Contracts Analyst - Drilling, Wells & Geoscience - VR/26282

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Status: Temporary
Location: Westhill, Aberdeen
Rate: Expectations To Be Discussed

Join a major international player in the Energy industry on a contract, initially until November 2023. You’ll be responsible for the preparation, negotiation, award and monitoring the administration of contracts for works / goods / services in such a manner as to ensure the company’s best commercial interests are both served and protected, monitoring relevant markets and supporting contractor performance management.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organising and controlling all process-based activities relating to onshore / offshore service contracts in assigned DWS and geoscience portfolio including strategies, pre-qualifications, tender list development, issuing ITT, analysing tenders, contract negotiations and preparing contractual documentation. 
  • Liaising closely with the relevant HQ Category Managers to locally deploy HQ strategies and comply with HQ process and governance.
  • Actively pursuing contracting synergy opportunities for all business requirements.
  • Actively contributing to the company saving program by delivery of costs savings without compromising safety or quality.
  • Providing proactive and timely advice and support to internal and external stakeholders in all matters relating to the contracts function, including operating as a ‘duet’ with the technical counterpart to promote effective contract planning, management and performance.  
  • Utilising approved standard contract documentation and ensuring compliance with standard contracting principles during negotiations.
  • Complying with all applicable contracts and procurement rules, governance and process.
  • Ensuring that contractor / supplier selection is carried out in accordance with company requirements and compliance programme and that safety and environmental assessments are part of the selection process.
  • Mitigating project risk through pro-active management and negotiation of contractual disputes. Supporting settlement of claims, in conjunction with senior management and legal, by proposing strategies and actions and by participating in negotiations.  
  • Contributing to the process of continuous improvement, including participating in and promoting Lean initiatives and adoption and sharing of best practice.
  • Preparing and presenting (where required) Contracts Committee presentations.


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

  • Educated to degree level or similar and/or demonstrate competence through experience. 
  • Minimum of 10 years practical experience in preparation and negotiation of technical contracts.  
  • Ideally hold a professional qualification (CIPS or similar). 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross?functionally with other departments in a dynamic business environment. 
  • Capability to operate with a globally distributed network of colleagues to manage relationships and identify opportunities for synergies. 
  • Demonstrated experience in sourcing negotiations, supplier management and contract management. 
  • Ability to challenge others in a constructive manner and negotiate with internal peers and other stakeholder representatives to influence decisions or ways of working. 

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