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Project Contracts Manager


Job Purpose


The Project Contracts Manager (PCM) is responsible for leading the Project Core Team in the management of the commercial, contractual and claim aspects of Customer, Consortium/JV partner and supplier Contract(s). He or she is the Commercial Lead of the project and is the key contact to our Customers and Partners for all commercial, contractual and claim aspects, wherever possible. The PCM fosters commercial awareness within the (extended) Project Core Team.


The PCM provides the knowledge and tools to follow the contractual obligations and monitors their compliance in the Project Core Team. The PCM ensures that Company’s rights resulting from contractual changes are properly captured and exercised.





Functional duties to the Project Core Team

  • Receive and understand the commercial and contractual documentation and knowledge from the Bid Team.
  • Ensure that commercial lessons learnt especially from contracts with the same customer/ partners are obtained, evaluated and implemented by Project Core Team.
  • Establish and update throughout the project an Obligation Management Matrix containing all contractual obligations toward and from the customer and all commercial obligations from the technical specification. Ensure the right ownership of each obligation in the matrix and actions are performed by the due date.
  • Identify unclear/contradictory provisions and gaps which create risks, assess potential impact and include the unclear/ contradictory provisions and gaps in the obligation management matrix. Decide with the Project Core Team on the strategy to clarify the unclear/contradictory provisions and gaps in the contract and find an agreement with the customer. With the support of Engineering and C&LA Lead.
  • Technical Requirement commercialization strategies identification and deployment activities.
  • Identify and have ownership of all Contractual risks and opportunities and ensure that all related risk and opportunity actions are implemented.
  • Provide, with the help of the Obligation Management Matrix, a summary of all relevant contractual requirements to each function.


Leadership duties within the Project Core Team

  • Lead meetings related to contract commercial (non technical) topics
  • Manage, with support from the Project Core Team members, the preparation, drafting, handling and implementation of variation order agreements and be the contact person for the customer/ partner if theproject allows for more than one contact partner
  • Lead Commercial Obligation Management
  • Lead Documentation Management
  • Lead Claim Management
  • Ensure a project specific process for documenting deferred and Abnormal Work in design, development and production


Specific responsibilities to other Project Core Team roles

  • The PCM must ensure that all deliverables and key milestones regarding Company’s obligations are included in the project schedule in collaboration with the Project Planner in order to identify any delays and ensure that the delays and their root cause are being properly documented.
  • Ensure in collaboration with Engineering that all relevant legal provisions, norms and standards that have to be fulfilled are identified and included in the Obligation Management Matrix and the Requirements Management tool.




Qualifications & Work Experience


Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Engineering-related fields with a minimum of 5-10 years of relevant work experience 




Strides International Business is a business arm of SMRT Corporation Limited

Anchoring on strong operations, maintenance and service (OMS) experiences, transport planning expertise, as well as engineering capabilities, Strides International offers end-to-end design-build-operate-maintain-transfer solutions and services to deliver reliability and safe journeys

About SMRT Corporation

SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) is a public transport services provider. Our primary business is to manage and operate train services on the North-South Line, the East-West Line, the Circle Line, the new Thomson East-Coast Line and the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit. This is complemented by our bus, taxi and private hire vehicle services. 

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