Contracts Manager- Brownfield projects – SBM Offshore – Schiedam

SBM Offshore



  • Provide the Project Manager and his/her leads as part of the PMT with Contract Management Support.
  • Lead the formation, negotiation and execution of Enabling Agreement and Work Order terms for Project Work.
  • Lead, coordinate and present in conjunction with the Project Manager, Enabling Agreement proposals and then upon gate review approval, oversee Work Order execution.
  • Provide PMT with breakdown of the Enabling Agreement & Work Order contracting terms.
  • Assess changes, claims and delays under the Enabling Agreement and Work Order terms.
  • Assist the Project Manager and PMT if work executed through intercompany agreements.
  • Support Commercial managers and Project Manager in preparation of strategies and plans to overcome commercial / contractual exposures.
  • Liaise with Insurance for event coverage, under CAR, P&I, H&M, WC, PL and IP policies.
  • Assist supply chain professionals with the preparation of standard forms of contracting for subcontracting for services and supply of goods and materials; and
  • Assist with any supply chain, exposures, claims and delays; and when to manage issues up (in conjunction with PMT) to the Client.
  • Maintain accurate records for all correspondence, Change Orders, Commercial Exposures and Claims, Amendments and Invoicing and keep PMT regularly updated.
  • Coordinate PMT and Subject Matter Expert input for Change Order Proposals / Change Orders, Letters and Amendments.
  • Chair internal/external contractual meetings and keep accurate records of discussions and decisions.
  • Provide any and all input into weekly and monthly reporting, both internal and external.
  • Identify Risk and Opportunities in conjunction with PMT, register, monitor and report using Risk Platform DANTE.

    Specific skills / expertise / product:

  • Degree or MBA in one of the following disciplines Business Management, Law, Construction Law, Contract Management, Engineering or Quantity Surveying.
  • 5 – 10 years’ experience, preferably in Oil and Gas Offshore industry, in Contract, Commercial or Project Management.
  • Strong demonstration of written advocacy.
  • Will understand the complexities and have experience in managing a network of contracting requirements and relationships with intricate knowledge of drafting compensation elements.
  • Have knowledge and experience of contract drafting and understanding of contract liabilities and indemnities, including for example, extensions of time, change orders, insurance regimes, consequential loss, liquidated damages and capped liabilities.
  • Familiarity with corporate structures (including joint ventures).
  • Awareness of contractual relationships, for example, concepts such as contract amendments, novations and assignment of contracts.
  • Experience in negotiating outcomes and involvement in claims resolution.
  • Will have post-Award contract management experience, typically in Lump Sum, Reimbursable and Remeasurable pricing structures.
  • Capable of preparing delay and extension of time claims.
  • Awareness / Knowledge of HSSE&Q Management Systems / Procedures.
  • Experienced user of P6, SharePoint and MS Visio, word, excel and PowerPoint.
  • Behaviours & inter-personal skills – Key points

  • HSSEQ aware and to be HSSEQ KPI and performance targets conscious.
  • Must be a self-leader and work well in a team, but with capability to work alone when required.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Be strategic, forward thinking and an all-inclusive operator when planning and providing solutions.
  • Establish and maintain relationship building abilities at all levels.
  • Exemplary communication skills and housekeeping mentality (record keeping).
  • Sharp stakeholder engagement, capable of summarizing and presenting detailed contractual issues for senior management consultation.
  • Fluent in English – written and verbal.
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