Decomm & Wells Contracts Manager

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Job Reference 1245588

Location Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Oil

Function Supply Chain / Purchasing

Job Type Contract

Date Added July 3, 2024

Decommissioning & Wells Contracts Manager

Location: Aberdeen
Contract: 12 month Contract
Salary / Package: PAYE Day rate, plus holiday accrual + Pension Auto Enrolment
Timeframe: ASAP

Recruitment Partner: Airswift                Account Manager: Karen Robertson

Key Skills: Contracts Management; Decommissioning contracts; Wells / Drilling Contract;

Our business
Our Operator client are recruiting for a Decomm & Wells Contracts Manager to join the team in Aberdeen in managing decommissioning and wells contracts strategy, lifecycle and procurement. 

What can we offer you
Fantastic opportunity to work for a world renowned Oil & Gas Operator in overseeing Decomm & Wells Contract scopes.
Excellent day rate, plus holiday accrual. 
Hybrid working arrangements in place.

Key Responsibilities and background:
Responsible for driving strategic contracting across the organization. The role develops and implements a category management approach, creates annual procurement plans, and manages the contract lifecycle from strategy to performance. They lead the post-award contract management, ensuring contractors meet performance targets. The role also collaborate with key stakeholders to secure approvals, negotiate contracts, and manage changes effectively.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a category management approach to strategic contracting, including the creation of an annual contracting plan and facilitation of regular Category Reviews
  • Drive post-award Contract Performance Management (CPM) and ensure effective management of contractor performance delivery
  • Develop and implement contracting strategies, establishing processes for effective contract lifecycle management, from strategy development to contract performance
  • Work collaboratively with key strategic contractors to ensure clear understanding of business delivery needs and continual monitoring of performance targets (KPIs) towards successful attainment
  • Drive process and performance improvement by implementing and monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) aligned with key business objectives (cost, quality, schedule, etc.)
  • Secure approvals from internal and external stakeholders, and shareholders for contract awards, ensuring alignment and compliance with the governance process
  • Negotiate and finalise contracts using standard RRUK contract templates in conjunction with the Legal department, ensuring the quality of negotiated agreements
  • Enable the organization to manage change effectively, through Variation Orders (VORs) and amendments, throughout the lifecycle of major contracts
  • Build and maintain key relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Contribute to strategy development papers, invitations to tender, evaluation plans, recommendations to award, and negotiating plans to ensure alignment with company goals
  • Conduct regular performance discussions with direct reports, fostering cross-functional cooperation and mentoring emerging leaders within the department.
  • Conduct the end to end contracting process for the initiatives assigned
  • Emphasize on cost saving and cost avoidance.
  • Responsible for the annual contracting plan for respective area
  • Collaborate with SCM central areas looking for synergies

Critical Skills & Personal Attributes:
  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Business; Supply Chain Management; Contractual Law; or relevant field
  • IPS, CSCP, PMP, CPSM or similar certification preferred.
  • Significant experience in managing Decomm & Wells contracts within the oil & gas industry
  • Proficient in Oil & Gas Supply Chain Management within the UKCS’ regulatory framework, with a deep understanding of market dynamics and contracting practices.
  • Strong commercial and contractual acumen.

The next step
We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not ‘tick all the boxes’, but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift, and the account manager, Karen Robertson


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