Senior Commercial Specialist - VR/29754

Status: Temp/Contract
Location: Westhill
Rate: Available Upon Request

Senior Commercial Specialist required for a 6-month contract with a leading specialist provider of tailored, packaged subsea solutions, offering integrated services to a varied client base throughout the offshore energy industry.


Duties & Responsibilities:


Client Contract:

  • Reviewing and understanding the terms and conditions and obligations agreed to under the main contract, supporting the Project Manager with their understanding.
  • Contributing to the compilation and updating of the project opportunity and risk register.
  • Taking ownership of and, with support from the Project Manager, complete the commercial risk and opportunity which will flow into the monthly Project Managers Report.
  • Attending weekly project team meetings (internal and external).
  • Facilitating project bonds, guarantees and insurances required by client contract.
  • Responsible for providing the client with vessel mobilisation notifications in line with the contract.
  • Drive forward opportunities to maximise the contract and improve commercial position.
  • Responsible for managing contractual change, negotiation, and execution of all variation orders/amendments.
  • Ensuring timely issue of sales invoicing in accordance with the contract.
  • Compiling and negotiating contractual claims should they arise.
  • Settling final account with client and ensure completion certificates are fully executed.
  • Support with lessons learned. Reviewing and evaluating performance from a commercial and contractual perspective, in conjunction with the project team members.



  • Identifying goods and services to be procured for a project in conjunction with Project Manager, Senior Project Engineer, Subcontract Specialist and Procurement Specialist.
  • Supporting Subcontract Specialist with the identification of the main contract flow-downs to be incorporated into the subcontract.
  • Ensuring correct coding is provided to Subcontract Specialist in order for them to correctly raise the associated subcontract Purchase Order in the ERP system.
  • Responsibility for negotiating Variation Requests received from Subcontractors and the execution of all Subcontractor Variation Orders.
  • Checking subcontractor invoices, negotiating any disputes on the invoices, and identifying whether or not they are rechargeable to the Client.
  • Resolution of disputes with Suppliers through effective communication, engagement and negotiation.
  • Settle final account with Subcontractors and ensure completion certificates are fully executed where applicable.


Cost Control and Commercial Performance:

  • Supporting and working with the Project Controller to track and accurately forecast all costs in the ERP system.
  • Ensuring accurate and timely completion of the relevant sections with the monthly Project Managers Report.
  • Completing the commercial risk and opportunity which will flow into the monthly Project Managers Report (PMR).
  • Understanding and explaining the projects financial performance and any variances on a monthly basis.


This opportunity is well-suited to an experienced Commercial/Contracts professional. Previous experience of the subsea services industry is preferred, though not essential.


This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) for a 6-month duration. A hybrid working arrangement is available (3 days in the office, Tuesdays and Thursday being fixed office days).

TMM Recruitment INDSCC

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