Contracts Advisor - Rigs, Wells and Exploration

Posted 17 September 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Temporary
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameFinlay Asher

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Contracts Advisor in our client's Rigs, Wells and Exploration (RWE) team. The position will be based in London. For further information about this position please apply.

Responsibilities /Key Objectives:


  • Responsible to source and execute Rigs, Wells and Exploration (RWE) contracts and the daily execution of RWE procurement objectives and strategy
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for sourcing and contracting for RWE contracts.


Demand Planning/ Concept/Strategy Development

  • Review annual business plan to understand forward demand and document key findings, priorities and assumptions from spend and contracts
  • Analyse the RWE business landscape, spend by sub-category and supplier to feed into category strategy and identify value optimisation opportunities
  • Develop contract strategies and tender go-to-market plans for complex RWE contracts

Contracting/Sourcing/ Tendering

  • Develop and execute complex RWE tenders, this includes tender requests, tender evaluation, negotiations and supplier due diligence
  • Incorporate Local Content during sourcing events and ensure that the contracts meet the Local Content requirements
  • Secure complex RWE contracts (drafting and development) and ensure proper storage of contracts and associated documentation in-line with company requirements

Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • Drive complex RWE contracts management with end users to ensure that suppliers deliver their performance obligations and comply with the terms and conditions of the contract
  • Provide oversight and conduct RWE contracts renewal and closure and communicate the updates with relevant stakeholders
  • Collaborate with and develop suppliers to create sustainable long-term relationships where applicable
  • Identify opportunities to create synergies across the business to obtain increased value from the overall procurement contract portfolio
  • Support internal and external audits where required
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for RWE sourcing and contracting

Capability Development and other areas

  • Assist in the development and implementation of capability development initiatives to improve procurement outcomes
  • Actively support rollout of SCM Transformation initiatives (e.g., Contract Lifecycle Management and Supplier Management)

Experience and Education:

  • Proven wells/drilling/seismic procurement experience. Strategic/Tactical Sourcing and Contracting
  • Offshore drilling unit and integrated drilling services experience
  • Experience in the management of global suppliers
  • A proven record as a negotiator who has delivered savings and contract efficiencies
  • Extensive contract drafting experience with exposure to all disciplines and issues within the supply chain cycle
  • International exposure within a multinational organisation
  • P2P Systems experience
  • Hold a relevant degree (desirable) or an equivalent qualification
  • MCIPS qualified or an equivalent is desirable

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.