Contracts Manager - Construction Projects (Life Science)

  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Full-time

Company Description

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.  Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects, in over 110 offices worldwide.

Job Description

  • Providing project supports in the areas of supply chain management, contract services and equipment procurement, contract execution, trade package buy out and contracts management on a large scale and complex pharmaceutical projects. 
  • Ensure appropriate contract structures / types, pricing models, vendor incentive models, service level agreements, performance indicators and cost models are applied consistently across vendors
  • Support to Long Lead Equipment (LLE) procurement. 
  • Support on contract interpretation including analysing the entitlement of variations and change orders.
  • To assist the contractor project team in all aspects of contractual management of the project, including attending internal meetings, participating in negotiations regarding claims between contractor and the Owner or with subcontractors and suppliers.
  • To assist in ensuring that contractual notices are issued in accordance with conditions of contract
  • To identify, assess and minimize the risk of disputes between contractor and any other parties including the Owner.
  • To assist in managing the overall contract program and covering all work to be carried out by subcontractors


  • Degree in any engineering discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum 6 - 10 years' experience in related fields
  • Extensive experience in contractual claims assessment and variation change order evaluation.
  • Experience in dispute and claims resolution experience is an added advantage.
  • Takes ownership of deliverables with the ability to work independently or as part of a wider group.
  • Team player with excellent leadership and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to negotiation, influence and persuade others

Additional Information

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance. 

Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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