Vacancy Type

Permanent

Location

SW London

Our reference

3522

Rate

Negotiable

Start date

ASAP

Role Description

We are currently recruiting for a Contracts Advisor with experience or knowledge of Norwegian Law, to join our client, a leading offshore design and installation contractor, on a permanent staff basis, working from their UK head office in South West London.

Reporting directly to the Head of Contract Management, the candidate will;

  • Liaise and negotiate with external customers, partners, suppliers, subcontractors.
  • Perform contracts analysis and research as well as contracts review, qualification, drafting and negotiation.
  • Offer day to day advice and support to internal clients in the areas of tendering activities, project execution and procurement.
  • Liaise with other Company and Corporate support functions (Finance, Tax, Business Development, Estimating, Project Control, Insurance, Legal Affairs.

The purpose of the role is to;

  • Support to business (tender preparation and negotiation, projects execution).
  • Contribute to the success of commercial proposals with a distribution of risks and based on terms acceptable to the Company.
  • Support the completion of projects within time and budget; contribute to the mitigation of risks and the maximisation of profits resulting from the execution of projects.
  • Act not only as functional expert but also and above all as trusted advisor and business partner across the Company. 
  • Ensure standard contracting rules are adequately applied to all contracts, both with customers and suppliers/subcontractors, always in consideration of the perceived level of risks that each of them involves.

Requirements;

  • Understanding of LOGIC, FIDIC and incoterms
  • Experience and knowledge of Norwegian Law
  • Knowledge of the peculiar components of the EPC company core business
  • Understanding and knowledge of the principles of both common and civil law systems, with particular reference to contract law. Capability to define differences and implications related thereto.
  • Knowledge of legal principles, obligations, responsibility related to partnership agreements (Joint Ventures, Consortia, Heads of Agreement, Frame Agreement, Memorandum of Understanding, etc.) where Company or any of its affiliates is involved
  • Rigorous and vigilant in the contract preparation assuring that any negotiated modification is implemented and that all the documents forming the contract are correctly assembled.
  • Full comprehension of all legal obligations and responsibilities arising out of the contracts entered into by Company, whether with clients or subcontractors and suppliers. Including any ancillary obligation related to bank or parent Company guarantees, performance and warranty bonds and legislation on public works.
  • Ability to think through situations from different perspectives and take the appropriate risks and decisions. Be aware and take costs/benefits and organizational implications into consideration.
  • Lead and steer actions with full accountability and tenacity to ensure successful outcomes. Set goals and plan the actions needed to meet short and long term targets.
  • Understand market dynamics and trends that affect the business. Be focused on the long term business strategy and consequently set priorities and actions.
  • Be open to change and continuous improvement, and in fact drive these by energising people to the specific need for modifications to the way things are done.
  • Collaborate with peers or teams of different functions and countries to achieve success collectively. Share useful information and build trust by listening to all stakeholders. Be interested in other individuals' perspectives and concerns.
  • Search for opportunities to increase and improve own knowhow and competencies. Encourage others to increase their know-how. Curiosity and an orientation for learning are implied. 

Job details:

Permanent staff role - salary negotiable, depending upon experience, and a generous staff benefits package will apply.

Start date: ASAP

Location: SW London

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. 

 
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