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  • Job reference: RMS0107235

Senior / Lead Contracts Specialist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 26/03/2012
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The Role:
Reporting to the Contracts Manager, the Senior / Lead Contracts Specialist works within the Offshore Resources (Vessel Management) SCM department.

- Ensure knowledge management systems are fully utilised, updated, promotes continuous improvement and contributes to Lessons Learned
- Operate within standardised Legal and Contracts policies, processes and systems and ensures compliance with these processes at all times
- Actively maintain free and effective communication channels with the relevant Legal Directors and Head of Contracts , interfacing on an as and when basis

Key Duties;
- Participate with other Stakeholders and Functions to jointly carry out a holistic review of the complete draft contract and bid to achieve consistency in the documents and be prepared to challenge and be challenged
- Attend meetings with prospective client and significant/critical subcontractors and suppliers to arrive at acceptable Contract conditions
- Assist Legal Counsel and the Commercial sub Function in requests for Joint Venture authorisation, Bank Guarantees, Parent Company Guarantees and Tender Board minutes
- Approach and interface with the Legal Counsel/Senior Legal Counsel, for support, advice and guidance in accordance with Group Procedures
- Oversee and drive the internal Contracts and Administration Kick Off meetings
- Ensure identification at point of award and throughout the project of all contractual obligations and rights towards Clients and Subcontractors
- Monitor key Contractor, Subcontractor and Client deliverables as well as identify risks and opportunities in the event of deliverable failure
- Perform all contractual administrative tasks in a timely and efficient manner including the preparation/review of all correspondence (excluding pure technical communication) to and from the Client and critical Subcontractors/ suppliers, follow up of Clients reporting requirements, issue of variation orders (including maintenance of the variation order register), notices, insurances, guarantees, progress and invoicing process
- Participate in the change management process and subsequently prepares and pursue, all variation orders, examining unusual events to establish cause, effect and liability and then prepare relevant claim and pursue
- Advise on subcontracting conditions and deviations, approve deviations in accordance with the appropriate procedures, prepare flow downs as well as carry out reviews when prepared by others

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Legal or commercial-related degree is highly desirable
- Candidates should have experience working within a ship-building, shipyard, ship-repair environment
- Alternatively candidates with experience in fabrication of large modules, equipment etc will also be considered
- In addition, experience of having spent periods of time 'on-site' is highly desirable
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