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Contracts / Commercial Assistant

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Company AECOM

Job Title: Contracts / Commercial Assistant

JobID: 23339-1178510

Location: Dublin, IRL

Description: **Business Line** Government

**Position Title** Contracts / Commercial Assistant

Ireland - Dublin


**Job Summary**

AECOM designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, it connects knowledge and experience across its global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, its work is transformative, differentiated and vital. AECOM is one of the world’s largest international development service providers, and delivers some of the largest procurement and supply-chain programmes in the world. The company operates in some of the world’s most deprived countries and understands the impacts that weak infrastructure, volatile political and economic conditions, and security concerns can have locally. AECOM (UK) business unit, trading as “Delivering Procurement Services for Aid (“DPSA”) is a service for procuring goods and equipment to support aid and humanitarian organisations in the delivery of aid programmes worldwide. DPSA sources and delivers goods and equipment, pairing best-value suppliers with customers to minimise costs and transit times.

Job Brief:

DPSA is looking for a Commercial / Contracts Assistant to assist with the commercial aspects of the DPSA business, working to legal counsel. The ideal candidate will have proven experience supporting lawyers drafting and preparing contracts relating to the supply of goods and services. We seek someone who can prioritize and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in a busy, international work environment and who enjoys working in such a fast-paced and high-growth setting. A keen eye for detail and commercial awareness are both essential qualities, as well as solid risk management and organization skills. This person should be someone who can use his or her judgment and critical thinking to closely support our commercial and legal team with contract reviews and preparation and will be able to draw on previous experience to help us manage our contractual risk. It is imperative that this person thrives working independently, but can work collaboratively.


* Assist lawyer with drafting a wide variety of contracts, forms, policies and important communications

* Be able or quickly develop skills to discuss contract terms with various internal business partners

* Edit existing standard forms and governance documents

* Explain terms and conditions, etc. internal staff, being able to identify gaps in your knowledge and escalate accordingly

* Finalize complex contract documents when terms agreed with lawyers

* Monitor deadlines and conditions described on contracts are met (e.g. payments), as required

* Help to maintain organized system of physical and digital records

* Assist with researching and anticipating legal issues that could impact the company

* Assist with training to internal staff on legal topics

**Minimum Requirements**

+ Proven work experience as a Contract or Commercial assistant, paralegal or similar role

+ Familiarity of legal requirements involved with contracts, particularly in an international setting buying and reselling goods and equipment.

+ Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English

+ Keen attention to detail, with an ability to spot errors

+ Strong analytical and organizational skills

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Minimum 2.1 degree in either law, commerce or similar qualification; an additional qualification in law or risk management would be a major bonus


* Strong work ethic


* Problem solving abilities essential


* Proven excellent skills with Microsoft Office, Excel and Powerpoint


* Knowledge of doing business in Africa and / or international development would be a bonus, although not an absolute requirement.

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


_Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Commercial Management / Contract Management_

**_Country_** _Ireland_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _165572BR_


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