Senior Contract Engineer

Paris, La Défense, France

Job Reference 1237375

Location Paris, La Défense, France

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Gas

Function Legal

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 25, 2024


Airswift is seeking a Contract Engineer to work on a 12 months renewable assignment in Paris office for AGUP Ph2.

1. Location: Paris office
2. Start Date: ASAP for 12 months renewable
3. Project: AGUP Ph2


  • The job holder is responsible for the supervision and coordination of all activities related to contracting matters for AGUP ph2 Project during the Engineering, Procurement, Supply, Construction, Commissioning and Installation phases

In particular, the job holder is responsible:
  • To promote safety culture within the project and his/her activities. Lead by exemplarity to have the team members and colleagues adhering and contributing
  • To ensure that state of the art (TGP, TEEPRH...,) referential and local rules/laws are complied with and captured in all contractual requirements.
  • To liaise with Legal, PJT and DARAG to ensure best practices for contracting.
  • To keep the AGUP Ph2 Contract Manager, the Package Manager and all relevant parties informed regarding ongoing activities status. To advise the Project /Package Managers on relevant actions/decisions.
  • To prepare and manage, as necessary, the whole contracting process – for contracts to be placed during the Execution Phase or during the CFT phase - in compliance with TEEPRH and Project procedures and with due respect to approved schedule and milestones. This includes:
  • The preparation of tendering dossiers (technical Exhibits, General and Particular specifications), the launching of CFTs, the management of the clarification / negotiation phases, the evaluation of contractual and commercial proposals and the issue of final Recommendations to Award, including Due Diligence process.
  • To prepare / coordinate the final set of contractual / commercial / technical documentation for these contracts.
  • The preparation and follow-up of the associated Commitment process.
  • The preparation and follow-up of external approvals with Partners and Concessionaire, as needed.
  • To contractually and commercially administrate/manage the awarded Contract(s) and liaise actively with relevant technical specialists for the technical management of Contractor(s). The contract engineer is responsible for clarifying and communicating the contract tools and mechanisms for the technical specialists to be aware of them.
  • To manage the process associated with contractual and commercial changes (changes orders) according to Change Order Procedure and Delegation of Authorities in force. Coordinate requests for technical changes and follow-up related approval process.
  • To participate to Change orders meetings with Contractors and to build from ED a counterclaim dossier.
  • To verify the contractor’s progress in coordination with the Package Manager, Planning Engineer and Cost Controller. To work closely with the planning and cost engineer on re-forecasting the final cost estimate of the contract.
  • To ensure payment is in accordance with the claimed progress.
  • To monitor all Cost remuneration to Contractor and participate in the compilation of Milestone Payment Certificates and Contractor Invoices.
  • To participate to Weekly Meetings with Contractors and, in general, to all necessary meetings as requested. To be the scribe for all Package management MOM to ensure that wordings are contractually in favour of COMPANY.
  • To participate in the settlement of disputes together with legal, insurance and finance specialists.
  • To perform the close-out of Contract(s) with respect to TEEPRH and Project procedures.
  • To participate in reducing contractual risks associated with interfaces with other packages and highlighting potential risks occurring during the execution of the contract.
  • To ensure that clear and accurate records of contractual matters are maintained and monitor key dates, against dates defined in the contracts.
  • To participate, for the Contracts administrated, in the development of Project Budget and subsequent revisions (as requested) according to actual expenditure versus planned budget, potential changes...


  • As a general manner, to manage all contractual and commercial activities related to Contract(s) he is in charge of, up to close-out, in the frame and with respect to procedural obligations as per Production Sharing Agreement, Decrees and Laws in force, Joint operating Agreement and in strict compliance of delegation of authorities and associated Contract and Procurement procedures
  • To timely report to the Package Manager, assisting him, as required, in communication with Project Management, and highlighting progress and encountered areas of concern.
  • To ensure reporting to AGUP Ph2 Contract Manager of the administrated Contract activities



  • Professional Experience: minimum 15 years
  • Experience within projects: 10 minimum experiences in Project EPC contract, preferably within Total.
  • Fluency in English
  • Strong EPC contracts experience (Minimum 10 years)

Agreements were signed by TotalEnergies in Iraq to enhance the development of the country’s natural resources. The GGIP project, located in the Basra region, is a 4-in-1 project:
•           The Associated Gas Upstream Project - AGUP: Enhance Ratawi oil field production thanks to infrastructures upgrade and new export pipeline (Phase I), then a new CPF and additional development wells (Phase II). A 3D seismic will be acquired on Ratawi field prior to the Phase II.
•           The Gas Midstream Project - GMP: Valorize the gas from Ratawi, Majoon and Al Qurna West-2 (Phase I) oil fields.
•           The Common Seawater Supply Project - CSSP: Major water-injection project that will help the long-term production of several fields of South Iraq. TotalEnergies will only be involved into the seawater treatment plant building.
•           The Solar Power Plant - SPP: major solar project (PV plant with a 1250 GW DC) which will allow to produce power (1000 GW AC) to be injected into the grid.
AGUP Phase 2 is the major full field development. It involves drilling around 300 wells, feeding a new built CPF, at TotalEnergies standards, with a capacity of 210 kbopd. Oil will flow respectively at 60 to 80 kbopd from Yamama (~100 MMscfd) and 150 to 130 kbopd from LP reservoirs (~30 MMscfd).
AGUP ph2 project will be developed with the objective to maximize economical results, with a particular focus on the CAPEX, while maintaining the technical quality of the installations, with high H3SE requirements and focus. The project development include several interfaces with other projects (AGUP ph1, GMP and CSSP) which shall be managed in an optimized and agile manner.
The country context is complex due to several factors and risks to be mitigated all along the project. Particular attention will be paid to the safety culture enhancement and to the local content that will be a key factor for the proj

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