Contract Advisor

Beijing, China

Job Reference 1184643

Location Beijing, China

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Budget / Cost Control

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 20, 2023

Contract Advisor - Huizhou, China

Airswift is looking for a Contract Advisor role for a Chemical project in Huizhou, China

The Contracts Advisor supports or leads the implementation of project contracting. This may include strategy and planning work during early project development phases, contractor qualification, leading and managing commercial aspects of Pre-front end engineering design (FEED) / FEED / Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract development process, assisting in contractor evaluation, selection, and award recommendation, ensuring execution and administration of high quality prime contracts, and coordinating interfaces post-contract award for the project through contract close-out.
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages process, produces deliverables, and updates tools to support development of project contracting strategy, contractor qualification, bid slates, tender, and evaluate proposals
- Develops detailed Contracting Plan(s) consistent with overall Contracting Strategy
- Develops Invitation to Tender (ITT) packages consistent with responsibility matrix
- Maintains database of all correspondence to ensure all questions and clarifications have been properly documented and issues agreed to are reflected in final proposals
- Leads or supports negotiations of any contested contractual terms and conditions
- Conforms all contract documents consistent with selected bidder"s proposal, subsequent clarifications and final negotiations
- Obtains final functional review/endorsement of contract documents, as required (e.g., Law, Audit, Controllers, etc.), as well as required endorsements
- Provides pricing / other commercial analysis to Project Team (PT) for development of contract award recommendation
- Assists PT in obtaining contract award endorsements/approvals from Sr. Management and other stakeholders
- Develops and maintains final contract files (all components), as required
- Develops and leads internal kick-off meeting(s) with Company personnel to ensure contract awareness, reviews contract terms and conditions, change order process, and claims avoidance
- Develops materials for external kick-off meetings with Company and Contractor personnel to review key parts of the contract (e.g. Principal Document, Coordination Procedure, change order process, etc.)
- Leads or supports Contract Administration, including working with project and business managers in aligning on contract administration responsibilities
- Reviews and comments on Contractor"s contracting and subcontracting plans, procedures, processes, and deliverables to ensure compliance with Company"s requirements
- Expedites and files Contractor commercial documents (e.g., insurance certificates, Parent Company Guarantees, LOCs, etc.), and files original Bank Guarantees/LOCs per agreed processes
- Reviews and updates project file system / procedures and Master Document Register - Reviews, updates, and coordinates PT contractual correspondence procedures / communications, including any notices associated with the contract (PT Document Distribution matrix)

- 20+ years experience in Contracts Engineering / Administration preferred
- BS in Engineering preferred - Broad understanding of project execution and contracting principles, theories, and concepts
- 10+ years experience in commercial negotiations, contractor management and contract administration
- Willing to business travel or relocate to project sites (domestic / overseas)
- Owner/Operator experience in project management roles preferred
- Professional qualification / certification from related professional body, (ISM – CPM / CPSM, APICS, PMP)
(i) Proficient in English and Mandarin (refer English proficiency : )
(ii) Experience in procurement, tendering, pre-award and post-award subcontract administration and cost control
(iii) Strong negotiation skills
(iv) With knowledge about the legal/law (not necessary know everything but high level would do)
(v) Experience in managing contract with huge amount

Summary on Airswift
Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry.


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