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  • Job reference: RMS0126380

Senior Contracts Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kazakhstan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/06/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. Their innovative approach ensures they are ready to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

The Role:
The Senior Contracts Engineer will be required to:
 Work as part of a team of contracting and procurement staff in the provision of CP services throughout the pre and post award stages of the CP process and advise Contract Holders in all aspects of Commercial issues
 Manage and administer his/her own portfolio of contracts in addition to the responsibilities described herein. Develop contracting and commercial strategies and obtain the requisite approvals for such strategies from management. Advise, guide and support the team of contracting and procurement staff on the fundamental principles, processes and procedures to be adopted in developing and implementing CP strategies and related CP tactics.
 Ensure that category management intelligence and solutions are applied to maximum benefit in the CP strategies.
 Implement contractor and supplier prequalification
 Implement the approved CP strategy in tender and contract documentation
 Maintain a close working relationship with finance, legal and other functional teams
 Ensure that tendering, bid clarification evaluation and recommendation for award processes are in compliance with the procedures governing the activities o and the Statement of General Business Principles.
 Implement comprehensive post award contract management plans for all major contracts awarded.
 Ensure all variation requests are dealt with in a timely manner and all contractual matters are addressed so as to avoid undue escalation and claims
 Implement a governance and assurance framework that satisfies the requirements and internal requirements
 Provide a quality control review of all CP documentation generated and ensure full conformance with the approved contracting and procurement procedures
 Mentor CP team members and promote development of a cadre of national CP staff professionals
 Work in close cooperation with other (Senior) Contracts Engineers to facilitate a continuous exchange of knowledge and ensure that lessons learned from other parts of the business are adopted as appropriate

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Comprehensive understanding of CP in Joint Venture environment. - Creative and detail-oriented thinker capable of developing innovative solutions and a motivated self-starter with a track record of delivery. - Applied knowledge of effective local content development. - Proven record of involvement with multi-national and multi-cultural teams.
- Experience of working in frontier environments will be an advantage. - Skilled in CP professional competencies. - Understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation and commercial issues, able to cope with complexity and uncertainty. - 10-15 Years of professional CP experience preferred Ideally experience in Upstream Business In order to process work permits in Kazakhstan the authorities require high educational qualifications. Bachelor degree level or higher is the norm.
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