Contract Engineer

Date: 11/09/2023
Place of work: Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Job Title:

Contract Engineer, CTE



Date of issue:



4239 PHRC Rehab-Port Harcourt (NG) EPCIC

Reports to:

Site Manager

Job Location:

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Job type/Contract:

Temporary, 12 Months


Rotation of 60 days at site and 17 days off (including 2 days for traveling)

Job summary/Role description

Contract Engineer reports to the Site Manager, or Construction Contract Manager , when present.

Contract Engineer is the first interface for managing subcontracts at Site, ensuring that their terms and conditions are properly interpreted and applied.

Additionally, he organizes the documentation necessary for contracts modifications and final settlement with the Subcontractors.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Interpret and explain contractual clauses.
  • Provide the certification required by contract for signature by the contractual representatives.
  • Check that contractual obligations are absolved by Client and Subcontractors.
  • Check the expected final cost estimates against budget values.
  • Check Subcontractors’ Work Progress Status sheets prior to approval by the Site Manager.
  • Prepare for the Site Manager’s signature the Works Progress Status sheets for presentation to Client.
  • Together with the Supervisors, to discuss and where possible reach an agreement with the Subcontractor concerning new prices, contractual amendments and claims, preparing the supporting documents for formal issue by Home Office Subcontracts Unit (APPAL).
  • Prepare, in collaboration with the Construction Manager, for the Site Manager’s signature, the Field change orders and claims to be dispatched to Client.
  • Prepare the documents for the award of local subcontracts.
  • Prepare his section of the construction monthly progress report.

In performing his/her activities, he/she may be supported by a Contract Assistant.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Suitable university degree


  • 10 years’ experience on a similar role in Oil & Gas, EPC sector

Skills and Abilities

  • Good level of control skills focused on keeping an updated record of all stages of the contractual change orders, from preparation, through Owner's comments and approval, execution of works, intermediate milestones, to the close out with the determination of the actual
  • Fluent English.
  • Excellent IT and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, team-oriented skills, self-motivation and direction, with strong bias toward timely performance and problem resolution.
  • Attention to detail, strong communications and interpersonal skills.