Job Abbreviation Title Director, Contract Management
Job Description Headquartered in Farnborough, Hampshire, Fluor Limited is the UK operating arm of Fluor Corporation, one of the world's largest engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management services Companies.
From this office we undertake world class projects in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Nuclear, Industrial, Transportation, Telecommunications, Power, Mining and Government sectors working for clients including major oil and gas companies, national oil companies, major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, governments, private investors and industrial companies.
Fluor has been established for over 100 years and has a global headcount of 43,000. We undertake a wide range of projects including studies, conceptual design, front-end engineering design and full engineering, procurement and construction contracts.
To help us meet challenging new market demands whilst continuing to grow our existing business, we intend to reinforce our Contracts Management Leadership Team in Farnborough through the recruitment of a Contracts Director who possesses significant experience of both departmental management and leadership of contracts management on major/complex projects within the industry sectors we serve.
The successful candidate will be required to apply their extensive and diverse knowledge of contract management practices and principals and the duties of departmental management to Fluor project execution through their leadership and direction of the Fluor Farnborough contracts resource at both departmental and project level. This will require excellent technical knowledge based upon extensive home office and field contracting experience on major/complex projects plus outstanding communication and leadership skills.
The role of the Farnborough Contracts Director
The role will be twofold; firstly acting as Departmental Manager of Contracts having responsibility for the contracts staffing and quality of contracts work performed on projects executed by the Farnborough office and secondly, as required, providing direct contracts leadership, direction and senior input to one or more projects.
This position will report functionally to the Department Manager, Supply Chain Management in Farnborough with an indirect reporting line to the EAME Region Supply Chain Manager.
The successful candidate will have the ability and experience to undertake Project Front End Set Up and contracting strategy development for newly awarded projects pending mobilization of the team leadership.
They will have thorough and in-depth understanding of Lump Sum, Unit Rate and cost reimbursable contract formats and an extensive knowledge of cost control / reporting and change management gained from extensive home office and field contracting experience.
In addition to holding responsibility for the technical execution and quality of contracts work performed on Fluor’s projects, the successful candidate will have significant experience of and involvement in, proposal preparation for major/complex bids and in bid presentation to major clients.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated extensive knowledge of risk evaluation related to prime contract and flow-down requirements, project contracting strategy development and development of individual contracting plans that support mitigation of such risk in a commercially appropriate manner.
The Departmental Management element of the job will include:-
Liaison with office and Business Line management to ensure understanding of the business plans and the implications on contracting resource requirements.
Participation in Office and Business Line strategy development as required.
Providing or arranging the input to proposals and reviewing /approving the contracting element of such proposals.
Recruitment of Contracts staff to support project requirements.
Allocation of appropriately skilled staff to projects.
Development of effort-hour estimates for proposals and projects.
Providing direct and general supervision to employees within the contracts group as well as mentoring and coaching, conducting performance reviews, planning effective staff development, training and salary administration.
Allocation of decision-making authority and task responsibilities to appropriate employees, effectively utilising their time, skills, and potential to administer work and procedures consistently and effectively.
Review and approval of project contracting plans and assessment of any requested deviations to Fluor Practices and Procedures.
Review and approval of major contracts bid evaluations as required by corporate.
Arranging and approving the input to Corporate, Business Line and local office reporting.
Liaison with other departments to ensure an optimized One Fluor approach.
Liaison with SCM, Office and Business Line management on critical issues.
Monitor performance of project contract activities, analyse risk situations, offer guidance, and take proactive control where required.
Performance of technical audits on projects and overseeing the resolution and closure of any adverse findings.
Acting as the Technical reference point (local SME) for Contracting. This may include providing to the contracts team established knowledge in all aspects of the contracting lifecycle including development of contracting strategic execution plans, procedures, documentation, risk assessment to ensure compliance with the project baseline schedule and budget, pre-bid meetings, bid evaluations and negotiations, award recommendations and contract execution.
The Project Leadership element of the job will include, as necessary:-
Providing temporary leadership of Contracting on new projects ending mobilization of the permanent resource. This may include Prime Contract risk review, contracting strategy development based upon risk assessment, input to the Project Execution Plan (PEP) and Project Procedures Manual (PPM) and project set up for Contracting.
Providing leadership guidance and input as required to one or more projects.
Serving as a Project Contracts Director where necessary, overseeing and managing Contract Management processes on large scale/complex projects from inception through pre award, post award and through close out in accordance with the Project Execution Plan (PEP) and Project Procedures Manual (PPM), including resolution of any claims and back charges.
Participating in the preparation for major negotiations and as required, leading such negotiations.
Overall responsibilities will include:
Being involved in Strategic Functional Initiatives.
Maintaining compliance with all applicable policies, procedures and global standards.
Maintaining awareness of current developments and trends in areas of expertise, to help manage and actively contribute to the improvement of functional processes.
Establishing procedures to monitor the results of delegations, assignments, or projects.
Arranging and chairing regular departmental meetings and participating in periodic project status reviews.
Fostering client relationships.
Excellent package and competitive salary.
Recruitment running from 8 June 2016 to 5 July 2016.
Due to the high volume of applications received, we are not able to respond to each individual applicant. Regrettably only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Basic Job Requirements Other Job Requirements:
Degree education, BEng or BSc in relevant discipline
Previous significant Contracts leadership experience on major/complex ($multi-billion) EPCm/EPFCm projects.
Strong site/fabrication yard experience
Excellent understanding of the construction industry and contract language associated with engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction/construction management (EPFC/EPFCM)
Thorough experience of interfacing with subcontractors, construction, project controls and project management teams, as well as clients
Ability to communicate effectively with audiences that include but are not limited to management, coworkers, clients, vendors, contractors and other stakeholders
Good solid leadership and decision-making skills
Strong understanding of contracting principles and legal terms and conditions
Excellence in staff development and in delivering focused training and mentoring programmes.
Ability to undertake business travel on short to long term basis as business needs dictate
Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
Critical thinking/reasoning ability