Company: Petroplan Houston
Skills: Contracts Engineer, Project Controls, Supply Chain Management
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Contracts Specialist
Site: Houston, TX with a planned transition to Superior, WI Q4 2019 / Q1 2020
Reporting to the SCM Manager, the primary purpose of the incumbent in this position is to provide life cycle management of Projects Contracts from creation, revision and maintenance to close-out. He/she will execute Contracting strategies and plans in alignment with key business objectives.

Primary Functions:

  • Execute procurement best practices for Sourcing activities, ensuring these practices are in accordance with HOIMS, Procurement Policy, Procurement Management System Documents (MSDs), and all relevant regulations
  • Develop Project or Scope specific Contracting Strategies and Contract Execution Plans in support of PDE Gate reviews and Project execution.
  • Provide oversight of E&P Contractors in managing Project Contracting activities (per division of responsibilities between &P).
  • Execute Pre-Award activities for main project services (Engineering, Fabrication, major Construction Work Packages)
  • Develop EOI and evaluation criteria; Coordinate the evaluation of EOI, Bidders prequalification and shortlisting; Coordinate the development of Bid Evaluation Criteria and Plan (BECP) with PMT & CMT; Develop the appropriate commercial compensation structure for the SOW and conform the RFP; Issue the RFP and Manage the Bid process (as Single / Focal Point of Communications with Bidders); Coordinate the evaluation process per BECP; Develop and Prepare negotiation plans and Conduct negotiations, Prepare award recommendations and Route for appropriate financial and commit authority approvals, Issue Awards and Kick-off (with PMT/CMT); Conform the contracts and Route for execution by authorized personnel; Prepare Contracts Briefs (Terms of Reference)
  • Execute Post Award Contracts Management (for contracts assigned to the incumbent) and support the management of Contractors Relationships:
  • Compile data to assist in periodic reviews of Contractors' performance (Performance Scorecards/Metrics) against established KPIs; Support management of Contractors NCRs in accordance with the NCR process; Manage and Report on approved contract values (e.g. up-to-date Current Contract Value, Forecast Contract Value Vs. Approved Contract Value) and spend against Approved Contract Value (to ensure governance i.e. prepare amend decisions for proper approvals before committing additional spend).
  • Manage the upkeep of Contracts Change Logs, Issues and Disputes Management Register (IDMR), disputes and claims mitigation plans; Route Change Orders, and Amendments for approval per process and signing authority guidelines.
  • Work with Contractors to resolve day-to-day issues and expedite resolution.
  • Ensure all Procurement & Contracting documentation is stored in the appropriate Contract Management Systems in accordance with the Procurement Information Plan.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergrad degree in an Engineering, Technical or Business discipline (post-secondary education)

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree (Engineering, Project Management or Business Administration)
  • Professional Supply Chain certification (SCMP)
  • Other Professional Certification relevant to Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Project Engineer

Required Experience:

  • 15+ years of experience within supply chain
  • 10+ experience in projects procurement
  • MS office applications
  • Prior direct experience for Projects within Oil & Gas Industry
  • Strong / demonstrable Negotiations Skills
  • A background in oil and gas industry would be an asset in order to understand the nature of work within an integrated oil and gas company trong working knowledge of ERP SAP desired

Skills & Abilities:

  • Experienced in Project Execution Gated Process
  • Strong Negotiation skills
  • Highly experienced in Contract Management
  • Planning & Expediting

The standard working hours are 50 hours per week; 10-hour days Monday to Friday.
Site: Houston, TX with a planned transition to Superior, WI Q4 2019 / Q1 2020


Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects in over forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national corporations, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information on how Petroplan can help you, please feel free to visit our About Us page here;

Petroplan is an established Global Recruitment Organization supplying technical manpower and administrative services to the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries. Formed in 1976, Petroplan has over three decades’ experience and knowledge of global staffing markets to support feasibility studies through engineering and construction to ongoing operations and maintenance contracts.

Petroplan holds major global supply agreements with leading oil, gas and chemical operators and main contractors on a sole or preferred supplier basis. Our network of offices and strategic partner organizations provide on-the-ground support for clients and contracted individuals and teams in over 30 worldwide locations.

Our key discipline areas, which we regularly recruit for our clients, cover all phases of oil and gas exploration, production and refining projects:

  • Project management & engineering
  • Quality management 
  • Project controls & services
  • Subsea & pipelines
  • Supply chain management
  • Construction & commissioning
  • Logistics & procurement
  • Start-up management
  • Discipline engineering
  • Operations & production
  • Process engineering
  • Maintenance operations 
  • HSE
  • Well engineering & drilling

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