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LEAD CONTRACTS ADVISOR

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Russia (Novorossiysk)
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/10/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (02/11/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Oil and gas company (our client) is urgently looking for Lead Contract Advisor (CPC Expansion project):

CANDIDATES MUST HAVE ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN RF

The Role:
 Will have demonstrated experience to effectively support the administration of construction contracts in accordance with the following responsibilities:
 Formulate contracts using standard process and procedures and interfacing with support groups (legal/finance/tax/ compliance) to ensure terms and conditions are accurately reflected in the contract per contracting procedure requirements.
 Administer EPC lump sum contracts including Change Management, lien waivers, insurance, claims mitigation & closeout.
 Prepare change notification, change orders, claims and correspondence in accordance with construction contract provisions and administration procedures.
 Able to maintain contract & change order documentation in the contract administration system.
 Ensure appropriate approvals are obtained for the various contract forms/documentation used to administer the contracts prior to communication with contractors.
 Coordinate post award activities including warranty checks, release of retention, and release of letters of credit.
 Properly administer contracts to mitigate risks of claims.
 Identify, manage and document potential claims.
 Support on-site personnel regarding project risks/claims resolution.
 Advise responsible project members in negotiation of contracts, change management and claims resolution.

 Required to utilize common project cost and contracts database, maintain close working relationship with project controls, construction management and engineering teams to ensure seamless communication of accurate data and proactive response to information.
 Participate in Contractor meetings where required and support the collection of action items and documentation associated with these meetings.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Reporting
 Support the Senior Contracts Advisor to prepare and proactively analyze monthly contract status reports for Project Management to allow timely corrective actions & ensure achievement of project objectives.
 Maintain the log on identified project related contractual risks.
 Maintain the log on potential/actual claims.
 Maintain the contracts deliverables register and communicate progress on contract deliverables to the Senior Contracts Advisor.
 Ability to identify areas of concern and bring to attention of the Senior Contracts Advisor.
 Ability to prepare written documents for transmittal to contractors.

Interpersonal Skills
 Support the Senior Contracts Advisors for the resolution of conflicts and achieve consensus between 3rd party contractors and in-house legal staff on contract terms and conditions.
 Ability to:
 Maintain positive relationships with peers, project management team and contractors
 Hold self accountable for progress and results of

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Behavioral/Organizational Competencies
o Demonstrated ability experience in working with multi-functional and multi-cultural project team in diverse and often difficult environments.
o Reports to the Senior Contracts Advisor
o Bilingual (Russian and English) is an advantage


Critical Selection Criteria:
o Experience/Ability in providing administrative support for the establishment and administration of the contract strategy and contract plans for large international capital projects (project value typically in excess of $100MM).
o Experience in the administration of lump sum EPC construction contracts.
o Ability to simultaneously handle multiple tasks and to respond rapidly to changes.
o Ability to plan and organize contracting documentation within a contracting system.
o Attention to detail and ability to manage large volumes of documentation
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