Contracts Advisor


Job Purpose and Requirements:
Support the Project in meeting its objectives through the placement of contracts within the allocated sub-sector contract portfolio to ensure a smooth O&M transition with the agreed timeline;
Validate, refine, develop, contracting strategy for allocated O&M sub-sectors in readiness for implementation (including scope of work, demand profile, estimated contract value, market approach, bidders and the like);
Run sourcing events as defined in the contracting strategy leading to the award recommendation of a contract, i.e. single-source, competitive tender and all required activity up to the point if award;
Award, negotiate and execute contracts with relevant contractors based on strategy objectives, to include drafting full suite of contract documents (form of agreement, terms and conditions, scope of work, compensation, local content);
Manage all required key output documents generated during the contracting process, including sub-sector contracting strategy (where needed), ITT/ATN, evaluation/negotiation plan, due-diligence reports, draft contract, evaluation, award recommendation (note some documents will need approval internally and externally from the clients Joint Venture Partners);
Liaise with all key internal and external stakeholders to obtain support and endorsement of contracting activity, communicate updates, and response to queries;

Responsibilities /Key Objectives
Minimum of 8 years proven contracting experience ideally in the upstream oil and gas sector, mining industry, or energy related industry with O&M experience;
Predominantly strategic and/or high value type contracting activity with significant contract negotiation and formulation experience through competitive tendering or single-source negotiations;
Experience of expediting contracts from contract award to initial mobilisation, start-up, transition (from incumbent contractors) and on to transformational performance;
Proven experience of negotiating and administering complex strategic and/or multi-service type contracts;
Experience of working with the end to end Requisition to Payment contracting process is essential and ideally with SAP;

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with diverse business drivers and variables;
Good understanding of the buying process and systems with an excellent understanding of the end to end RTP (Requisition to Pay) process;
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables;
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with business users and other procurement advisers;
Experience with SAP is an advantage.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.


Zelda Austen
Zelda Austen
Senior Recruitment Consultant