Senior Contract Manager

Baker Hughes - Dubai, Emirate of Dubai

About Us\:

At Baker Hughes, we are transforming the future of energy. With operations in over 120 countries, we are developing and deploying industry-leading technologies and services to take energy forward.

For more than a century, our inventions have revolutionized energy. Today, we are bringing our expertise to make oil and gas safer, cleaner, and more efficient.

Our people are the trusted experts, relied on to solve customer challenges big and small. We invest in the health and well-being of our workforce, train and reward talent, and develop leaders at all levels to bring out the best in each other.

We believe in creating an environment of diversity and inclusion, without bias. We know we are better when all of our people are developed, engaged, and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work.

Were makers, inventors, and leaders who arent afraid of the tough challenges. We believe pushing boundaries will help to lead the way for a new energy future.

Role Summary\:

The purpose of the Senior Contract Manager role is providing contract management support in the execution of integrated projects in the MENATI region

This is a key strategic role within the Project Management Team and Project Management function.

The contract manager will be instrumental to drive a rigorous strategy and approach to the Project Contract administration, Change Management, Claims, Contract Deviations, Schedule changes, identification of project risks and opportunities, etc.

Essential Responsibilities\:

  • Review and maintain an in-depth understanding of the Contract. Ensure full Contract/Risk info are handover during internal transfer from Commercial to Execution Project team.

  • Lead all contractual communication with the customer, in collaboration with the project manager preparing the impact and scenario schemes.

  • Work in collaboration with the project teams to administer and ensure adherence to contract policies applicable to design, procurement, construction, etc.

  • Challenge status quo approach to contract project execution and drive effective best in class contract execution processes with focus on profitable growth and margin enhancement.

  • Develop and administer a contract claims management strategy to grow profitability and increased margins.

  • Provide contractual analysis and interpretation on project commercial issues and drive to successful resolution and closure. Monitor performance to contract terms.

  • Lead Contract Change Order management. Create and manage a contract activity log to track status and deviation through contract execution by partnering with the project execution team. Implement metrics and identify contract performance issues.

  • Prepare claims for various issues, including extension of time, corresponding financial losses escalations, loss of productivity, deviations from tender document, execution of additional items and project acceleration. Ensure timely submission of contractual notifications / deliverables.

  • Identify Project margin target and maximize via variation process. Recovery of lost delivery schedule time via variation process. Efficient management of variations and agreement before Project Close-Out. Manage contractual claims and counterclaims in relation to the customers, suppliers and subcontractors in coordination with BHGE Legal.

  • Perform project risk assessment and suggest mitigation measures at various stages in the project lifecycle, including commercial negotiation, preparation of agreement documents, and administration of Contracts during project implementation.

  • Continuously evaluate and quantify the risks involved in the project to project closure.

  • Contractor/Suppliers claim prevention and recovery. Co-ordinate with Project stakeholders like contractors, suppliers, etc. to ensure that all relevant parties are aware in advance of potential claims.

  • Draft contractual letters, replies and notifications. Develop and implement settlement strategies and agreements.

  • Ensure appropriate insurance policies are in place for assigned projects and pursue and obtain insurance claim recoveries in coordination with BHGE Legal and Risk Management.

  • Maintain contract management documentation and electronic files, including contemporaneously obtaining and filing back-up documentation for delays, claims, back-charges and rejections.


  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or equivalent.

  • Prior contract administration and claim management experience.

  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills.

  • Construction claims negotiation experience.

  • Ability to handle many complex issues concurrently.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Advanced skills in contract terms and conditions interpretation and development.

  • Solid understanding of Business Law fundamentals.

  • Personal computer and software experience including preparation of complex computer graphics presentations.

Desired Characteristics\:

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration.

  • Prime contract commercial experience (domestic and international).

  • Strong organizational, analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Experience with turnkeys, multi-service contracts.

  • Previous PM experience with an Operator and/or Oilfield Service Company.


Dubai, UAE

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