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Senior Contacts Analyst

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Spain
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/06/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is a global Exploration & Production company focused on the increase of production and reserves, the geographic diversification of activity with increased presence in OECD countries, operational excellence and maximising the profitability of assets.

The Role:
Operating Unit Algeria Business Unit
Job Descriptions:
• Contracts Engineer – Drilling Exploration Project Material and Services
Job Profile General:
• Through Academic Qualifications and relevant experience in Contract Management in the International Oil &Gas Industry to contribute effectively in the Exploration Project in the areas of:
• Contract strategy and planning development.
• Negotiating the best Terms and Conditions (balancing Technical, Commercial and Risk considerations)
• Effective application of Supply Chain, Contract Holder, HSE Management fundamentals within the Project Contracts Strategy.
• Improving Contracts Business Process from Design, Scope, Tendering Award, Change Orders, Claims, as per established procedures.
• Operating independently and in complex Matrix Organization

Job Dimensions
• Complex approval process for high value contracts for both Drilling Services and related material
• Estimated Project Budget -in excess of 100MM US$
• Number of contractors/active suppliers: approx 100

Special Challenges
• Requires, detailed material specification knowledge and services in project related to the Drilling as Senior Contract Analyst.
• Experience and in depth knowledge of Contract Management in order to develop a CEP (Contract Execution Plan) to be integrated in the respective Project Execution Plan (PEP).
• Review the current Contract Management Process and identify areas for improvement
• Participating in building an effective Contracts team, including training and development of new (Algerian) staff.
• Operating in Algiers and working in a multicultural, complex environment

The Senior Contract Analyst will be responsible for:
• Managing and executing the developed CEP in an effective and efficient way, giving due consideration to the continuous changing requirements and time-planning from the customers
• Compliance with our clients procedures and Joint Venture Procedures
• Follow up claims and Change Orders
• Focal point for contractual finance, legal, HSE and insurance considerations
• Establish a Contractor Pricing (Terms and Conditions) Databank for evaluating purposes
• Effective documentation/filing system, including close-out reports and supplier evaluation
• Analyse and check the cost effectiveness of the contracts and develop saving procedures (annual target-savings to be discussed and improved by Manager CPL)
• Building an effective Contracts and Specialists Team through training and development
• Establish an effective relationship within our clinets – Algeria BU Technical Departments, Legal, Tax, HSE and Insurance Departments and with Partners
• Management Reporting Data Information System

Reporting relationship:
• Reporting to Manager Purchasing, Contracts, Logistics - Algiers based via the Team Leader for Contracts.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualification and skills
• Degree in an appropriate discipline (BSC –Mechanical Engineering or Business Management) with a post graduate diploma in Contract Management
• A minimum of 10 years of recent experience in Contract Management in a leading (best practice performer) Oil Company with focus on (1) high value Exploration Projects and on (2) Drilling /Exploration Operations (for Drilling Contract specialist)
• Proven track record of dealing with complex contracts, demonstrating knowledge of contractual, financial, commercial and technical matters
• Essential ingredients of the successful candidate will be:
Good manager, strong negotiator, good communicator, team-player, planner, high level integrity and confidentiality, ability to work in a stressful and difficult environment, willing to visit any site locations in the region, committed to performance measurement, continuous improvement and HSE.
• Language: English, French and Spanish (desirable)
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