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Senior Contracts Advisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Brentford
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/05/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in Europe.

The Role:
Our leading client is currently seeking a Senior Contracts Advisor – Wells Engineering Category on a 12months contract.

Support the Wells Engineering operational teams in the development & execution of their procurement strategies, the composition and issue of invitations to tender, bid evaluations, contract negotiations, preparation and award of the final contracts. Post award administration and reporting, contractor performance management. Support the development of Local Content plans and initiatives working with the local/regional Local Content Managers.

Develops & implements relevant procurement strategies.
Works with the delivery teams to identify and deliver Local Content opportunities through contracts.
Reviews specifications and scopes of work and further develops these into a clearly articulated expression of commercial intent.
Develops, compiles and conducts pre-qualification exercises, invitation to tender, tender openings and evaluation of tenders, including detailed analysis of commercial and contractual qualifications, exceptions and deviations.
Ensures governance and compliance obligations are fully addressed and documented through out the procurement process.
Oversees administration of contracts through to close out.
Addresses variations and claims with contractors.
Provides support to contract owners or budget holders in support of the contract management process.
Provides regular management reports on activities.
Drives the Supplier Performance Management agendas and supports the operational teams in the performance review process.
Undertakes other duties within his or her capability or qualification level as may be reasonably required.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Demonstrable experience in formulation and negotiation of contracts and complete understanding of the legal and commercial issues associated with contracts.
Prefer knowledge of Wells Engineering (Drilling and Completions) procurement in the Oil & Gas industry with substantive exposure to all disciplines and issues within the associated supply chain.
International exposure within an oil and gas operating environment and experience working on complex projects.
Proven experience of negotiating complex contracts is paramount.
Preferred degree level in a business, engineering or management related subject and CIPS.
Formulating, evaluating, negotiating & executing complex contracts.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Report construction and writing; engagement of peers & contractors to do the same.
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