The Contracts Administrator is responsible for implementing procurement and contract management strategies, systems and procedures for internal and external clients.
Job Title: Cost and Contracts Engineer
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Contracts Administratoris responsible for:
- Implementing procurement and contract management strategies, systems, procedures and guidelines for internal and external clients.
- Managing the commercial and contract management staff including hiring, developing, mentoring, recommending appropriate training, retention and succession planning.
- Prepare professional reports for use by senior management throughout the project lifecycle.
- Preparing project agreements/contracts/sub contracts.
- Administration of consultancy, supply and construction contracts throughout the design, tender, execution and closeout stages of contracts.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in commercial/contract administration environment.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in cost engineering environment.
- Minimum 3 years of experience on major infrastructure programme during construction phase.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in civil infrastructure industry.
- Minimum 2 years of experience in the employ of an engineering consulting firm.
Specific Skills required:
- Extensive knowledge of the programme development cycle (engineering, procurement and construction) and understanding of construction sequencing.
- Resolution of disagreements through negotiation.
- Commercial letter writing.
- Particular conditions writing.
- Progress report writing.
- Commercial risk assessment and mitigation.
- Change management.
- Preparing estimates of construction costs;
- Measurement of building quantities for bill preparation and final accounts;
- Drafting Bills of Quantities;
- Site visits and site measurement;
- Participating in progress meetings;
- Preparing valuations for issue of interim payment certificates;
- Preparing and concluding final accounts;
- Participating in tender evaluations including comparison of bids.
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the administration of construction contracts.
- Experience working in the employ of a major international construction contractor is an advantage.
- Attention to detail and quality.
- Capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Ability to grasp complex matters.
- Ability to ask questions when task assignments are unclear.
- Personable – ability to develop collegial relationships with project staff.
- Eligibility to work in Ghana due to nationality is a requirement.
- Minimum BTech in a related field, i.e. Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Business, Finance, Accounting and Member of professional organisation.
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.