirements and finalizing contract documents for execution. 
  • Review and assess claims from and against contractors, prepare settlement strategies and lead negotiations, as required. 
  • Recommend and review recommendations for the modification and addition to existing contracting and service agreements
  • Review and develop as required contract policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in the close out phase of major projects on a selective basis.
  • Participate actively at project development phase of major projects for contracting strategy, interface, etc.
Qualifications/Requirements: 
  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering discipline
  • Minimum 8 years varied experience in contract development and management related functions. 
  • Extensive knowledge of commercial practices, and legal aspects.
  • Experience within GCC is advantage. 
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Arabic is an advantage.
  • Familiarity with project management and other relevant computer applications.
  • Excellent people management and motivational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
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