Contracts Procurement Specialist


Airswift is hiring Contracts & Procurement experience in Energy Industry to join our client that works on mega projects to be based in Brisbane, QLD.

Position Summary:

Undertake the sourcing, selection, awarding and commercial management of goods and services required for ConocoPhillips Australia Operations. Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the process of procuring services and materials in a timely, efficient, and effective way by managing the stages of prequalification, bidding, evaluating, contracting, and awarding the contract.
  • Preparation and collation of information and documents required for end-to-end sourcing activities.
  • Working with stakeholders to identify and measure possible contract risks, identify, and implement suitable mitigations.
  • Lead and facilitate proposal/tender evaluations.
  • Conduct ongoing market intelligence and commercial evaluations. This may include the preparation of should-cost and lifecycle cost models.
  • Co-ordination with relevant functions, such as Accounts Payable, HSE, Logistics, Finance, Legal, Information Technology, Engineering, Quality and Employee Relations.
  • Prepare internal and external stakeholders contract approval documentation, and complete activities required to facilitate internal and external approvals.
  • Ensure effective contract management after award – including setting up the contract, maintaining good relationships, resolving invoicing and systems queries, disputes resolution, evaluating contractor performance, contract amendments, contract value reviews/changes, claims etc.
  • Review price adjustments requests from suppliers and compare them with contract terms and market conditions to achieve best value for money outcome.
  • Support the Australian Business Unit Downstream departments to manage their budgets related to purchasing goods and services.

Leadership Competencies:

  • Takes Accountability
  • Drives Performance
  • Makes Decisions

Key Stakeholders:

  • Internal requestors 
  • Contractors/Suppliers
  • Functional stakeholders 
  • Joint Venture and other Partners and Operations and Exploration 

Experience & Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Law or Engineering.
  • Minimum 10 years of recent end-to-end contracts & procurement experience.
  • Strong negotiation and drafting skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in work planning, prioritisation, and management.
  • A proven ability to develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships and networks.
  • Demonstrated commercial savvy – including understanding value for money and risk management.
  • Experience in assessing and managing contract variations, including scope changes and price adjustments.
  • Experience in Contract administration such as cost and warranty claims.


  • Recent experience preparing and/or overseeing contracts for offshore/drilling campaigns (preferably local Australian projects).
  • A good understanding of cybersecurity protections in contracts.
  • Experience contracting in a hybrid and knock-for-knock indemnity regime.


If you would like to be considered for the position, please apply direct to this advertisement with your CV & contact details. Or send the same to 

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