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Senior Contracts Manager

Job Summary
Identify, track and manage field subcontract changes to minimize potential cost and schedule impacts for complex subcontracts or large projects. Provide administrative and operational oversight of field Subcontracts to ensure work is performed within the guidelines of the Subcontract agreement and that all changes are managed consistently and efficiently.
Key Responsibilities

Provides advice in the field of contract management and claims management for the PUB contacts under the DTSS Phase 2 Programme.

  • Performs roles delegated by the Project Director (PD)/ Deputy Project Director (DPD) to ensure consistent implementation of directives from PUB, the JV Management Board and Project Management Team (PMT) across the DTSS2 contracts.
  • Supports the PMT and project teams in the review of contractors’ letters relating to variation works and claims including Extension of Time, Loss & Expense, etc. and provides guidance and a consistent direction on contractual aspects across the DTSS2 Contracts.
  • Monitors and reviews the contractors’ overall progress claims, variation orders and Superintending Officer’s Instructions (SOI) logs, interim valuation and payment, PUB’s budget and cost control, and the settlement of final accounts.
  • Provides oversight and reviews in the preparation of DTSS2 contract documents for PUB’s calling of tenders and pre-tender estimates, including specifications.
  • Provides oversight and leads in tender exercises for DTSS2 contracts including clarifications, evaluations, interviews and the award of contracts.
  • Analyses tender outcomes and leads in the preparation of evaluation reports for PUB.
  • Prepares and edits position papers on DTSS2 contracts.
  • Prepares progress reports on the status of contracts, progress claims, variations and insurance claims.
  • Establishes client’s requirements and undertake feasibility/ budget studies, cost analyses, as required.
  • Performs audit reviews of the quantity take-off measurements performed by JV’s Quantity Surveyors (QS).
  • Supports the PD/ DPD in meetings with tunnel contractors, detailed design consultants and PUB’s DTSS2 Project Team relating to the overall contractual position on DTSS2 contracts.
  • Attends the monthly Progress Meetings with Contractors and the Board.
  • Represents the JV in meetings with the various PUB departments, government agencies and stakeholders, as required.
  • Provides guidance and advice to the QS and RSS teams towards the consistent management and administration of their respective contracts.
  • Maintains awareness of the statutory building regulations and the different building contracts in current use, e.g. PSSCOC, SIA, etc.
  • Any other duties as and when assigned by the PD/ DPD/ JV PMT.
Management Responsibilities
Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying, Building or a relevant field
  • Minimum 15 years of working experience holding similar appointment
  • Shall have the relevant professional qualifications recognised by the PE Board Singapore, Singapore Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Valuers, or any other qualifications in the relevant discipline that is acceptable.
  • Shall have the relevant working experience in major construction and engineering works, focused on deep excavations and tunnelling works, underground construction or water/ wastewater conveyance infrastructure.
  • Shall have a good understanding of environmental and safety requirements.
  • Shall have experience in contract management and the handling of claims and disputes.
  • Shall have experience and proficiency in drafting of specifications and Bill of Quantities for the major construction works
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in standard form contracts used Singapore Public Sector e.g. PSSCOC (Public Sector Standard Condition of Contract), etc
  • Strong communication skills and writing ability
  • Meticulous in work with analytical skill in problem-solving
  • Highly motivated and independent
  • A good team player with ability to meet tight deadlines
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Project relocation required. Typical constructionsite environment.
Salary Plan
PCR: Procurement
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