Legal Contracts Manager - VR/29369

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

Join a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry. This organisation puts its people at the heart of its operations and is committed to creating an environment in which everyone can thrive. This full-time, permanent position is based at the company’s office in Westhill. Hybrid working is available.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced legal contracts specialist, with a commercial/tendering focus, to join a dynamic team in an inclusive, collaborative and energised environment.


You’ll undertake a challenging and diverse remit, with responsibility across a broad range of products, services and geographies.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for a given group of clients / region on an autonomous basis.
  • Actively working with Tender Managers to develop effective contractual/negotiation strategies for each tender and type of work.
  • Reviewing and qualifying contract terms contained within prospective clients Invitations-to-Tender (in partnership with the relevant Tender Manager) and attend client negotiations.
  • Working in partnership with Tender Managers to develop and make recommendations to senior management and seek appropriate approvals as necessary.
  • As a senior member of the Legal Team, contributing to the development and delivery of the team’s strategy and goals, including the training, development, and mentorship of team members.
  • Providing guidance to contracts department, supply chain and project personnel on contractual wording/risk mitigation and advising on contractual interpretation.
  • Drafting and reviewing general legal agreements including confidentiality agreements, mutual hold harmless agreements, parent company guarantees, memorandum of understanding, pre-bid agreements, co-operation agreements.
  • Providing compliance advice, reviewing due diligence questionnaires from suppliers.
  • Supporting various internal service providers, including delivering training to other departments.


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

  • Degree educated in Law or relevant business-related qualification.
  • Commercially focused with a sound knowledge of Contract Law and the ability to draft in a legal/contractual context.
  • Energy or construction industry experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience within a global operations, projects or similar organisation would be advantageous.
  • Pragmatic with the ability to negotiate and influence at all levels.
  • Pro-active, solutions-based with the ability to constructively challenge and be challenged.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to build and maintain positive business relationships at all levels and translate to a non-legal audience.
  • Demonstrates credibility and professionalism at all times.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and ownership, and work within a multi-disciplined team.
  • Flexible and able to meet the evolving needs of a 24/7 global business.
  • Detail orientated with excellent analytical skills.
  • Accustomed to report writing and presenting.
  • Effective planning and organising skills, accustomed to meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.



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