Project Contracts Lead
JOB TITLE: Project Contracts Lead
EMPLOYER: Joint Operating Company of Absheron Petroleum DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2020-07-09 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2020-08-08

Direction : N/A
Division : PROJECT


Position to report: Project Manager
Present Job holder: new recruitment


Absheron Early Production Scheme (EPS) is an early development phase to target a first gas production mid-2022.
The Full Field Development will be envisaged depending on the results of EPS well ABD001.
JOCAP Joint Operating Company is managing the EPS phase through an EPCI contract with BOS Shelf for Receiving Facilities and Tiein, and a Technical Services agreements with TOTAL, who is conducting on its behalf both Drilling operations and Subsea package.
Absheron development reference agreements are PSA, JOA and addendums.


The job holder’s overall responsibility is split into 2 main responsibilities:
- Contract Administrator of the subsea part (SPS and URF) TSA/WO4 developed by TEPAb.
- Contract Administrator for the Oil Rocks Receiving Facilities & Tie In EPCI contract developed by BOS Shelf / Star Gulf.
The job holder’s overall responsibility is to administrate all the contracts under the responsibility of the project team.
The objective is to protect the rights of JOCAP defined in the contracts managed by the project team.

The job holder:

 Assists the Project Team in the management of the contracts of the Project team;
 To review or write and manage all correspondence between JOCAP and his Service Provider or his Contractor;
 To review or write all Minutes of Meeting between JOCAP and his Service Provider or his Contractor;
 To organise and chair all contractual meetings: Weekly Progress Meeting, Monthly Progress Meeting, Change Order Meeting
 To advise about any contractual issue and propose contractual solution
 Ensures good relationships with the Partners / Service Provider / Contractors during the whole Project Duration.
The job holder is accountable for demonstrating an exemplary behaviour with regard to HSSE rules & requirements, with regards to the Company Ethics and “Code of Conduct” policy and for implementing and controlling these rules and requirements within his area of responsibility, and for ensuring that required HSSE competencies are within his team.


 Comply with the Activities described within the HSE Management System
 Take reasonable care of own Health and Safety and that of Others who may be affected by their acts at work
 Know responsibilities to environmental issues in the work areas
 Each employee, at his level of responsibility, must observe all Company Rules, Procedures and instructions in the performance
of his own task

As such his duties and areas of authority are:

 Follow HSE instructions given by Managers and supervisory personnel
 Assure of the safety of his work site before commencing work
 Take the necessary measures to avert immediate threat of danger
 Exercise such caution as is necessary to avoid danger to persons and installations or to avoid pollution
 Use tools, equipment and their safeguards correctly
 Use the provided means of personal protection correctly
 Leave the workplace behind correct and orderly, upon job completion – enforce the Company Clean Desk policy
 Report any anomaly, abnormal conditions and near miss to supervisor
 Participate actively in HSE meetings, safety talks, tool boxes, training sessions and drills
 Co-operate actively in the execution of the HSE plans
Authority to suspend activities when there is a potential or actual threat to human life, the installation or the environment, and notify forthwith the responsible supervisor


Absheron gas and condensate field is located offshore approximately 100km south of Baku, and 30km away from the Oil Rocks hub of SOCAR where EPS production will sent through a subsea pipeline.
Article 6.1 of the PSA states that SOCAR and TOTAL shall establish a non-profit joint Operating Company equally owned by SOCAR
and TOTAL. JOCAP is now the Operating Company for the EPS and further phases if any.
Main challenges identified for the contract administration:
- Absheron EPS Project is a fast track project with aggressive planning until First Gas
- Absheron EPS Project is developed in a new entity (JOCAP) and all procedures/actions have to created.
- TSA / Work Order is not a contractual familiar scheme


- Respect of the Safety defined in the EPCI contracts (platform) and for the Service Order (Subsea, CAR and MWS)
- Respect of the quality defined in the EPCI contracts (platform) and for the Service Order (Subsea, CAR and MWS)
- Respect of the time schedule defined in EPCI contract (platform) and for the Service Order (Subsea, CAR and MWS)
- Control of the change order requested by the EPCI contractor (platform) and the Service Provider (Subsea, CARand MWS)



- O&G process and construction practices - 2
- Project Organization and Coordination - 3
- Engineering - 2
- Time Schedule - 2
- Documentation review / control - 2
- Knowledge of package interfaces - 2


- Project management - 4
- Knowledge of contractual / Lawful - 4
- Knowledge of Company rules/procedures - 3
- Knowledge of Company referential - 3
- Management of contractors/subcontractors - 4
- English speaking & writing - 4


Professional Experience (years): 10 in the field of contract administration
Level / Diploma: Administration / Business / Lawful
Language: Fluent in English and

Interested applicants should submit their CV in English to

Please indicate the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Otherwise your candidacy will not be considered.

Deadline for applications – 09th August, 2020.

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