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Contract and Procurement Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Paris, Île-de-France
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/10/2019
  • Duration: 18 months
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The Role:
Within Project Control team supporting the Sohar LNG Bunkering Project in Contracts & Procurement management during the FEED and Execution phases.
Description of the Project: The Sohar LNG Bunkering Project will consist in the engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning of a new built LNG plant with one train of 1Mtpa located in the Sohar port of Oman.

The purpose of the service will be being responsible for leading the contracts, procurement and expediting activities adding also the evaluation and negotiation of any contractor's claim; support the Project Control and Project Team in all matters relating to Contracts & Procurement area and shall contribute to delivery of the project in time, in budget and in accordance with HSE standards:
- To manage all aspects relevant to the prequalification, preparation, issue, receipt, opening and assessment of tenders and award of contracts.
- To represent Sohar LNGB team on Contract issues at both internal and external meetings.
- To provide Contracts and Procurement advice to Sohar LNGB team.
- To ensure Contract Variations are identified early and advised to Package Contract Representative.
- To provide documents for presentation to the client Contracts Committee and various JV approval committees.
- To review records for accuracy and conformance to standards, for Contract audits.
- To ensure commercial and contractual correspondence with contractors is efficiently handled.
- Liaise with project team members to ensure commitments and milestones are achieved and liaise with Contractor to expedite progress mindful of foreseen liquidated damages.
- To maintain time and payment schedules and milestones as per pricing mechanism, and advise payment terms accordingly.
- To maintain contract payment position and prepare periodical contractual credit and liability statement in accordance with provisions of contract.
- Administration of legal issues related to damages, claims, disputes, litigations.
- To provide advice and seek counsel on contractual, commercial, taxation insurance and legal issues.
- To ensure ICV objectives are being considered and implemented in all contracting activities.
- To negotiate Contract Variations with contractors.
- To manage and participate in the development, compilation, sourcing, pre-tenders, Invitations to Tender, tender openings, and evaluations of proposals received including all requests for qualifications for any contract.
- To provide contract/procurement advice to relevant managers.
- To ensure that procurement and contract administration is being carried out in the most efficient and cost effective manner utilizing approved procedures.
- To prepare and/or supervise creation of Contracts Committee submissions (Prequalification Plan, Procurement Plan, RFA & RFV)
- To ensure market trend investigation and benchmark activity within the industry is efficiently performed to ensure contractors & suppliers are quoting competitively and in line with the industry standard
- To handle with project planning and budgeting - particularly in respect to contracts and procurement activities
- To coordinate on contractual, commercial, taxation, insurance and legal issues with relevant internal stakeholders.
- To provide input to contracts and procurement reports.
- To ensure the Company's commitment to and compliance with safety, quality and health regimes is reflected in all Contracts.
- To develop and maintain a customer service culture within the contracts teams to deliver contracts administration throughout the Company.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Engineering or Supervising Services with large experience in Oil/Gas Industry
- Experience in contract formulation activities, systems and processes coupled with a superior working knowledge of engineering, construction and service delivery practices operating in Fabrication/Construction yards.
- Understanding of local content requirements in the contracting process
- Sound IT and systems management knowledge

Flexibility of relocation with the Project is required (the different phase of the project may lead to work in France, UK, Japon and/or Oman).

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