Senior Contracts Engineer - UAE

  • Job Sector: Onshore
  • Location: United Arab Emirates
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • REF: VP44
  • Date Posted: 21 Dec 2022
Description of function

Wernink International are currently resourcing for a Senior Contracts Engineer for our operator Oil and Gas client based in in the UAE.

Overview of duties –

  • Review scopes of work, assist in development of suitable pricing structures, prepare tender documents with suitable conditions whilst ensuring that company policies and procedures are followed.
  • Formulate suitable tender strategies depending upon the scope, value, type and time schedule, with inclusion of the proposed bidders list for committee approval.
  • Develop, issue and administer tenders for approved strategies and required contracts.
  • Coordinate technical evaluations, conduct commercial evaluations, and obtain Bid Committee approval for award.
  • Prepare Letters of Intent and Contracts.
  • Carry out post award contract administration.
Job responsibilities
  • Work within the Company’s Projects Team, conduct the full end to end contracting process from concept to close-out for high value complex contracts.
  • Ensures that completion certificates and performance evaluations are prepared and duly signed upon completion of contracted work.
  • Obtain feedback from projects team for implementing future improvements in contracts.
  • Champion implementation of Company safety, security, environment and quality policies and programs in contracting.
  • Actively participate in strategy formulation and drafting of contract strategies for approval.
  • Draft tender documents in collaboration with the project team members. Review technical documents for inclusion within tenders and propose amendments to align with contract requirements and terminology. Assist Projects team in selecting criteria for bid evaluation.
  • Perform bid administration functions: coordinate responses and issuance of clarifications and amendments to tenders. Conduct overall review of the technical bids for completeness, follow-up with tenderers for missing documents and facilitate technical/ commercial clarifications.
  • Arrange and coordinate technical evaluation of bids by Projects team members. Finalize technical evaluation submissions and obtain approval for the commercial bid opening.
  • Assist Project Controls Team as required for preparation of price comparisons and sensitivity analysis for complex price structures to obtain the best commercial option. Propose recommended bidder for award through consultation with Contracts Manager - Projects. Prepare Bid Committee submission to obtain approval for commercial evaluation and award of the contract.
  • Conduct day to day administration and management of contracts, correspondence and documents; filing - hard copy and electronic, recording and management of minutes of meeting, etc.
  • Analyse and make recommendations for the analysis of entitlement to variations and settlement of claims, time extension requests etc.
  • Post contract administration of project contracts.
  • Through consultation with the Contracts Manager - Projects, advise in implementing contract requirements and interpreting contract terms.

Reporting and Communication

  1. Reports to the Contracts Manager - Projects, on assignments and business matters.
  2. Exhibits and maintains professional relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  3. Exhibits and maintains professional working relationships with all Company staff.

Supervisory responsibilities

  • No direct supervisory responsibilities.
  • Provides training and guidance to junior team members on pre & post award contract management.
  • University Degree in Engineering / Supply Chain / Sciences or related field.
    MCIPS or other equivalent designations and credentials will be an advantage.
  • 10-12 years professional experience working on high value complex O&G projects, executing Pre and Post Award Contract Management on Major Construction Projects with individual Contract Values >$10M up to $500M and total project values >$100M.
  • Proven track record in delivering high quality results for high value contracts.
  • Experience working in large multi-national corporations will be an advantage.
  • Occasional travel to locations of Company operations will be required.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Experience reviewing and assessing claims for high value complex contracts would be an asset.
  • Must have had experience working from pre-award stage on major EPC O&G projects.

Core Competencies

  • Strong organizational, Administrative and planning skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong relationship and influencing skills.
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Time management
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under stress

Behavioural Competencies

  • Tact and good judgment in dealing with sensitive issues
  • Team player
  • Well-rounded interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate honesty and confidentiality
  • Proactive approach
  • Flexibility
  • Alertness and attention to details

Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge of Pre & Post Award Contract Activities
  • Knowledge of Claims mitigation, analysis and settlement
  • Good negotiation skills
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