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  • Job reference: RMS0118424

Senior Contracts Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/01/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (14/01/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's largest Oil and Gas companies. Their operations cover the entire energy chain, including oil exploration and production to trading, shipping and refining and marketing of petroleum products, as well as chemicals. Our Client has operations in over 130 countries and has more than 95,000 employees worldwide.

The Role:
•Promote and uphold the highest standards of ethics in compliance with Company’s Code of Conduct and Business Ethics Policy.
•Conduct contracting business in compliance with company Contracts & Procurement guidelines and procedures.
•Promote the Contracts function as a managed process which requires timely input from technical departments.
•Act as highly visible communications focal point with specialist/dedicated client group(s), operating as a ‘Duet’ with technical counterpart(s), to proactively facilitate effective relationships, contract planning & management.
•Be open to receive contractor/supplier representatives.
•Proactively build and maintain relationships with contractors/suppliers in order to secure positive, constructive and cost effective commercial agreements for the Project.
•Establish contracting strategy with ‘Duet’ counterpart to serve & protect Project’s best commercial interest.
•Review and consider legal aspects associated with contract award & administration, liaising with the Senior Legal Adviser, providing advice to clients as appropriate & assisting as appropriate in settlement of law suits.
•Review and consider insurance and indemnity aspects, liaising with the Insurance Adviser.
•Collaborate with the Technician in the development of lists of tenderers.
•Compile issue and administer ‘Invitation to Tender’ packages to procure the most realistic and commercially attractive proposals from potential contractors/suppliers. (This includes providing commercially relevant advice and, after reviewing input received from Technician, integrating it into the ITT).
•Draft appropriate contractual and commercial terms & conditions, using existing model contracts where applicable, to best serve & protect Project’s interests.
•Prepare tender evaluation plans, review tenders, participate in clarifications, conduct negotiations and administer the award of contracts & contract amendments.
•Debrief unsuccessful prequalifiers and tenderers, if requested.
•Ensure all contracting activities meet audit requirements in compliance with Company guidelines, policies and procedures and UK/EU legislation in order to minimise any potential audit exceptions, partner claims or court actions.
•Provide general assistance & advice on contractual & procurement matters as required to support Project’s operations (including particularly advising on interpretation of contractual provisions, claims & correspondence).
•Review standard contract documentation & procedures and identify, promote & implement improvements, liaising with other interested parties as appropriate.
•Represent Project’s Contracts Function in meetings with suppliers/contractors.
•Prepare and validate all contractual correspondence.
•Prepare and ensure that a close monitoring of all reimbursable activities under the contract (i.e. all SITE Activities) is put in place so as to minimize Company’s exposure to undue claims.
•Administer any necessary post-award contract changes (scope, growth, contractual, commercial) through the use of a structured and auditable Change Order system.
•Ensure post-award contract documentation ( Performance and Parent Company Bonds, insurance policies, Bank Guarantees etc) are submitted on time and in the correct format to Company.
•Assist the Company Contract Representative in the timely issue of interim and final certification, application of any notification window mechanism and adoption of any chosen options.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Degree qualified in Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering or relevant business area, ideally with a post-graduate qualification in a complementary area and a chartership with a professional body, such as being a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (“MRICS”), and/or “Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (“MCIPS”)
•Knowledge & understanding of procurement processes including: ethical principles; tenderer prequalification; invitation to tender; comparative evaluation of contractors; award, management, amendment & close out of contracts
•Practical, relevant and progressive professional experience in preparation and negotiation of complex technical contracts
•Extensive previous professional experience of managing and negotiating high value subsea pipeline complex technical contracts
•Experience in the offshore oil or petrochemical industries
•Demonstrable general knowledge & understanding of the technologies utilised by oil and gas operators
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