Contracts Manager

Petrofac International

Muscat, Oman

Posted on: 28 Mar 2024

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Employment: Full Time

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world's leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs; planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs.

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.

We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week.

Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?

Job Title:

Manager - Contracts

Key Responsibilities:

Assist/Manage all activities related to post award on contractual, legal and commercial issues related to:

- Contracts with Clients;
- Partnering agreements with potential partners;
- Partakes in support the Contracts Manager in the Risk and Opportunity review process including, identification, mitigation and management of contractual/legal risks.
- Supports and manages all activities related to administration of contracts including risk identification, risk mitigation and risk management during the post award stage.
- Supervise and direct Deputy Manager/Contract Engineers/Contracts Administrators and other commercial functions as required.
- Support the Senior Contracts Manager in the initiation and preparation of variations and claims to Client. Assist in defending, negotiating and resolving claims with Client. Assist the Senior Contracts Manager and direct commercial team members in compiling supporting documents for potential claims, preparing advance defence for issues that are likely to evolve during execution phase.
- Assist, evaluate and advise Senior Contract Manager on contractual conflicts and claims with clients. In the event of a dispute, advise on the company's position, information required in defense of or in pursuance of such.
- To review on a regular basis, company's position after evaluating reports received from the project team in respect of discrepancies, anomalies, risk and opportunities and take necessary action.
- Assist in managing all activities related to contractual, legal, tax, commercial and insurance issues related to company business, contracts with clients and partnering agreements during the post award stage.
- Ensure that appropriate guidance regarding legal diligence in new jurisdictions is understood by direct reports.
- Assist in ensuring that the key contract terms and conditions are presented and understood by the Project Management and Commercial Team upon award of the Contract and also ensure that a proper handover takes place from the pre award team.
- Participates in interfacing / interaction with Company's corporate dispute management team in support of the Senior Contracts Manager.
- Responsible in ensuring implementation and adherence to HSE and Quality System Procedures during the post award stage. Attend/support internal and external audits as required.
- Responsible to assist in the development and monitoring relevant Commercial KPI's.
- Any other duty as directed by the Senior Manager Contracts or the Commercial Director.

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

- A graduate university degree in Law, Engineering or Business Administration.
- Experience in tendering and finalization of contracts, with predominant experience in the field of post award administration and management of Contracts.
- Have experience in International markets relevant to the particular field of employment, particularly in the UAE.
- Possess good dispute resolution and claim management experience.
- Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with Clients, Partners and Company staff.
- Possess excellent project management and time management skills.


Petrofac is an international provider of facilities solutions to the oil & gas production and processing industries.

Petrofac delivers services through seven business units: Engineering & Construction, Engineering & Construction Ventures, Engineering Services, Offshore Engineering & Operations, Training, Production Solutions and Energy Developments.

Through these businesses, Petrofac designs and builds oil & gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects.

Petrofac’s range of services meets its customers’ needs across the full life cycle of oil & gas assets.

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