Company: Wood
Skills: Contracts Engineer
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently looking for a Senior Contracts Engineer to strengthen our team in Dubai.

Job Description

Our Clients Contracting & Procurement seeks a motivated CP professional with the capacity to deliver opportunities in a complex and challenging business environment. The wide variety of stretching operational challenges Client requires an individual with experience in Oil & Gas, care for people, leadership skills and core CP/commercial skills.

Our Client is currently embarking increasing CAPEX growth program over the year and seeks an experienced, highly driven self-starter lead the execution of complex projects in accordance with Client procedures.

Job Purpose
  • To ensure C&P activities are performed in compliance with applicable Business principles, HSSE policies, Contracting and Procurement procedure, and other guidelines.
  • To develop and implement compelling contract strategies for a variety of Project Greenfield and Brownfield contracts, ensuring appropriate processes and systems are applied to ensure success.
  • Undertake activities required by the contract strategy to deliver the Project safely and timely.
  • Support development of robust contract management plans to ensure effective post award contract management and close out of contracts/POs.
  • Compile and manage EoI/ITT/RfQ packages for; PMC, EPCm, Engineering, EPC, type contracts; and applying a variety of reimbursable mechanisms.
  • Manage and maintain C&P contract/PO files including Tender Board and Project submissions, signed orders, requisitions, correspondence and other relevant documentation.
  • Support the Vendor Management group by introducing new contractors and suppliers.


Job Accountabilities
  • Ensure SAP is appropriately updated frequently on each contract/PO, and act as a process custodian for the RtP process and pursue standardization.
  • Keep sound working relationships and work effectively with Contract Holders, whilst maintaining commercial and contractual challenge.
  • Formulate and implement robust contracting strategies to optimise value for the business; and addressing the business and HSSE considerations, including market capacity and capability, local content opportunities, risk exposure and the overall project schedule.
  • Manage the tender process by coordinating with the Contract Holder(s) and the Project department to align C&P activities with project schedule, obtain the Scope of Work, draft tender documents etc.
  • To interface with all stakeholders for compilation of tender documents.
  • Structure contracts and agreements with the objective of minimising claims and disputes.
  • Ensure that the safety aspects with attention to contractor HSSE, as well as risk, local content, QA/QC, environmental and community relations aspects are captured and documented in the contractual requirements.
  • Ensure that prequalification and tendering activities are carried out in an effective and timely manner in line with the C&P Procedure.
  • Carryout effective due diligence of the Tenderers to ensure selection of tenderers of high quality.
  • Follow up with Tenderers to obtain their acknowledgements, clarifications /extensions, issue tender bulletins/addendums, preparation of bid evaluation criteria, receive bids, arrange for bid openings, address contractual /commercial exceptions taken by bidders.
  • Prepare bid evaluation reports, defend its content and obtain its approval.
  • Coordinate relevant peer reviews and approval of both the Tender and final contract documents.
  • Review and finalise robust contracting documents in cooperation with Legal department.
  • Interact and develop submissions and supporting documents for obtaining approvals from external and internal stakeholders (Management Committee and Tender Committee).
  • Develop and execute robust contract management plans to support stakeholders in the post award management of a contract.
  • Support the Project department in all kinds of contractual commitments for effective post award contract management.
  • Ensure that contract spend is recorded in an auditable fashion. Assist in monitoring spend and each contracts ACV.
  • Interface with Company and Group Contracting & Procurement groups.
  • Monitor and report on contractors contracting and procurement activities and their management of subcontractors.
  • During Project execution, ensure that Contractor complies with all the contractual obligations.
  • Ensure that Change management process is managed effectively, by timely addressing variations and claims.
  • Manage and maintain C&P contract/PO files including Tender Board and Project submissions, signed orders, requisitions, correspondence and other relevant documentation.
  • Support the Vendor Management group by introducing new contractors and suppliers.
  • Ensure SAP is appropriately applied on each contract/PO, and act as a process custodian for the RtP process and pursue standardization


Skills / Qualifications

  • Direct knowledge and sound technical appreciation of all types of oil industry equipment and materials.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of commercial processes for contracting and procurement, including interpretation of commercial terminology and contractual clauses used in the general conditions of contract used in the industry.
  • A minimum experience of 10 years in Contracting and Procurement, with extensive experience of projects.
  • Detailed appreciation and knowledge of purchasing related systems, including: SAP and contract management systems.
  • Knowledge of SAP/In depth knowledge of office IT systems.


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at  www.woodplc.com and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.