Principal Engineer - Contracts

Principal Engineer - Contracts
075731 Requisition #

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies.


We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.


The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs; planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs.

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.  


We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week.


Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?


JOB TITLE: Principal Engineer - Contracts



Supports all activities related to contractual, legal and commercial issues related to:

  • Contracts with Clients;
  • Partnering agreements with potential partners;
  • Exclusivity/tie-up arrangements with vendors/subcontractors, including, contractual terms and conditions with key potential vendors/subcontractors;
  • Risk review process including, identification, mitigation and management of contractual/legal risks;

during pre-qualification and bidding stage, and until award of the Contract.


  • Support all activities related to contracts risk identification, risk mitigation and risk management during the pre-qualification and bidding stage.
  • Supports all activities related to contractual, legal, tax, commercial and insurance issues related to company business, contracts with clients and partnering agreements during the pre-qualification and bidding stage.
  • Responsible for finalization of qualifications / deviations to the terms and conditions of the contracts with clients.
  • Support to carrying out of due diligence on potential partners / Clients (as required).
  • Ensure that appropriate guidance regarding legal diligence in new jurisdictions is sought.
  • Supports in ensuring that the key contract terms and conditions are presented to the Project Management Team upon award of the Contract and also ensure that a proper handover takes place of the documentation involved with such Contract during bidding stage to the Project Contracts Team.
  • Responsible for resolution of major deviations from Vendors to the terms and conditions of Purchase of Goods and Site Services.
  • Responsible for any interface / interaction with Group Legal and external law firms during pre-qualification and bidding stage.
  • Responsible in ensuring implementation and adherence to HSE and Quality System Procedures during pre-qualification and bidding stage.
  • Support internal and external audits.
  • Supports to develop and monitor relevant Commercial KPI’s.



  • A graduate university degree in Engineering or Business Administration.
  • Experience in tendering, finalization, administration and management of Contracts and in finalization of various Partnership Agreements.



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