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Senior Contracts Analyst

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Contracts & Commercial Manager / Advisor / Analyst
  • Date posted: 11/07/2017
  • Job reference: VR/43101
This vacancy has now expired.
Raeburn are handling a Senior Contracts Analyst role for our operator client based in Aberdeen. This is a contract role and the successful applicant will be required until 2018.

Main activities:
1) Promote the Contracts function as a managed process which requires timely input from technical departments
2) Act as highly visible communications focal point with specialist/dedicated client groups, operating as a Duet with technical counterparts, to proactively facilitate effective relationships, contract planning & management
3) Actively follow relevant markets, gathering & using information received, & developing & maintaining market information systems to provide up-to-date details of both market conditions and contractors/suppliers
4) Proactively build and maintain relationships with suppliers in order to secure positive, constructive and cost effective commercial agreements for the Company
5) Establish contracting strategy with Duet counterpart to serve & protect Companys best commercial interest
6) Review and consider legal aspects associated with contract award & administration, liaising with the Legal Department, providing advice to clients as appropriate & assisting as appropriate in settlement of law suits
7) Propose, pre-qualify & recommend suitable contractors/suppliers for bid lists to maximise tendering efficiency
8) Compile issue and administer Invitation to Tender packages to procure the most realistic and commercially attractive proposals from potential contractors/suppliers
9) Draft appropriate contractual and commercial terms & conditions to best serve & protect Companys interests
10) Review bids, participate in clarifications, conduct negotiations and administer the award of contracts & contract amendments and provision of feedback to bidders
11) Ensure all contracting activities meet audit requirements in compliance with Company policies and procedures and UK/EU legislation in order to minimise any potential partner/audit claims or court actions
12) Monitor contractors performance, promoting & attending service quality meetings, recording results and participating in supplier relationship management & supplier performance management activities
13) Provide general assistance & advice on contractual & procurement matters as required to support Companys operations (including particularly advising on interpretation of contractual provisions, claims & correspondence)
14) Review standard contract documentation & procedures and identify, promote, negotiate, detail & implement improvements, liaising with other interested parties as appropriate
15) Represent Companys Contracts & Procurement Function in meetings with external organisations
16) Provide support/coaching to Provide support, coaching and mentoring less experienced personnel
17) Deputise for Lead Contract & Procurement, when required

Other requirements:
1) Typically degree qualified in Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering or relevant business area, ideally with a post-graduate qualification in a complementary area
2) Ideally a professional qualification (or working towards) in Procurement, Surveying or other relevant profession
3) Knowledge & understanding of procurement processes including: ethical principles; bidder prequalification; invitation to tender; comparative evaluation of contractors; & award, management, amendment & close out of contracts
4) Appropriate practical experience in preparation and negotiation of complex technical contracts in the offshore oil or petrochemical industries
5) Demonstrable general knowledge & understanding of the technologies utilised by oil and gas operators
6) Demonstrable general knowledge & understanding of commercial, legal and insurance issues & in depth understanding where relevant to contracts for works, goods & services
7) Extensive & detailed knowledge & understanding of model contract conditions in use by the Company with particular emphasis on the liability, indemnity & insurances regime applied by the Company in the UK, & the ability to identify & assess relevant risks & modify and/or supplement standard provisions as appropriate

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