Wellstream Brazil Contract Manager – Niteroi/RJ

Wellstream Brazil Contract Manager

Empresa : GE

Job Overview

Job Number



GE Oil & Gas

Business Segment

OG-SUBS Subsea Systems

About Us

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We develop smart solutions for our customers across the oil and gas value chain delivering the innovation,

customized service solutions, training programs and technology that helps them to maximize their efficiency,

productivity and equipment reliability.

We partner with our customers to develop their next generation workforce; help them to fully benefit from the

megatrends of natural gas, the growth of subsea and hard-to-reach reserves and the revolution in asset

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Posted Position Title

Wellstream Brazil Contract Manager

Career Level



EPC Project Management

Function Segment

Contract Management

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available


City – Niteroi

Postal Code – 24050-350 –

Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

The Contract Manager will identify and provide solutions to minimize/mitigate risks. The CM would also ensure compliance with the internal risk screening process and Delegation of Authority.

Essential Responsibilities

• Serve as a key member of the Sales, Commercial, and Operations teams to support profitable growth and execution of the Wellstream business.

• Manage and enforce the “battle of the forms” procedures and the use of special terms and conditions for small transactions

• Review proposed terms and conditions contained in customer invitations to tender, recommending changes based on the Wellstream terms of sale/risk profile, prepare exceptions/qualifications, and participate in subsequent contract negotiations.

• Draft and negotiate international contractual agreements with customers for the supply of Wellstream products supported by Regional Counsel.

• Advise and communicate with Sourcing regarding any contract terms and conditions that require flow down to suppliers.

• Proactively direct & support O&G Risk initiatives to improve processes and local capabilities.

• Assist in-house lawyers in review and drafting of transactions.

• Work through different time zones to support regional activity and be flexible to travel for negotiations


• BA/BS degree.

• Extensive Contract Risk or Contract Management experience in OIL&GAS/Energy.

• An ability to interpret customer bid evaluation models from bid documents to ensure proposals are clearly aligned with base customer requirements.

• Effective oral and written communication skills, with proven drafting, and negotiation skills, and strong emphasis on being able to translate complex bid requirements into task level inputs.

• An ability to work individually as well as part of a multi-functional team, global mindset.

• An ability to influence others in a matrix environment and to manage and enforce key processes (i.e. “battle of the forms” and procedures for the use of special terms and conditions).

• A deep understanding of general and commercial contract management principles with an ability to negotiate terms that clearly define contract obligations and minimize liability exposure.

• Experience in negotiating complex, long term contractual agreements in the oil and gas industry is preferred and/or government contract management background is helpful, though not required.

• Candidate is process oriented and self-starter with a proven grasp of contract terms.

• Outstanding interpersonal, diplomatic, communication and computer skills are essential (ability to operate Microsoft Office Tools) and a well-developed sense of humour.

• Fluency in English, with ability to draft/negotiate documents.

Desired Characteristics

• MBA or equivalent advanced degree.

• Familiarity with drilling and production equipment, as well as operations and maintenance and Off-shore market.

• Project Management Experience

• Fluent in English

Location: Niterói


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