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Lead Contract Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Russia (Novorossiysk)
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/07/2013
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Oil and gas company (our client) is urgently looking for Lead Contract Advisor (CPC Expansion project):


Qualifications should include a strong knowledge of Russian law and large project experience in contract management. This position supervises a team of 5 Russian nationals.

The Role:

* Review and execute the project’s Contracting Plan
* Oversee compliance by contractors of client plans and procedures
* Oversee compliance by contractors of contract deliverables in coordination with various project functions such as, legal, HSE, engineering, project controls, procurement, QA/QC.
* Develop bid package content for the project’s multiple lump-sum and reimbursable contracts, including:
* Payment terms and work approval / invoicing procedures
* General Terms & Conditions (working with the Business Unit’s legal group)
* Communication procedures
* Requirements for document management and transmittals (working with project’s Document Control representatives)
* Reporting requirements for cost, schedule, productivity, etc. (working with Project Control specialists)
* Develop and complete analysis of proposals submitted by construction contractors
* Process construction contractors requests for changes with or without cost and schedule impacts
* Coordinate responses to Contractors’ proposed exceptions to contract documents and terms and negotiate resolutions with involvement from project team and Business Unit stakeholders.
* Execute and monitor the Company’s Delegation of Authority for new contracts and changes
* Develop, gain approval of, and execute a procedure for managing contract claims and change orders
* Serve as a primary point of contact for Contractors. Review and/or draft contractual correspondence.
* Coordinate verification or approval of contract payment milestones and processes for project team approval of work tickets and/or other documentation required for invoice payment.
* Process the approval of construction contractors’ subcontractors in accordance with the terms of established procedures
* Keep well-organized documentation of contractor communications and claims. Utilize project’s Document Management System to update and retain key documentation.
* Coordinate post award activities including compliance and maintenance of commercial deliverables, release of retention, maintenance and release of bank guarantees
* Provide contract interpretation and advice to project team members as required, including any necessary interfaces with Business Unit legal group.
* Coordinate contractor audits and follow up on findings
* Assist project team in development of an insurance strategy to ensure consistency with contracting & overall project risk allocation strategy
* Prepare and proactively analyze monthly contract status reports. Identify areas of concern and bring to attention of project team management

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* 10 years or more experience in a contracts advisor or contract management role on large capital projects (in excess of $100 million).
* Experience developing lump-sum bid packages for individual construction contracts in excess of $10 million.
* Writing various sections of the bid package
* Coordinating content and review from other project team members.
* Facilitating bid kickoff meetings
* Managing communication with bidders
* Receiving and responding to bidder queries
* Coordinating technical review of bids
* Developing evaluation criteria with input from project team and making final selection
* Experience in contract administration and the implementation of contracting administrative procedures
* Experience in developing list of contract deliverables for executed contracts
* Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and orally in the English language
* Basic knowledge of legal implications of contract provisions
* Experience in first tier interpre
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