Abu Dhabi, UAE
: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or, other relevant legal, commercial, Marine related degree.
: Any Nationality
: 11 - 15 years
: Port
: 18 - Nov - 2019
Job Description


Administers and reviews the contracts across the Maritime Cluster Business units, manages all contracts related issues (claims, negotiations, variations…etc.). Provides contractual interpretations, clarifications and definitions to the direct manager. Liaise with Finance, Legal and Procurement teams and all other relevant departments.


Desired Candidate Profile


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or, other relevant legal, commercial, Marine related degree.
  • Min 10 years contract management experience in a Marine Service environment.
  • Proven track record in contributing to the improvement of project profitability, cash flow and control of commercial risk in previous roles.
  • Commercially, financially and contractually aware with good communication, inter-personal and negotiation skills.
  • Strong commercial leadership skills with proven capability of working in a matrix environment and of leading by influence.
  • Be able to work at a detailed level and lead the team by example.
  • Full understanding and working knowledge of the key legal risk areas such as but not limited to Contractual Liability, Insurance requirements, defective performance and Warranty obligations for goods and services and application of same in the Marine Service Industry.
  • Full understanding and working knowledge of all aspects of lump sum and reimbursable project related financial and contractual management clauses in areas such as but not limited to Application of Rates, Confidentiality, Completion Notices, Payment Profiles & Cashflow, Variation Control, Escalations, Cancellation etc. required to make sound ITO commercial decisions.
  • Understanding of key commercial risks and areas for opportunity and able to lead project risk review process and assessments.
  • To secure favourable outcomes, having the flexibility to understand and negotiate alternative contractual and commercial positions with customers (subject to approval)
  • Strong people management skills
  • Proven skills in contract management
  • PC Literate: Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Fluent in reading, writing and speaking in English
  • Minimum 5 years of maritime experience with experience in Marine Services from a Contractual perspective.
  • Marine Services and Ports & Shipping industry experience in a similar role.



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