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Senior Contracts Advisor: Wells Engineering

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • 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:
Job Title: Senior Contracts Advisor – Wells Engineering Category
Department: Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Business Unit/Team: Wells Engineering Category Management
Location: London
Reports To: Category Manager - Wells

Interacts With:

C&P Managers
Wells Engineering Personnel
Contract Manager & Budget Holders
Service depts. and key personnel initiating requisitions for works and services
SCM Team Members
Business Units
Local Content Development group Authorities involved with Supply Chain Management
Authorities & Partners
Contractors, Suppliers and Tenderers

Job Purpose:

• 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.

Responsibilities /Key Objectives:
• 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.
• Proven experience of negotiating complex contracts is paramount.
• International exposure within an oil and gas operating environment and experience working on complex projects.

• Formulating, evaluating, negotiating & executing complex contracts.
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with diverse business drivers and variables.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
• Proven capabilities to perform as a team player.
• 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.

Business Behaviours:
• Commercially aware with sound business acumen.
• Establishes prioriti

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• 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.
• Preferred degree level in a business, engineering or management related subject and CIPS.
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