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Parsons Corporation Contract Manager - Saudi National in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

The Contracts Manager is a key position within the Project Management Office (PMO). The main responsibilities include drafting, reviewing, recommending revisions to, and, approving all required contractual documentation. The Contracts Manager reviews contractual terms and conditions to ensure compliance with prescribed procurement requirements and conducts fee negotiations. Drafts and revises policies, procedures and operating guidelines as necessary.

The Contracts Manager supports the PMO by providing contractual expertise and assisting in contract negotiations and contract activities throughout all Program phases for the delivery and execution of all related programs to support the PMO oversight of the client Project.

The Contract Manager will have proven experience and achievement in the management and review of the contractual aspects of large complex construction projects and evidence of successful negotiations of substantial claims and variations.

Job Responsibilities

Play a leading and pivotal role in supporting the project executives, leaders and project managers in monitoring and controlling the performance of contracted services to ensure services are effective, meet statutory requirements and deliver the desired outcomes.

Manage Contract Administration Team.

Coordinate all matters regarding contract administration, claims, disputes, contract interpretation and cost analysis.

Develop, implement and manage systems and procedures for the monitoring of external and internal contracts to ensure that contractual compliance issues are resolved both timely and effectively.

Make knowledgeable recommendations regarding contract procurement and types of underlying contracts and agreements.

Lead the continuous improvement of commercial processes through refining contract formulation activities, systems and procedures.

Identify potential claims, checking for compliance with applicable contractual terms and ensuring effective negotiation and settlement of claims.

Prepare claims to effectively negotiate with contractors, including the calculation of losses incurred through defaults on contractual obligations. Formulate suggestions to remedy failure to meet contractual obligations.

Oversee financial budget to ensure the cost-effectiveness and value for money of contracts.

Responsible for all financial contract management activities including the review and the approval of payment certificates, invoicing from subcontractors and to the client.

Responsible for the timely preparation of legal and contractual documents such as; Request for Proposals (RFP), Instructions to Bidders, General Conditions, Particular Conditions and other legal or contractual documents.

Collaborate with colleagues across organizational lines to obtain and communicate business information necessary for the PMO to more effectively monitor the status of the project.

All other duties as assigned.


Education: A Bachelor degree in a subject related to Business, Law or Construction


  • A minimum of ten (10) years' relevant work experience (post qualification) on infrastructure project experience including 5 years in KSA.

  • Recent experience in a senior contracts administration role either managing a contracts administration/claims team or quantity surveying team handling major contractual disputes.

  • Experience with a contractor at a management level or with an engineering consultant or cost consultancy providing advice on contracts, procurement claims and disputes as well as expert witness work.

  • Proven track record in all stages of the project life cycle from contractual frameworks to cost estimation to contract execution, claims, variations and disputes

  • Ability to guide staff, critique and challenge objectively and with confidence.

  • KSA Government Procurement Law and FIDIC contract knowledge

  • Experience developing successful relationships at a senior management level

  • Only Saudi Nationals will be considered

Skills & Abilities :

  • Proven ability to work independently and under pressure, while using good judgment, when making Program related decisions that drive project delivery forward.

  • Possess the exceptional interpersonal skills required to productively collaborate, negotiate, reach consensus and finalize project decisions.

  • Commitment to excellence and possessing high expectations for the position, the PMO and the entire client program.

  • Ability to maneuver in a culturally diverse and dynamic environment.

  • Ability to comfortably manage throughout all phases of the Program including planning, procurement, design, and construction phases

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.