Contract Engineer (11/06/2024) Paris, France

We are looking for a Contract Engineer for one of our clients with the following details:  

Starting date: ASAP

End date: 1 year renewable

Location : France

Status: Resident ( City : Paris or Pau)

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Qualified Contracts engineer for the management of EPC type construction contracts, very strong knowledge in construction law and proven experience in management of Oil & Gas project construction and installation contracts from pre-award to final account preferably on onshore packages
  • Proficient in SAP ERP and various Microsoft Office software suite
  • Good command of English language
  • Diploma: Master Construction Law, Business, Qualification in Engineering / Construction Science would be a plus.

Professional Experience:

  • 10 years, practical, relevant and progressive experience in preparation, negotiation, monitoring of EPC/EPCI construction technical contracts in offshore/marine Oil & Gas Projects.
  • Knowledge and understanding of contract processes in projects.
  • Good general knowledge and understanding of project control, commercial, legal and insurance matters, and “in depth” understanding where relevant to construction and supply contracts.
  • Very good understanding of different means of contractor remuneration and their commercial implications, practical experience of their use.


  • Adopt & demonstrate an exemplary behavior with regards to HSSE requirements.
  • Provide a strong HSSE leadership and define and ensure the effective implementation of the Project HSSE policy and commitment in all contracts documentation.
  • Apply the contractors and vendors Due Diligence procedure
  • Treat all information obtained during course of the work with confidentiality

Tendering Phase

  • Prepare the Call for Tender (CFT) / Inquiry documentation and specific Tender and Tender Evaluation Procedures in line with Project and Company procedures,
  • Ensure consistency between the contract documentation, deliverables and CFT documents,
  • Liaise with the relevant technical teams (DUET) to ensure that the technical requirements are adequately incorporated into the tender process and collaborate with various cross functional departments to ensure timely CFT preparation and readiness,
  • Manage, monitor and control all required contractual process for CFT, ensure that all recommendations are made as per the best contractual and commercial terms,
  • Ensure Project team are kept up to date with tender progress and developments, obtain any necessary attendance at meetings and obtain all necessary approvals. Prepare clarification meetings with potential bidders during the various stages of CFT,
  • Actively report CFT progress and advise on potential delays, put forward suggestions for improvements in cost and schedule,
  • Validate Tenderer compliance with Bank Guarantee, Parent Company Guarantee requirements, Insurances…
  • Evaluate contractual proposals and assist in evaluation of technical and commercial proposals where applicable.
  • Administer the Recommendation to Award Report. Prepare and participate to the contract committee.
  • Prepare final contract documents and obtain necessary validations for the execution of the contract.
  • Manage close out the Pre-contract phase e.g. notification of unsuccessful Tenderers, storage of tender documentation and correspondence

Post Award Contract Management

  • Ensure that the Contracts assigned are managed in accordance with the agreed contractual terms and conditions and that Company’s interests are always protected,
  • Develop within area of responsibility Project Contract procedures and execution plans,
  • Provide advice to the Company Representative (Technical Duet) on contractual issues and prepare / validate all contractual correspondence,
  • Administer contractual correspondence, change orders logs and filing,
  • Review requests for change orders and prepare / validate change order documents,
  • Manage Contractor claims, prepare counter claims, liaise with Project team & HQ as necessary,
  • Ensure all contractual certificates, guarantees and insurances required under the Contract are in place and received in the due time,
  • Coordinate the processing of Contractor’s monthly applications for payment and verify invoice submissions,
  • Maintain a database which tracks the creation and the evolution of contracts, change orders, certificates
  • Administer all contractual data necessary to be recorded in SAP (ERP system) for establishing commitments, their follow up and payments

If Interested Kindly apply.