Job Role Summary
The Contracting Advisor (CA) has the responsibility to lead and manage the commercial aspects of the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC), Agreements development process. Values typically range from $5M to $700M per contract. The activities generally conclude with award of a contract and continued portfolio stewardship. The CA is provided as functional support to the projects and handles most aspects of contract development after strategy development.
As a procurement professional, the Contracting advisor shall 1) ensure process integrity, 2) provide commercial experience and insight, 3) leverage Global Procurement spend and supply chain expertise, and 4) efficiently provide contracting and procurement expertise
Primary Job Functions
1. Work with the CM and Contracts Engineer on the overall project contracting strategy
2. Gain alignment with the project/client on specific issues regarding the contract plan for the contract package being worked.
- Develop summary of key contractual issues and review with project team/client, the project's risk-related position. These include levels of indemnity, warranty provisions, etc.
- Ensure project team/client is familiar with overall Bid package, contract structure, compensation strategy, etc.
3. Participate in overall Contractor pre-qualification and selection process.
4. Develop and obtain approval of the contract-specific procurement plan.
5. Work with the project team/client to assemble the Bid package
- Lead commercial Bid development (PD and commercial exhibits), coordinate reviews with corporate functions (e.g. Tax, Law, Audit Controllers, Treasurers, etc.)
- Develop the Bid package consistent with the responsibility matrix established with project team/client
6. Coordinate communications with bidders during the tender period.
7. Analyze proposals and negotiate with bidder(s) to resolve all contractual terms and conditions and pricing issues during the bid evaluation period
- Perform analysis of commercial proposal and provide an evaluation of the pricing provided by the bidders
- Finalize negotiations of any contested contractual terms and conditions
8. Lead development of and coordinate approval of overall evaluation plan.
9. Work with project team/client to develop and gain approval for the contract award recommendation.
10. Complete the final contract and issue for execution
- Ensure all documents and exhibits to be prepared by other functions are complete and included in final contract package
11. Maintain communication with MCP subject matter expert and contribute to functional excellence and networking
- BS, MBA, MS in Engineering, Supply Chain, or other applicable business degrees
- Strong analytical, leadership, negotiation and communication skills
- A minimum of 5 years Project Procurement experience at EPC firm or at a major oil & gas, refining or petrochemical company
- Capital project experience in Contracting/Subcontracting management and/or Materials Management (equipment and material purchases)
Preferred Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
- A minimum of 5 years relevant experience working on capital projects for an oil & gas, refining and/or petrochemical company
- Project Procurement experience in either an EPC firm or a Major Integrated Energy Company
- Refinery or Chemical plant capital project experience
- Experience supporting large capital projects valued $500M+
- Procurement / commercial functional expertise
- Understanding of client business and objectives
- Knowledge of material and equipment vendors utilized by energy and petrochemical industry
- Leadership skills
- Effective Communication
- Analytical skills / understanding of total system cost concept
- Sound decision-making skills
- Effective negotiation, advocacy and influencing
- Project planning / execution
ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.