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  • Job reference: RMS0139305

Senior Contracts Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Al Ahmadi
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 14/05/2014
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The Company:
Our client is a Global Engineering & Construction (E&C) Group inside which you’ll find an incredible range of expertise and opportunity.
They offer their clients a complete range of skills and services so that they can work with their teams right from the earliest ‘ideas’ stage of their planned investments, through the study or concept selection phase, the front-end design, the EPC phase, and on into the commissioning and start-up phase.

The Role:
• The accomplishment of duties delegated by project procurement managers, project contract managers, principal and senior contract engineers as applicable
• Field administration of all construction and services contracts in accordance with applicable FWUK OU and project requirements, systems, procedures, budgets and schedules
• Construction contracts field operations including home office liaison and interface with the client’s organisation together with interface activities with other task force members, all in accordance with applicable company and project requirements, systems, procedures, budgets and schedules. Additionally, suitably trained and qualified personnel will be required to execute quantity surveying duties in accordance with applicable practices and procedures
• Assess the manpower and other resources required to execute the work-scope contained within the project and control/monitor expenditure
• Assess the effectiveness of the systems and work methods in use and propose improvements for the approval of the Manager, Construction Contracts
• Ensure that assigned staff operate in accordance with appropriate and current project specific procedures, project instructions, contract execution procedures, procurement contracts and construction work practices, management instructions, project schedules and budgets
• Ensure that the assigned staff become familiar with the project organisation, project schedule, work scope and the allocated construction contracts; including their conditions, forms of tender, bills of quantities, pricing schedules and associated drawings and engineering standards and ensure their effective liaison with all other site disciplines
• Ensure that the assigned staff monitor any changes to the value of the work in each allocated construction contract arising from drawing revisions, FI’s, FVO’s or other causes
• Coordinate all commercial and contractual activities concerning construction and services contracts, including close-out activities and the return of all relevant records to home office for archiving
• Let any locally awarded contracts in accordance with corporate and project procedures
• Be thoroughly familiar with the terms of the head contract and all construction contracts
• Support management in representing FWUK OU’s position under the head contract and the preparation of contract changes
• Ensure that contractors receive all necessary access, materials, documents and information including site safety, labour and discipline regulations to enable them to meet their contractual obligations and maintain comprehensive records of shortfalls of supply of any such deliverables
• Monitor and, in collaboration with other appropriate site disciplines, ensure that the performance of each assigned construction contractor is recorded together with explanations for any deviations from the performance anticipated from the contractor’s tender
• Prepare notices and other correspondence for signature by the engineer or the engineer’s representative in accordance with the requirements of the contracts, as applicable
• Ensure that FWUK OU’s construction management and supervision are fully informed as to their own and contractor’s rights and obligations
• Review and analyse construction cost reports and cost forecasts to ensure that information is being presented in accordance with established requirements
• Review claims from and back-charges on contractors. Recommend settlements and negotiate same
• Maintain claims register, keeping the Cost Engineer advised. Inform Manager, Construction Contracts of any claim in excess of £100,000
• Ensure that contractor’s bonds and insurances are in force
• Prepare and execute amendments to contracts as necessary

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree qualified preferred
• Oil and Gas or Industrial experience obtained in EPC Contractor, Consultancy or Client organisation
• Demonstrable contracts management experience
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