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Company: Baker Hughes
Location: Ahmadi, Al Ahmadi Governorate, Kuwait
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Energy, Utilities, Environmental


Role Summary:

The purpose of the Contract Managerrole is providing contract management support in the execution of integratedprojects in Kuwait.

This is a key strategic role withinthe Project Management Team and Project Management function.

The contract manager will be instrumentalto drive a rigorous strategy and approach to the Project Contractadministration, Change Management, Claims, Contract Deviations, Schedulechanges, identification of project risks and opportunities, etc.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Reviewand maintain an in-depth understanding of the Contract. Ensure fullContract/Risk info are handover during internal transfer from Commercial toExecution Project team.

  • Leadall contractual communication with the customer, in collaboration with theproject manager preparing the impact and scenario schemes.

  • Workin collaboration with the project teams to administer and ensure adherence tocontract policies applicable to design, procurement, construction, etc.

  • Challengestatus quo approach to contract project execution and drive effective best inclass contract execution processes with focus on profitable growth and marginenhancement.

  • Developand administer a contract claims management strategy to grow profitability andincreased margins.

  • Providecontractual analysis and interpretation on project commercial issues and driveto successful resolution and closure. Monitor performance to contract terms.

  • LeadContract Change Order management. Create and manage a contract activity log totrack status and deviation through contract execution by partnering with theproject execution team. Implement metrics and identify contract performanceissues.

  • Prepareclaims for various issues, including extension of time, corresponding financiallosses escalations, loss of productivity, deviations from tender document,execution of additional items and project acceleration. Ensure timelysubmission of contractual notifications / deliverables.

  • IdentifyProject margin target and maximize via variation process. Recovery of lostdelivery schedule time via variation process. Efficient management ofvariations and agreement before Project Close-Out. Manage contractual claimsand counterclaims in relation to the customers, suppliers and subcontractors incoordination with BHGE Legal.

  • Performproject risk assessment and suggest mitigation measures at various stages inthe project lifecycle, including commercial negotiation, preparation ofagreement documents, and administration of Contracts during projectimplementation.

  • Continuouslyevaluate and quantify the risks involved in the project to projectclosure.

  • Contractor/Suppliersclaim prevention and recovery. Co-ordinate with Project stakeholders likecontractors, suppliers, etc. to ensure that all relevant parties are aware inadvance of potential claims.

  • Draftcontractual letters, replies and notifications. Develop and implementsettlement strategies and agreements.

  • Ensureappropriate insurance policies are in place for assigned projects and pursueand obtain insurance claim recoveries in coordination with BHGE Legal and RiskManagement.

  • Maintaincontract management documentation and electronic files, includingcontemporaneously obtaining and filing back-up documentation for delays,claims, back-charges and rejections.


  • BachelorDegree in Business Administration, Engineering, or equivalent.

  • Priorcontract administration and claim management experience (6-10 year)

  • Strongpresentation and negotiation skills.

  • Constructionclaims negotiation experience.

  • Abilityto handle many complex issues concurrently.

  • Excellentwritten and oral communication skills.

  • Advancedskills in contract terms and conditions interpretation and development.

  • Solidunderstanding of Business Law fundamentals.

  • Personalcomputer and software experience including preparation of complex computergraphics presentations.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master'sDegree in Business Administration.

  • Primecontract commercial experience (domestic and international).

  • Strongorganizational, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Experiencewith turnkey's, multi-service contracts.

  • PreviousPM experience with an Operator and/or Oilfield Service Company.


Al Ahmadi, Kuwait.

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