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Contracts Analyst

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/08/2019
  • Duration: ongoing
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The Role:
The CPR Team provides a complete contracting service for the whole Company, covering each Asset & their offshore installations The focus of the job would be on the Projects within the West of Shetland Assets as well as Multi-Asset Contracts covering Engineering, Operations & Maintenance Activities

Preparation, negotiation, award & monitoring the administration of contracts/purchase orders for works/goods/services in such a manner as to ensure the Company's best commercial interests are both served & protected, monitoring relevant markets & contractor performance

Responsibilities:
*Promote the CPR function as a managed process which requires timely input from technical departments
*Act as highly visible communications focal point for Contracts within the West of Shetlands Asset, operating as a 'Duet' with technical counterpart(s), to proactively facilitate effective relationships, contract planning & management
*Actively follow relevant markets, gathering & using information received, & developing & maintaining market information systems to provide up-to-date details of both market conditions & contractors/suppliers
*Be open to receive representatives
*Proactively build & maintain relationships with suppliers in order to secure positive, constructive & cost effective commercial agreements for the Company
*Establish contracting strategy with 'Duet' counterpart to serve & protect Company's best commercial interest
*Review & consider legal aspects associated with contract award & administration, liaising with the Legal Department, providing advice to clients as appropriate & assisting as appropriate in settlement of law suits
*Propose, pre-qualify & recommend suitable contractors/suppliers for bid lists to maximise tendering efficiency
*Compile issue & administer 'Invitation to Tender' packages to procure the most realistic & commercially attractive proposals from potential contractors/suppliers (This includes reviewing & compiling the technical part of the ITT package based on input received from Technician & providing commercially relevant advice)
*Draft appropriate contractual & commercial terms & conditions to best serve & protect Company's interests
*Review bids, participate in clarifications, conduct negotiations & administer the award of contracts & contract amendments & provision of feedback to bidders
*Ensure all contracting activities meet audit requirements in compliance with Company policies & procedures & UK/EU legislation in order to minimise any potential partner/audit claims or court actions
*Monitor contractors' performance, promoting & attending service quality meetings, recording results & participating in supplier relationship management & supplier performance management activities
*Provide general assistance & advice on contractual & procurement matters as required to support Company's operations (including particularly advising on interpretation of contractual provisions, claims & correspondence)
*Review standard contract documentation & procedures & identify, promote, negotiate, detail & implement improvements, liaising with other interested parties as appropriate
*Represent Company's Contracts & Procurement Function in meetings with external organisations
*Provide first line technical supervision, coaching, mentoring & appraisal of less experienced personnel
*Create, negotiate & administer change orders initiated by Company or Contractor & contract amendments
*Represent the Project's contracts function in weekly meetings with suppliers/contractors providing general assistance & advice on contractual & procurement matters as required to support the project's activities
*Provide input to cost with potential changes & actual changes throughout the project, including verification of project invoices

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
*Typically degree qualified (level 21 or higher) in Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering or relevant business area, ideally with a post-graduate qualification in a complementary area
*Ideally a professional qualification (or working towards) in Procurement, Surveying or other relevant profession
*Knowledge & understanding of procurement processes including: ethical principles; bidder prequalification; invitation to tender; comparative evaluation of contractors; & award, management, amendment & close out of contracts
*6 years practical experience in preparation & negotiation of complex Projects & Operations/Maintenance contracts
*5 years (or more) experience in the offshore oil or petrochemical industries
*Demonstrable general knowledge & understanding of the technologies utilised by oil & gas operators
*Knowledge & understanding of commercial, legal & insurance issues affecting the Company

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract & permanent roles worldwide By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions & Fircroft's services

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