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Senior Contracts Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Greater London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 17/04/2012
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The Role:
This is a senior level role reporting into the Contracts Team Lead with leadership responsibilities and minimal direction.

Role Summary;
• Lead in providing proactive commercial and contract management services to proponent groups, ensuring that all work is completed in compliance with corporate standards and requirements
• Provide specialist advise and support to management, operations and support staff in UK and European locations, within an oil & gas operating environment
• Proactively manage assigned supply contracts to ensure the best value possible from external supply relationships
• Develop strong working relationships with proponent groups, and assigned supplier representatives
• Possible supervisory responsibilities, as well as mentoring and development of junior contracts staff

Key Duties;
• Contribute to the execution of the contracting strategy, in support of all contracting activities
• Provide advice and support to all levels of Company personnel on matters relating to contracts planning,, strategy and performance management.
• Undertake all formal contracting activities relating to onshore/offshore service/work contracts including developing strategies, pre-qualifications and tender list development. Issue of ITT, analysis of tenders, contract negotiations, preparation of contractual documentation and contract management plans.
• Provide comprehensive advice on commercial and business risk
• Manage the challenge of a varied portfolio of contracts with different contractual issues and priorities
• Promote continuous improvement and high performance in all contractual areas
• Support and coach Contracts Analysts as agreed with Team Lead
• Undertake post-award contract administration including drafting and processing of amendments, variations and obtaining internal approvals. Contribute to the process of continuous improvement in the contracting process, including the adoption and sharing of best practice

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree qualified or Equivalent
• Extensive experience in a contracting environment within the oil and gas industry
• Solid understanding of the oil and gas industry supply chain market and it’s contracting principles and practices
• Full understanding of current UK/EU procurement legislation and the compliance requirements in terms of Supply Chain
• High level of Commercial awareness and fully developed analytical skills in terms of contractual costs
• Comprehensive understanding of contractual risk allocation
• Highly developed facilitation and negotiation skills
• Extensive experience in post award contract management
• Ability to work on own initiative
• Ability to perform effectively under pressure
• Assertiveness/Ability to articulate clearly
• Numerate, analytical and logical
• Good organisational skills
• Effective relationship-builder at all levels, internally and externally
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