Contract Engineer

West Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1236203

Location West Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Gas

Function Supply Chain / Purchasing

Job Type Contract

Date Added December 15, 2023

Our Energy client is hiring a Contract Engineer to work within their facilities in Perth, WA on an initial of 12-months casual contract role.

Position: Contract Engineer
Duration: 12 months contract
Location: Perth, WA
Schedule: 5/2 & 8 hours per day

Job Purpose
The Contracts Engineer shall satisfactorily protect the contractual and commercial interest of the company in respect of the project in all of its activities and transactions, ensuring that all company policies and procedures are adhered to. Also needs to pursue and maximize the commercial opportunities as well as issue project reports accurately that shall reflect the current commercial status of the project and the likely outcome at completion.
Job Description
Project tasks by the contracts resource will be performed as part of a project team, in close cooperation with all other project functions and with Projects function. Tasks may vary depending on the scope and complexity of each project. 
  • Act as a key integral member of the project team and participate in commercial strategic discussions and decisions to ensure that contracts risks are identified, properly evaluated and mitigated. 
  • Provide the project (including team work onshore and offshore) with accurate summaries of contract related matters including contract synopsis, contract review, contract obligations matrix and guidance on contract requirements. 
  • Advise the project manager/director on aspects of Project execution which deviate from contract requirement.
  • Responsible for preparation/review of all relevant contractual correspondence exchanged during project execution to and from the Client, partners, subcontractors and authorities.
  • Ensure regular reporting as required, including review of client reporting.
  • Manage and maintain accurate records of all project contractual documentation within Contracts Workspace System. 
  • Monitor all project deliverables as well as identify risks and opportunities.
  • Assumes overall responsibility for all contractual and commercial issues related to management of change, including ensuring claims are issued within the timeframes set out in the Contract receiving all required internal approvals: prepare, interfacing with involved functions, and negotiate any claims against client, joint-venture partners and subcontractors. 
  • Coordinate the necessity of additional insurances in conjunction with other functions within Legal and with Insurance where applicable. Ensure that the required insurance coverage is timely put in place and that required insurance certificates are provided/obtained from vendors, subcontractors and joint-venture partners. 
  • Assist the project manager/director whenever a loss and/or damage falling under an insurance program occurs. Subsequently follow up the evolution of the loss, providing support for the orderly build-up of the documentary evidence to be used to substantiate the insurance claim and attending the negotiations with the loss adjuster in conjunction with the relevant Insurance Function.  
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience in pertinent discipline such as law is preferred.
  • A sound understanding of the principles of contracts law, business ethics and the contractual/commercial principles adopted within the industry
  • Basic knowledge of oil & gas standards, regulations and procedures preferred
  • At least 3 years relevant experience as a Contracts Engineer
Additional Skills
  • A sound understanding of the principles of contracts law, business ethics and the contractual/commercial principles adopted within the industry.
  • Experience on subsea oil and gas projects would be preferred
  • Manages completions/handover/milestones/payment certificates in accordance with the contract.
  • Interface with Cost Control to establish and maintain accurate financial forecasting.
  • Interface with the Tax function to assess and quantify tax liabilities.
  • Administration of bank bonds, parent company guarantees and insurance certificates.
  • Participate as required in project reviews and provide input to project review reports.
  • Active and regular attendance at project meetings involving the Client, including all those with a commercial/ contractual agenda. 
For further information and a detailed Job description please email an up-to-date CV, along with your notice period and salary expectations to 


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