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Lead Projects Contracts Administrator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Iraq
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/09/2019
  • Duration: 12 months+
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The Role:
Our client, a major international operator, is seeking a Lead Projects Contract Administrator on a rotational basis in Iraq.

The main responsibilities will include:
* The Project Contracts Administrator shall ensure that the Projects Contracts are administered in accordance with Management expectations and business objectives and that all contractors working under such contracts fulfil their obligations in a timely manner.
* All contracting work is to be performed to the highest professional and ethical standards, in an efficient and cost effective manner, and in accordance with the rules, regulations, laws and agreements of UK, the TSC, and recognised and acceptable international practices
* Work with the Project Team in consultation with PSCM (in Iraq & UK) to develop technical aspects for Strategies & Bidders Lists, RFI & RFP documents, Bid Evaluation Plans, Bid clarifications and RFA's. Develop RFP documentation to form contract documentation and advise PSDCM with respects to appropriate payment provisions.
* Work in the Project Team for post contract administration of the Contracts for in country Projects.
* Maintain adequate records and contract files in the Project Team.
* Provide assistance and contractual advice to Project Managers and Delivery Managers on post award contracting activities.
* Work with Project team members working at off-site locations to ensure smooth operations and act as a liaison with PSCM department and other departments.
* Input and comment on Contracts raised in the UK offices to ensure requirements, local knowledge and lessons learnt are incorporated.
* Establish and maintain good working relations in country with various departments and Contractors.
* Provide regular reporting in accordance with Project requirements.
* To ensure Contract requirements are met, whilst minimising Company exposure to unplanned claims
* To ensure Cost Recovery by ensuring adherence with Contract Terms
* Perform other related duties as and when assigned by the Projects General Manager, respective Project Managers and Delivery Managers.
* To maintain total confidentiality

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Skills and Qualifications
* The post holder should have strong experience in Contract administration and management in onshore oil & gas development projects.
* The post holder would preferably possess, as a minimum, a B.Sc. in Quantity Surveying with RICS accreditation or possess a degree in Engineering field with experience in contracts management.
* Highest standards in spoken and written English language, in order to communicate effectively with all concerned and to formulate and interpret contracts and to draft letters and other communications to contractors.
* Must work on own initiative at all times with minimum support from Management
* A sound working knowledge of contracting principles and practices.
* Effective management of contract files and post contract work with minimal supervision.
* Computer skills are required in the use of MS Office and ability of extracting data and reports from relevant computer systems and databases.
* Can understand and act appropriate

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Previous experience of working within a multi-cultural and multi-discipline, multi-location environment.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deliver exceptional results in difficult project environments.
* Experience of working in remote locations and / or rotational assignments would be an advantage.

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