Principal Engineer - Subcontracts

Petrofac International

Sharjah, UAE

Ref: HP021-47

Job description / Role

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: Principal Engineer - Subcontracts


Senior Engineer and Principal are experienced based assignments and the link between the operating staff of engineers and Quantity surveyors and the senior subcontracts management.

These Roles have the first stage responsibility of implementing Company and Department procedures and processes. Roles calls for guiding and leading the allocated team to strictly implement processes.

Depending upon the assignment Senior Engineer / Principal Engineer will be allocated on Proposals/Project Award or Post Award Subcontract Management at Projects Sites.

Both roles execute and support Dy, Manager/ Manager with all activities related entire life cycle of Subcontracts at the phases of Proposals, Project Awards and Project Post Award Subcontracts management on Site. Activities include:

- Complete understanding of Functional Procedures and Forms in Departmental Quality Management system.
- Strong initiative to digitalize processes and operate on company portal and platforms like SCMS (Subcontracts Construction Management System), Compliance & Financial Due diligence platforms, Company ERP system, Site Admin Work-book packages.
- Strong interface with other disciplines at operating level for all inputs for ITB preparation and clarifications.
- Compliance to required Company stipulated Delegation of Authority Matrix.
- All Proposal stage activities (bid normalization, price implications) to ensure a competitive Construction cost estimate.
- All Award stage activities to ensure Awards within budgets.
- All post award administration activities to manage completion of subcontracts within final Forecast at completions.
- Leadership and hands on engagement in Administration of Subcontracts on in key aspects like Change management and Extension of Time claims.
- Close tracking/ flagging validity of Bonds/ Guarantees/ Insurances on projects.
- Engagement in Risk review process at various stages of subcontracts life cycle and contribute based on experience.
- Ensure adherence with procedures and promote continuous improvement for company's best practices, during project construction phase until close-out.
- Understanding and maintaining focus on Company Quality Assurance and HSE requirements in Subcontracts Agreements.
- Support and take directions from senior subcontracts management as required.
- Under guidance, support Commercial function w.r.t Client Variations and other matters related to Main Contract.



- A graduate / Masters university degree in Engineering.
- Experience of entire subcontract life cycle activities in either Proposal construction Cost estimates, and Project Subcontract Agreement Awards or Post Award Subcontract Award Administration.
- Experience administration and management of Contracts or Subcontracts and in finalization of various Partnership Agreements. A relevant experience or Project Management of similar EPC jobs shall be considered as well.

About the Company

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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