Contracts Specialist - VR/27144

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Status: Permanent
Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
Rate: Expectations to be discussed

Opportunity for an experienced Contracts Specialist to join a global leader in the energy industry, specialised in subsea and surface technologies integrated projects, products, and services. This is a permanent position, based in the Westhill area. Hybrid working is available.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 work 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 an updating the procurement register on a weekly basis.
  • Coordinating and delivering of 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 and expediting signature of internal approval documents e.g., Contract Commitment Request.
  • Ensuring adherence of contractor to the contract / project administration procedures.
  • Attending weekly / monthly meetings as required.
  • Claims management.
  • Assisting Project Manager in contractual matters during the project duration.
  • Assisting the contract holder with supplier management activity including performance reviews.
  • Attending vessel dry dockings were requested to manage key supplier variations.


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

  • Educated to degree level in an appropriate discipline and / or hold a Supply Chain qualification (e.g., CIPS).
  • Experience in a similar role within a commercial environment. Experience of subcontracts and marine/vessel projects would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain processes.
  • Ability to communicate with professional and technical personnel at all levels in the organisation.
  • Well organised, self-motivated, and persistent.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Willing to embrace new ideas and foster their adoption within the business.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Ability to master larger, more complex project briefs.

TMM Recruitment INDSCC

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