A Contracts Engineer is responsible for conducting reviews and considering legal aspects of contract award & administration. They are also responsible for preparing and drafting commercial bids and tenders, estimating the costs of a project and ensuring that the costs are controlled.
Reviews bids, conduct negotiations and administer the award of contracts and contract amendments and provision of feedback to bidders
Drafts appropriate contractual and commercial terms & conditions to best serve and protect Company’s interests
Reviews and amends standard contract documentation as required
Builds and maintain relationships with suppliers in order to secure positive, constructive and cost effective commercial agreements for the Company
Provides general assistance & advice on contractual & procurement matters as required to support Company’s operations.
Monitors the performance of service providers on a regular basis.
How this role fits in with the rest of the industry.
Contracts Engineers provide an essential skills set to the Oil and Gas industry. They ensure that the business agreements or contracts that the company enters in to are commercially viable, that costs are managed and that the company understands the commercial risks that may be involved.
Basic entry requirements include (necessary)
Degree (or equivalent) in Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering or related Business subject
Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
Employers might also look for (desirable)
Professional qualification in Procurement, Surveying or related profession.
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
Typical starting salary may be in the region of
AED23,000 - AED38,000
Typical Salary once experienced
AED45,000 - AED70,000
Senior Contracts Engineer, Lead Contracts Engineer, Contracts Manager or Commercial Manager