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Contracts Specialist - Projects

24 July 2019


Role synopsis:
The role of Procurement & Supply Chain Management Contracts Specialist is to provide experienced Category Specialist know how and leadership in the UK for personnel reporting to the the EPC/EPMS Category Team Lead.

The activity supports all sourcing activities, from the development of Strategy & Bid Lists, and subsequent RFP preparation, including the development of Evaluation Criteria, and the negotiation and placement of Contracts. Post Contract Management and Supplier Management activities shall be executed through established processes.

In addition to Contract Execution and Management, the role holder will be required to complete analysis and review and make initial recommendations in the areas of Variation Requests and Claims, across a broad spectrum of Contracts in the Projects portfolio.

Contract and Supplier Management :

  • Undertakes Contract Management activities across multiple Contracts, including the issuing of Call Offs.
  • Support Supplier Performance Management against established Key Performance Indicators and monitor through Performance Review Meetings to ensure continuous improvement of supplier performance and delivery, and leverage the position of the Company appropriately
  • Works alongside HSE or other investigations as required
  • Is proactive in the identification of cost reduction activities through renegotiation and/or retendering activities, including the development of Negotiation Strategies
  • Supports continuous improvement in Contractor Safety performance and operational risk reduction with particular focus on Potential High Consequence Activities (PHCA) and improvement in process safety

Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Strong understanding and experience of Projects based Contracts
  • Track record of successful Procurement & Contracting delivery in complex, challenging international environments Joint Ventures working with NOC's
  • Analytical abilities including marketplace and financial analysis, including the ability to interpret data sets
  • Experience of Claims and the associated Contractual implications and management
  • Strong Ms Word, Excel skills
  • Strong ARIBA, MAXIMO and ISNetworld skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with suppliers and internal clients


Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects in over forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national corporations, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information on how Petroplan can help you, please feel free to visit our About Us page here;