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Creation Date: 2016/04/20 05:24:53
Ref. JB1001848876

Department of Education and Knowledge

Section Manager - Building Contracts Management
Department of Education and Knowledge

Job Description

*Job Objective:
- To supervise the construction of new educational facilities in the Emirate for the duration of projects, deliver the highest quality standards within budget and ensure the development of educational facilities that are of the highest possible quality to meet the needs of the educational community.

*Functional Role:
- Supervise and monitor the construction of new educational facilities from start to finish, in particular the coordination of tasks and contractors involved in educational facility construction projects;
- Manage and establish external relationships with contracting parties, ensuring relationships are kept open and constructive, resolving or easing tension and identifying problems early;
- Consult with Procurement & Contract Management Division and School Planning Division (School Operations) to select contractors and establish terms of engagement, KPIs and SLAs;
- Coordinate with Education Facilities Design Section Manager to ensure guidelines for educational facility design are in line with standards and guarantee full implementation of standards;
- Monitor and manage construction budgets, schedules, and ensure assistance is readily available for the development of procurement and tendering activities;
- Conduct regular site visits to check on progress during the supervision process, ensuring projects are run within the agreed timescale, solving problems that might occur during building works;
- Manage the complete evaluation of the success of existing contractors, on an ongoing basis to ensure that project operational and facilities needs are met.

*Academic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Architecture;
- Master's Degree in Engineering is preferred.

*Professional Experience:
- Nationals: 6+ years' experience with at least 3 years in a managerial role;
- Demonstrated skill in contract and construction management;
- Good understanding the area of educational facility construction.


- Knowledge of project management, procurement and tendering
- Knowledge of contracts and obtaining approvals
- Knowledge and application of measuring and evaluating performance of consultants and external contractors
- Project Management Skills
- Risk Management Skills
- Communication & Relationship Management Skills
- Resource and Budget Management Skills
- Team Management and Development Skills


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Architecture;  Master's Degree in Engineering is preferred.

Job Details

  • Search by Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Company Industry: Education, Training, and Library
  • Requirements : Employer (Public Sector)
  • Job Role: Engineering
  • Employment Status: Full time
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Manages Others: Yes
  • Number of Vacancies: 1

Preferred Candidate

  • Career Level: Management
  • Years of Experience : Min: 6
  • Residence Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Nationality: United Arab Emirates
  • Degree: Bachelor's degree

Company Profile

Department of Education and Knowledge was set up in September 2005 by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Department of Education and Knowledge is an independent corporate body and enjoys full legal status, as well as financial and administrative independence in all its affairs. ADEC has embarked on a campaign to aggressively increase its headcount to be able to better serve the its mandate. The primary focus of the council is to develop education and educational institutions in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The education council is currently seeking qualified and motivated individuals to be part of this exciting opportunity to shape the educational system in Abu Dhabi. The council offers great positions to work in a dynamic and energetic organization that addresses areas that are of strategic importance to the future of Abu Dhabi. It is especially advantageous to join ADEC in these early stages due to the great growth opportunities.