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Head of Contracts

Ref MAX6650 Job Posted 28/04/2015 Region Qatar Location Doha Salary 65k – 75k QAR pm Salary Band £60,000 to £149,999 TypePermanent Consultant Stuart Hackett

Summary of Head of Contracts

This is a Head Office based role for a leading civil engineering main contractor based in Qatar. The successful candidate will advise on all of the hiring company's contractual issues, including pre and post contract work.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To lead the development, implementation, maintenance, audit & improvement of the company's Contract Management system in Qatar. Ensure the system is practical, sound and effective.
  • To provide on-site advice to the company's various business units and project teams on Contracts Management and policy compliance matters.
  • To manage all forms of contract; Government, International, commercial contracts, joint venture and sub-contracts in accordance with company policies & procedures, applicable laws and client requirements.
  • To provide expert knowledge and guidance on all contractual matters throughout the construction life cycle from pre-qualification, through tendering, execution and through to post contract stage.
  • To provide expert knowledge and guidance on setting up and administering main contracts with Clients; contracts with Joint Venture partners / consortium contracts and sub-contracts
  • Provide on-the-job training and constructive feedback to subordinates to support their overall development

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Substantial experience of working for a Tier 1 main contractor(s) on civil engineering projects is essential
  • Previous Middle Experience is essential
  • Previous experience of working on mega projects in excess of USD 500m is desired
  • Candidates with a stable career history are preferred.
  • Ability to work in a demanding multicultural team environment is essential
  • Excellent planning and organising skills are essential
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills required

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • A degree or similar equivalent qualification in a relevant subject such as Quantity Surveying or Civil Engineering is essential
  • A post graduate qualification in Claims related subject such as Construction Law & Arbitration or Law is desired, but may not be essential.
  • Membership to a recognised professional body such as the RICS is desired. Candidates with evidence that they are working towards this will also be considered.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

The company is a reputable International Main Contractor with one of the largest project portfolios of major civil engineering projects in Qatar at present. The candidate will join a successful  main contractor with prestigious projects specifically relating to rail and highways.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • 65k - 75k QAR pm all in salary
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