Lead Contract Administrator

Requisition ID
Work Location
KW-Al Ahmadi
Department / Discipline
Commercial / Contracts
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)
Oil & Gas

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking to recruit a Lead Contract Administrator in Kuwait to provide contracts and commercial expertise within a project management team (Owner-PMC) responsible for Owner major capital projects execution, from FEED through to operational handover.
To be proactive and professional in all interactions with Owner Management personnel. The timely execution of all pre contract administration activities, to ensure that all assigned capital projects are successfully awarded in line with the schedule. To ensure that capital projects are executed in full accordance with the contractual obligations and that the commercial interests of Owner are protected at all times. To ensure strict adherence to Owner policies and procedures throughout the project life cycle. To demonstrate commitment to raising HSE standards at all stages of project execution.



  • Establish, with the project manager, the optimum contracting strategy.
  • Co ordinate and manage the commercial and technical bid document preparation.
  • Tender period management, bid evaluation, recommendation and Contract award.
  • Provide contractual advice and guidance to the project manager throughout the project life cycle.
  • Manage all formal communications from a contractual perspective (internal and external).
  • Manage all contractual approvals as required (procurement, subcontracts etc).
  • Approval of interim payments to Contractor.
  • Review and recommendation of all Contractor variations and claims.
  • Manage contract close out activities including final account documentation.

Skills / Qualifications

Bachelor's degree

Minimum ten years post graduate experience.

Minimum five years experience in the oil & gas, refining and petrochemical industries.

Minimum five years experience in the designation.

Mature and experienced relationship management and verbal communication skills.
High value major capital projects experience, PMC experience would be beneficial.
Commercial qualification (Quantity Surveying, Commercial Management preferred.
Membership of reputable professional association [MRICS, CIOB or similar] required.
Self motivated and able to clearly communicate with KOC and contractors at all levels.
Excellent presentation skills and ability to provide training.
Excellent written communication skills.


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com


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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