Contract Administrator / Commercial Manager

Critical Mission SolutionsChallenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed today and into tomorrow.Your Impact:Jacobs Clean Energy SA (Pty) Ltd, in Cape Town, who predominately work in the Nuclear (Energy) Industry, are seeking a Contract Administrator / Commercial Manager with a passion to lead and support our project teams to achieve successful delivery of our portfolio of large EPC projects. The Contract Administrator / Commercial Manager will work closely with the Project and Construction Managers and manage the contracts, claims, commercial, legal, risks and governance aspects of the projects. The role is high profile, and is considered an opportunity for existing Leaders, or those with high potential and ambitions for a Leadership position reporting to the Managing Director.At Jacobs, we challenge the accepted in our dedication to delivering successful outcomes for our clients. We are a family of people excited to solve complex challenges and have a positive impact on the world.Key Duties and ResponsibilitiesManaging the contracts lifecycle from bid negotiation, through to project execution and warranty phases, including but not limited to review and draft of amendments, contractual documents, renewal of contracts;Preparation, drafting and management of NEC Early Warnings and owner of the Contract Risk Registers, Claims and Compensation events.Support and champion the contractual change management process. This includes drafting and review of change orders, claims, back charges and penalties, defence of incoming claims vis-a-vis customers, subcontractors and key vendors;Safeguarding contractual obligations including tracking and timely issuance of notifications, monitoring of milestones and payment in cooperation with the project team;Focal point for promoting awareness on contracts provisions. Prepare initial contract review, organise contract induction meetings, issue reports, interpretations and assessments on contracts;Cooperation and liaison with corporate functions, e.g. projects, finance, legal, compliance, IP on specific matters and possible disputes;Monitoring, drafting and reviewing all contractual correspondence between Jacobs and its customers and subcontractors/vendors;Verifying, in conjunction with dedicated departments, that all insurances and guarantees required by the contracts and subcontracts are in place and maintained;Assisting purchasing department in the negotiation of contracts with subcontractors and vendors. Implement back-to-back subcontracts;Heres What Youll Need:Contracts Administration - NEC, FIDIC, etc.Commercial Management5 years relevant project industry experienceAdditional RequirementsDeveloping the commercial strategy and the commercial direction of projects and the businessNegotiating with customers, suppliers and subcontractorsBuilding and managing relationships with customersMonitoring the contract progress of projectsProviding direction to the project teamIdentifying and managing commercial risksJacobs Interface management and Group Policy Implementation.QualificationsDegree in law or appropriate commercial qualificationProven knowledge of EPC suite of contracts (NEC, FIDIC, etc.)
Cape Town, WC, ZA