Posted 30 April 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameGary Chapman

Job description

Our client, a leading international Oil & Gas operator, have a current opportunity for a PACKAGE CONTRACT ADVISOR on a contract basis. The position will be based in Milan, Italy (resident status).


  • Degree qualified with a professional contracts and procurement background and prior commercial experience
  • Languages: Excellent oral and written communication abilities in the English language, proficient in contractual correspondence in English language
  • Professional Experience: 10+ years' experience in Oil & Gas industries
  • Experience within project:
    • Experience in projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia / Middle East.
    • Experience in EPCC phase of large project.
    • Experience in negotiating contracts on behalf of operators, contractors, suppliers, and consultants.
    • An ability to liaise at all organizational level and represent the Project on contract related matters. o Experience with multinational and multicultural task force team environment.
    • Experience in integrated projects and joint Venture organizations.
    • Ability to adapt to changes and to work in an international multi-cultural project environment, to cope in a positive and productive manner within intensive environment. Interpersonal skills, rigor and analytical mind.
    • Ability to work as a member of a project Team, to liaise, coordinate and positively communicate with the involved different Parties (Contractors, project Entities, auditors, other disciplines representatives, experts, project people, PMT EPCC packages, etc.).


The service holder is in charge:

  • Ensure that all contracting initiatives, decisions, and commitments are recorded in an auditable manner and are in accordance with Project Procedures and the Contract.
  • Provide negotiation support to package management team on contract changes including development and maintenance of change register.
  • Provide to package management the require expertise on EPC contract management related issues.


  • Ensure that the implementation of Contractor HSSE practices is realized and in accordance with requirements lay down by Package Manager.
  • Deliver robust contract management with hands on implementation and support to the Package Management.
  • Monitor contract and Contractor performance and assess the effectiveness and application of the Contracts.
  • Prepare and administer Contract correspondence with Contractors, in line with Package Manager and Project management team.
  • Prepare the amendment to Contracts for Project Services Manager's approval and Project Director's approval.
  • Deliver and manage contracts and cost management / value improvements targets.
  • Study all justifications given by Contractors for any extra work orders or claim requests.
  • Prepare any notice of Default for approval by Project Services/Package Manager.
  • Prepare any Liquidated damages applications.
  • Initiate the Contractors performance evaluation document.
  • Inform Project control/Project Manager about any action, facts or decision which could be the base for Contractor's potential claim.
  • Follow up on Contractor's Change Order or claims, preparing claim defense strategy and documents and preparing systematic answers to Contractors' correspondence claim wise orientated.
  • Administrate the Change Order process internally and with the Contractor (Scope alignment, CO control sheet, Internal Cost Estimate…).
  • Act as focal point for the project with TTE internal department or bidder list validation/updates.
  • Verify the final financial statement with support of the Package Manager for the final completion certificates validation before presenting it to the project service manager and Project Director for their review and approval.
  • Maintain and develop the contracting knowledge, REX and market knowledge on contracting execution.


  • Timely manage the correspondence with Contractors.
  • Timely manage, with the support of Package Manager, of the Change orders and claims with Contractors ✓
  • Implement the Contract management and change orders project procedures.

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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.