Senior Contract Engineer

Posted 22 January 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 Senior Contract Engineer to be based in Maputo, Mozambique supporting a major new LNG development. The successful candidate will be a qualified Contracts Engineer with extensive experience in the management of EPC/EPCI construction contracts. Candidates must have very strong knowledge in construction law and proven experience in management of Oil & Gas project construction and installation contracts from pre-award to final account, preferably on offshore / subsea packages. 12 month renewable residential contract with expat uplifts/allowances.

Candidates must also have:

  • Diploma: Master Construction Law, Business, Qualification in Engineering / Construction Science would be a plus
  • 10 years, practical, relevant and progressive experience in preparation, negotiation, monitoring of EPC/EPCI construction technical contracts in offshore/marine Oil & Gas Projects - ideally working directly for owner/operator
  • - Good general knowledge and understanding of project control, commercial, legal and insurance matters, and "in depth" understanding where relevant to construction and supply contracts.
  • Very good understanding of different means of contractor remuneration and their commercial implications, practical experience of their use.


The Job holder participates to the processes of Contracts and Procurement activities for the EPC-CPI Contract by performing the following tasks:

  • Promote & comply with applicable safety instructions and other Company HSE procedures in all activities
  • Carry out work in compliance with Company values and policies, relevant laws and regulations, agreed Company priorities and objectives, Company standards and procedures and good industry practices

Contract Tender Phase

Administer the tendering process of new Call for Tenders (CFT) from prequalification to award.

  • Prepare the Call for Tender documentation and specific Tender and Tender Evaluation Procedures in line with Project and Company procedures,
  • Liaise with the relevant technical teams (DUET) to ensure that the technical requirements are adequately incorporated into the tender process and collaborate with various cross functional departments to ensure timely CFT preparation and readiness,
  • Manage, monitor and control all required contractual process for CFT, ensure that all recommendations are made as per the best contractual and commercial terms,
  • Ensure Project team are kept up to date with tender progress and developments, obtain any necessary attendance at meetings and obtain all necessary approvals. Prepare clarification meetings with potential bidders during the various stages of CFT,
  • Actively report CFT progress and advise on potential delays, put forward suggestions for improvements in cost and schedule,
  • Validate Tenderer compliance with Bank Guarantee, Parent Company Guarantee requirements, Insurances and the like.
  • Evaluate contractual proposals and assist in evaluation of technical and commercial proposals where applicable.
  • Administer the Recommendation to Award Report. Prepare and participate to the contract committee.
  • Prepare final contract documents and obtain necessary validations for the execution of the contract.
  • Manage close out the Pre-contract phase (e.g. notification of unsuccessful Tenderers, storage of tender documentation and correspondence, …).

Post Award Contract Management

Ensure that the Contracts assigned are managed in accordance with the agreed contractual terms and conditions and that Company's interests are always protected:

  • Administer contractual correspondence, change orders logs and filing,
  • Review requests for change orders and prepare / validate change order documents,
  • Manage Contractor claims, prepare counter claims, liaise with Project team & HQ as necessary,
  • Ensure all contractual certificates, guarantees and insurances required under the Contract are in place and received in due time,
  • Coordinate the processing of Contractor's monthly applications for payment and verify invoice submissions,
  • Administer all contractual data necessary to be recorded in SAP (ERP system) for establishing commitments, their follow up and payments,

Qualification and background

  • Proficient in SAP ERP and various Microsoft Office software suite
  • Good command of English language
  • International Experience Required: Yes
  • Personal Abilities: Knowledge and understanding of contract processes in projects.
  • Good communication, organizational skills, capabilities to take workload & work under pressure, able to work in a multicultural and cross-functional environment.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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.