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Contracts/Procurement Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/01/2020
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
Manage the execution of the complete Category Management & Contracting Process (CMCP) including Contract Strategy and Tactics but with a specific focus on Post Award Contract Management activities for the assigned contract portfolio and collaborate with Internal & External (Suppliers) and other Stakeholders in ensuring delivery of maximum value via each of the awarded contract/commercial deal (both pre-award and post award).

Key Responsibilities:

o Ensure delivery & effectively manage contracts while continuously drive value improvement targets.
o Effectively manage contract claims and variations to achieve the best commercial outcome for the project team
o Identify, develop & implement supply chain improvement opportunities.
o Develop commercially competitive project sourcing strategies and tactics that meet the Business Demand while taking into account potential implementation of Global Strategies at local/regional level.
o Conduct tenders, evaluate bids & drive negotiations with Suppliers in accordance to the CMCP and Project Standards as an overall guidance.

o Management of 'high risk' contracts, including the periodical review of HSSE risks.
o Implementation of Contractor HSSE practices in close liaison with Contract Managers/Holders and Owners.
o Ensure Supply Chain Strategy supports Goal Zero Aspiration through implementation of robust Contractor Safety Management practices and alignment to Shell's personal and process safety Goal Zero focus areas.

o Support the Contract Managers/Holders in the ongoing delivery of contracts. Proactively identify & understand commercial/procurement needs from internal stakeholders and, manage the Contracting and Procurement (C&P) aspects of any change or new requirement.
o Collaborate with and support the project services, finance and other internal stakeholders to setup, manage, close and administer the contractual records and administration.
o Active part of a Project Portfolio team. Responsible to collaboratively propose competitive solutions for the relevant contracts. This may involve constructively challenging the Business Demand &/or Procurement Practices in order to drive value and efficiency for the organisation.

o Manage Supplier Relationship effectively and collaboratively drive continuous performance improvement via relevant contract key metrics (Eg: HSSE, Operations, Cost). This would involve constructively challenging the Suppliers in terms of the contract delivery and performance as well as delivering any other commitments under the contract.

o Part of a small focused team to deliver projects
o Ensure strong connect across the wider CP Organisation to ensure continuous cross sharing and leverage of best practices.
o Ensure collaborative ways of working with Global Category Team (where relevant).

o Provides support and guidance to other team members to ensure delivery of results where possible.
o Builds effective working relationships with others and makes a constructive contribution within immediate team.

o Ensure application of the E2E CMCP process, using commercial judgement, common sense and a simplification mind-set, understanding the difference between non-negotiable compliance elements (Safety, E&C, Code of Conduct, Law) and CP operating practices, while always keeping enterprise business value in focus.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
o Proven experience within C&P;
o Proven track record of execution excellence & delivering results, also in managing and delivering value from contracts post-award.
o A degree level (Business/Engineering/or other relevant field) and preferably (but not mandatory) a Professional C&P Qualification (e.g. MCIPS, ISM).

o Highly tuned commercial acumen and curiosity combined with experience (demonstrated) ability to develop and deliver value from complex deals and manage complex contractor relationships.
o Proven experience in contract negotiations & complex tender evaluation.
o Good understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation and commercial issues.

o Highly driven, 'can do', inspiring, able to articulate in a crisp and precise manner
o Is understood and is credible at all levels in Shell
o Focused on tangible value outcomes for the enterprise, translates strategy to outcomes
o Brings external market/supplier into the conversation (curiosity)
o Uncompromis

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