Senior Contracts & Procurement Specialist (Norway)

  • Competitive
  • Norway Rogaland Stavanger
  • Permanent
  • Alternative & Renewable Energy
Senior Contracts & Procurement Specialist
  • Norway (Stavanger desirable)
  • Reporting to the Regional Lead - C&P Europe

Our Client are leading the global energy transition by developing a portfolio of renewable energy and green hydrogen project to produce 15 mpta of Green Hydrogen by 2030. Their large scale, low-cost hydropower, geothermal, solar and wind assets will support establishment of green energy and green product industries around the world.

Our Client is looking for a Senior Contracts & Procurement Specialist to join its team in Norway.
The primary purpose of this role is to support the contracts function, assisting the Projects team in the development, from initiation to investment, and execution of Client’s major renewables projects within Norway (and wider Europe where required).

Key Responsibilities
• Develop and present project specific contracting and procurement strategies and plans to
the Study Management and Project Execution key stakeholders.
• Develop, coordinate, and evaluate tender packages for pre-feasibility, 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 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 cost saving opportunities
• Provide reports, analysis and advice to support procurement decision-making
• Identify and evaluate key risks at a contract formation and seek input from other functions as
appropriate (e.g. technical, legal etc.)
• Maintain and update procurement records and generate reports on procurement and contract activity to meet organisational compliance requirements and provide access to procurement information
• 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

Qualifications & Skills
• 8-10 years’ experience in Contracts within major projects and/or energy industries (renewable energy experience desirable)
• Strong EPC experience pre-tender.
• Bachelor degree in commerce, business, law, or construction desirable.
• Chartership by recognised body desirable (e.g. RICS, CIPS or Legal)
• Native or fluent Norwegian language skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment across multiple packages
• Good attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to build strong relationships and influence key stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
• Strong organisational skills, producing plans, schedules and breaking down work into meaningful deliverables communicated to sub-teams.
• Embed a culture of continuous improvement enabling delivery at pace.
• Ability to work well in an international setting, collaboratively as part of a team including with
remote teams.
• Candidates must be able to bring a flexible mindset, challenge traditional thinking and be prepared to work outside of their comfort zone.

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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