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Contracts Manager

Location: South of France

Start: January 2015

Duration: Approx 3 months

Contract type: Contractor



Contract Management;

  • Manage Main Contract, Sub-contracts and POs as required supporting Supply Chain;

  • Manage Insurance, Bank Guarantee requirements, Milestones and contracts’ deliverables;

  • Support in the development of contracting strategies, preparation of Sub-contracts and management of Sub-contracts tendering and award process;

  • Ensure that Company and Project HSSE and Quality Requirements are duly cascaded to Sub-Contracts and POs;

  • Monitor the performance and compliance with the contractual requirements and the signatory powers, expedite disciplines where necessary and highlight potential areas of concern;

  • Ensure commercial and contractual awareness across the Project Team throughout the life of the project;

  • Ensure a fluid cooperation and contribute to a Legal-Contract team approach;

  • Achieve and maintain total auditability of all commercial and contractual dealings, including clear record keeping and regular commercial reporting;

  • Draft or review the formal Project correspondence, depending on the subject;

  • Set-up Payment Milestones and follow-up;

  • Participate and Provide input to Risk and Opportunities management.

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 EOT, Guarantee period and Insurance Claims in liaison with Legal and Insurance.


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.



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





  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in all aspects of the contract management (Contract, Planning & control, budgeting, executive reports, company compliance) at an international level;

  • Board experience in sales and lease contracts, in executing contract negotiation and claims;

  • Experience of project execution interface;

  • Experience within the Offshore Oil & Gas industry preferred – Knowledge of offshore operations..

  • EPC contracting experience also considered for the role.



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


Personal qualities:

  • Contracting skills (i.e. drafting, negotiation);

  • Business planning & organization skills;

  • Good command of English (written and spoken)

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