Contracts Manager - United Arab Emirates
1. Scope of ResponsibilitiesManages all activities related to contractual, legal and commercial issues related to:(i) Contracts with Clients;(ii) Partnering agreements with potential partners;(iii) Exclusivity/tie-up arrangements with vendors/subcontractors, including, contractual terms andconditions with key potential vendors/subcontractors;(iv) Risk review process including, identification, mitigation and management of contractual/legalrisks;during pre-qualification and bidding stage, and until award of the Contract.2. Primary Duties Support and manage all activities related to contracts risk identification, risk mitigation and riskmanagement during the pre-qualification and bidding stage. Participate as member of Risk Review Committee. Manages all activities related to contractual, legal, tax, commercial and insurance issues related tocompany business, contracts with clients and partnering agreements during the pre-qualificationand bidding stage. Supports in performance of studies and evaluations for streamlining Company’s operations from acommercial/contractual point of view during the pre-qualification and bidding stage. Ensure that due diligence on potential partners / Clients (as required) is carried out. Ensure that appropriate guidance regarding legal diligence in new jurisdictions is sought. Provide advice on legal issues affecting the Company's business, during the pre-qualification andbidding stage. Responsible in ensuring that the key contract terms and conditions are presented to the ProjectManagement Team upon award of the Contract and also ensure that a proper handover takes placeof the documentation involved with such Contract during bidding stage to the Project ContractsTeam. Responsible for resolution of major deviations from Vendors to the terms and conditions of Purchaseof Goods and Site Services. Responsible for any interface / interaction with Group Legal and external law firms during prequalificationand bidding stage. Responsible in ensuring implementation and adherence to HSE and Quality System Proceduresduring pre-qualification and bidding stage. Attend/support internal and external audits. Responsible to develop and monitor relevant Commercial KPI’s.3. Job/Cost Impact Responsible for ensuring that the commercial terms of all proposals are compliance with theCompany’s risk management processes; Responsible for ensuring timely conclusion of partnering agreements; Responsible for ensuring timely conclusion of contracts with Client; Responsible for ensuring timely submission of contractual inputs for technical /commercialproposals.4. Decision Making Authority Key decisions on drafting, formulation, negotiation and conclusion of Contracts, Partnership andother Agreements during the pre-qualification and tendering stage.5. Supervisory Responsibility Deputy Manager - Contracts Principal Engineer – Contracts Senior Engineer – Contracts Engineer II - Contracts6. Work Contacts Sales & Marketing / Business Development Team Frequent Discipline Managers Frequent Procurement Team Frequent Proposal Team Frequent Finance & Accounts Team Frequent Client Frequent Tax Team Frequent7. Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Risk awareness Quality consciousness Cost consciousness Communication skills Negotiations skills Mentoring Leadership Decision Making Analytical Skills Result Oriented Team skills Proactive approach Ability to work under pressure Knowledge of technical and commercial disciplines related to oil and gas development Projects Exposure to EPC environment Knowledge of legal and contractual laws governing Projects Computer skills8. Physical Effort and Work Environment Mainly based in the Head office International travel is required to attend meetings with Clients and Partners9. Minimum Job Requirement A graduate university degree in Engineering or Business Administration. Minimum 15-17 years of work experience in tendering, finalization, administration and managementof Contracts and in finalization of various Partnership Agreements.