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Assistant Commercial Manager


Assistant Commercial Manager - Owner / Operator - Houston, Texas - Contract Opening

Our client, a market leading Owner / Operator, are presently seeking an Assistant Commercial Manager to join them at their offices in Downtown Houston. This position is a long term contract role, offering an excellent rate of pay and potential career progression.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work to ensure everyone goes home safely each day.
  • Ability to work in a large scale mega project environment.
  • Assist the Commercial Manager to provide commercial assurance to the project.
  • Ensure the terms of the Contractor EPC Contract are respected.
  • Have the estimating acumen and ability to investigate merits of potential change orders through researching project contemporaneous documentation.
  • Provide recommendations to the Commercial Manager regarding active management of risk and risk mitigation measures.
  • Support the Commercial Manager in the handling of commercial administration matters.
  • Maintain a positive environment for discussion of commercial matters with Contractor and within the PMT.
  • Minimize the cost and schedule impacts of change orders based on application of the contract requirements, terms and provisions.
  • Assist in the compliance monitoring in processing claims resulting from an insurable event.
  • Work proficiently with engineering, project and other technical managers to understand engineering and construction activities and issues and apply those to the EPC contract provisions to assess and resolve concerns related to contract compliance.

Key Systems and Processes:

  • Knowledge of EPC contracting environment.
  • Ability to develop documentation to assist in the negotiation of change order cost and schedule impacts.
  • Manage risk and external compliance requirements. Champion pro-active management of risks and opportunities.
  • Facilitate risk workshops and subsequent compilation and maintenance of the risk register.
  • Provide recommendations to the Commercial Manager on the implementation of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Prepare drafts of contract and risk related communications for the Commercial Manager.
  • Supports detailed analyses of project schedule delays, cost overruns, productivity, contracts, change orders and other issues related to design and construction.
  • Assists in the research and analysis of project cost records.
  • Assists in developing contractor production rates and costs using various software packages.
  • Assists with data gathering activities including document review and supervision, and quality control of data entry activities.
  • Demonstrates proper documentation of work product.
  • Prepares client communications (e.g., formal letters to the Contractor) for legal and project management review.
  • Assist in gather and analyzing information related to claims and actual or potential litigation arising from the project.
  • Review and resolve contract compliance tasks through company tracking database (TRAC).

Assistant Commercial Manager - Owner / Operator - Houston, Texas - Contract Opening

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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