01224 211211

Senior Contracts Analyst - Aberdeen

ref: SCL45038 · temporary

Senior Contracts Analyst

Oil and gas operator currently have an opening for a Senior Contracts Analyst to join their team based here in Aberdeen.

This is a contract role up to 6 months


Promote the Contracts function as a managed process which requires timely input from technical departments

Act as highly visible communications focal point with specialist/dedicated client group(s),operating as a ‘Duet’ with technical counterpart(s), to proactively facilitate effective relationships, contract planning & management

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

Proactively build and maintain relationships with suppliers in order to secure positive, constructive and cost effective commercial agreements for the Company

Establish contracting strategy with ‘Duet’ counterpart to serve & protect Company’s best commercial interest

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

Propose, pre-qualify & recommend suitable contractors/suppliers for bid lists to maximize tendering efficiency


Typically degree qualified in Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering or relevant business area,

ideally with a post-graduate qualification in a complementary area Ideally a professional qualification (or working towards) in Procurement, Surveying or other relevant profession.

Knowledge & understanding of procurement processes including: ethical principles; bidder prequalification; invitation to tender; comparative evaluation of contractors; & award, management, amendment & close out of contracts

Appropriate practical experience in preparation and negotiation of complex technical contracts in the offshore oil or petrochemical industries

Demonstrable general knowledge & understanding of the technologies utilized by oil and gas operators

Demonstrable general knowledge & understanding of commercial, legal and insurance issues affecting the Company in general, & “in depth” understanding where relevant to contracts for works, goods & services

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

In depth knowledge & understanding of different means of contractor remuneration & their commercial implications, practical experience of their use, & sound ability to select & draft appropriate provisions

Basic understanding of the technical domain in which the job-holder’s clients operate

Understanding of the specific supply market relating to the domain in which the job-holder’s clients operate

Ability & willingness to facilitate/chair any meetings required to conduct the activities of the job

Ability & willingness to effectively & robustly challenge the views of contractors & clients, and negotiate reasonable settlements whilst maintaining good relationships & sharing expertise & knowledge as appropriate Ability & willingness to effectively coach & develop less experienced team members

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Scott Leonard

Scott Leonard

In my current role I lead our Technical, Engineering, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain teams alongside managing some of our key clients.

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