Senior Contracts Engineer in Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Wood is currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Contracts Engineer (contract) to join our team in Reading on an agency basis.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background in Oil & Gas, Process Plants or related industries with a detailed knowledge of the mechanisms required to manage engineering services contracts and construction contracts in the field, right through to completion and final account and have knowledge of quantity surveying as a past or current practitioner.

The purpose of the role is to:

  • Control engineering services contracts, construction contracts project operations and co-ordination of interface activities with other task force members in accordance with applicable company and project requirements, systems, procedures, budgets and schedules. As applicable additionally, suitably trained and qualified personnel will be required to execute quantity surveying duties in accordance with applicable practices and procedures
  • Support to the field construction contracts operations to ensure a consistent and business-like approach
  • Preparation and control of tender/contract documents to be used for the selection and appointment of contractors for work or services or estimating on designated projects
  • Actively promote effective communication and relations with contractors and all other interfacing departments and disciplines in carrying out the assigned duties


Skills / Qualifications

  • Relevant experience within engineering or construction industries working on Oil & Gas or other heavy industrial projects, or similar
  • Demonstrable commercial skills and knowledge of contracting methods, contract forms, drafting terms and conditions etc.
  • An understanding of the basic principles of contract law
  • Knowledge of contracts administration and tendering processes
  • Experience from working on large international construction projects (preferably including overseas travel)
  • Quantity Surveying Qualification preferred
  • Degree qualification preferred
  • HNC or equivalent required
  • An advanced understanding of the challenges and risks associated with an effective EPC project execution with appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Commercial skills and knowledge of contracting methods, contract administration, contract forms, etc.
  • Able to determine full 'cause and effect' of reasons for delay and determine how this impacts contractor performance
  • Able to communicate clearly with clients and contractors complex technical and commercial issues


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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  <web address removed>  



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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