Murray & Roberts: Senior Contracts Administrator

Business Name: Murray & Roberts Projects
Job Title: Senior Contracts Administrator
Location: Lephalale - Medupi
Nature of Employment: Limited Duration Contract Employee

Please note that:
1. The Recruiter may amend, delete or expire jobs at any time without notification.
2. Murray & Roberts Projects reserves the right not to proceed with filling the position.
3. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview.
4. If you do not receive any feedback on your application within 4 weeks from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
5. Please note that the suitable candidate must be willing to be re-assigned to Kusile Power Project in Witbank , Mpumalanga, if operational requirements should deem it necessary.

Job Summary:
Murray & Roberts Projects invite suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of Snr Contracts Administrator for the Medupi Project reporting to the Commercial Manager . The project entails the building of 6 x 780 MW Coal Fired Super Critical Boiler for the coal fired Medupi Power Station to be erected at the Medupi Site at Lephalale (Ellisras), Limpopo, South Africa.

To assist in the process of securing and maintaining Murray & Roberts rights and entitlements under the conditions of the main subcontract upon the Medupi Power Project.

Key Responsibilities:
The successful candidate's responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: Preparation of management reports regarding contractual issues and project risks;
Manage and maintain the Project Correspondence Register by ensuring that all Client Correspondence are adequately responded to and letters are issued to Client regarding all project related contractual issues;
Advise management on legal and contractual issues pertaining to the project;
Execute forensic investigation of contractual issues;
Liaising with the Client/Subcontractors and the site team to identify and handle contractual and legal issues;
Assist the Commercial Manager to liaise with external legal advisors;
Draft contractual correspondence and notices;
Draft and negotiate conditions of contract / service level agreements with suppliers and subcontractors;
Maintain contractual entitlements and claims opportunities;
Draft legal opinions;

Key Requirements:
Suitable candidates must have the following work experience:
Graduate with 8 to 10 years experience in contract administration;
Understanding of FIDIC and contract law in general.

Suitable candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications and skills: Law degree or relevant commercial degree

Sound problem solving skills.

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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