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Contracts Analyst


Location: London (UK)

Type: Contract

Reference: 11112


Our Client is a global Oil and Gas Operator with upstream activity across the North Sea, West Africa, the USA, and further challenging locations across the worldwide arena. They are urgently seeking an oil and gas sector experienced, MCIPS/CIPS qualified Contracts Analyst, in a long-term 1 year +, LTD company contract position. Based in their West London office, you will be responsible for providing expert proactive commercial and contract management services and support to diverse proponent groups including Subsurface (Exploration and Developments) and Business Services (HR, IS, IM, Economics and Planning), ensuring that all work is completed in compliance with corporate standards whilst meeting all regional requirements.

You will have accountability of proactively managing assigned commercial contracts to ensure that our Client is receiving the best value from its external supply relationships. You will also play a key role in developing strong working relationships with proponent groups and assigned supplier representatives. Working alongside the extended SCM team, Contracts team, Business groups (legal, finance, audit, and global supply chain among others) and external partners and vendors, you will have the opportunity to provide an exceptional level of service as the focal point of all contracts and contractual matters for this global Oil and Gas Operator.

Role and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Contribute to the development and execution of the contracting strategy, in support of all contracting activities
  • Provide advice and support to all levels of company personnel on matters relating to contracts planning, strategy and performance management
  • Undertake all formal contracting activities relating to onshore/offshore service/work contracts including, assessment of internal and external demand, developing strategies, pre-qualifications and tender list development
  • Issue of ITT, analysis of tenders, contract negotiations, preparation of contractual documentation and contract management plans
  • Provide comprehensive advice on commercial and business risk
  • Manage a varied portfolio of contracts with different contractual issues and priorities
  • Undertake post-award contract administration including drafting and processing of amendments, variations and obtaining internal approvals
  • Contribute to the process of continuous improvement in the contracting process, including the adoption and sharing of best practice
  • Ensure a high quality of service is provided, that activities are completed to the highest professional and integrity standards and in accordance with our Client's contracting procedures/processes and business controls, whilst ensuring all decisions/commitments are recorded in an auditable manner
  • In conjunction with department manager's company representatives, monitor the performance of contractors and suppliers, developing highly positive and constructive relationships with key contacts, internally and externally and hold regular feedback meetings with these stakeholders
  • Openly and proactively share knowledge.
  • Take ownership for the continuous development of personal and technical expertise and knowledge
  • Collaborate with others in the team and look for opportunities to leverage their network and work with others to develop safe, practical and effective solutions
  • Continuously develop ways of working by seeking feedback from colleagues and key stakeholders. Comply with project management disciplines, effectively utilising knowledge databases and actively participating in project reviews
  • Proactively look for opportunities to develop technical and personal skills both by formal learning interventions and work experience
  • Coach team colleagues where appropriate and demonstrates a personal commitment to lifelong learning
  • Engage with people processes in a positive and timely manner
  • Conduct all activities in a safe and effective manner and raises safety and environmental issues immediately and in line with corporate policy
  • Carries out duties in a way that maximises value and minimises waste and risk

Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Must have relevant experience in a contracting environment within the oil and gas industry
  • Must have solid understanding of the oil and gas industry supply chain market and its contracting principles and practices
  • Must be degree qualified, ideally MCIPS or CIPS qualified
  • Full understanding of current UK/EU procurement legislation and the compliance requirements in terms of Supply Chain
  • High level of Commercial awareness and fully developed analytical skills in terms of contractual costs
  • Comprehensive understanding of contractual risk allocation
  • Highly developed facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Extensive experience in post award contract management
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to perform effectively under pressure
  • Assertiveness/Ability to articulate clearly
  • Numerate, analytical and logical
  • Good organisational skills
  • Effective relationship-builder at all levels, internally and externally

Due to the high levels of interest in our advertised vacancies and the number of applications we receive, Simpson Booth regrets that it may not be possible to respond to all submissions. If you have not heard from Simpson Booth regarding your application within 14 days please assume that, in this instance, you have been unsuccessful.