Contracts Specialist


The Principal Contracts Specialist: Project Procurement Well Delivery is a critical role within the upstream division of company, to place and manage well delivery and services contracts for its ongoing operations and projects in several stages of development in Southern East Africa. It is critical that the role provide steer and oversight to the project team with regards to the day-to-day management of the contracts.

The role is responsible for:

  • Execution alignment to a holistic sourcing plan and bespoke creation of sourcing plans where required in support of technical and support needs for rigs, drilling, completions, well services and support contracts
  • Market reviews, creation of prequalification and tender lists, prequalification and tender evaluation plans;
  • Development of robust commercial models to evaluate and employ in tenders and contracts;
  • Tender creation, dissemination, control, evaluation and effective award documents for approval;
  • Controlled change management based on changing well design needs and contractual validity;
  • Ability to work without supervision in a highly demanding specialised engineering environment;
  • Conduct tenders in a professional manner including capability of material contract exceptions closure in accordance with guidelines and work instructions;
  • Ensure stakeholder alignment for regulatory and licence partner communication;
  • Executing local content requirements where and when necessary, notably through setting scopes aside for Mozambique owned companies;
  • Capable of understanding sourcing process control including compliance and governance;
  • Capable of influencing the Business where there is insufficient clarity of need and aggregation/disaggregation to increase business leverage;
  • Participate in post award contract management and supplier Business Performance Review (BPR);
  • Assist in demand planning and managing the tender tracking meetings to align key stakeholders who generate business needs;
  • Maintain a rigorous governance framework and ensure full compliance with supply chain governance. Take immediate corrective action for all non-compliance;
  • Stakeholder management (internal, government and partners, service providers and suppliers); and
  • Drive opportunities for continuous spend optimisation.

Min experience

15+ years of relevant experience within a similar role

Multiregional business experience (Mozambique or rest of Africa experience will be an advantage)