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Contracts Specialist (Maternity Cover)

  • Job reference: 934237
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: neg
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 24/02/2021

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Contracts Specialist (Maternity Cover), based in Aberdeen.


Proactively contribute to the department and Company's definition of Contract Department strategies and goals and to the achievement of these.

Proactively support external and internal clients (e.g. Commercial, Marine Assets and Projects) by;

Identifying the rights and obligations of Company and the Client within the Contract (including tender stage),

Seeking and pursuing opportunities and advising of risk within the Contract (including tender stage),

Examining unusual events to establish cause, effect and liability,

Advising on whether changes are in fact variations or amendments to the contract,

Preparing, submitting and controlling variations in accordance with the Contract and the Company procedures

Reviewing all incoming and outgoing correspondence to ensure that the Company's contractual position is not jeopardised and to seek opportunity,

Ensuring that the requisite insurance policies, Parent Company Guarantees and Performance Bonds are placed and that timely notice of any claims under any Company or Client provided insurance policies are made,

Ensuring compliance with relevant Company procedures, particularly those of the Project and Legal suites,

Promoting contractual awareness within the Project Team.

Set up invoicing process with the Cost Controller in accordance with the Contract.

Assist Project Manager in general co-ordination and administration of the Project.

Assist with the preparation of the Project Monthly Status Report (PMSR) and attendance at the PMSR meeting

Advise the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Group of those main contract terms and conditions that are to form part of subcontracts or purchase orders.

Assist in agreement preparation if SCM presence on project is insufficient.

Provide contractual advice when requested.

Identification and control of supplier changes when requested.

Experience & Qualifications:

Qualification as a Quantity Surveyor (QS) or LLB, engineer or economist/business manager; in all cases with the addition of relevant experience in and a real exposure to the challenges outlined above. In certain cases extensive relevant experience may replace the requirement for higher education.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Adaptability, initiative and problem solving capability.

Ability to work under pressure in an environment which expects the highest levels of confidentiality and ethical behaviour.

High degree of computer literacy and good general knowledge of Information Management tools

Excellent written and oral communication skills and fluency in English

Contract Position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 934237.

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