Contract Specialist


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About this role: Contract Specialist

Brunel are looking for a highly experienced Contract Specialist to join one of our major global clients within their project teams;
Start date: ASAP;
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Duration: Permanent

As a Contract Specialist you Will be Responsible for the Following:

  • Commercial and contractual aspects of tendering, negotiating, awarding and managing all contracts and major purchase orders. Interface with department managers, project managers, project engineers to develop scopes;
  • Maintaining effective compliance to BMS in accordance with Company procedures and systems including risk and opportunity sensitivities;
  • Provide commercial and contractual advice to department managers and Project Management Teams (PMT);
  • Liaison with project managers and project engineers leading to negotiation and execution of all Variation Orders (VO) with contractors;
  • Highlighting any major commercial or contractual risks or issues to the relevant managers and work with them to ensure optimum solution;
  • Project close-out activities - ensuring signature of acceptance, performance feedbacks and satisfactory monitoring of bonds / warranty etc;
  • Assist contracts team lead in identifying and implementing business improvements;
  • Coordination and delivery of department initiatives as required e.g., systems and procedures, lessons learned (capture and feedback);
  • Responsible for tendering, negotiation and administration of allocated Frame Agreements;
  • Analyse commodity spend information including market analysis and develop sourcing strategies;
  • Preparation and expediting signature of internal approval documents e.g. Contract Commitment Request.


The ideal Candidate Will be:

  • Educated to degree level in an appropriate discipline or alternatively have Supply Chain education both formal (CIPS) and informal through circa 5 -10 years’ equivalent experience;
  • Awareness of a commercial environment;
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain processes;
  • Professional or degree-level qualification in a quantity surveying, business or legal discipline;
  • Proven experience in a subcontract's environment;
  • Previous experience with marine and vessel projects.

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Ben Callander via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Ben Callander
Brunel Energy UK Manchester

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