Contracts Engineer

Job Description


  • Ensure alignment with Company HSE rules, procedures and applicable legislation
  • Verify that the Contractual Policies and applicable laws and regulations are adhered to, especially related to ethics and transparency
  • Verify that procurement contracts and procedures comply with Company standards and the agreements with the partners
  • Ensure the application and respect of the procedures in the tender process
  • Liaise with Métier Partners and participate in the processes and communication of the contracts
  • Work with the DUET counterpart to create the contracts dossier to develop and define contractual responsibilities including Validation of contracts strategy ,negotiation and analysis of commercial bids and participation in recommendations to award
  • Adapt standard and template documents to local conditions
  • Provide professional advice and guidance on contractual matters to contract owners
  • Liaise with Contracts & Procurement Methods/Planning/Market and line Manager for timely reporting and statistics matters
  • Stays abreast of contracts procedures best practices to provide improvement of contracts practices in the Company
  • Use frame agreements
  • Prepare and maintain an up-to-date list of qualified contractors/suppliers/potential tenders/contracts in order to perform market studies, analyze and assess all possible answers from the market
  • Participate to the validation of the contracts strategy through:
    • Arranging and attending contracts committee meetings, common recommendation with duet
    • Pre-qualifying bidders
    • Defining target prices
    • Defining criteria for evaluation
  • Establish Call-For-Tender (CFT) commercial documents, prepare and circulate the dossiers of pre-consultation and Standard/Complex invitations to bid
  • Verify the Terms & Conditions (standard, general and financial)
  • Conduct the Terms & Conditions bid analysis and negotiation for the best interest of the Company
  • Conduct the commercial bid analysis and negotiation, creating a clear definition of responsibilities and documents together with the duet
  • Lead in Recommendations to award through Contracts Committee and with common recommendation with duet
  • Participate in the signing of documents after approval from authorities according to delegations
  • Ensure that own contracts are created and managed in SAP, ensure effective use of tools and systems (NIPEX, Returns on Experience, etc)
  • Monitor contractor’s performance with Duet, make recommendations as necessary and maintain a network with Stakeholders (NAPIMS, NCD, DPR, etc)


Candidate Profile


  • Minimum of 2.1 Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Management, Sciences or Social Sciences discipline
  • 1 – 5 years’ experience preferably in Contract administration and or Purchasing and Supply
  • Knowledgeable in Contracts best practices
  • Demonstrable general knowledge and understanding of commercial, legal and insurance issues related to purchasing and contracts in general
  • Ability to use market intelligence information, cost models, target prices, etc
  • Ability to prepare commercial bid evaluations and provide purchase recommendations
  • Good command of English language and excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and Good interpersonal skills
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies in the Supply Chain will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge across all the disciplines of Supply Chain Management will be an added advantage