Tullow Oil Senior Contracts Advisor, Contracts Advisor online Jobs in Kenya


Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100.

The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 25 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference.

We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy.

Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking a talented, self motivated, proactive and skilled individudal of high personal integrity to fill the following positions:

Senior Contracts Advisor

Reports to: Supply Chain Manager

Job Purpose:

Responsible for placement of contract packages and subsequent post contract administration along with associated documentation development and approval requirements.
  • Develops contracting strategies
  • Reviews and further develops specifications and scope of work.
  • Responsible for development, compilation and conduct of pre-qualification exercises, invitation to tender documentation, tender openings and evaluation of tenders received, including detailed analysis of commercial and contractual qualifications, contract negotiation and execution of contracts.
  • Ensures compliance with Tullow, JOA and PSC requirements along with governance and compliance obligations.
  • Addresses variations and claims with contractors
  • Oversees administration of contracts through to close out
  • Attends progress meetings and presents management updates
  • Provides support to Project Teams in support of the contract management process, post-award contractual interpretation and administration matters
  • Provides regular management reports on activities
  • Minimum 10 years proven oil and gas contracting experience.
  • Preferably to Degree level in a business, engineering or management related subject.
  • CIPS preferred.
  • Formulation and negotiation experience of a cross section of complex contracts
  • Complete understanding of significant legal and commercial issues
  • International exposure within an oil and gas operating environment.
  • Formulating, evaluating and negotiating complex contracts.
  • Receptive to handling minor as well as major contracts
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with diverse business drivers and variables.
  • Handling of multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • High level of competency with the Microsoft suite of applications.
  • Commercially aware with sound business acumen.
Contracts Advisor
Reports to: Contracts and Procurement Manager

Job Purpose:

Support the Kenya Business Unit to meet its objectives through the development of contracting strategies, composition and issue of invitations to tender, objective bid evaluation, preparation and award of the final contract, coupled with post award contractor performance management.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Develops contracting strategies for non complex contracts.
  • Provides assistance in facilitating contract strategy workshop sessions.
  • Reviews Specifications and Scope of Work for completeness and enables technical functions to translate their requirements into a clearly articulated expression of commercial intent.
  • Develops, compiles and conducts pre-qualification exercises, pre-tender meetings, invitation to tender documentation, tender openings and evaluation of tenders received, including detailed analysis of commercial and contractual qualifications, exceptions and deviations.
  • Provides ad-hoc support to User functions in support of the contract management process, post-award contractual interpretation and administration matters coupled with contract provisions including explanations on processes, penalties, and compliance terms to Users.
  • Formulating, evaluating and negotiating contracts.
  • Demonstrates continuous efforts to work co-operatively and jointly to provide a quality and seamless customer service.
  • Subject to compliance with the C&P Procedures, authority to endorse recommendations to award purchase orders and contracts for goods, works and services.
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience.
  • Preferably to Diploma level in a business or management related subject; CIPS preferred.
  • Predominantly contracts formulation experience with exposure to all disciplines and issues within the supply chain.
  • Experience of exploration/appraisal/development drilling operations.
  • Experience working in Africa on the above is preferred
  • International exposure within an Oil and Gas operating environment.
  • Proven contracts formulation experience is paramount; with the following academic qualifications being advantageous:
  • Receptive to handling low value as well as intermediate contracts.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Commercially aware with sound business acumen.
  • Proactively pursues defined objectives whilst seeking to identify, initiate and develop their skills, both within the function and at a wider business perspective.
  • Demonstrates a personal commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment.
How to apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, valid email address, and the names and telephone contacts of three professional referees.
All applications and enquiries should be addressed to:

E-mail:  recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only shortlisted candidates will be contracted

Closing date:
Monday 3rd March 2014.