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  • Job reference: RMS0223413

Head of Cost & Contracts

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 27/02/2020
  • Duration: 3 years
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The Role:
Managing a team of professionals for providing Cost & Contracts support to all the departments in Operations to ensure uninterrupted operation of the plant and smooth execution of projects.
Key Job Accountabilities:
1. Facilitate in the preparations of the Work Plan & Budget (WP&B) requirements for Departments. Participate in Operations group KPI submissions, KPI review process, and uphold internal/external audits.
2. Head the coordination, consolidation, review, and data input of annual forecast/budget for all departments in Onshore Operations and Maintenance. Provide budget details based on work plan, schedule, and cost estimation analysis to the Finance department.
3. Coordinate budget discussions and liaise with Department/Division Managers on the cost estimation for incurred expenses, before submission of data to Finance.
4. Develop and coordinate Shutdown and turnarounds Cost Estimation Models.
5. Oversee the cost estimation activities from perspective of cost optimization/efficiency.
6. Facilitate in providing the relevant inputs/information for the yearly Onshore Operations & Maintenance benchmarking exercise.
7. Develop and steward Onshore Shared Facilities Cost Sharing Agreements and Cost Allocations Models.
8. Ensure that an effective cost and contract management systems, procedures and staffing plans are in place and managed with the highest ethical standards in line with Company Standard.
9. Ensure customer satisfaction by providing high quality cost and contracting services and communication is maintained at the management level with all customers.
10. Ensure contractor development is carried out on continuous basis, evaluated and monitored with emphasis on the local content.
11. Support negotiation strategies and ensure all compliance regulations are met and obtained for the right price.
12. Provide guidance to the end users in the pre-award activities to ensure compliance with company approved policy.
13. Ensure Contracts Demand Plan is prepared in coordination with Supply and end users every year.
14. Manage the processing of invoices for the all the group, liaise with Finance / end-users to resolve any issue to ensure payment for services provided is done according to the company timelines.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Required Minimum Education Qualification:

The successful candidate must have at least a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, Management discipline or other relevant degree

Required Minimum Experience:

* Minimum ten (10) years experience in a cost and contracts management environment within the Oil and Gas industry.
* Professional level English, written and verbal.
* Computer literacy (MS Office) including working knowledge of business software programs,networking and SAP.
* Strong analytical and reasoning skills.
* Good knowledge of Contract laws and industry practices.

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