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Title
Senior Contract Administrator
Reference
78234658346
Tenure
Permanent
Location
Kuwait
Office
Bromley - UK
Salary
Market Rates
Duration
Permanent
Summary
To monitor all contracts on the project, ensuring that all parties involved in construction projects, are aware of and adhere to their contractual rights and obligations

DETAILED ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

OPERATIONAL
? Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures and standards, applicable laws and regulations
? Attend tender openings and assist in recommending potential tender lists based on client requirements
? Liaise with the HoS on the development of project cost plans in order to provide clients with an estimate of construction costs (as and when required)
? Execute contracts for main contractors and sub contractors; amend standard contracts (e.g. FIDIC) to ensure that all contractual clauses reflect objectivity, transparency, and fairness in the contractual rights and obligations of all parties involved in construction projects
? Advise various parties on their contractual rights and obligations
? Monitor the performance of contracts at all times; ensure that main contract and sub-contract agreements are being executed in compliance with contract documents
? Negotiate contractual terms and conditions with contractors where necessary; assist in resolving any issues raised by contractors (e.g. time extensions, additional costs etc); make recommendations to the Head of Supervision as appropriate
? Review and prepare all incoming/outgoing correspondence on contractual matters
? Assist the Head of Supervision in the identification of project related risks (e.g. health & safety, commercial risks, reputational risks etc.); contribute to the development of measures to mitigate potential risks
? Establish a system for maintaining the project risk register, ensuring that this system is adhered to throughout the section across project implementation
? Assist Quantity Surveyors in preparing progress reports and in verifying costs in order to finalize monthly payment certificates
? Attend meetings (e.g. progress meetings, coordination and specially called meetings etc.) as and when required
? Ensure that effective Minutes of Meetings are maintained in order to document discussions raised at meetings
? Contribute to managing the health and safety of all on-site personnel (e.g. architects, engineers, construction workers etc.) by reporting any observed safety violations to the Resident Engineer/Head of Supervision and/or Safety Inspector (if available)
? Provide assistance, advice, and support to the Resident Engineer/Head of Supervision as and when required

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
? Provide assistant contract administrators clear and concise instructions in order to avoid confusion, re-work and errors; follow up with staff to ensure compliance against requirements
? Participate in the appraisal of staff performance
Note: The job holder may be required to undertake additional duties, which may be reasonably expected and form part of the function of the job

KEY INTERACTIONS

Internal
? Head of Supervision/Resident Engineer
? Quantity Survey Head of Section
? Assistant Contract Administrator
? Site Quantity Surveyors
? Project Managers

External
? Client Representatives
? Contractors/Sub-Contractors
? Sub-Consultants
? Project Managers
? Ministries

JOB SPECIFICATION

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
? Bachelors Degree in Quantity Surveying/Engineering
? Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
or
? Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
? 15-20 years experience in Quantity Surveying and Contract Administration

COMPETENCIES

TECHNO-FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES
? Knowledge of international and local construction contracts (e.g. FIDIC)
? Understanding on construction techniques and methodology
? Financial control skills

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES
? Team player
? Diplomatic
? Negotiation skills
? Time management skills
? Effective coordination skills
? Results oriented
? Ability to work independently, as a subordinate and as a leader
? Analytical skills
? Communication & interpersonal effectiveness
Contact
Alan Tupper
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