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  • Job reference: RMS0125989

Contracts Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/05/2013
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's largest Oil and Gas companies. Their operations cover the entire energy chain, including oil exploration and production to trading, shipping and refining and marketing of petroleum products, as well as chemicals. Our Client has operations in over 130 countries and has more than 95,000 employees worldwide.

The Role:
•Promote the Contracts function as being a managed process which requires timely input from technical departments
•As ‘Duet’ member, interface with technical counterpart, and establish communication
•Establish contracting policy together with ‘Duet’ counterpart to find synergies and/or reduce exposure of Company
•Review and consider the legal aspects associated with contracts, liaising with the Legal Department, and providing advice to clients as appropriate
•Propose, pre-qualify and recommend suitable contractors/suppliers for bid lists to maximise tendering efficiency
•Integrate the technical part of the ITT package received from Technician with relevant commercial documentation
•Compile and issue tender packages to procure the most realistic and commercially attractive proposals from potential contractors/suppliers
•Draft appropriate contractual and commercial terms and conditions to best serve and protect the Company’s interests
•Manage the tender request and clarification process
•Evaluate contractors’ tender submissions
•Prepare and present internal recommendations to award
•Negotiate, prepare and issue final contracts in a timely manner
•Proactively manage specific internal customer group(s) in terms of contract planning and management
•Proactively build and maintain relationships with clients, through the establishment of a highly visible presence within client locations, in order to establish and maintain a highly effective service
•Proactively build and maintain relationships with suppliers in order to secure positive, constructive and cost effective commercial agreements for the Company
•Be open to receive representatives
•Follow the market in active way, and gather and use information received to Company advantage

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying, Law or Engineering, ideally with a post-graduate qualification in a complementary area
•SVQ in Procurement level 3 / 4 or working towards
•Practical experience in preparation and negotiation of technical contracts
•Experience in the offshore oil or petrochemical industries
•Experience of negotiating indemnity, insurance and liability provisions Basic understanding of the technical area in which the ‘Duet’ technical counterpart operates
•Willingness to share expertise and transfer knowledge to ‘Duet’ technical counterpart
•Understanding of the specific market relating to the technical area in which the job-holder operates with the ‘Duet’
•Knowledge and understanding of commercial, insurance and legal issues affecting the Company / technical area
•Demonstrable understanding of the technologies existing within an oil and gas operator
•General understanding of Company’s business functions
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