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Senior Contracts Engineer Team Lead

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 26/09/2014
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The Company:
Our client is an international oil and gas operator.

The Role:
To manage the development and implementation of sound contract management processes and procedures.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
The job holder is responsible for managing a small team in the development and implementation of sound contract management processes and procedures and to provide support and assistance to the Supply Chain Manager, Functional Managers, Asset Managers and Contract Holders, including all aspects of contract support from development of contracting strategies, issue of invitation to tender, tender evaluation, contract award, post contract administration and contract close-out. Job holder’s work will include, but is not restricted to;

• Developing and managing all SCM procedures and processes for Development, Production, Operations, Drilling and Corporate Contracts;
• Preparation and implementation of Contract Plans & Category Strategies;
• Implementation of vendor screening and qualification to ensure effective strategic sourcing of goods and services;
• Reporting and advising the Supply Chain Manager on the contractual & commercial status of the contracts in a timely and effective manner;
• Reviewing tender board proposals for quality and content and acting as Secretary to the UK major Tender Board and advising the group Sourcing Board;
• Evaluating and managing contract opportunities and risks;
• Managing communication with Contract Holders as appropriate and providing timely and effective feedback to Company’s senior management;
• Reviewing contractors’ claims, advising and making recommendations to all levels of management on validity, processing and Company response;
• Assisting monitoring and audit teams (Corporate and Partner) during compliance reviews/audits;
• Liaising with corporate group performance & governance to implement E&P Category transformation initiatives;
• Liaising with Contract Holders to anticipate changes and together with Cost and Planning departments provide Company’s senior management with advance notice of potential trends;
• Providing necessary assistance in contract negotiation and dispute resolution;
• Supervising contract final account and close-out processes;
• Consolidating feedback on lessons learned from contract management activities and ensuring dissemination as appropriate;
• Managing implementation of SCM processes and procedures, with particular regard to ensuring compliance with SAP requirements;
• Preparing and implementing SCM induction and training programs;
• Liaising with the Legal Department with reference to significant contractual/ commercial issues;
• Liaising with the Insurance, Finance, Commercial, Health, Safety & Environment and Quality Management departments as required;
• Ensuring that staff performance is of the required standard & competency.

All to be performed in accordance with, and to meet, appropriate Company procedures.

Safety Responsibilities: Demonstrate a personal commitment to Health, Safety & Environment by following all applicable processes and procedures.

Main Interfaces:

Company: The job holder will liaise mainly with the Functional Managers, Asset Managers and Contract Holders in addition to the Supply Chain Management department.
External: The job holder will liaise with contractors, service providers, consultants and vendors as appropriate.
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