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[Procurement Manager] Opportunity | Contracts Specialists | California - Local Candidates

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*Our client, a major downstream company, is looking for Contracts Specialist to work on a 6-months contract in Rodeo, California.*

The Contract Specialist will be responsible for the bidding, evaluation, negotiation, execution, management, and closeout of service and goods contracts requirements for the Project. The contract specialist will interface daily with the project construction team and field resources to manage construction contracts already in execution and support the daily needs of the project management team.


Executes all components of the contracting processes (contract strategy development, negotiations, T&Cs, implementation, maintenance and monitoring, etc.).
Develops sound, fit for purpose contracts of the highest standard, and to the schedule requirements of the business.
Works with project resources to ensure Scopes of Work (SOW) clearly outline what is needed by the business and can be delivered on time by the vendor.
Complies with Procurement Policy, Internal Control Standards, and Contracting Processes and Standards.
Applies knowledge of commercial contract law and guidelines, practices and requirements to develop appropriate terms and conditions.
Develops master agreements, contract service call-offs, amendments, and contract addendums.
Ensures alignment between Master Services Agreements and the sub-agreements governed by them.
Maintains appropriate contract files in accordance with document retention policy and supports required audit activity.
Drives formal RFx (requests for information, proposals or quotes). Performs pre-bid and pre-award meetings. Analyzes suitability of bids dependent on time constraints, cost, safety and quality assurance. Prepares bid evaluations and seeks appropriate approvals of awards.
Develops and incorporates advanced contracting strategies as appropriate, including most effective compensation structure (T&M, Cost Plus Fixed Fee, Lump sum, Unit Based, etc.), potential incentive/liquidated damages, and other potential commercial levers.
Keep accurate project records of all important discussions and meetings with various contractors, supports consultation regarding post-award contract claims and disputes.
As required, resolves issues (pricing, quality, timing, claims, liens, etc.) associated with purchase agreements and deliverables.
Works with Legal to ensure compliance with all requirements and legal statutes.
Be the thinking partner for other senior project leadership team members

*Main requirements:*

Bachelorís degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering, or relevant discipline.
5-10 years of relevant experience in forming and administering large multi-million dollars oil & gas projects construction contracts with various compensation structures
Strong knowledge of Contract Management processes and tools.
Strong commercial acumen with demonstrated competency in sourcing and contracting practices.
Advanced contract drafting skills.
Proven procurement technical skills in the development and execution of negotiation strategies as well as contract implementation planning & execution.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence third parties such as suppliers, governmental organizations and partners.
Knowledge of commercial frameworks and contract terms & conditions.
Working knowledge of Commercial Contract Law and its use in establishing procurement contracts and negotiating settlements.
Working knowledge of SAP and other procurement technologies (e.g., e-Sourcing, contract lifecycle management, SRPM)


Masterís degree in Business, Supply Chain, or relevant discipline.
Knowledge or firsthand experience with refinery, chemical plant or midstream work processes
Background in construction, construction management, or contractor management

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