Contracts Advisor

Job Description

Req Number: 17771BR

Position Description:
We are seeking a Contracts Advisor II to join the Contracting and Market Research Division (CMRD) of the Project Management Office Department (PMOD).

CMRD is responsible for providing contracts and procedures development support, contracting strategy guidance, and initial dispute resolution services for the overall Project Management administrative area

The Contracts Advisor's primary role is to support and contribute to the responsibilities listed above.

Minimum Requirements:
As the successful candidate, you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in a Business or Engineering discipline [from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree is preferred (e.g., MBA, Law)

You will have eight or more years’ progressive experience in the establishment, administration, and negotiation of contracts and the handling of contractual disputes in the oil and gas or capital projects construction industries. This should include field experience, i.e., engagement with active projects activities in various stages of their lifecycle, such as bidding, awards, and actual project execution.

Additionally, you should:

Be fluent in written and oral English

Possess excellent presentation skills

Possess business analysis skills

Be a self-starter, able to independently progress work and multi-task between work assignments

Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepares financial studies that establish technical, financial and/or procedural/administrative feasibilities for contract services and evaluation of alternatives.

Develops in conjunction with Contracting professional analyses and technical qualification of bidders.

Develops the scope of work for various contract services.
D. Develops professional presentations for Executive Management.

Participates as the contract proponent representative on the Bid Review Team charged with development of a realistic Company position on contract terms and the negotiation of these terms.

Prepares or provides technical guidance for a professional analysis or development of bid responses, negotiation offers and counter offers.

Prepares Company Estimates or works with the Company estimating functions in the preparation of Estimates.

Prepares verifications of contractor cost and preparation of escalation or de-escalation amendments.

Negotiates with contractors as part of a negotiating team comprised of Contracting and contract proponent representatives. Prepares responses and helps to represent the proponent on Claim Review Panels.

Provides or assists in the provision of proponent representation in the administration of contracts and participates in the development of financial and technical advice on intent of wording, scopes of service, or other clauses that may impact cost and cost/benefit relationships.

Provides justification and recommendations for changes in contracting procedure or contract format for management approval.

Performs periodic examination of contract administration in the field in order to locate shortcomings or potential problems in the administrative procedures or contract terms and conditions.

Performs miscellaneous related duties as requested.

About us:
The Engineering & Project Management (E&PM) business line studies, plans and oversees the construction of the Company’s new facilities, including some of the biggest and most complex projects in the petroleum industry. Recently, Saudi Aramco completed the largest capital program in its history that included new or expanded oil, gas and petrochemical facilities, raising maximum sustainable crude oil production capacity to 12 million barrels per day and significantly increasing gas production and processing capacities. Among the recently completed projects was the largest crude oil increment in the history of the industry: Khurais, with a production capacity of 1.2 million barrels per day. More challenges lie ahead, with a slate of new or expanded oil, gas, refining and petrochemical projects in the works. E&PM also manages the Company’s Research & Development Center where scientists investigate topics such as the desulfurization of crude oil, advanced fuel formulations for next generation combustion engines, and reservoir nano-scale robots (Resbots™) for injection into reservoirs to record their properties.