Contracts Engineer

  • Market Rate
  • Australia Western Australia
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
Our client a Global Oil and Gas Major Operator in Perth CBD are currently seeking a Contracts Engineer to join them for a 12-month contract.
Responsible for the wide range of contract management activities for Oil & Gas projects and future tie-in projects under the supervision of the Contracts Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Management of ITT and tender evaluation process.
  • Development and implementation of EPC contracts in time.
  • Management of EPC contracts including management of changes.
  • Lead communications/negotiations with contractors/vendors.
  • Manage necessary approval process.
  • Achieve cost savings through the contract management process.
  • Develop contracting strategies.
  • Manage contract tender stage including prequalification, ITT preparation, issue, receipt, opening and assessment of tenders and approval process.
  • Negotiate with Contractor on tender qualifications and exceptions during tender evaluation.
  • Ensure contracts are monitored and regularly reported to Contracts Manager to identify potential future variations.
  • Ensure commercial and contractual correspondence with Contractor is efficiently handled.
  • Ensure changes to contract/scope of work are managed in accordance with Company procedures – management of CO/COI/COR/Claim/Trend/Letter.
  • Manage necessary approval process (COI/COR/CO/RFA/RFV).
  • Develop documents for internal and external approval process (PQP/PP/RFA/RFV).
  • Monitor vendor performance and maintain positive vendor relationships.
  • Ensure market trend investigation and benchmark activity within the industry is efficiently performed.
  • Manage contract documents in the system.
  • Ensure confidentiality of contract documents is maintained.
  • Manage bank guarantee, parent company guarantee and other contractual deeds.
  • Coordinate on contractual, commercial, taxation/duties, AIP, insurance, IR, insurance, HSES and legal issues with relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Administration of legal issues.
  • Contribute to other project controls functions (i.e. Cost control, planning, document control etc.).
  • Contribute to contract close-out and close-out reporting.
Key Skills and Experience Required:
  • PMP or equivalent is desirable.
  • 5+ years of experience of preparation/development/management of EPC Contract including development of Contract Strategy, preferably in Oil & Gas business
  • Preferably contract engineering experiences of large turbomachinery EPFS (Engineering Procurement Fabrication and Supply) contract and novation/free-issue contract arrangements
  • In-depth understanding of EPC contracts.
  • Excellent communication/negotiation skills.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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