AECOM Claims Administrator / Manager, Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Business Line Program, Cost, Consultancy

Position Title Claims Administrator / Manager, Dubai

United Arab Emirates - Dubai


Job Summary

This position will initially be assigned as a claims administrator / manager, however will later transition into a broader commercial / contracts role, the outline of which (including claims experience) is as outlined below.

The Contracts Manager / Snr Contract Administrator is responsible for negotiating the terms and conditions of contracts, and ensuring compliance with the terms and conditions during the contract administration phase, as well as documenting and agreeing any changes or amendments that may arise during the contract period. The Contracts Manager / Snr Contract Administrator provide guidance and assistance to Project Directors / Managers on all contract matters.

Job Duties:

Detailed Duties & Responsibilities

  • Direct liaison with the Client project team

  • Advises on all contractual matters

  • Partakes in pre-qualification and selection of contractors

  • Administers the procurement process for contractors and consultants including, but not limited to, advance review of construction plans and specifications, assistance in preparation of solicitations, coordinating and scheduling pre-bid and post bid clarification meetings, amendment preparation and contract negotiations.

  • Develops and implements procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with company policy. As appropriate, contribute to or influence company policies.

  • Review, develop and enforce administrative procedures for effective and economical performance within terms and conditions of the contract and policies approved by the Project Manager.

  • Administers on-going Contracts, including monitoring contractor and compliance with the Contract documents. Investigates problems and recommends corrective action.

  • 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

  • Prepares correspondence and maintains records necessary to ensure the effective administration of all Contractual matters.

  • Advises on contractual implications of change orders

  • Ensures that all contractual procedures are implemented and maintained

  • Makes amendments to contractual documents as required.

  • Provides contractual advice in the evaluation of Interim and Final Payment Certificates

  • Administration, review and settlement of claims, resolution of disputes and contract change negotiations.

  • Reviews and responds to contractors claims in accordance with the provisions of the Conditions of Contract

  • Assists the Project Manager in contract close-out procedures to ensure that all terms and conditions of contracts have been complied with prior to final payment to contractor.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Health & Safety - work with H&S Manager to ensure policies and procedures are implemented

  • Bid Development - Acquire and maintain an intimate knowledge and understanding of standard contract documentation.

  • Construction – Contract administration, including ensuring the timely receipt, processing and payment of invoices, variations etc.

  • Reporting - Provide Project Director with commercial / contract advice as required

  • Strategy -Support Project Director in the ongoing development of business procedures.

  • Management - Plan, organise and execute programmed activities in a timely manner. Develop a close working relationship with consultants and contractors.

Specific Skills Required:

  • Excellent knowledge of FIDIC Forms of Contract.

  • Knowledge of the procurement process for Contractors and Consultants

  • Effective oral and written communication skills is required and the Contracts Manager / Senior Contract Administrator must be able to effectively communicate with all members of the project team, and be client and contractor facing.

  • Conversant with regulatory, legislative and industrial changes to review if changes are needed to contracts.

  • Must be able to operate under a degree of autonomy.

  • Must be able to directly discuss and negotiate Contractual matters with Contractors.

  • Must have a proven track record in the construction industry.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience of review and administration of claims on large construction mega-projects is preferred (including understanding of prolongation and disruption claims)

  • Experience in the administration of commercial and/or governmental contracts.

  • Experience working in the Middle East is preferred.

  • 7+ years experience of demonstrated contract experience with a major engineering firm, contractor or law firm in the areas of engineering and construction contracts.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or construction related discipline, Quantity Surveying, Law or business related field.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Commercial Management / Contract Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 186232BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.