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Procurement & Contracts Manager

PROJECT AND COMPANY DESCRIPTION

The Centralized Utilities Company (Marafiq) will provide all utilities to the industrial zone located in the Special Economic Zone of Duqm.

Marafiq, through its subsidiary, “Duqm Power Company (DPC)” is executing a major power generation and water project, plus an 80km transmission line project, to supply utilities to the Duqm Refinery (DRPIC) and Ras Markaz Tank Terminal.

Marafiq and its subsidiaries/SPVs provide excellent opportunities for those people interested in a long term and worthwhile career.

Job Title

Procurement & Contracts Manager

Reports to

EDMS GM PRoject Development and Delivery

JOB PROFILE

The Procurement & Contract Manager is responsible for the overall preparation, management, execution and coordination from a contractual and legal perspective of multiple contracts related to the Company business. He/she will be responsible for setting up and managing the tendering, evaluated and procurement of contracts. He will be responsible for, and should have had exposure to, various procurement methods and forms of contracts. The Procurement & Contract Manager will be responsible for overall Contract Management and Strategy in respect of the Company’s:

- Power & Water Purchase (Offtake) Agreement(s)
- Two Project Management Consultant (PMC) Contracts
- Three EPC Contracts (Power and Water Plant & HV Substation and Transmission)
- Operations and Maintenance Service Agreements
- LTSA with Main Equipment Manufacturers
- Support and Ancillary Services etc.
- Legal Advisors
- O&M Services Agreement and Contract
- Various governmental consents for construction and operation of power and water facilities

He/she should develop and deliver alternative and innovative contract strategies and solutions, including partnering arrangements, to enable the Company to implement and administer cost effectiveness, Best Value principles and benchmarking techniques.

The Procurement & Contract Manager will be able to deputize the GM Project Development and Delivery where required to do so, including representing the Company in negotiations and to minimise commercial exposure.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a team of Contract Engineers and Contract Administrators to ensure the responsibilities of the Contracts Department are maintained.

  • Setting up, monitoring and improving (as necessary) procedures for the financial and contractual control of projects.

  • Manage the preparation and negotiation of contractual terms and conditions for multiple contracts and ensure back-to-back provisions and synergies are implemented as necessary.

  • Maintaining all Contract documentation including clarifications, tracking logs, addendums, etc.

  • Management and co-ordination with consultants to ensure that the requirements are properly interpreted and applied.

  • Management and review of tender documents, both technical and commercial sections, of all projects and for consultancy appointments, input and implementation of appropriate standard conditions of contract and consultancy agreements.

  • Act as main point of contact and liaison with internal and external legal counsel in respect of tendering and contract execution.

  • Preparation of bills of outsources quantities / bills of times / scope of works whichever is applicable.

  • Advise on Contracting Strategy, the choice of suitable forms of contract and methods of measurement, supervising the preparation of tender and contract documentation.

  • Over all contract control of various Consultants appointed for the projects from initial feasibility studies through to completion of final accounts.

  • Reporting of tenders / comparative statements/ project bill examination.

  • Setting negotiation parameters (cost, scope, schedule, etc.) within budgetary cost.

  • Drafting of all contractual and commercial correspondence as requested by Project or Management staff.

  • Drafting, preparation and submission of recommendation notes to various Tender Committees (OGC, OOC, Steering Committee, etc.) to seek various approvals throughout the tender and project lifecycle.

  • Monitor and enforce compliance of the Company procedures/actions against various group requirements.

  • Monitoring consultant’s forecasting project cash flows and coordinating input from various projects;

  • Review of monthly valuations / interim payment certificates for all contracts, including advising on the achievement of progress and milestones as per their definitions and procedures;

  • Reporting, tracking and review / recommending settlement of contract variations, extensions of time and claims which have arisen.

  • Reviewing/recommending and approving adjustments of prime cost and provisional sums.

  • Preparation of claims and counterclaims/rebuttals, including leading forensic delay analysis.

  • General advice and guidance to project team members on matters of contractual interpretation.

  • Manage the resolution of contractual disputes (if any) during project period. Advise and implement procedures for dealing with disputes and claims, together with incorporating the procedures and requirements into the Standard Conditions.

  • Issuance of various TQ’s, completion certificates and Contract close out documents.

  • Post-completion review and reports together with recommended improvements for future projects.

  • Provide training and guidance to Project and Omani staff as required.

  • Other additional work provide by manager related to the projects

  • Adhere to the Company’s health, safety, environmental and security policies at all times and immediately report violations of these policies to Marafiq’s health, safety & environment representatives

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Higher secondary school or business diploma qualification.

  • Degree in Quantity Surveying) / Construction, fully qualified Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or similar professional qualification, preferably with some post graduate legal/arbitration.

  • Educated to Master’s Degree level (Management or business qualification preferred).

  • Holding a relevant qualification in Project Management (not less than PMP)

  • Having not less than 15 years’ relevant experience and proven capable of handling multiple Contracts, preferably in power / water or Oil & Gas Industry.

  • Tender process management experience for at least two major projects (>$50 Million) and execution of at least three major EPC Project (>$100 Million), with at least one from the client side.

  • A strong background in the EPC contract environment on Client or Main Contractor side.

  • Expert level knowledge of contracts and procurement methods, dispute resolution/claims, expenditure controlling against the budget.

  • Strong problem solving and expediting skills

  • GCC experience will be an advantage but not essential, whilst overseas experience is required

  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills are essential along with good team working and IT abilities.

  • A good knowledge of project execution practices.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

  • Must be fluent in English.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based on assignment and are not limited to those listed.

Interested candidates are requested to send their resumes with contact number, within 10 days from the date of this advertisement to:

The HR Department

jobs@marafiq.om

State the job title or ref. number in the email subject

Note: Applications not meeting our requirements will not be considered / contacted