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Contract Manager

Closing: Jun 12, 2024

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Published: Apr 24, 2024 (2 months ago)

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Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Law (with a focus on contracts), or a related field.
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in a contract management role, ideally within the oil and gas services industry.
  • In-depth understanding of contract management principles, negotiation techniques, and risk management practices.
  • Good knowledge of oil and gas and engineering processes and a strong understanding of commercial and legal (especially contract) considerations.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex contracts and ensuring project delivery within budget and on schedule.
  • Excellent knowledge of various types of contracts in the Oil and Gas industry including Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contracts, Vendor and Logistics Contracts and Joint Ventures and Partnerships Contracts.
  • Proficiency in contract management software and familiar with relevant oil and gas industry standards.
  • Working knowledge of communication, scheduling, & budgeting tools (e.g., MS Project, Spreadsheets, MS Office)

Must Have Skills:

  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus on detail and accuracy to identify and resolve contractual issues.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and guide a team
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to build rapport with project stakeholders (internal & client).
  • Clear dedication to excellent project execution and exceeding client expectations.
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational and time management skills to manage multiple contracts, deadlines, and priorities effectively.
Responsibilities
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Law (with a focus on contracts), or a related field.
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in a contract management role, ideally within the oil and gas services industry.
  • In-depth understanding of contract management principles, negotiation techniques, and risk management practices.
  • Good knowledge of oil and gas and engineering processes and a strong understanding of commercial and legal (especially contract) considerations.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex contracts and ensuring project delivery within budget and on schedule.
  • Excellent knowledge of various types of contracts in the Oil and Gas industry including Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contracts, Vendor and Logistics Contracts and Joint Ventures and Partnerships Contracts.
  • Proficiency in contract management software and familiar with relevant oil and gas industry standards.
  • Working knowledge of communication, scheduling, & budgeting tools (e.g., MS Project, Spreadsheets, MS Office)

Must Have Skills:

  • Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a focus on detail and accuracy to identify and resolve contractual issues.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and guide a team
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to build rapport with project stakeholders (internal & client).
  • Clear dedication to excellent project execution and exceeding client expectations.
  • Demonstrated exceptional organizational and time management skills to manage multiple contracts, deadlines, and priorities effectively.

Duties

Contract Management Lifecycle:

  • Manage all aspects of the contract lifecycle, from pre-award negotiations through contract execution, close-out, and post-project evaluation.
  • Develop and implement effective contract management strategies to mitigate risks and ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions.

Pre-Contract Management:

  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop and finalize contract terms for new projects.
  • Lead contract negotiations with clients, vendors, and subcontractors, securing favourable terms for the company while maintaining strong client relationships.
  • Ensure contracts comply with company policies, industry standards, and all legal requirements.
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies for potential contractual issues.

Contract Execution & Administration:

  • Manage the day-to-day execution of all assigned contracts, ensuring adherence to agreed-upon terms and conditions.
  • Oversee the work of project administrators to effectively manage contract deliverables, timelines, documentation, and budgets.
  • Provide guidance and support to cost control engineers in managing project costs and ensuring cost-efficiency.
  • Identify and resolve any contract discrepancies or performance issues in a timely and professional manner.
  • Manage change orders and variations to contracts, ensuring proper documentation and authorization.

Post-Contract Management:

  • Oversee the contract close-out process, ensuring all deliverables are complete and final financial settlements are achieved.
  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive contract documentation for future reference and audit purposes.
  • Manage the claims process, evaluating contractor claims and negotiating settlements to minimize financial impact.

Project Oversight & Team Leadership:

  • Provide leadership and direction to a team of project administrators and cost control engineers.
  • Foster a collaborative and results-oriented work environment within the contract management team.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities effectively, ensuring all team members understand their roles and contribute to project success.
  • Monitor project progress and identify potential issues or delays, proactively implementing corrective actions.
  • Conduct regular team meetings to discuss project updates, challenges, and solutions.

Communication & Collaboration:

  • Maintain clear and consistent communication with internal stakeholders (project managers, engineers, finance) and external stakeholders (clients, contractors, subcontractors).
  • Prepare comprehensive contract reports and status updates for the Chief Commercial Officer and Senior Management.
  • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration between internal teams and external partners.

Cost Control & Risk Management:

  • Work closely with cost control engineers to monitor project budgets, identify cost variances, develop and implement cost-saving measures.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate potential contractual and project risks, developing effective risk management strategies.
  • Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures related to contract management and risk mitigation.

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