Company: Perenco
Skills: Contracts Administration
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Norwich, England, United Kingdom

This role will report directly to our Administration Manager.  The position will be based at Norwich with travel to our other sites as operationally required. The successful candidate will provide sound commercial advice to contract sponsors and users and ensure the company maximises the economic benefits from the services provided by it Contractors.  You will be confident and self-motivated and have good analytical and problem solving skills. As you will be representing the company we expect a high level of integrity and a professional manner in dealing with contractors and third parties.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Lead a team of contract specialists to provide the best commercial guidance to contract sponsors, ensuring value for money is optimised.
  • Advise, guide and support contract users on the fundamental principles and processes to adopt when developing and implementing contracting strategies
  • Draft and compile requests for information, requests for proposal, invitations to tender, tender evaluation and contract documents in a clear, detailed proactive manner with the objective of minimising claims and disputes
  • Ensure tendering, bid clarifications and tender evaluations are carried out consistently and fairly
  • Support contract users in the resolution of commercial and contractual issues with contractors including review of terms and conditions of contract in collaboration with company's legal, risk and insurance specialists
  • Prepare recommendations to management for award and execution of a variety of contracts
  • Take ownership and act with the authority of the nominated company commercial representative to maintain a designated portfolio of contracts.
  • Liaise with company's procurement department to optimise the procurement strategy and ensure full compliance with company procedures
  • Liaise with group contract department to access group frame agreements.
  • Support contract users in commercial negotiations with contractors
  • Draft and issue contract letters and notices when required
  • Establish systems for contractor performance management

Key Skills:

  • A flexible, team player, able to work effectively in a dynamic environment alongside different disciplines
  • Delivery driven and able to work with a high degree of self-initiative and integrity
  • A creative thinker, well-motivated with a proven delivery record
  • An effective communicator at all levels of management both internally and externally
  • High degree of commercial acumen and awareness
  • Developing and presenting effective contracting strategies


  • Previous experience in the oil and gas industry would be advantageous
  • Qualified to degree level or able to demonstrate equivalent practical experience
  • Working knowledge of LOGIC or similar style standard contracts
  • Working knowledge of BIMCO forms
  • Proficient in IT toolkit including MS word and Excel 


At Perenco we value and reward our people, offering competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits including:

  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Flexible Benefit Allowance
  • Life Assurance
  • Excellent Pension Provision