Contracts Manager Hill International, Inc

Contracts Manager Hill International, Inc
Dubai
Hill International is an international construction consulting firm that provides program and project management, construction management, cost engineering and estimating, quality assurance, inspection, scheduling, risk management and claims avoidance to clients involved in major construction projects worldwide. Hill has participated in over 10,000 project assignments with a total construction value of more than $500 billion. Hill is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HIL), and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (www.hillintl.com)
We are seeking a Contracts Manager in Dubai, UAE.
Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring that the requirements of the contract documents are implemented and maintained throughout the Contract period
  • Assist in the review of contractual notices of claims and providing contractual advice to the Engineering in their administration of the Construction Contract.
  • Interaction with the Client representatives, the Project Management Consultant, and relevant Contractors in respect of all contractual matters
  • Assists in the drafting of commercial terms for design, engineering and/or construction services for approval by the Contracts Director
  • Reviews all contract documents to ensure congruity and to minimize patent and latent ambiguities
  • Assists with administration of on-going Contracts, including monitoring Contractor and commission compliance with the Contract documents
  • Investigates problems and recommends corrective action
  • Prepares correspondence and maintains records necessary to ensure the effective administration of all Contractual matters
  • Facilitates the preparation of Contract change and prepares the relevant variation orders
  • Facilitates the contract close-out procedures to ensure that all terms and conditions of contracts have been complied with prior to final payment to contractor
  • Ensures that all contractual procedures are implemented and maintained
  • Assists on all contractual matters
  • Assists in the review of Contractor’s claims in accordance with the provisions of the Conditions of Contract and ensures the Client’s interests are protected
  • Ensures all warranties, bonds, insurances, guarantees, etc. are in place and maintained and updated in accordance with the Contract and are in compliance with the Clients requirements
  • Assists the Estimation and Project Control teams in respect of contractual implications of change orders
  • Prepare for review Recommendations for Release of Retention and Bonds
  • Prepare monthly Reports for review
  • Assist in the preparation of Monthly Progress Reports
  • Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of Engineer’s Instructions, Variation Orders and Claim Logs
  • Attends Commercial Meetings and records minutes of meetings
Qualifications

  • BSc Degree in Quantity Surveying and have a minimum of 15 years’ experience
  • Professional Membership such as RICS, and training in construction contract law are required
  • Proven claims background
  • Experience as claims writers
  • Worked for previously for claims/ consultants
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
  • Associate Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Assoc RICS)
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law
  • LB (Hons) MRICS and/or MCIArb professional qualification
  • Ideally a legal qualification, Construction law ideal
Hill International is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled

Note: This job description is intended to provide an indication of the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions to be carried out as part of fulfilling the role mentioned in the job title. Various other duties as required.

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