Contracts Advisor

  • Job Sector: Onshore
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • REF: VP70
  • Date Posted: 6 Feb 2024
Description of function

The Contracts Advisor provides highly effective, professional and proactive support to General Counsel and Business Managers to undertake the review, interpretation and negotiation of a wide range of domestic and international contractual documentation. The role holder will assist with administration of maintaining the company’s suite of contract templates and terms and conditions.

Job responsibilities
  • Reviewing and drafting contractual documents efficiently for compliance with the company’s global operations contracting principles and other policies including the code of conduct;
  • Leading and supporting the negotiation of contracts to execution phase, seeking relevant approvals, ensuring the business are advised of the terms/risks in undertaking the work under the contract (providing contract summaries) and answering post execution queries/dealing with claims and disputes;
  • Coordinating the commercial input for contract variations and renewals/extensions;
  • Advising, assisting and training the global business/sales managers on management and mitigation of contractual and commercial risk;
  • Keeping up to date with changes in contract law and ensuring management are fully appraised of key issues, pending or imminent changes, presenting on these as required and finding a resolution or suitable way forward;
  • Monitoring, updating and maintaining the company’s suite of contractual styles and terms and conditions. Ensuring the correct usage and incorporation of these by the business;
  • Maintaining the internal contracts register, monitoring and managing contracts therein;
CAPABILITY PROFILE; KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Demonstrable experience working in a commercial contracts role in the energy industry (oil and gas operator or service company preferred), with international experience an advantage
  • Knowledge of legal, commercial and contractual requirements/risks in the energy industry (oil and gas preferred)
  • Knowledge of oil and gas industry standard contracts (LOGIC) and contracting principles including indemnity structures
  • Ability to work to tight timeframes
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent communication (both written and oral) and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with personnel at all levels in the organisation
  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills
  • Ability to display strong commercial acumen and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and show initiative
  • The candidate shall be highly motivated, proactive and driven
  • Displays highly professional conduct
  • Must be willing to travel and be able to spend time away from home on occasion
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