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Senior Manager (Contract Management)

Short Description

The Senior Manager (Contracts), Campus Development, reports to the Senior Associate Director, Campus Development, and is responsible for the procurement and contracts management related to the development of a new flagship campus and two satellite sites. The scope of works includes management of procurement, contracts, cost control, finalization of project account and capitalization of fixed assets for SUSS’s new flagship campus and satellites.

Job Description

  • Responsible for overall project procurement and contract management, which encompasses budgeting, seeking funding approval and cost control.
  • Review public sector procurement framework periodically and surface updates for alignment of SUSS’s procurement policies and financial procedures.
  • Manage external/outsourced resources (consultants and site supervisory staff) to execute the project.
  • Oversee and give directions to Quantity Surveying and Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) consultants on matters pertaining to cost, procurement, contracts, and capitalization.
  • Review and check tender documents to ensure compliance with SUSS’s procurement policy for construction works and services and financial procedures.
  • Call, evaluate and award tenders and quotations in compliance with SUSS’s procurement policy for construction works and services and financial procedures.
  • Attend consultant and site meetings with the Project Team and ensure that contractual requirements are carried out on time and within budget.
  • Liaise and coordinate with consultants on contract administration including contract documentation, progress payments, management of variation works and ensure that project cost is within approved budget.
  • Meet financial objectives of the project by forecasting requirements, preparing annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances and initiating corrective actions.
  • Monitor project cashflow and exercise cost controls.
  • Coordinates cashflow updates for reporting to Management and stakeholders.
  • Undertake any other tasks or responsibilities as required by Management in the course of work.

Job Requirements

  • A recognised Degree in Quantity Surveying or relevant Degree from a recognised University with at least 8 years of relevant working experience as Contracts Manager or Quantity Surveyor preferably in public/developer organisations or consulting firms.
  • Relevant experience in the procurement and contract management of large scale development projects.
  • Working experience and knowledge of public sector procurement framework and policies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive working attitude.
  • Good writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Meticulous and capable of working independently to resolve issues and challenges.
  • Conversant with various applications such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project.

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