Director Contract Management

Director Contract Management - Hoofddorp, North Holland, Netherlands




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Job Description

Fluor BV is part of Fluor Corporation based in the U.S., a professional and technical solutions provider focusing on Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Maintenance (EPCM) with more than 45.000 employees and 34 offices in 50 different countries worldwide. Fluor offers Project Management and EPCM support in all phases of the project life-cycle based on the following three business groups:

  • Energy Solutions
  • Urban Solutions
  • Mission Solutions

This position provides oversight for all contract management activities on large projects or key, strategic projects. This role assures, through assigned contract administrators, compliance with Prime Contract, and Fluor Contract Management Practices.

You will report to project, department and company senior leadership on the health of the assigned project(s); develop and approve contracting strategies, sourcing, negotiation, award, execution, Contract management administration and close out of various types of contracts, reviewing and approving contract awards within their delegated authority, including Prime Contracts Administration that support services performed on a global project basis. Work is performed in the home office and field locations for projects ranging in duration from short term to long term.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage Contract Management process on the project from Pre-Award, Post-Award through Close-Out in accordance with the Project Execution Plan (PEP) and Project Procedures Manual (PPM), including claims and back charges
  • Support preparation of bid evaluation plans for large engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction (EPFC) Request for Proposal (RFP) packages and participate in both technical and commercial bid evaluation; assist Project and Engineering Managers with preparing scope, schedule, and other technical documents for the RFP process
  • Bear ultimate responsibility for the quality of the Project RFP packages and Contract documents
  • Manage interfaces with Project Management, Construction, Project Controls, Quality, Safety, Finance, Client and Joint Venture Partners
  • Protect the Company’s interests by enforcing warranties, mitigating risk, and providing oversight to project contract management teams
  • Lead the contract management activities associated with large engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction / construction management (EPFC/EPFCM) projects with multi-office execution
  • Other duties as assigned

To be Considered Candidates:

  • Must be authorized to work in the country where the position is located.

Basic Job Requirements

  • Master degree and minimum of 15 years work experience in a similar position
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal, Dutch is an advantage
  • Job related technical knowledge necessary to complete the job
  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge of applicable local, state/province, and federal/national statutes and guidelines
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner
  • Flexible and willing to work remote on project sites if required

Other Job Requirements

  • Develop waivers for Bonding policies
  • Ensure timely payment of contractors
  • Manage contract processes to avoid claims and participate in the equitable settlement of claims that cannot be avoided
  • Be involved in Strategic Functional Initiatives
  • Provide consultative functional technical and analytical support in the area of Contract Management for the project management, project controls, and construction management processes and senior leadership as required
  • Support development of negotiation strategies during Pre-Award, Post-Award and Close-Out
  • Actively participate as a Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Manage and actively contribute to improvement of functional work processes and reference systems
  • Travel to site, as required to oversee contract management operations.
  • Manage contract processes to avoid claims and participate in the equitable settlement of claims that cannot be avoided; manage the bid analysis process and ensure project team is briefed on findings

Preferred Qualifications

  • Accredited degree or global equivalent in Business, Construction Management, or Business Law
  • Advanced degree such as an Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Industrial Engineering, Law degree (Juris Doctor), or global equivalent
  • Fifteen (15) years of contract management, subcontract administration, and procurement experience supporting engineering and construction projects and at least five (5) years of work experience in Fluor Contract Management
  • At least ten (10) years of field and international experience
  • Strong knowledge of Pre-Award process and contracts packages formation
  • Experience developing negotiating contract terms and conditions specifically for contracts, construction, modularization/fabrication, professional services on a Lump Sum, Unit Price, and cost reimbursable basis
  • Strong understanding of contracting principles and legal terms and conditions
  • Strong understanding of the construction industry and contract language associated engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction/construction management (EPFC/EPFCM)
  • Experience with development, administration, and management of the multi-million US dollar (or global equivalent) requests for proposal and contracts on large projects or key, strategic industrial construction projects
  • Experience in accurately formulating multiple compensation structures including, but not limited to, reimbursable cost, lump sum, and unit price
  • Experience in work change and claims evaluation and negotiation
  • Experience in creating Request for Proposal (RFP)/Contract packages and interfacing with multiple disciplines in their creation
  • Experience in creating Project Specific Contract Terms and Conditions by flowing down terms from the Prime Contract
  • Experience working with Project Management, Engineering, and Construction to develop a sound Project Execution Plan and Contract Plan
  • Experience in the Team Contract Management approach to contracting which includes each department being responsible for a portion of the RFP/Contracting process
  • Experience in formulating strategies for individual contracts
  • Experience managing twenty plus (20+) Contract Management personnel
  • Strong working knowledge of Contract or Construction Law
  • Strong knowledge of EPFC/EPFCM project execution
  • Knowledge of Contract Management software
  • Experience with government contracts
  • Demonstrated strong and leadership skills
  • Ability and desire to develop, mentor, and coach employees
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent negotiating, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Excellent computer and software skills, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Lotus Notes, or Outlook

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