Company: Equinor
Skills: Commercial Management, Contracts Engineer, Supply Chain Management
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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We are Equinor, an international energy company with a proud history. Formerly Statoil, we are 20,000 committed colleagues developing oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide. We're the largest operator in Norway, among the world's largest offshore operators, and a growing force in renewables.

Equinor UK manage a broad range of upstream activities from the headquarters of UK and Ireland Offshore (UKI) in Aberdeen. On the UK continental shelf, Equinor operate the Mariner, Rosebank, Bressay and Utgard fields as well as being partner in Jupiter. We continue to maintain an active exploration campaign.

The Mariner Field is one of the largest capital commitments to the UK Continental Shelf in more than a decade and one of Equinor's most innovative developments. Production is expected to commence in 2019. Rosebank is our most recent acquisition to join our growing portfolio. Driven by our Nordic urge to explore beyond the horizon, and our dedication to safety, equality and sustainability, we're building a global business on our values and the energy needs of the future.

Equinor UK is recruiting for two positions as Senior Contract Specialist. One position will provide procurement support to Mariner within Drilling & Well, and Operation & Maintenance. The other position will provide procurement support to our Offshore Wind Farms in the UK.



Mariner Heavy Oil Field

  • Discovered in 1981
  • Recoverable reserves estimated at 250 million barrels of oil
  • Equinor became operator of the Mariner field in 2007
  • Average plateau production will be 55,000 barrels per day
  • 30-year field life
  • HU&C of the Mariner platform started in the summer of 2017
  • Mariner Production starts first half 2019

Offshore Wind

Equinor is operator for Sheringham Shoal, Dudgeon and Hywind Scotland Wind Farms in the UK providing electricity to 630,000 homes in the UK


Job Description

The position will report into Head of Procurement UK & Ireland based in Aberdeen. Equinor's Procurement function in the UK is a team of 20-25 people supporting all onshore and offshore UK activities.

Responsible for tactical procurement activities, establishing and managing contracts, coordinating and following up supplier performance for a portfolio of contracts for Mariner Drilling & Well and Operations, or Offshore Wind

Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with technical counterparts to understand project demands and market requirements within the Business Area that you will support

Drive SCM processes for the Business Area in close cooperation with local business representatives and corporate functions within and outside Procurement/SCM

Demand and market analysis

Supplier pre-qualifications

Development of overall and specific procurement strategies and tender documentation, locally or part of global sourcing teams

Prepare contractual documentation in accordance with corporate and local procedures

Supplier Relationship Management

Performance Management

Advise internal customer on procurement issues

Develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with all key internal and external stakeholders

Ensure compliance with Equinor governing Supply Chain Management processes and UK requirements

Execute SCM in a LEAN context

Drive and support Digitalisation and innovation within the SCM function



  • Master degree qualification in a relevant discipline e.g. Supply Chain Management, Business Studies, Law, is desirable
  • Broad understanding of the Oil & Gas or Renewable industry, including a sound appreciation of the technical aspects that drive the commercial aspects of projects
  • Significant experience and competence in the creation and management of strategic contracts in the UK
  • Experienced in strategic sourcing and SCM processes
  • Solid experience of UK legislative environment and contractual agreements
  • SAP experience, including Requisition to Pay
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken
  • Relevant experience may compensate for formal qualifications


Personal Qualities

  • Excellent commercial understanding and performance drive
  • Ability to forge strong stakeholder relationships and collaboration
  • Ability to work in a cross cultural/international working environment
  • Open and able to work within multidisciplinary teams and across organisational boundaries
  • Skilled in developing, utilizing and extending network of internal and external contacts
  • Identifies closely with Equinor's values: courageous, open, caring, collaborative
  • Delivers high quality work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to seek creative win-win solutions
  • Ability to develop trust, respect and teamwork within and outside own unit
  • Good communication, interpersonal and cross cultural skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and leadership experience - either of own team or as task responsible
  • A role model with high ethical standards
  • Interest and drive to contribute to our SCM improvement agenda and innovative solutions
  • Ability to live by our safety and security expectations


We Offer

We offer competitive salaries, a general bonus scheme, good pension and insurance schemes and a comprehensive welfare package. Equinor wants to ensure diversity in terms of gender, age and culture


General Information

Our values are to be courageous, open, collaborative and caring. We believe in these qualities, which are essential for building an even stronger Equinor. If you can identify with them, you could be the one to strengthen our team. Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process.

All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law and increase security.

This position is based in Aberdeen working on local terms.