Lead Contracts and Procurement Specialist (Europe)

  • Competitive
  • Norway Rogaland Stavanger
  • Permanent
  • Alternative & Renewable Energy
Lead Contracts and Procurement Specialist (Europe)

**** This role can be based anywhere in Europe ****

The primary purpose of this role is to lead the contracts function for our Client’s EU Projects, collaborating with the Regional Commercial and Projects teams in the development, from initiation to investment, and execution of Client’s major renewables projects within Europe.

• Develop and present project specific contracting and procurement strategies and plans.
• Support and facilitate the integration of centralised global procurement strategies to regional and project specific contracting and procurement plans.
• Oversee the development, coordination, and evaluation of tender packages for prefeasibility, feasibility and execution phases of Projects including studies for engineering, environmental, social, site investigations, construction, and procurement contracts.
• Support and oversee the negotiation of contract terms and conditions by the Lead / Senior Contracts and Procurement representative, to support project schedule and budget.
• Ensure the teams procurement activities are in accordance with established Contracts and Procurement policies and procedures and continually focus on improving process and procedure where possible.
• Review of procurement documentation that supports the project requirements developed by the team.
• Identify and maximise opportunities to achieve regional and project specific development objectives (including on cost, schedule and risk metrics).
• Managing regional contracts, procurement and supply chain resources to support European Project portfolio priorities and identifying required adjustments to staffing levels.

• Lead European Contracts and Procurement team including responsibility for managing team / unit
to deliver objectives and work to agreed timelines
• Develop reports, analysis and advice to Executive and Senior Management to support contracts/procurement
• Identify and evaluate key risks and seek input from other functions as appropriate (e.g. engineering/
technical, tax, sustainability, governance and compliance, legal, global procurement etc.)
• Maintain and update contracts/procurement records and generate reports on Europe activity to meet
organisational compliance requirements and provide access to procurement information
• Oversee contract administration to support execution, including correspondence and contract notices and claims assessment
• Work as part of the team to deliver value through competitive sourcing and effective contract management

Reports to Global Head of Contracts, Procurement & Supply Chain
Dotted reporting line to the Regional Projects Program Leader – Europe

• +15 years’ experience in Contracts within major projects and/or energy industries (renewable energy experience desirable)
• Bachelor degree in commerce, business, law, or construction desirable
• Excellent drafting, negotiating and communication skills and attention to detail
• Strong commercial acumen
• Chartership by recognised body desirable (e.g. RICS, CIPS or Legal)

• Strong leadership
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment across multiple transactions, projects and contract packages and manage competing deadlines.
• Strong work ethic and the capability to work with initiative and independence.
• Respectful manner with others.
• Understands the importance of stakeholder relationships and can collaborate and engage effectively with project stakeholders including technical, project management, legal, project controls and logistics to co-ordinate and ensure project objectives and contractual delivery parameters are met.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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