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Lead Contracts Administrator Oil & Gas


Lead Contracts Administrator (Oil & Gas)

Primary Objective:


Manages, provides advice on and administers all activities concerned with contracts for works and services associated with oil and gas facilities projects carried out under various contract forms and modes of reimbursement.


The project is a 5 year contract in Kuwait. Our client’s scope of work will be FEED / PMC for all projects within their area in Kuwait.  

Expectations are that the Kuwait team will be 200+ strong and projects executed within this 5 year timeframe will likely be USD4-5B. It will include small Brownfield mods, major Brownfield upgrades and some Greenfield projects.

This is a great opportunity for career development, with exposure to a range of projects and international experience.


Specific Accountabilities


  • Responsible for pre – award activities including bid invitation preparation, processing queries from bidders, preparation of bid evaluation programmes, evaluation of bids, negotiation, contract preparation and award formalities;
  • Responsible for post – award activities including conducting kick – off meetings, coordinating all contract submittals and correspondence, preparation and processing of variation orders, claims and close out;
  • Manages the drafting of Invitation to Tender packages for contracts for large O&G facilities projects. Review and, if necessary, proposes comments on and propose alternative text/clauses to client contract conditions;
  • Reviews issues with legal, risk management, tax, and accounting personnel as a condition precedent to submitting to management for approval; 
  • Functions as a part of a negotiating team consisting of project management staff, to establish the terms and conditions of a contract;
  • Monitors and ensures the business provisions of assigned contracts are administered to ensure compliance with contractual terms and conditions. Keeps the Projects Contracts Manager advised as to the scope, financial, and risk features of applicable contracts;
  • Ensures documentation to negotiate change orders are properly produced and maintained;
  • Prepares letters to clients requesting approvals and interpretations necessary to comply with the provisions of the contract; 
  • Ensure project/facility acceptance documents are prepared and are followed through and that acceptances are signed by the client; 
  • Furnishes business and financial information requested by the client concerning the project, as delegated by the Project Manager; 
  • Identifies contractual problems and take appropriate action to ensure a satisfactory resolution.  Follows up on those problems which demand management attention, to ensure timely response to the client; and Management of Contract Quality standards.


  Essential Skills/Experience


·         Degree holder (QS or Engineering Discipline);


·         Chartered status (MRICS) or equivalent professional qualification is preferred but may be waived subject to experience;


·         Extensive knowledge of Contractual Terms & Conditions and Commercial Contract Law; Excellent understanding & extensive experience of the procurement and contract administration processes and principles from preparation and issue of Bidders Lists, Contracting Plans and bid invitation package preparation through to award, administration and close out of Contracts;


·         Strong grasp of procedural requirements & necessity of providing an Audit Trail for Management purposes; and


·         Middle East/Arabian Gulf experience is preferred but not mandatory.



Matching Indicators

  ·       Must have minimum 12 years experience of which a minimum of 5 years must be experience in a contracts administration role in the oil and gas industry.


  Salary package


  • The basic salary is :KD 3756 per month (approx US$13,100 per month tax free) plus allowances (housing, transportation, medical insurance, yearly tickets, children education, bonus etc etc) - 5 day work week and overtime is paid.


To Apply 

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