Contracts Engineer

Pernis, Netherlands
10 Jun 2019
10 Jul 2019
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
We're looking for a contract engineer with excellent negotiation skills, to drive the performance of our contracts. With strong support from a positive employer, it's a great chance to develop your skills at one of Europe's biggest petro-chemical sites.

Where you fit in

You'll be based at our downstream manufacturing site at Pernis, Rotterdam - a joint oil refinery and chemicals manufacturing site that produces a broad range of everyday products, from paint to petrol.

This role fits in the space between our Contracting and Procurement (C&P), Turnaround (TA) and Projects teams. Based within a positive environment, you'll have access to unlimited learning and development opportunities to grow your technical, professional and leadership skills.

What's the role?

As Contract Engineer, you're going to be immersed within the whole contracting and contract management process, ensuring our contractors meet the agreed scope, timeline and quality. That means you'll be advising on contracting strategies, before contracts are awarded. And once awarded, you'll support the process, from managing contractual issues to effectively capturing lessons learned.

More specific duties will include:
  • Supporting negotiations and helping resolve any commercial and contractual issues.
  • Ensuring that the business comply with the agreed contract strategies. .Supporting C&P with tendering of project or turnaround specific services.
  • Developing and sharing best practices, work processes, systems and tools.

Most importantly, you'll need to embrace the challenges of working at a large and complex site, from balancing concurrent contracts, all at different process stages, to confidently nurturing strong relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. In addition, we'll be looking to you to find new ways of working and implement innovative solutions that'll drive performance.

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What we need from you

We're keen to talk to men and women who can show proven experience of working in Projects, Turnarounds, engineering or a contracting role. A strong knowledge and understanding of contractual principles and issues will also be an advantage.

Along with your Bachelor's degree, you'll excel at negotiating, and be able to easily adapt your approach and communication style to suit a range of stakeholders.

In return, we'll give you all the support and flexibility you need to develop both professionally and personally.

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Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach. Join us and you'll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

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