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Jacobs NEC Project Manager in Dublin, Ireland

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About the Opportunity

Jacobs have a number of projects either at the procurement or construction stages which are to be procured under the NEC form of Contract. Opportunities exist within Transportation Project Services for senior and supporting roles to fulfil the role of NEC Project Manager including management of all Contract processes, such as design acceptance, programme acceptance, management of early warnings and compensation events and payments.

The NEC Project manager is responsible for Impartial contract administration and:

  • Generating a collaborative culture and engaging a team and advising clients on the procurement and operation of Contracts

  • Assisting in tendering processes under relevant regulations and developing Scope and other Contract documentation in collaboration with Design teams

  • Administering the contract as a manager and an agent of the Employer Inc: Understanding the Works Information (NEC3) / Scope (NEC4).

  • Giving instructions to vary the works and implementing compensation events

  • Responding to issues within the deadlines dictated by NEC and setting up the Contract Data and understanding the Scope

  • Auditing the Contractor’s accounts and records on the Target Cost Contracts and Approving the Contractor’s submitted Programme Inc: Assessment of the programme (understanding float, time risk allowances concurrency, logic links, Key Dates, programming software) and making decisions.

  • Giving early warning of any risks or delays and making assessments of compensation events – both the time and cost.

  • Advising other teams on the application and operation of NEC Contracts

  • Lead project teams in supporting functions, including the Supervisor and their team who will oversee the compliance of the works with the Contract, cost controllers where ‘open book’ audit is required, and planners for the analysis of Contractor programmes.

The opportunities span the UK and Irish markets. They are predominantly in Highways and Rail, but with occasional support to other disciplines on occasion, particularly around the application of Jacobs NEC Professional Services Contracts.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Degree in engineering, construction or another built environment subject

  • Chartered or Incorporated status with a relevant professional institution

  • Accredited NEC Project Manager or Supervisor (NECReg)

  • Ability to manage change and uncertainty while maintaining positive relationships with Clients, Contractors and internal teams and to balance time, quality and cost to meet Client expectations

  • Experience of managing contractors, consultants and other advisors throughout large (at least £20 million construction value or equivalent) and complex construction projects, in a regulated environment.

  • Able to demonstrate strong management skills including project management, financial management, change management and facilitation.

  • Proficient in the use of estimating scheduling, programming and risk tools.

  • Good presentation, influencing and facilitation skills. Excellent communication and organisational skills, able to develop relationships and maintain effective networks.

  • Able to travel for work on a regular basis

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