Contracts Analyst – Technical Services

Our Client is looking for a Contracts Analyst – Technical Services on a contract basis, located in Aberdeenshire.

The post holder is responsible for 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.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Organise and control all process based activities relating to onshore/offshore service contracts for an assigned Technical Services portfolio (drilling, wells & geoscience) of including strategies, pre-qualifications, tender list development, issue of ITT/CFT, analysis of tenders, contract negotiations and the preparation of contractual documentation.
  • Proactively work with relevant internal stakeholders to build and maintain relationships with contractors / suppliers and monitor their performance by participating in contract performance management activities.
  • Liaise closely with the relevant Category Manager to locally deploy Category strategy and comply with TGP governance.
  • Actively pursue contracting synergy opportunities for all business requirement.
  • Actively contribute to the 3C program by delivery of costs savings without compromising safety or quality.
  • Provide proactive and timely advice and support to internal and external stakeholders in all matters relating to Contracts & Procurement, including operating as a ‘Duet’ with the technical counterpart to promote effective contract planning, management and performance.
  • Utilise approved standard contract documentation and ensure compliance with standard contracting principles during negotiations.
  • Comply with all applicable Contracts & Procurement rules, governance and process.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Mitigate risk through pro-active management and negotiation of contractual disputes. Support settlement of claims, in conjunction with senior management and Legal, by proposing strategies and actions and by participating in negotiations.
  • Contribute to the process of continuous improvement, including participation in and promotion of Lean initiatives and adoption and sharing of best practice.
  • Prepare and present (where required) Contracts Committee (CC) presentations.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to the SHE Policy and actively participate in Company safety awareness and initiative schemes.
  • Maintain awareness of and ensure compliance with all relevant Statutory and Company SHE standards.

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Educated to degree level or similar and/or demonstrate significant ability through experience.
  • Ideally hold or be working towards a relevant professional qualification (CIPS or similar).
  • Strong, demonstrable, practical experience in preparation and negotiation of medium to high complexity technical contracts.
  • 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.