Contracts Manager - Infrastructure Projects - Dublin

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Construction-Infrastructure-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2212-31498

Consultant: Sheila McNeice

Are you a Contracts Manager with 15+ years’ experience and have expertise in NEC contract management particularly within the aviation industry?

If you are looking for a role with great scope to develop your career, contact Sheila for an informal chat on +353-1-7978720 or send your CV to for review.

Contracts Manager - Infrastructure Projects - Dublin

Job Description

Our client is the leading engineering, construction, and project management company with a strong pipeline of Irish projects.

The Contract Manager will be responsible for managing the pre and post contract requirements of the Infrastructure Department's Portfolio, ensuring they are being adhered to and fulfilled in line with the requirements of the awarded framework agreements and Work Orders (call-off contracts). Pre-contract, 

The role holder will work closely with the Contracting Entity's Procurement and Legal team providing support to the Programme Directors on the engagement of Contractors and Consultants in accordance with the Contracting Entity's procedures and procurement 

Post contract, the Contract Manager will be involved in the management and administration of the Work Orders from award to Completion, take-over of works and final assessment. 

The Contract Manager shall support in the review and acceptance of subcontractors and acceptance of subcontract documents in line with the contract.

The Contract Manager will also oversee the monitoring of Contractor and /or Consultant performance based upon the contractually agreed Key Performance Indicators and contributing to the management of any disputes, as required.

Understand and align to the Contracting Entity's Contract Management standards, assuring that these comply with the selected Terms & Conditions in their chosen Contract suite (e.g. NEC) and on their programme

Assure that there is full compliance with the Contract Management standards and contractual terms and conditions in the execution of the contract administration activities, and manage the reporting of areas or instances of non-compliance

Manage commercial relationships and ways of working with Contractors and/ or Consultants to ensure continuous improvement in the delivery of works and services

Review draft contracts and ensure they are fit for purpose and tailored to project in question, co-ordinating inputs from advisors where required (e.g. legal, technical, financial)

Lead contractual negotiations and provide guidance to Project Manager and/or Services Manager, where necessary, and Programme Director

Review and acceptance of subcontractors and acceptance of subcontract documents in line with the contract.

Certification of payments including an assessment of Defined Costs for Option C and E contracts

Auditing of the contractor's (or consultant's) accounts to ensure that costs are captured correctly

Review forecasts prepared by the contractor (or consultants) and assess the painshare or gainshare due to the contractor in respect of Option C or D contracts

Undertake delay damages calculations if required

Establish category/ programme contract management strategies, and review and approve individual contract management strategies

Set the target for KPl's in Incentive Schedules within NEC contracts and review the contractor's performance against these

Create the Key Performance Indicator library for those categories/ programmes for which they are accountable

Review and approve {if appropriate) Contractors and/ or Consultants performance evaluations, and where appropriate/ necessary oversee the establishment of c Contractors and/ or Consultants proposed performance improvement plans

Build, develop, support and maintain a team of Contract Administrators as well as foster close working relationships with all members of the project team

Review Contractors and/ or Consultants compensation event applications, review of quotations for compensation events and subsequent assessments thereof and early warning notifications as they are submitted, making a recommendation to the Project Manager and / or Service Manager

When required, review the application for payment to ensure alignment with the contractually agreed terms and conditions

Provide assurance of RFI and RFT tender documentation including conditions of contract and amendments thereof (including Contracting Entity developed Z clauses),

Oversight and assurance of the tendering process, and assurance of the evaluation process followed by appointment of the Contractors and/ or Consultants.


Hold a third level qualification at degree level or above, ideally in Quantity Surveying or related discipline.

Chartered Status with the RICS, CIOB, RIBA, ICE or other equivalent institution is preferred

15+ years experience of contract management and administration with at least 7 years of NEC experience (10+ years experience for Intermediate level)

Knowledge of monitoring Contractors and/ or Consultants performance

Significant experience in, and understanding of, claims management

Experience of establishing Contractors and/ or Consultants performance management frameworks

Knowledge of Key Performance Indicators for Contractors and/ orConsultants organisations, and experience in building a Key Performance Indicators library

Experience in administrating contracts, in particular the NEC suite of contracts

Experience in developing individual contract management strategies, and implementing those strategies

The role holder will be an assured leader in managing multiple, complex contractual arrangements with the ability to give clear direction to stakeholders at all levels. 

They will have a detailed understanding of, and expertise in, NEC contract management 

Essential Skills

Able to lead a team of 2-5 people

Extensive analytical skills

Strong negotiation skills

Report writing

Presentation skills

Computer literacy

Understanding of CEMAR and Unifier


Competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance.

Life Insurance Program

Pension Scheme

Employee Assistance Program

Long Term Disability Scheme


Sheila McNeice is the consultant managing this position.

If you are an Contracts Manager interested in roles based in Dublin, you can contact Sheila by e-mail at or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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