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Contracts Admin Engineer

  • Job reference: 927477
  • Location: Algeria
  • Salary: GBP34 - GBP650 per annum
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Project Controls
  • Date posted: 06/09/2019

Contract Administration Engineer

The Contract Administration Engineer will provide contractual support related to ongoing capex & opex project scope - such as Facility Modifications, Infrastructure Modifications, Gathering System installation, security enhancement. The main elements of scope are being performed under four "term" contracts related to Engineering & Procurement Services, Modifications & Gathering System Construction and Civil Construction.

This is an equal rotational position working 4 weeks on, and 4 weeks off based in Algeria, with the occasional need to visit Contractors as required and visit Hassi Messaoud to meet with SCM.

  • Principally carry out and administer the full range of Post Contract duties & aspects associated with the main EPCM contract
  • Carry out full range of pre-contract activities on a variety of greenfield and brownfield Services and Support Contracts
  • Provision of contractual, support related to ongoing capex / opex project scope - such as Facility Modifications, Infrastructure Modifications, Gathering System installation for Projects Department.
  • Prepare COO's (Contract Call-off Order) for both the Engineering and the Construction Contractors
  • Review Contractors estimates & proposals - e.g. CTR's,
  • Involved in the invitation to tender processes for new contracts
  • Participate in the development of contracting strategies
  • Negotiate and agree on contract extensions, variations and claims
  • Negotiate with the contractor in case of scope development, changes etc
  • Assure compliance with procedures/processes, and proactively introduce process improvements or simplifications where appropriate.
  • Coaching and mentoring of Algerian national personnel.
  • Actively promote and manage HSE requirements and goals.
  • Supporting all follow-on actions for all departments, not just Projects resulting from BC approvals - SRs, ITTs
  • Provision of contractual advice and support to all departments and stakeholders
  • Focal point with Contractors to resolve invoicing issues
  • Focal point for admin tasks associated with vendor visits and new starts (logistics, medical, management approvals etc.)


  • Minimum (10) years of experience in contract management within Oil & Gas, petrochemical industry with experience of working on international projects, in a multi-national and multi-cultural environment.
  • Expert experience of contract administration and cost estimating functions in the hydrocarbon industry with good knowledge of Contract principles and industry practices
  • Experience in dealing with pre/post award contracts.
  • Have a good working knowledge of multiple types of contracts and agreements
  • Technical Knowledge in reviewing and finalizing various Technical Contracts.
  • Good team player, with respect for other peoples cultures and perspectives
  • Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Computer Literacy (MS Office) including the use of software applications - Essential.
  • Other applications Documentum, Sharepoint, Maximo, Synergi - Advantageous.

Education / Certifications:

Degree or equivalent Quantity Surveying, Contracts, Law

Languages Needed:

  • English - Essential (Fluent)
  • French & or Arabic - Advantageous (or willingness to learn) but not essential

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.