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Senior Contracts Adviser - VR/24683

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Status: Temporary
Location: Aberdeen
Ref: VR/24683
Rate: Available Upon Request

Senior Contracts Adviser(s) required to join an oil and gas E&P company in Aberdeen on a contract basis, initially until the end of the year but with scope for extension. Our client is recruiting for two categories; Projects and Decom and Indirects.


Purpose of Role:


The Senior Contracts Adviser oversees the execution of the complete Category Management and Contracting Process (CMCP), including contract strategy, tactics and contract management activities.


  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders to develop overall demand forecasts for input into the Category Plan on a rolling three-year basis.
  • Developing and implementing high-quality documentation for bidding, evaluation, negotiation, award and post award management for all contracts in portfolio in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Liaising with key stakeholders to coordinate the compilation of robust contract award recommendations that fully justify the selection of the preferred supplier.
  • Drafting and developing contracts and contract amendments including robust contract management plans including Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) as required.
  • Ensuring delivery and managing a portfolio of delegated contracts.
  • Acting as the primary liaison between C&P, Legal, Insurance and other risk structure functions, filtering and dealing with most day-to-day matters so functional involvement is only required for more substantive items.
  • Identifying and understanding commercial needs from internal stakeholders and collaboratively proposing solutions that take account of market conditions, risks and business drivers.
  • Managing supplier relationships effectively and collaboratively drives continuous performance improvement.
  • Building and maintaining a strong network in the market, being fully aware of forthcoming opportunities and supplier developments.
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders in development and execution of strategies driving towards value maximisation.
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders in ensuring delivery of maximum value via each of the awarded contract/commercial deal.
  • Overseeing the end-to-end Requisition to Pay (RTP) process.


Applicants to this position should offer:


  • Extensive experience in a similar role.
  • A relevant degree and/or MCIPS qualification is preferred, but not essential.
  • Experience in preparing Category Plans, ITTs and drafting contract documents and award recommendations etc., within the Contracts and Procurement function of an oil and gas operator.
  • Appreciation of the technical aspects of offshore operations.
  • Proven experience in contract negotiations & complex tender evaluation.
  • Can do attitude, able to articulate in a precise manner.
  • Effective communication skills.

INDSCC TMM Recruitment

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