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Location: Schiedam, Netherlands

The Role: Contract Manager

Type: Permanent

Location: Schiedam, Netherlands (Other locations available)

Travel: Once every 2 months, to other SBM regional centres and on site, depending on Project need LOCATION Schiedam

Job Specification:

1) Contract Management

Administration of Main Contract and Sub-contracts terms and conditions and ensure adherence, Supply commercial and contractual assistance to Supply Chain, Coordinate Insurance and Bank Guarantee requirements with legal, Support and participate in the development of contracting strategies, preparation of Sub-contracts and management of Sub-contract tendering and award process, Prepare and manage the Contract requirements Plan, Monitor the performance and compliance with the contractual requirements and the signatory powers, expedite disciplines where necessary and highlight potential areas of concern, Contribute to the commercial and contractual awareness across the Project Team throughout the life of the project, Report Main contract deliverables – liaise with Engineering Project Manager and Planning Engineer to establish exhaustive list of specs, drawings, manuals, format, and requirement dates etc. as required by Contract & follow up of their timely submission, Identification , highlight and presentation to the project team of Contract notice periods, key risks and any relevant clauses – e.g. comments system, client reviews etc. and provision of associated support thereafter (including preparation of contract handbook for Site construction management), Draft formal and ensure up to date Project correspondence as applicable; - Payment Milestones follow-up; Identification, highlight and presentation to the team of Contract notice and submission requirements, key risks and any relevant clauses – e.g. client approval etc. and provision of associated support thereafter, - Maintain a compliant auditable contractual management. Contribute to the commercial and contractual awareness across the Unit team(s) throughout the life of the contract(s), Draft formal and ensure up to date Project correspondence as applicable, Payment follow-up and support, Participate and Provide input to Risk and Opportunities management, Ensure delivery and warranty conditions are applied in line with contract provisions.

2) Change and Claims Management

Formalize and resolve any potential claims against Client, Subcontractor and Vendors (in conjunction with Supply Chain and Legal) and manage the change process; Manage EOTs, Guarantee period and Insurance Claims in liaison with Legal and Insurance. Ensure fully auditable dossiers by documentation and filling.

3) Contract Close-Out

Ensure provision of timely notifications to Client/Subcontractor/Vendor as and when required by the Main Contract/Subcontracts/POs and whenever deemed necessary to protect SBM’s rights; Coordinate and control the Contract/Subcontracts Close Out process.

4) Reporting

Ensure provision of input for the Cost/Financial and Management Reporting as required.

Core competencies:

Contracting skills (i.e. drafting, negotiation)

Business planning & organization skills

Leadership and proactive behaviour

Self-starter and possess good interpersonal and organizational skills

Flexible and adaptable to react to operational changes

Certification: N/A

Education: Master’s or Honour’s Degree or MBA in one of the following disciplines (Business Management, Law, Construction Law, Engineering or Quantity Surveying).


Minimum of 10 years of experience in all aspects of the contract management (Contract, Planning & control, budgeting, executive reports, company compliance) at an international level Broad experience in sales and lease contracts, in executing contract negotiation and claims Experience of project execution interface Experience within the Oil & Gas industry preferred EPC contracting experience also considered for the role

Language: Fluent in English (written and spoken)

Management reporting: To Regional Contract Manager

Project reporting: To Senior Contracts Manager, Project Control Manager or Project Manager dependent on project organization

Supervision: Contract Administrators and other assigned personnel

Interaction with: Internally with Legal Counsels and Project team members (head office and site); Externally with Client, Sub-contractors and

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