Contracts, cost & planning

Contracts Specialist

Our client is looking for a Contracts specialist for a permanent position, located in Westhill, Aberdeen

The role has a particular focus upon providing efficient interpretation of Contractual documentation and the implementation of contractual and commercial strategies in support of both tendering and operational activities, all in accordance with relevant Company procedures and policies.


  • Responsible for supporting all contractual activities associated with the tendering and operational processes, comprising:-

  • Close working with the Contracts Manager and Tendering team to undertake Contractual review of ITTs and develop appropriate strategies taking into account risk appetite and management;

  • Preparation of Qualifications in accordance with the Company’s contracting principles and obtaining all necessary internal approvals from Senior Management;

  • Negotiation of Qualifications with existing and prospective Clients and obtaining all necessary internal approvals from Senior Management;

  • Negotiation and administration of frame agreements and associated Call Off Orders;

  • Qualification, negotiation, preparation and administration of Performance Securities, Parent Company Guarantees and Insurance requirements;

  • Preparation of and presentation of Contract Summaries for use by Project Managers and On and Offshore Leadership to ensure that all relevant personnel are aware of Contractual obligations and objectives;

  • Negotiation and resolution surrounding contractual and financial disputes on live projects and advise/consult with Commercial managers in relation to same;

  • Co-ordination and preparation of project CTR’s, Variation Order Requests, Variation Orders and Management of Change;

  • Assist with the wider Supply Chain Management team to ensure that any project Subcontracts/Procurement have appropriate back-to-back contracting terms;

  • Ensuring that all project personnel are aware of all contractual obligations and objectives;

  • Assisting project Cost Controllers with preparation of Client invoices ensuring all relevant Contractual requirements are captured;

  • Where required, participation and involvement in tender, evaluation and negotiation and award of Subcontracts including Vessel Charter Parties;

  • Maintenance and adherence to all relevant Contract-related process contained within the Company’s Business Management System;

  • Participation in business improvement tasks on a continual basis;

  • Active participation in Company’s relevant compliance programmes.


  • Educated to degree level, preferably with a Law, Business or Quantity Surveying qualification;

  • Experience working as a Contracts Specialist or Engineer within the Oil and Gas or Construction industries is preferable, ideally with experience working within the Subsea sector;

  • Sound contractual knowledge and analytical skills;

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills;

  • Ability to work using own initiative and to work as part of a multi-disciplined team;

  • Ability to effectively manage own workload and work within given timescales (both internal and external);

  • Adaptability and proactive approach to problem solving;

  • Candidates should possess a good standard of IT literacy, particularly in relation to standard Microsoft software packages (e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint);

  • Pro-active, forward looking approach;

  • Commitment to providing excellent customer care.

  • Presents self in a professional manner and in a manner that is representative of the Company. Candidates are required to have a desire to provide excellent customer service both externally and internally;

  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to liaise across a number of departments and various personnel;

  • Candidates must have an eye for detail with an ability to produce work of a high standard and accuracy to Line Manager and customers (both internal and external);

  • This position requires interaction with members of Company’s organisation at various levels and externally with Client representatives. It is therefore essential that candidates are in possession of good communication (both verbal and written), presentation and interpersonal skills;

  • Candidates are required to have a sound understanding of the premises of Contract law and shall preferably have a level of commercial awareness;

  • Candidates are required to be self-motivating who can work effectively as an individual and as part of a team;

  • As the role is fast-paced and changeable, candidates are required to demonstrate an ability to being flexible in their approach to work, and to possess an ability to prioritise work in an appropriate manner as business needs dictate.


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Westhill, Aberdeen

Full time

+44 (0)1224 894444