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Aberdeen - Westhill

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Are you currently operating as a Senior / Legal & Contracts Advisor, or perhaps Legal Counsel, and looking for a challenging and varied role along with personal development?

Our Legal Contracts Manager vacancy is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced commercial / tendering focused legal contracts specialist to join a dynamic Legal & Contracts team.

Our inclusive and collaborative culture creates an energised environment where you will build positive business relationships and gain a deep understanding of the exciting global projects we have been delivering for over 50 years.

The role supports activities across our UK and Global IRM Business Unit, undertaking a challenging and diverse remit with responsibility across a broad range of products, services and geographies.

Our ideal candidate will have established demonstrable experience in the efficient interpretation of contractual documentation and the implementation of contractual and commercial strategies in support of both tendering and operational activities. 

What will you be doing?

  • Responsible for a given group of clients / region on an autonomous basis.
  • Actively work with Tender Managers to develop effective contractual/negotiation strategies for each tender and type of work.
  • Review and qualify contract terms contained within prospective clients’ Invitations To Tender (in partnership with the relevant Tender Manager), and attend client negotiations.
  • Work in partnership with Tender Managers to develop and make recommendations to senior management and seek appropriate approvals as necessary.
  • As a senior member of the Legal Team, contribute to the development and delivery of the team’s strategy and goals, including the training, development and mentorship of team members.
  • Providing guidance to contracts department, supply chain and project personnel on contractual wording/risk mitigation and advising on contractual interpretation.
  • Draft and review general legal agreements including confidentiality agreements, mutual hold harmless agreements, parent company guarantees, memorandum of understanding, pre-bid agreements, co-operation agreements.
  • Provide compliance advice, review due diligence questionnaires from suppliers.
  • Support various internal service providers, including delivering training to other departments.

What experience would we like you to have?

  • Degree educated in Law or relevant Business-related qualification.
  • Commercially focused with a sound knowledge of Contract Law and the ability to draft in a legal / contractual context.
  • Energy or Construction industry experience would be advantageous.
  • Experience within a Global operations, projects or similar organisation would be advantageous.
  • Pragmatic with the ability to negotiate and influence at all levels.
  • Pro-active, solutions-based with the ability to constructively challenge and be challenged.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to build and maintain positive business relationships at all levels and translate to a non-legal audience.
  • Demonstrates credibility and professionalism at all times.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and ownership, and work within a multi-disciplined team.
  • Flexible and able to meet the evolving needs of a 24/7 global business.
  • Detail orientated with excellent analytical skills. 
  • Accustomed to report writing and presenting.
  • Effective planning and organising skills, accustomed to meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.

What do we offer?

  • Career Development – As well as being able to offer a wide variety of projects to work on we have a dedicated personal development scheme and are committed to developing our people, to allow them to progress their career through the organisation.
  • A Sustainable Future – Subsea 7 have been committed to the evolving energy sector for over 10 years. As the energy sector continues to evolve, Subsea 7 are playing a proactive role in developing emerging energy markets. These markets include: decarbonising offshore oil and gas, floating wind, carbon capture and storage, offshore green hydrogen production support and decarbonising our own operations.
  • Flexible working – we offer a flexible working environment with hybrid working options available to any successful candidate.

What do we offer?

  • Career development – with access to a range of learning and development opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development
  • Flexible working – lots of our people work flexibly in different ways. Whether it’s hybrid, part-time of flexitime working. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but let’s have a discussion to see how we can make it work.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave/adoption leave
  • A fantastic benefits package – which includes a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme, discounted health and wellbeing packages, electric car salary sacrifice scheme and more.

Who are we?

We are Subsea7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry. We make offshore energy transition possible through the continuous evolution of lower-carbon oil and gas and by enabling the growth of renewables and emerging energy.

At Subsea7, we are looking for people who think differently. We want people who can bring new ideas and who are willing to take on challenges that will enable us to make a positive impact on a global stage.

In turn we will lift you up and encourage you to go further. Onshore or offshore, embark on a journey of opportunities, continuous learning and development.

Start your journey with us today.

An environment where you can thrive

We recognise that having a diverse team makes us a better, smarter team. Diversity is something we value and regard it as key to our success.

We encourage new ways of thinking and celebrate our wide range of skills that help us continually challenge the status quo and inspire innovation. An inclusive and diverse environment fosters creativity, improves decision-making and introduces new ways of thinking.

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Subsea7 and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Fair employment practices, fair treatment for all individuals and equal opportunity on the basis of merit are the foundation of how we work and develop together.

What happens next?

If you would like to apply for this role, simply click the Apply button found on this page. 

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  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • We would encourage you to include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors such as spelling mistakes.

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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