Contracts Advisor - UK Ops

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, based in London. For further information about this position please apply.

Job Purpose

Support the Business Unit in meeting its objectives through relevant C&P (Contracts & Procurement) activity, including:

  • Strategy: Development of contracting strategies, including their approvals, and implementation;
  • Sourcing: Composition, issuance and management of Request for Information/Proposals/Quotations, bid evaluation and negotiation of terms and conditions and pricing, preparation of the recommendation to award documents (internal and external), and award of the final contract;
  • Management: Post-award contract management, administration and reporting, including contractor performance management and for some areas strategic relationship management.

Responsibilities / Key Objectives:

Key Objectives

  • Responsible to source and execute O&M (Operations & Maintenance) and L&M (Logistics & Materials) contracts and the daily execution of associated procurement objectives and strategy;
  • Serve as the C&P Subject Matter Expert for sourcing and contracting of O&M and L&M contracts.

Core Responsibilities

Demand Planning / Concept / Strategy Development

  • Review annual business plan to understand forward demand and document key findings, priorities and assumptions from anticipated spend and contracts portfolio;
  • Analyse the O&M / L&M business landscape, spend by sub-category and suppliers to feed into category strategy and identify value optimisation opportunities;
  • Develop contract strategies and sourcing plans for O&M / L&M contracts with due consideration for EHS, technical, local content, pricing and commercial aspects.

Contracting / Sourcing / Tendering

  • Develop and execute O&M / L&M tenders, this includes tender requests, tender evaluation, negotiations and supplier due diligence, contract drafting and award of contracts;
  • Incorporate Local Content requirements during sourcing events and ensure that the contracts meet the expected Local Content requirements; Secure O&M / L&M contracts (drafting and development) and ensure proper storage of contracts and associated documentation in-line with company requirements.

Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • Drive O&M / L&M 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 O&M / L&M 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 C&P Subject Matter Expert for O&M / L&M 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 supply chain transformation initiatives (e.g., Contract Lifecycle Management and Supplier Management);
  • Uphold and work within the company values and Code of Ethical Conduct Policy.



  • Proven experience in energy or extractive/heavy industry (ideally with exposure to O&M / L&M) sourcing, contracting, negotiation, and contract management;
  • Good understanding of complex supply chains operating across international boundaries with multiple source points for supply of equipment, materials, personnel and services;
  • Good understanding of significant legal and commercial issues within supply chain;
  • Proven experience of negotiating contracts (simple and complex);
  • Working within a joint venture and/or production sharing environments typically found in the oil and gas industry;
  • Awareness of oil and gas field development and production operations activities.

Academic Qualifications

  • Degree qualification relevant to job description;
  • Preference for additional SCM related qualification, e.g. CIPS, MBA.

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.