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Contract Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/04/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
Position Summary:

* Ensure that all contracting and procurement activities are executed in line with the Company processes and procedures
* Coordinate activities to ensure that contracts and agreements are placed in order to meet business requirements and support on-going activities
* Ensure that cost-effective and high performing contracts and agreements are delivered and managed in a professional and ethical manner
* Ensure Company is not exposed to unnecessary contractual or commercial risk
* Manage the procurement interface with Contractors, Suppliers, Consultants and Company in a professional and ethical manner

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

* Champion HSE in all procurement activities
* Responsible for implementation of Neptune Energy procurement standards, work processes and best practices in UK within Operations and Drilling teams
* Plan, conduct and conclude complex contract negotiations
* Prioritise tender schedules and manage workload to meet business requirements
* Leads the tendering and evaluation process and makes recommendations to management
* Prepare detailed Recommendation to Award papers and presentations where required
* Draft agreements using standard templates
* Contract management from kick off to close out
* Provide contractual advice, support and interpretation to Operations and Drilling teams
* Lead complex negotiations
* Lead claim and dispute teams ensuring positive outcomes where applicable
* Develop and implement supplier relationship performance management plans
* Work closely with stakeholders in order to understand their needs and requirements through good communication and collaboration
* Build and maintain network and relationships with business and regulatory partners relevant to our operated activities in the UK to secure necessary resources to achieve objectives
* Monitor the external environment in order to identify and take advantage of immediate business opportunities to improve results within defined area of responsibility

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Relevant university degree qualification
* Professionally qualified i.e. CIPS
* Typically a minimum of 10 years' experience from a relevant field/ discipline Operations and/or Drilling
* Significant, in-depth knowledge and experience of contracts, conditions and conventions prevalent in the UKCS arena
* Demonstrable experience of tendering, awarding and managing high risk, high value contracts and procurement across a range of requirements
* Experienced in developing contract strategies, which have delivered overall value to the business

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