Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Supply Chain Management
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: 1
Location: Ingleside, Texas, United States

Contracts Specialist
The role involves vetting (with relevant stakeholders), managing, negotiating and resolving commercial matters associated with the Topsides Fabrication contract. Successful candidate also leads commercial meetings and represents company in all commercial matters. Administrative tasks such as routing documents for approval out of scope and performed by Contracts Administrator. Individuals enjoying fast-paced, multifunctional work with minimal direction and a healthy dose ofconfl ict resolution are best suited for the role.
The role primarily consists of vetting, negotiating and resolving contractor's change requests associated with the management of the Topsides Fabrication contract (circa $600MM USD), thereby protecting company interests while supporting execution of the work. To achieve this, the successful candidate will have to interface with key stake holderssuch as HSE, Quality and Technical (internal) and Contractor's representatives (external). Decision making will grow from"with support" to "infl uence/direct" with "Authority to Approve" as successful candidate grows in confi dence. Although overall workfl ow is established (entitlement, quantum, negotiation), the position requires a high level of problem solving as Change Proposals (CPs), or change requests, signifi cantly vary in nature (e.g. discipline touched, compensation mechanism…). Primary focus of the successful candidate will be on the Topsides Fabrication contract (work performed inIngleside TX) but there is opportunity to expand to other contracts. Success will be measured by metrics such as:
• # of safety incident;
• Response cycle time;
• # of CPs resolved against planned; and
• Value Defense/Cost Avoidance.
Technical Competencies:
• Microsoft Offi ce (especially excel and word) | Profi cient
• Complex Negotiation
• Evaluation of claim's merit given contractual documentation (e.g. specs, preambles, established rates…)
• Claim management and resolution
Behavioral Competencies:
• Action oriented: willing to act and take on challenges
• Persistent: follow-up and close matters
• Detail oriented: review Contractor's request in fi ne details, involving right stakeholders
• Firm but fair: Actively clarify/challenge contractor's request and, if deemed valid, resolve quickly
• Forward thinker: look for warning signs through internal and external exchanges to proactively guard against potential issues
Qualifi cations
• Education level:
o undergraduate in engineering or business required
o SCM related certifi cation (e.g. SCMP) an asset
o Engineering background an asset
• Knowledge of job or industry specifi c practices or processes:
o 8+ years of contract administration/management related experience required
o Experience in working in a project environment required
o Experience in running RFx process an asset
• Experience directly applicable to the position
o Working in cross-functional team (HSE, Quality, Technical, Project Services) required
o Experience in negotiating and resolving commercial matters required
o Experience in managing large scale fabrication contract(s) an asset

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.