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Contracts Specialist - VR/26448

Status: Permanent
Location: Westhill, Aberdeen
Ref: VR/26448
Rate: Available Upon Request

Opportunity for a Contracts Specialist to join our client, a global leader in the energy industry, specialised in subsea and surface technologies integrated projects, products, and services.


As Contracts Specialist, your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Commercial and contractual aspects of tendering, negotiating, awarding, and managing all contracts and major purchase orders. Interfacing with department Managers, Project Managers, Project Engineers to develop scopes.
  • Maintaining effective compliance to BMS in accordance with company procedures and systems including risk and opportunity sensitivities.
  • Arranging all project bonds, guarantees and insurances as required.
  • Providing commercial and contractual advice to department managers and Project Management teams.
  • Liaising with Project Managers and Project Engineers leading to negotiation and execution of all variation orders with contractors.
  • Highlighting any major commercial or contractual risks or issues to the relevant managers and working with them to ensure optimum solution.
  • Project close-out activities: ensuring signature of acceptance, performance feedbacks and satisfactory monitoring of bonds / warranty etc.
  • Assisting Contracts Team Lead in identifying and implementing business improvements.
  • Reviewing and updating the Procurement Register.
  • Coordinating and delivering department initiatives as required e.g., systems and procedures, lessons learned (capture and feedback).
  • Responsible for tendering, negotiation and administration of allocated Frame Agreements.
  • Analysing commodity spend information including market analysis and develop sourcing strategies.
  • Preparing internal approval documents e.g., Contract Commitment Request.
  • Ensuring adherence of contractor to the contract/project administration procedures.
  • Claims management.
  • Assisting Project Manager in contractual matters throughout the project duration.
  • Assisting the contract holder with supplier management activity including performance reviews.
  • Attending vessel dry dockings to manage key supplier variations.


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

  • A relevant degree qualification (e.g. Business, Quantity Surveying, Law etc.) and/or Supply Chain qualification (CIPS) is preferred.
  • Experience in a similar commercial role. Knowledge/experience of a subcontracts environment, with experience of marine and vessel projects would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain processes.
  • Ability to communicate with professional and technical personnel at all levels.
  • Ability to contribute to a motivated and professional Supply Chain Team.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Self-motivated and persistent.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Willing to embrace new ideas and foster their adoption within the business.


TMM Recruitment INDSCC

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