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Contracts Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Algeria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/02/2019
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
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    (18/03/19)
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The Role:
28/28 rotation

The Contracts Engineer ("CE") works 12 hours/day, every day, for either a 21 a 28 day rotation (with an equal amount of time off that is covered by the CE's alternate/ back-to-back). CEs report to the Contracts Superintendents and are responsible for supporting the service contracting requirements of production operations.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

* Ensures that all contracting activities are carried out in accordance with company procurement policies and procedures, policies on business conduct and health safety and environment ("HSE") policies.
* Works to ensure "best value" is obtained for the Joint Ventures in all areas where Supply Chain Management has an opportunity to influence.
* Is intimately involved in all aspects of the contracting process including, but not necessarily limited to:
o Contributes to development of sound commercial contracting strategies.
o Contributes to development of sound services procurement policies, procedures, contracting templates.
o Advises customers, as required, on contract interpretation.
o Leads development of & administers invitations to tender.
o Leads the evaluation process and leads and participates in commercial evaluations of bids.
o Leads or participates in negotiations on terms & conditions.
o Leads preparation and award of the eventual contract.
o Coaches customers on processes, policy & procedures.
o Contributes from time-to-time in contractor performance management.
* Works closely with line personnel to ensure that best contracting practices are adhered to.
* Reinforces the importance of HSE and strives to ensure the delivery of exceptional safety performance.
* Seeks to ensure that all personal activity is performed safely and seeks to influence others similarly.
* Provides coaching to both national CEs and line personnel in procurement process and procedure, in the application of contractual terms and in contractor performance management.
* Develops, maintains and fosters effective business relationships with customer departments.
* Seeks to improve the performance of Supply Chain Management Department in general and the Contracts Team in particular.

Firm requirements:

* Possesses strong interpersonal & communication skills.
* A logical & analytical person who enjoys and rises to new challenges.
* A confident decision maker who is able to plan & implement workload with minimal supervision, under pressure, to meet deadlines.
* Computer literate in MS Word and Outlook (or equivalents) and conversant with the use of Excel & PowerPoint (or equivalent) applications.
* Displays the ability to work well with alternates (rotation partners) to present a seamless customer-facing position.
* Is meticulous and thorough in his/her work.
* Has good understanding of gas or oil exploration & production.
* Leads by example - particularly in terms of work habits, HSE & ethics.
* Strongly self-motivated.

Unfortunately, due to our high number of applications we are unable to respond to all applicants. If you do not hear back within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Candidates must be fluent in French and English (both spoken and written)
Candidates must have direct experience with an oil & gas "operator" company
Candidates must have relevant tertiary education qualification (e.g. university degree, UK CIPS, UK IACCM, UK RICS or equivalents).
Candidates must have recent relevant experience working in remote onshore locations

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Relevant tertiary education qualification in a commercial/ business subject.
* Fluent/ competent in Arabic (spoken and written).

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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