Title:  Contracts Advisor

Job Req ID:  11937

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking an experienced Contracts Advisor who is experienced in the construction industry to join our Project Management team (PMT). Saudi Aramco Project Management Teams are responsible and accountable for the delivery of best in class capital projects. PMT is directly involved in executing and managing assigned projects safely, on schedule, within budget and to the highest standards of integrity and compliance. This will involve engineering design, procurement and construction of various sizes ($), types and complexity of small, medium to multi-billion-dollar mega projects.

Project Management Team manages and executes projects from multiple site offices or engineering contractor design offices throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Contracts Advisor primary role is to develop contracts and administrate related functions.

Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following:

Work both independently and part of a team to support all contract related tasks.

Review contractual issues objectively, and resolve disputed change orders in proactive manner and achieve appropriate resolutions.

Develop/ review different types of contracts/agreements for the projects.

Administer the contracts and ensure all terms and conditions are implemented by all projects.

Develop review contracting strategy & plan for different types of projects.

Conduct market analysis to determine the best type of contract for the project and provide alternatives.

Implement Saudi Aramco Procurement Manual for all contracts and consciously monitor implementation.

Develop/review change order packages and ensure compliance to related guidelines and procedures.

Develop/review negotiation strategies for change orders.

Participate in negotiation meetings for all change orders.

Ensure implementation of the supplier performance evaluation by project teams.

Conduct/participate in counselling sessions with low performing contractors and log the required actions.

Provide contracting consultations to project teams to resolve any issues/ disputes.

Provide feedback to project teams regarding contract terms and conditions to avoid occurrence of disputes or breach to the contract.

Develop/review contract amendments.

Perform contract closeout actions upon project completion.

Prepare/review contracting reports to management.

Prepare/review different types of agreements/MOUs with external parties and potential JVs.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or Law / contracts Management from a recognized and approved program. An advanced degree is preferred.

You will have fifteen years of specialized contracting experience in design, consultancy, Joint Ventures, and construction contracts/agreements related to refining and the petrochemical industries

As a subject matter expert;

You will have excellent English verbal and written communication skills

You must have an understanding of contract administration principle and best practices.  

You will demonstrate a dynamic attitude towards process improvements

You will have the flexible to work in multinational teams and mobilize to different locations including remote areas as needed.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA