Wells Contract Engineer

Netherlands,South Holland
07 Dec 2012
04 Jan 2013
Stephanie Ruiz de Jongh
Contract Type

Position Title: Wells Contract Engineer
Location: the Netherlands - South of Holland
Start date: ASAP
Position: Fulltime contract (1 year)

General Position Definition

The main task of the incumbent will be to provide Contracting and Procurement support for the start-up of new exploration ventures for deepwater activities. Activities include support to set up of tenders for services and equipment and contracts related to the commissioning of a deepwater rig.

The involvement commences during the start-up period of the new venture, until the exploration/ early appraisal phase program has been delivered.

Candidate will be a key member in a team of Contract Engineers.

She/ He will execute the full spectrum of CP activities, and personally tender, award and execute contracts.


Contract Engineer, tasked to provide the full range of CP support to safely deliver several complex Exploration wells. More details:

Pre- award phase:

Support development of strategies and tactics for Contracts that meet the project drivers, are fully integrated across the project, and are supported by all key stakeholders
Support supplier pre-qualification
In close cooperation with contract holders, prepare and issue invitations to tender
Ensure that the approved standards and policies are fully incorporated in the process of contractor selection and in the subsequent work execution phases
Run the tender clarification process and negotiations with supplier(s) when required
Develop tender evaluation plans and conduct bid evaluation
Prepare and present submissions to the Tender Board for endorsement of contracting strategy, tactics and award recommendation
Prepare and execute final contract documents
Use, and comply with, the Records Management system for CP
Support the set-up of and manage the contractual input for the RtP system

Post- award:

In close cooperation with the contract holders & owners, develop and execute contract management plans
Provide commercial support for contract holders during contract execution, and contribute to continuous performance drive
Prepare and execute contract variations
Full close-out of the contracts

Build and maintain close working relationships with the venture project team and various internal disciplines.

Recognize the different cultural and diverse characteristics that influence the work and contracting environment, and address local content development opportunities / requirements.

Provide exemplary Health, Safety, Security and Environment leadership to ensure that policies and initiatives are disseminated, understood and integrated in all contracts, adopted by the contractors and their subcontractors.

Experience and Qualifications required
A minimum of 5 years hands-on experience in wells contract and procurement, including: Contracting strategies Implementation; preparation of Invitation to tender packages; execution of tenders including, tender clarifications, negotiations with suppliers; finalizing contract documents; developing tender evaluation models and bid evaluation; finalization of contract documents; supporting contracts through execution
Bachelor degree (in Engineering or Law)
Effective communication skills
Experience drafting documents in English
Analytical personality with great negotiating skills
European work permit is a must