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  • Job reference: RMS0129423

Contracts Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/08/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is an independent oil & natural gas exploration, development and production company who has approx 3,700 employees, production of over 565,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day and an enterprise value of approximately $30 billion.

The Role:
Purpose of Role

To provide proactive and comprehensive support to the business across all the areas of activity in the OWA (Offshore West Africa) & UK contracts team – including Drilling/Logistics/Subsea/Operations and Maintenance/HR/IS/G&G contracts.
To protect and enhance the commercial interests of Company in its contracting activities with all third party service providers.
A strong emphasis will be placed on ensuring that business undertakings are committed on the most cost-effective and minimal risk basis, all in accordance with Company’s contracting strategies and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities to include:-

•Be pro-active in the preparation of contract strategies and development plans for company’s ongoing requirements.
•Co-ordination and preparation of tender strategies and enquiries including prequalification requirements.
•Co-ordination and evaluation of tender submissions, including development of commercial and contractual evaluation models, conduct clarification and negotiation meetings, prepare and present recommendations to award to management.
•Prepare contractual documentation, setting up files in accordance with Company’s procedures.
•Post-award contract administration, rate negotiations, claim/variation agreements, contract amendments, performance assessments and the maintenance of comprehensive paper and electronic files.
•Provision of day-to-day liaison/advice service on commercial and contractual matters to personnel within the relevant business lines to ensure Company’s best interests are maintained.
•Research and resolve all commercial/contractual issues involving and/or referring to Company’s Legal, Finance. Tax and Insurance advisers as appropriate.
•Maintain awareness of market intelligence relevant to the vendors providing/who may provide services to Company.
•Development and implementation of key performance indicators and continuous improvement of contractor’s performance against same.
•Use of commercial expertise to create significant savings in relation to mitigation of claims from contractors or in the preparation of claims against contractors/other parties.
•Effective co-ordination between Company Commercial & Contracts team, other Company departments and contracting entities to minimise problems/claims.

Interpersonal Skills

•Team player
•Ability to prioritise
•Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
•Significant contracts engineering experience within the oil & gas or similar industry

Functional Job Skills


•Attention to detail
•Organised and able to prioritise tasks effectively
•Excellent data analysis skills
•Negotiation, presentation and influencing skills
•Able to work with minimal supervision and make decisions
•High level of literacy/report writing and numeracy skills.
•Substantial proven experience in establishing major contracts from conception to close-out within an operating organisation. Able to work under pressure and sometimes severe time constraints
•Overseas travel may be required


•Experience in conducting meetings with contractor and operator personnel up to senior management level and presenting and negotiating professional opinions in contract and other commercial areas, including all aspects of liabilities, indemnities and insurances and other contractual qualifications (with reference as appropriate to Legal, Tax and Insurance Personnel).
•Similar Experience preferred

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should ideally possess a Degree in a commercial or related subject.
Experience in a similar position.
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