• Title
    Contracts Specialist
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    KW-Al Zour
    Department / Discipline
    Commercial / Contracts
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently seeking to recruit a competent Contracts Specialist to join our Al Zour team to be based in Kuwait. In this role, you will support the Senior Contracts Engineer for the EPC Work Package to which they are assigned, ensures that Company's commercial interest is maintained during the execution of the contract, and monitors and covers EPC Contractors' compliance with the contract at all times.


    • Review EPC Contractors' proposals for vendors and subcontractor
    • Coordinate contract management and planning activities for the EPC Work Package with Engineering, Project Controls and Construction
    • Review and approve EPC Contractors' RFPs / RFQs in accordance with contract
    • Ensure that goods and services procured by EPC Contractor meet local regulations and Kuwaiti content requirements relative to scope of work, quality and schedule
    • Organize meetings with EPC Contractor, Company and authorities (as needed) for negotiating and resolving commercial, technical and contract completion issues
    • Handle effective and timely distribution of reports and pertinent commercial information to and from EPC Contractor in accordance with project instructions
    • Schedule turnover meetings with Site Personnel, where required
    • Check timesheets for contract conformance (rates, backup and extensions)
    • Review EPC Contractors' invoices and prepare Progress Payment Certificates with Cost Control
    • Review EPC Contractors' costs, forecasts and requests for extras
    • Issue for approval and post Substantial Performance documents
    • Issue Contract Close - Out documentation such as Contract Close - Out Change Order, Certificate of Final Completion and Waiver of Lien
    • Participate in contract cost review meetings and regular project progress and assist with preparation of monthly contracts and project progress reports

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Graduate of Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent
    • Minimum of 12 years’ industrial experience and 5 years’ experience in similar position
    • Proven track record of 5 years of experience in PMC / EPC organizations in the field of refinery / petrochemicals industries
    • Must have handled contracts or procurement activities related to major projects of value not less than US $500 million each
    • Experience in all aspects of contracts as related to typical projects undertaken by Wood including the use of computerized systems
    • Capability to interface with company's contracts management personnel and contribute to the overall Project Management
    • Good verbal and written skills in English
    • Ability to evaluate, prioritize and organize delegated work schedules

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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