Serica Energy plc Oil & Gas Staff

Contract Specialist

Location: Aberdeen UK AB15 6BY

Date Posted: 13 November 2019

Closing Date: 13 December 2019

Department: PSCM

Onshore/Offshore: Onshore

Reports to: Contracts Manager

Role Purpose

Deliver integrated Contracts support to all areas of the Operators business - across suppliers, contractors related to all areas of business including Operations, Exploration, maintenance, Integrity and Support (IT, HR, Office services other Corporate) services, including Tendering and contract negotiation.

Areas of Responsibility

Geographical Span: Serica Assets- UKCS

Budgetary Responsibilities: No

Direct Reports: No

Travel Required: Occasional as required

Main Tasks

Please note that this list of duties is not exhaustive and employees will be expected to undertake reasonable duties commensurate of their role and grade.
  • Deliver integrated Supply Chain support in an Exploration and Production environment - across suppliers, contractors related to all areas of business including Operations, Exploration, maintenance, Integrity and Support (IT, HR, Office services other Corporate) services
  • Demonstrate Customer Focus and work closely with Business
  • Implement and maintain a safe production environment, abiding by and reinforcing Company‚Äôs HSEQ policy
  • Undertake effective Contractor Performance Management Programs to position both the company and contractor for success
  • Champion change associated with the consolidation and preferred management approach towards existing contracts
  • Provide excellent service to all users balancing cost, value, expediency and efficiency
  • Undertake contract negotiation and management to ensure that Serica contract and commercial standards are being adhered to and risk exposure is mitigated accordingly
  • Participate in the delivery of an effective supplier performance management program
  • Undertake market analysis and trends
  •  Lean process management and re-engineering as required to maximise efficiency in the Contracts function and lead continuous operational/contractor improvement
  • Effective evaluation and management of supplier risks through systematic audit procedures
  • Active participation in supply chain initiatives
  • Engagement with other operational and business functions, including Legal, Finance, Operations, Maintenance and Engineering
  • Undertake vendor assurance checks
  • Ensure Maximo system is updated as required
  • Utilisation of FPAL for tendering activities, vendor assessment and feedback 

Professional Skills

  • A working knowledge of Oil & Gas Supply Chain in the relevant areas of business - Production Operations, Subsea, Wells/Drilling or Projects
  • Experience with effective Contractor Performance Management Programs
  • Well versed in Contract structures, templates, formats with special emphasis on LOGIC
  • The ability to demonstrate an understanding of contracting within an ERP application
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • Possible cross-over skills from a different profession/trade that demonstrably enhance performance and results

Behavioural Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer services and Interpersonal skills
  • Meeting facilitation/ Multi-media Presentation skills

Education Requirements

  • A degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Quantity Surveying or Business Management or similar relevant degree
  • Member of a Chartered Institute or equivalent 

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