Senior Contract Specialist

Posted 24 November 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameLachlan Nicholson

Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Contracts Specialist, based in Aberdeen.

* Engagement with the company business to determine the level of PSCM support required to execute new, or amend existing, contracts for goods and services.
* Management of a portfolio of contracts and engagement with relevant contract sponsors.
* Preparation of contracting strategy documents, i.e. tendering, single or sole source, procurement, as required;
* Preparation of Invitation to Tender (ITT) or Request for Quotation (RFQ) documents.
* Preparation of tender evaluation documents as appropriate to the defined scope of work requirement covering HSSE, Technical and Commercial aspects.
* Management of the ITT process from start to finish as the designated Tender Co-ordinator.
* Preparation and execution of all relevant Contract Approval Documentation (CAD), Recommendation for Award (RFA) and Contract Amendment documents.
* Liaise with Legal, Insurance, Tax/Treasury and Finance as required to address contractual and tendering qualifications/issues.
* Updating the company contracts folders and Maximo database as required to ensure up-to-date information is held and full transparency of contracts management is being maintained.
* liaise with Asset Partners when needed to ensure necessary approvals are being dealt with in accordance with our Asset Joint Operating Agreements (JOA).
* Present PSCM updates at quarterly Asset Partner OCM's.
* Provide contractual and commercial advice to the company Management, business and contracts sponsors as required.
* Attendance at contractual/performance review meetings as required and chairing and taking minutes etc. as needed.
* Participate in contract management/performance reviews of key contracts.
* Preparation of monthly contracts reporting and tender plan lookaheads.
* Participation in contract audit reviews.
* liaise with Offshore Energy UK (OEUK), North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) and Achilles (FPAL) as required.
* Raising POs / amendments in Maximo as required.
* Facilitate resolution of invoice queries from Finance/Accounts Pay able/Contractors.
* Participate as directed by PSCM Manager in continuous improvement initiatives within the PSCM function as well as the wider business.
* Deputise for PSCM Manager as and when requested and cover for contracts colleagues during periods of leave of absence.

Experience & Qualifications:
* Degree level Business or Law with MCIPS or RCIS.
* Extensive oil and Gas SCM experience gained in Upstream operating and project.
* execution environments and/ or with Tier 1 Contractor.
* Broad knowledge of contract to close process in operating and/ or project execution.
* Broad knowledge of oil and gas supply chain and demonstrable knowledge of the appropriate use of LOGIC Forms of Contract.
* Experience of managing a portfolio of contracts to support operating business.
* Extensive knowledge of PSCM management system tools such as Maximo / SAP.
* Experienced negotiator.
* Demonstrate highest standards of ethical and professional integrity and behaviour.
* Excellent communicating skills both written and oral.
* Strong presentation skills.
* Self-standing and ability to chair and lead meeting of internal and external stakeholders.
* Good team working skills.
* Committed self-starter with demonstrable ability to plan and prioritise.

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: PR/069502.

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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.