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  • Job reference: RMS0113518

Contracts Engineer/Senior Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/09/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (11/09/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
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
•Follow the market in active way, and gather and use information received to Company advantage
•Proactively build and maintain relationships with clients
•Proactively build and maintain relationships with suppliers in order to secure positive, constructive and cost effective commercial agreements for the Company
•Act as first point of contact for specialist/dedicated client group to provide necessary commercial/contractual advice (Project Team)
•Proactively manage specific client group(s) in terms of contract planning and management
•Apply strategic sourcing techniques to find synergies and/or reduce exposure of Company
•Propose, pre-qualify and recommend suitable contractors/suppliers for bid lists to maximise tendering efficiency
•Review and compile the technical part of the ITT package based on input received from Technician
•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.
•Review bids, participate in the clarifications and conduct the negotiations
•Be responsible for contractual/commercial administration of all contracts for main Project Packages
•Review and consider the legal aspects associated with contracts administration, liaising with the Legal Department, and providing advice to engineers as appropriate
•Prepare and debate/discuss changes to standard contracts with Legal Department
•Ensure all contracting activities meet audit requirements in compliance with Company policies and procedures and UK/EU legislation in order to minimise the risk of any potential partner/audit claims or court actions
•Supervise, coach and appraise less senior members of staff – if required
•Support the Project Control Manager with the setting of priorities within the department

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying, Law, Commercial or Engineering, ideally with a post-graduate qualification in a complementary area
•Appropriate practical experience in preparation, negotiation and administration of complex technical contracts
•Experience in the offshore oil or petrochemical industries
•Knowledge of liability/indemnity principles
•Experience and knowledge of complex high value and high risk contracts (mainly EPCI)
•Understanding of the content of the scope of work
•Appreciation of risks context
•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 domain in which the job-holder operates with the ‘Duet’
•In depth knowledge and understanding of commercial, insurance and legal issues affecting the Company
•Focused on delivering added value with ability to prioritise effective
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