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Senior Contracts Advisor – Wells Engineering

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London and South East - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 01/12/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a leading UK based operator with oil and gas project in over a dozen locations. Due to continued growth and new ventures we are now looking to appoint a Senior Contracts Advisor – Wells for a permanent role to be based in London.

The Role:
The successful candidate will be tasked with the following key activity and responsibilities:

• Support the Wells Engineering operational teams in the development & execution of their procurement strategies
• 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
• 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:
We are therefore keen to receive applications and speak to candidates with the following experience and skills:

• 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
• 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.
• Report construction and writing; engagement of peers & contractors to do the same.
• English language and numeracy skills. High level of competency in MS Word and Excel.
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