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Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager

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Saudi Arabia
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Cost/Commercial/Quantity Surveying

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KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration, through conceptualization, to realization of design or project delivery in the built and natural environments.

For over 50 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities. As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 200 International Design Firms; a Top 20 International PM firm; and 44th largest global architecture firm.

We draw from the expertise from over 60 nations, bringing experience from every major market of the globe. With over 2,500 multidisciplinary professionals and staff, we are an international professional consulting services firm.


We are now seeking an exceptional Contracts Manager to join our award winning team based on our Makkah Project.


This critical role will be responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the contract documents are implemented and maintained throughout the contract period and to assist in the review of contractual notices of claims. 


Paramount to success within this varied role will include;

  • Assisting with the preparation of briefs and liaison with external legal counsel.
  • Undertake legal research and keep abreast of legal developments/legislative changes relevant to KEO's business.
  • Internal review and negotiation of all client appointments.
  • Review of RFP/ITT Terms and contract conditions (including preparing KEO draft qualifications for consideration by the senior management.
  • Review of Letters of Award or contract documents for signature, including preparation of any necessary contractual adjustments
  • Preparation of / advice concerning JV Agreements, MOUs, LOIs, LOAs, NDAs, Client/KEO Services Agreements, KEO/Sub‐consultant Agreements, and other Third Party Agreements
  • Negotiations with the Clients Consultants and Contractors on contract terms and conditions and on all project related issues of contractual significance.
  • Ensure the terms of the contract are followed and effect supplemental agreements if required.
  • Contract interpretation and guidance in contract administration during the course of the the project.
  • Demonstrate experience in complex projects from design through construction documents and implementation, including alternative forms of procurement.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Arabic and English,  with proven attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a positive client relationship and professional firm image.
  • Ability to understand, identify and assess project and contract risks.
  • Ability to prepare and manage project contracts.
  • Ability to organize, lead, and motivate people.


To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that you will bring a minimum 20 years of broad-based engineering experience, commercial and project management experience, preferably in the region. Successful applicants will have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or other technical discipline whilst a Masters in Construction Law, LLB or similar is preferred.


KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work.

Our generous remuneration packages are bespoke and provide a wide range of additional benefits to support both national and expatriate employees and their families. We take pride in offering long term and dynamic career opportunities and invest in our people through our global learning, development and leadership programs.

We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially.