Company: Petroplan
Skills: Contracts Engineer
Experience: 20 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia


The Senior Engineer, Contracts reports to the Project Services Manager. The job holder is responsible for full cycle of contract management for both Offshore Facilities and Onshore Gas Plant projects starting from FEED execution, Licensor execution, EPC contracting strategy development, EPC tendering process, Project execution until Work completion and Close-out.
Development project covers the ample scope of LLI/ Licensor/ FEED/ EPC execution, i.e. Basic engineering design, Detailed engineering design, Procurement, Construction & Pre-commissioning, Commissioning, Plant performance test and Handover to operation where Contract Specialist will be a focal point in contract management and assure the perfect integration of anticipated contracts.


The Senior Engineer, Contracts shall be responsible for the whole cycle of Contract management in capital project. Execution covering from CFT development, Tendering execution, Basic engineering, Detailed engineering, Construction, Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning, Start-up and Performance test of both Offshore Facilities and Onshore Gas Plant.

The Senior Engineer, Contracts shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the followings:


  • Liaise with Project engineer to develop Contracting strategy for development project in FEED and ECP stage, including to review Overall contracting strategy (OCS) and provide any recommendation if can improve.
  • Define contract interfacing between numbers of contract and assure zero gap of scope among contracts including any procurement activities during execution stage e.g. Long lead items, QA/QC service, Construction service, etc.
  • Assist Project engineer to prepare Tender plan or other deliverable to obtain management/committee approval in relating to Contractual management.
  • Drafts appropriate contractual and commercial terms and conditions to best serve and protect Company's interests
  • Be a focal point to develop Call for Tender, reviews bids, conduct negotiations and administer the award of contracts and contract amendments and provision of feedback to bidders
  • Reviews and amends standard contract documentation as required.
  • Work with Project engineer and Discipline engineers to monitor/control the project execution including to monitor the efficiency of contractor and company teams if there is any deficiency to improve.
  • Attend monthly progress meetings and any relevant meetings e.g. Change order meeting, etc.
  • Be a focal point to draft/review all correspondences between company and contractor/vendor/etc.
  • Provide contractual advisory to project team if any dispute or conflict in contract management with contractors.
  • Assist Project engineer in CFT preparation on its related part and evaluate the proposal as may be requested.
  • Support Project Service Manager in any special assignment may have during the execution of project.




  • Bachelor's degree in law, Engineering or other related field
  • Professional certificate by accredited Bodies/ Associations is an advantage but not necessary
  • Fellowship of particular Society/Institute of Arbitration/Construction law, or the like is advantage.

Desired Competency (Skills and Abilities)



  • Must have extensive knowledge of contract management, arbitration, construction law, claims, change orders, mediation, commercial/contractual close-out of project, etc.
  • Must have a good understanding in Oil and Gas business and operation
  • Must have extensive knowledge and experience in of both Offshore and Onshore facilities
  • Understanding of procurement processes including: ethical principles; bidder prequalification; invitation to tender; comparative evaluation of contractors; & award, management, amendment & close out of contracts
  • Have appropriate practical experience in preparation and negotiation of complex technical contracts in EPC Project life cycle especially in the industries of Oil and Gas, Refinery or Petrochemical
  • Demonstrable general knowledge of commercial, legal and insurance, liability, indemnity & insurances regime
  • Be able to identify/assess relevant risks and modify and/or supplement standard provisions as appropriate
  • Have strong negotiation and convincing skills
  • Good verbal communication, coordination and organizing skills with ability to work with minimal supervision and liaise effectively and efficiently with other team members within / outside Department.
  • Demonstrate high level of interpersonal skills and integrity
  • Stakeholder Management skills - Proven ability to build strong working relationship with internal and external parties


Work Experiences

* Minimum of 20 years' experience in Contract management with proven track record in FEED,
Detailed Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning of Oil and Gas projects.
* Experiences in Licensor contract management, Novation condition, including to Construction consultancy services.
* Experiences in working as Client and Contractor roles in the Oil and Gas/Refinery/Petrochemical business.
Additional Desirable Qualifications : (please specify, if any)

* Experiences in CFT development and Tendering execution of Offshore/Onshore gas plant/petrochemical/refinery industry are advantage.

About Petroplan

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