Contracts Specialist

May 23, 2024

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Contracts Specialist for a permanent position, located in Aberdeen (Hybrid Working).


Responsible for taking support and lead roles in drafting, negotiating and concluding negotiations of legal positions in contracts related to Oceaneering s business lines.


  • Draft, review, negotiate and administer high-value and high-risk contracts for the manufacture and sale of engineered products and/or onshore and offshore services in domestic and international markets, with a focus on drafting and negotiation of the legal terms and conditions. Some drafting of commercial terms may also be required.
  • Advise business leaders on potential warranty claims, delivery issues, and other post-award support.
  • Interface with regional Legal and Contracts departments to share best practices and ensure consistency throughout the organization.
  • Interface with commercial, bids-and-proposals, sales and operations personnel. Advise on terms and conditions and other contractual issues.
  • Liaise with Subject Matter Experts, including the Legal, Tax, Finance and Insurance Departments, on respective issues to ensure that all contracts comply with Oceaneering s contracting guidelines or other applicable guidelines.
  • Maintain contracts files and database with respect to contracts reviewed and executed.
  • Support profit centre managers and commercial managers in applying contracting principles to understand and address risks associated with various scopes of work.
  • Conduct contracts-related training of operations and other personnel.
  • Promote an awareness of Legal Department policies and procedures in coordination with Regional Legal Counsel.
  • Perform as a team player with a strong work ethic.
  • Perform all work in accordance with Oceaneering s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other relevant policies and procedures.
  • Some travel (domestic and international) may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned. The list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake tasks that may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post.


To be a successful candidate you would typically have broad qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge, including:


  • Bachelor s degree.
  • Ideally at least 5 year(s) of working experience in commercial contracting experience in the offshore oil and gas service industry or engineered manufactured products sector, directly supporting sales and operations management s efforts with clients.
  • Knowledge of indemnity structures and risk mitigation utilized in offshore oil and gas service contracts is essential.
  • English written and verbal communication skills.


  • Degree in Law (LLB or equivalent).
  • Familiar with industry standard contracts (LOGIC, NEC4, FIDIC, BIMCO, etc.).