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Senior Technical Services Specialist

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, AE

Company: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

Job Purpose

Establish, implement, and manage strategic partnering agreements and assigned contracts as well as manage the performance and implementation of contracts through contract analysis, costing, evaluation, dispute resolution, administration and controls to meet the needs of Nawah and the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).

Strategic Contract Development and Management
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Serve as the accountable Technical Contracts subject matter expert (SME) for strategic partnering agreements and all assigned contracts.
•Develop the Scope of work for Task Orders and Conduct post-services closeout activities in compliance with applicable policies and procedure.
•Provide input to technical contract specifications and evaluations to ensure work suitability of contractors.
•Manage supplier performance and scope management to ensure they meet or exceed Nawah performance standards.
•Develop and monitor contract schedule adherence mechanisms and techniques to ensure that Nawahs interests are protected during the preparation, implementation, and execution of contracts.
•Develop services communication plan to ensure stakeholders have a point of contact for effective communication and success.
•Ensure all services execution standards to ensure Contract compliance to minimize contractual risk.
•Manage service management systems and database for cost control to ensure complete information tracking of costs.
•Provide input into the development of Maintenance, Engineering and Projects contracting strategies to provide organizations with strategic contract guidance.
•Execute contract management activities and manage all partner resident teams to ensure coordination between relevant stakeholders.
•Monitor contract development to ensure that scheduled milestones are met in accordance with established procedures to support outage preparation.
•Lead, manage, and execute contract management activities to ensure service contract compliance, such as:
­ Invoicing, payments, and charge-backs contract changes.
­ Release orders/task orders.
•Verify that contract responsibilities are fulfilled, that agreed milestones are met, and that deliverables are provided according to the agreed terms and conditions:
­ Dispute resolution, claims and counter-claims Liquidated damages.
­ Contract close-outs and extensions.
•Develop and implement lessons learned regarding contracts to improve outage excellence.
•Provide support and advice to contract owners, project managers, subject matter experts (SMEs), end-users, and other stakeholders in contractual matters and in interpretation of the contract terms.
•Manage contract portfolio integration including optimal usage and creating synergy between the various contracts, task orders, funding, ensure efficient and optimum allocation of resources.
•Support end users to develop technical requirements and contracting specifications to ensure contracts contain key information and they align with regulatory standards and industry leading practices.
Liaise with Procurement Supply Chain, Legal, Risk Management, and Finance to coordinate and evaluate contractual risk analysis, insurance requirements, ensure a full evaluation of contracts.

Contract Administration and Control Services
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Manage the maintenance of contract management administrative systems and databases to ensure complete information tracking.
•Coordinate with contractors and engineering consultants to address and communicate needs and issues as they arise.
•Manage technical evaluations of consultants and contractors to ensure they meet or exceed Nawah performance standards.
•Manage records of consultant and contractor performance, audits and inspections to ensure archival history of consultants.
•Develop and manage task orders, under the applicable services contracts to ensure proper and efficient contract usage.

•Control the release of retention monies to ensure smooth management of financial compensation.
•Manage reports on contract status, progress, performance and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to the contract owners and management to inform stakeholders of relevant issues.
•Oversee non-compliances through Condition Report (CR) System to ensure remediation of issues.

Contract Documentation Management
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Manage updates to contract documentation to ensure compliance with latest and appropriate contract type templates.
•Manage the compilation and collation of contract documentation for inquiries and include standard as well as project-specific documentation to ensure contractual compliance to legislative, Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ), technical and Regulatory requirements
•Lead the development and selection of appropriate contract strategy, type, conditions and options to meet Nawah's requirements.
•Coordinate appropriate meetings to confirm contract content with stakeholders.
•Manage the establishment and approval process for standard rate contracts to provide stable and predictable rates of service.

Tendering of Evaluations, Contract Clarification and Cost Negotiations
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Provide tender evaluations, cost analyses and contract clarifications for procurement and other project governance structures and processes for approval of project costs and contracts to enhance knowledge diffusion throughout the organization.
•Provide support for procurement and other governance structures and processes for approval of costs and contracts.
•Provide explanations where required for tender reports and provide guidance/context in tender clarification meetings to enhance mutual understanding.
•Provide support for negotiations with vendors in order to conclude contracts.

Contract Dispute Resolution, Adjudications, Arbitrations and Legal Proceedings
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Notify senior management of issues and/or risks to stakeholder relationships as soon as they arise to manage risks and prevent errors.
•Manage the advice and support provided to contract custodians regarding resolution of compensation events (contract changes/variation orders), claims, disputes, penalty enforcement on late completion and release of retention monies to ensure clear understanding of relevant terms, conditions and performances.
•Participate in negotiation, conciliation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration in order to resolve disputes.
•Manage the drafting and consolidation of documentation for submission to the presiding officer in order to represent Nawah's position.
•Manage consultation, advice, support and instruction to the legal department on matters pertaining to contracts under management to inform legal of key information.

SHEQ and Technical Contractual Requirements
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Verify that attachments or references are appropriately included in contracts and distribute requirements such as those underlying in the applicable UAE laws and regulations, as well as Nawah specifications, standards, policies and procedures to ensure alignment with presiding requirements.
•Oversee the dissemination of Technical and SHEQ instructions and bulletins as defined within the change control process to ensure the appropriate parties receive critical information.

The incumbent is expected to perform standard activities as per attachments 4 & 5 in the Job Description procedure (relating to Health, Safety and Environment, Security and Business Continuity, People Management, Excellence and Quality Management


•Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification, or in the process of obtaining.

•Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent (Eng., Quantity Surveying, Cost Engineering, Law, Business Admin)
•5 years of relevant experience

Or equivalent as stated in the Job Description Procedure (HR-PRC-0004).

•Master's Degree
•10 years nuclear power related experience which includes:
•Direct work experience from the management of high value contracts including but not limited to: project contracts, engineering contracts, maintenance service contracts, consultancy service contracts, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts and manpower service contracts.
•Procurement experience, preferably from contracting, contract drafting, project procurement, frame agreements, negotiation of high value contracts, etc.
•Experience with the SAP system.
•Experience in the use of and application of commercial contracting suite of documents (e.g. New Engineering Contract (NEC) 3, International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC), etc.).