Contracts Advisor

Job Description

Req Number: 17784BR

Position Description:
We are seeking a Contracts Advisor to join the Contracting Support Group of our EXPEC Advanced Research Center.

Contracting Support Group is responsible for procuring contracts and amendments primarily related to research and development of new technologies to support the upstream operations of Petroleum and Engineering.

The primary role is to help prepare the scope of work, determine preferred methods of payments, negotiate contracts and amendments as a member of the bid review team, prepare presentations for plan, and provide award recommendations to management.

You will participate in the technical evaluation of contractors, evaluate and analyze commercial proposals and compare results, interface with management on contract actions, resolve contract issues with contractors by interpreting contract language and help to determine the required technical qualifications of contractors.

Minimum Requirements:
As a successful candidate, you should hold a Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering discipline. An advanced degree is preferred.

Minimum of 10 years' experience in petroleum or related industries with experience in auditing, accounting, and perfect contracting techniques and procedures, with excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You are expected to be able to perform the following:

Formation, administration and interpretation of Long Form Contracts, Mid Form Contracts, Short Form Contracts, Consultant Contracts, Joint Industrial Partnerships Agreement, Consortium Agreements, Research and Development Contracts and Amendments.

Provide advice and guidance to proponents to ensure compliance with Saudi Aramco’s contracting policies and procedures.

A resource for contract planning and procurement strategy appropriate for a project’s successful execution at the best value possible.

Professional analyses and technical qualification of bidders, scope of work for various contract services, and status reports for executive management.

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

Negotiate with contractors as part of a negotiating team comprised of contracting and contract proponent representatives.

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