(Senior) Contract Specialist - VR/28942

Status: Temp/Contract
Location: Kingswells, Aberdeen
Rate: Expectations to be discussed

Requirement for a Senior/Contract Specialist to join an E&P company for a 12-month contract. There are many benefits to working as a PAYE contractor for this organisation, including a compressed working week, hybrid/flexible working, and 38 days of annual leave!


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Pre-qualification of the market to evaluate and identify suitable vendors.
  • Preparing tender strategies and Invitation to Tender packages/documentation for one-off contracts or Master Services Agreements.
  • Leading detailed quantitative and qualitative tender evaluation, direct contractual and commercial negotiation in accordance with contracting principles.
  • Liaising with key internal stakeholders to evaluate tenders, obtain contract award approvals and contract execution.
  • Developing and presenting detailed recommendations to management.
  • Processing requisitions once approved by budget holders into call-off/purchase orders, applying due diligence to pricing and Terms and Conditions, issuing to suppliers, tracking return of signed order and expediting same.
  • Negotiating and administering commercial contracts and system generated call-off orders against master service contracts across the business.
  • Responsibility for contract risk mitigation and commercial optimisation ensuring best value.
  • Providing post-award administration support including contract amendment and variation administration reporting.
  • Responsibility for key supplier performance and relationship management, including KPIs.
  • Developing and managing detailed project procurement plans.
  • Ensuring the Supply Chain Department Procurement Plan is kept up to date.
  • Ensuring effective cost/budget tracking and CTR management.


Our client is seeking a candidate with the following skills, experience, and qualifications:

  • Significant experience gained in an oil and gas contracts role, performing comparable duties in an operator setting.
  • Experience in drilling and wells type contracts/tenders.
  • Detailed knowledge of LOGIC model contracts.
  • Proven ability to deal with many key suppliers, build relationships and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to develop relationships with key internal stakeholders in Wells Department.
  • Knowledge of Oracle/Maximo or similar ERP or procurement and materials systems.
  • Willing to be 'hands on' to manage all types of contracts, large and small.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Confident and assertive.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environment.
  • Strong negotiator.
  • Self-starter.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Preferably educated to degree level, preferably in a business/commercial, legal or quantity surveying related discipline.
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) accredited or working towards.


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