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London - Sutton
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At Subsea 7, we take pride in being recognised globally as a leader across the Energy Industry.  For 5 decades our people have delivered over 1,000 projects in all water depths across our energy hubs and we continue to do so, adapting and evolving in an ever-changing world. 

Our sustainability and ongoing success are only possible through innovation, collaboration and the development and diversity of our people, assets, and technology.  By joining Subsea 7, you become part of a team of people who everyday ‘Make Incredible Things Happen’.

Subsea 7 is currently recruiting for a Supply Chain Management Graduate to join our Commercial Graduate Development Programme in September/October 2023 in our London offices (UK).

The Supply Chain Management Graduate will benefit from Subsea 7’s 2-year rotational graduate programme, enabling graduates to gain experience of Subsea 7's key commercial departments of Supply Chain Management, Tendering and Commercial Performance with the intention of returning to Supply Chain Management department after the 2-year rotation programme is completed. Our expectation and your challenge, is that upon completion of the programme, the successful candidate will be making a confident and independent contribution to the Supply Chain Management function within Subsea 7.


Our vision

Our vision is to lead the way in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry.

In an evolving energy sector, we create sustainable value by being the industry’s partner and employer of choice in delivering the efficient offshore solutions the world needs.

Subsea 7 provides project management, engineering and construction expertise across three operational business units. Through our 3 Business Units - SURF and Conventional, Life of Field and Renewables & Heavy Lifting we are able to provide full energy lifecycle services.

We provide integrated services and we plan and design and manage the delivery of complex projects in harsh and challenging environments. 

Commercial Graduate Development Scheme

Through our Commercial Graduate Development Scheme our graduates are able to gain experience within Subsea 7's key commercial departments.

There are four main elements of the programme:

On-the-job development

Through on-the-job training you will develop key capabilities related to Supply Chain Management, Contracts, Project Control, Sales and Marketing, and Tendering. This on-the-job training will involve but is not limited to:

  • Learning Subsea 7 ways of working and how the business operates
  • Develop commercial awareness
  • Develop an understanding of Subsea 7’s technical competencies
  • Awareness of Subsea 7’s Clients' needs
  • Bring Subsea 7’s values to life in terms of Safety, Performance, Integrity, Collaboration and Innovation and Sustainability
  • Work with Clients, Subcontractors and internal stakeholders
  • Recognise the objectives for professional development and strive to achieve development goals
  • Perform work in accordance with the Company’s Business Management System and good working practices

Formal training courses

Formal training will be offered during the course of the programme including but not limited to:

  • Commercial awareness
  • Contractual awareness
  • Technical awareness
  • Onsite and offsite training with some involving travel overseas where applicable


On commencement of the programme, you will be assigned a mentor within the Supply Chain Management department who will provide day-to-day guidance and support your career progression and development. The mentor will maintain regular contact with you providing direction to help you achieve your targets and goals.

Personal development

Subsea 7 believes that your career is owned by you however we will provide you with the tools and support to achieve your goals. You will participate in project tasks to challenge your commercial and technical awareness, communication, presentation and team building skills. You will also network with other Subsea 7 Commercial Graduates hired in different locations globally to share your knowledge and experience.

During the programme, applicants will have the opportunity for short duration overseas assignment in locations ranging from France, Brazil, Malaysia, Australia and others, with opportunities for future medium-term overseas assignments after the programme has been completed.

Supply Chain Management

The applicant will complete rotations to other Commercial departments as part of the programme and will then return to Supply Chain Management department on completion of the programme.

Key Supply Chain Management activities include but not limited to:

  • Management of procurement of medium to complex “engineered” materials and/or services from the bidding process to final delivery/completion as per the Project or Tender Procurement Plan requirements (Safety, Time, Cost, Quality).
  • Perform market analysis on Supplier base for required products / services
  • Prepare Request for Quotations and Project-specific proposal documentation
  • Perform commercial and contractual analysis of supplier bids and make recommendations to the Project or Tender team
  • Perform commercial negotiation with Suppliers
  • Draft Subcontracts, working closely with Contracts and Legal teams
  • Collaboration with internal stakeholders – engineering, quality, HSE, planning and external stakeholders – Clients and Suppliers
  • Cost, schedule and performance reporting
  • Support Tendering activities – developing supply strategy and budgets

Experience and Skills Required

Applications are now sought from degree qualified candidates who are holding a Bachelors degree, preferably in one of the following:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Law/Legal studies
  • Engineering with a related commercial subject

Subsea 7 is seeking candidates who are committed to a career choice in the Energy Industry and possess the following qualities:

  • Presents him/herself in a professional manner
  • Articulates views in a comprehensive manner
  • Produces work of presentable quality
  • Able to communicate with impact
  • Uses initiative, is independent and has personal responsibility
  • Has good organisational skills and smart working methods
  • Collaborative and a team player
  • Flexible and able to work to deadlines and adaptable with the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong ownership and leadership
  • Strategic thinking
  • Willing to work in a fast paced environment

Successful candidates will be based in London. Start date September/October 2023.

Subsea 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations. Along with a wide range of benefits and a flexible working environment, employees can further enhance their work-life balance through our Remote Working Policy. #LI-AB1


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