Contracts Specialist (North America)
Arcadis
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
4d ago

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life.

In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few.

Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential.

You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives.

You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description :

Main working contacts

  • Commercial Contracts Senior Manager, Arcadis US;
  • The Arcadis US legal team;
  • GSSC Legal Lead Counsel;
  • Operational and client facing business professionals within Arcadis; and
  • Internal and external financial, fiscal, legal, and other business professionals.
  • Role accountabilities :

    The main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to :

  • Providing advice and support during the pursuit of new contracts, or updates to existing contracts, provided through the review and negotiation of terms and conditions;
  • Applying Arcadis risk standards to potential contracts or updates to existing contracts to identify risk issues, categorize their impact, propose alternative language aligned with Arcadis’ desired risk profile, and perform minor contract revisions / drafting or negotiation (with oversight from Commercial Contracts Senior Manager or Arcadis Legal Counsel, as needed);
  • Working closely and proactively with Commercial Contracts Senior Manager as needed to promote the set-up of opportunities in, use of, and administration of, contracts in Arcadis’ internal contract management database;
  • Providing sound and insightful advice on a variety of matters such as contract review and administration to relevant personnel on same;
  • Promoting and upskilling relevant Arcadis personnel in identification and mitigation of legal and commercial risks, negotiation skills and similar contract management tools;
  • Working effectively with other Arcadis enabling functions and operations leadership to ensure consistency in contract management processes and awareness;
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by the Commercial Contracts Senior Manager.
  • Qualifications & Experience :

    Solid business knowledge with tertiary qualifications in a law or legally related discipline, with a preference for contract law.

  • At least five (5) years of relevant work experience, with longer years of work experience as an advantage, including transactional based legal reviews, risk analysis, contract drafting;
  • ideally with broad based industry experience (international exposure an advantage).

  • Contract and performance / risk management experience in all general aspects of environmental consulting or civil engineering;
  • construction industry also valued and an advantage.

  • Post graduate qualifications an advantage.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to support collaboration and operate effectively in a team environment. Must be able to work independently, managing time and deadlines without extensive supervision.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks, meeting deadlines in a fast-paced business environment, managing a high-volume of work.

  • Client-focused, entrepreneurial, proactive, pragmatic and highly adept at problem-solving.
  • Motivated to learn things he / she is not familiar with, and adaptable to take that learning experience into good use.
  • Has an eye for both company interests and legal principles, combined with high standard of integrity.
  • Has global and international mindset; and
  • Excellent command of the English language (spoken and written).
  • Why Become an Arcadian?

    Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable.

    By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

    We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA.

    Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

    As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all.

    But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

    To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

    Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

    We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day, which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions.

    Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people.

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