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Junior Consultant / Contract Administrator

  • Location: Dublin, Leinster
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Contact: Duncan Lowe
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01483 400 786
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 24 July 2021
  • Job Ref: 1036519

NRL are currently recruiting for a Junior Consultant / Contract Administrator on behalf of a large multinational engineering consultancy client of ours, to be based in Dublin.

Role Responsibilities:

  • To coordinate the input of specialists from internal project teams and external resources;

  • To maintain a knowledge on the status of the projects at all times and be able to report internally;

  • Support the Commission Manager and ensure effective management of contracts including progress reporting, milestones and interim valuations, early warnings, compensation events, changes etc.;

  • Draft and / or review communications and correspondence to contractors.

  • To assist with engaging and coordinating the input of specialists from internal project teams and external resources;

  • To review submissions by Contractor for compliance in connection with Task Orders and Contractual requirements, and that deliverables are submitted in a timely and an acceptable manner, and arranging for technical review by appropriate matter specialist where appropriate; 

  • Propose alternatives for expediting / recovering of project schedules with contractors for presentation to, and agreement with, the client;

  • Attend Risk Reduction meetings and record actions and mitigations agreed;

  • Monitor contractual compliance by the contractor, and early identification of issues and problems;

  • Develop in liaison with the Commission Manager a programme of audits, inspections and checks and coordinate the internal and specialist resources required to deliver the programme;

  • Review all requests for compensation by the Contractor for extra work and co-ordinate their further review and approval;

  • Prepare and assist with the undertaking of periodic reviews of the contractor’s and PPP Co.s services and prepare a report with findings and recommendations to ensure conformance and effectiveness of the quality system; and

  • Ensure internal procedures and processes are mapped, formalised and amended when necessary;

  • To prepare and present reports and presentations to the client team and other key stakeholders

  • To liaise with other teams and within the wider business and other key stakeholders

  • Preparation of all necessary reports;

  • Manage day to day operational duties;

  • Demonstrate continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, analyse results and troubleshoot problem areas.

Role Requirements:

  • A level eight qualification recognised by the National Framework of Qualifications/Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), or other equivalent qualification in the field of civil, structural, mechanical or electrical/electronic engineering; and

  • Post-graduate experience in working with infrastructural projects;

  • Ideally, the candidate would have experience working on mechanical/electrical systems projects and in the management of the operation and maintenance of infrastructure facilities.

  • Good team player;

  • Analytical, numerate and self-motivated;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

  • Experience of and ability in chairing meetings;

  • Experience of managing resources to deliver work on time and to agreed budgets;

  • Ability to prioritise, to achieve deadlines and to work with minimal supervision;

  • Ability to liaise with others including public sector officials, members of the public and other Senior colleagues;

  • Demonstrate initiative with managing workload;

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Good experience and knowledge of project or programme management, ideally in a multidisciplinary environment; and

  • A good understanding of the Microsoft platform and applications particularly Project, Excel and Word;

  • It would be highly desirable for the individual to have / be:

  • Experience of working on an Infrastructure O & M scheme;

  • Knowledge of Intelligent Transport Systems and experience of working on ITS schemes;

  • Well versed in modern procurement and contract management techniques;

  • Familiarity with the operation and maintenance (O & M) of highway infrastructure or similar sector would be an advantage;

  • Familiarity with PPP contracts, the NEC3 contract and their mechanisms;

  • Understanding of commercial risk and procurement strategies;

  • Comfortable in a Matrix management environment as part of an integrated team delivering the Project’s objectives;

  • Experience of managing multidisciplinary highway projects;

  • Knowledge of current national, regional and local guidance/standards with regards to the fields of highway engineering. Knowledge of the DMRB.

What’s in it for you:

  • Stable contract duration

  • Competitive hourly rate