Company: Wood
Skills: Contracts Engineer
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Sasolburg, Free State, South Africa

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Contracts Engineer with experience in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or similar sector of the industry to provide support to our Client in the execution of projects based in Sasolburg.

Job Objective:
  • Operate in accordance with appropriate and current:
    • Project Specific Procedures
    • Project Instructions
    • Corporate Contract Execution Procedures
    • Construction Work Practices
    • Management Instructions
  • Operate within the requirements of the project schedule and budgets.
  • Become familiar with the project organisation, schedule and overall workscope.
  • Participate in the determination of the overall project contracting strategy, the pre-qualification and survey of companies wishing to tender including co-ordinating the input from other disciplines as appropriate and prepare list of renderers' for management approval.
  • Review contract requisitions and scope of work definition with engineering disciplines ensuring that technical specifications and workscope definition are satisfactory in content and format for tender purposes.
  • Prepare tender documents and co-ordinate planning and quantity surveying input and issue for tender.
  • Assist if required in the preparation of Bills of Quantities and other pricing schedules using available drawings, MTO's, model, estimate and all other available data in conjunction with appropriate engineering disciplines.
  • Make recommendations for inclusion of provisional sums and / or development / contingency allowances based upon a careful examination of the likely scope of work to be constructed.
  • Reconciliation of tenders received against original estimate.
  • Participate in pre-tender and / or tender evaluation meetings. Assist in the checking and analysis of tenderers rates and prices including sensitivity / risk analysis. Provide comprehensive commercial evaluation of tenders reviewed for inclusion in tender report.
  • Distribute relevant parts of tenders and expedite comments from other disciplines. Co-ordinate the commercial and technical evaluation of tenders and prepare tender report and bid summary form for management approval.
  • Update Bills of Quantities for contract award and as approved for construction drawings are issued.
  • Assist in the distribution of quantity surveying documentation, data and records according to existing procedures and transfer copies to field as appropriate.
  • Prepare official contract documents and arrange for execution. Distribute conformed copies and ensure that the field have copies of all executed documents and all other required information.
  • Advise Cost Engineer and Project Manager of order award value and of any changes affecting construction contract manhour requirements.
  • Monitor any changes to the value of the work in each allocated construction contract arising from drawings issued, revisions, site instructions, field variation orders or other causes and progressively monitor the following:
    • Updated Bills of Quantities for measured works
    • Omissions / additions to the Bills of Quantities
    • Preparation of star rates
    • Use of dayworks
  • Prepare cost estimates for field instructions and extra work authorisations and ensure that they are properly categorised including the preparation of valuations for field variation orders.
  • Ensure that all contractors receive all necessary specifications, drawings and documents including all site safety, labour and discipline literature to enable contractor to meet his contractual obligations.
  • Use all resources and remedies available under the contract in order to ensure that the contractor meets his contractual obligations.
  • Monitor and in collaboration with other appropriate site disciplines, record the productivity of each assigned construction contractor together with explanations for any deviations from the performance anticipated from the contractors tender.
  • Review, analyse and process monthly interim progress certificates in accordance with the requirements of the contract.
  • Prepare notices and other correspondence for signature by the Site Manager in accordance with the requirements of the contracts as applicable.
  • Attend all regular site meetings with contractors and prepare notes of meeting when required.
  • Review, adjudicate and analyse claims and backcharges and expedite settlement when so required.
  • Let any locally awarded contracts in accordance with corporate and project procedures.
  • Prepare and execute amendments to contracts as necessary.
  • Ensure that contractors bonds and insurances are in force.
  • Prepare the final account for each allocated contract and provide feedback to Home Office in a structured and auditable way identifying all components of the agreed final account.
  • Prepare monthly and other commercial reports when so required.
  • Initiate the appropriate completion certificates in a timely manner.
  • If required maintain site construction records relative to field master filing, including construction release drawing issues to contractors and general field office administration.
  • Obtain information from different supervisors and prepare contractor performance evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that proper documentation is kept to facilitate technical or financial audit and the safe return of records to archives following job completion. Assist auditors as and when required.

Skills / Qualifications

  • NEC and or relevant contract management courses

Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Pre-award and Contract Tender experience
  • Experience gained from onsite construction projects.
  • Cultural awareness and diplomacy.

  • Management or Supervisory experience

Personal attributes:
  • Effective conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent communic ation skills relationship and networking ability.

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 40,000 people.

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 and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.