Contract Manager

Our Client is looking for a Contract Manager, on a 12 month contract basis, location in Aberdeen.
Lead Tender, Evaluation, Award and Contract Administration. Working closely with the Project Director and Engineering Manager to implement the development comprehensive ITT package(s) and evaluation plans. Lead and coordinate tenders evaluations and recommend to award in accordance with procedures. Post Award contract administration including; correspondence, invoicing, variations and amendments. Contract close out.
Prepare, issue and manage ad hoc procurement on behalf of the company in support of Projects and Engineering Function and operations for brown field modifications including; engineering studies, miscellaneous equipment and materials.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Champion HSE and Quality in all procurement activities
  • Ensure that all contracting and procurement activities are executed in line with the Company’s processes and procedures.
  • Coordinate activities to ensure that contracts and agreements are placed in order to meet business requirements and support ongoing activities.
  • Ensure that cost-effective and high performing contracts and agreements are delivered and managed in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Ensure Company is not exposed to unnecessary contractual or commercial risk.
  • Manage the procurement interface with Contractors, Suppliers, Consultants and Company in a professional and ethical manner Responsible for implementation of company procurement standards, work processes and best practices within Projects team.
  • Plan, conduct and conclude complex contract negotiations.
  • Prioritise tender schedules and manage workload to meet business requirements.
  • Prepare project contracting strategy and individual contracting strategies including any prequalification requirements as appropriate.
  • Prepare ITT documentation and mange communication with prospective bidders.
  • Lead tendering and evaluation process and makes recommendations to management.
  • Prepare detailed Recommendation to Award papers and presentations where required.
  • Draft agreements using standard templates.
  • Contract management from kick off to close out.
  • Provide contractual advice, support and interpretation to projects team.
  • Lead claim and dispute teams ensuring positive outcomes where applicable.
  • Develop and implement supplier relationship performance management plans.
  • Work closely with stakeholders in order to understand their needs and requirements through good communication and collaboration.
  • Manage and coordinate the appropriate process between associated with supply chain approvals and cross charging.

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience in contracts and procurement
  • Suitable experience in an international project environment
  • Knowledge of onshore processing facilities
  • Knowledge of FEED Pre and Post Award SCM scopes
  • Proven ability to communicate with different sets of stakeholder in geographically diverse environment.
  • Developed communication skills to present complicated issues in an understandable way and to influence others to ensure compliance.
  • Flexible approach in achieving the company and specific local business needs.
  • Basic knowledge of SAP
  • Fluent in English and French (oral and written) would be preferable.

Additional Competence Requirements

  • Agile and adaptable in the face of changing situations, flexible in mindset and doesn’t over complicate
  • Takes ownership and accountability, embraces the ambiguous world we operate in, makes tough, well-timed and informed decisions.
  • Works effectively in a matrix structure, shares knowledge freely and embraces different opinions; demonstrates a team of teams mindset.
  • Is entrepreneurial, pushes boundaries and leads with conviction, is a catalyst for and supporter of change.
  • Takes a company approach, ambitious to succeed and driven to exceed expectations (business oriented)