Strategic Procurement – Contracts Specialist

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Norway



Personal Qualities


We’re 22,000 colleagues in more than 30 countries delivering oil, gas, wind and solar power to 170 million people worldwide. Taking on tough energy challenges is our job. Right now, we’re facing an enormous task: supplying the world with the energy it needs, while lowering emissions.

We’re up for the challenge. Are you?

The position

By joining our team in Projects, Drilling & Procurement you will have the opportunity to:

  • Shape, deliver and maximise the value of Equinor’s existing and future contract portfolio.
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional teams for the establishment of procurement strategies.
  • Prepare and issue enquiries, manage and conduct bid evaluation, negotiations and prepare award recommendation.
  • Ensure compliance throughout the process with focus on integrity due diligence, human rights assessments, safety, and commercial risk.
  • Drive and perform contract management and stakeholder management, from award to contract close-out, to optimise value and ensure safety together with internal Contract Company Representative and creating value with suppliers and partners.

In Procurement and Supplier Relations, a sub-unit of Projects, Drilling & Procurement, you will be part of a global procurement organisation consisting of approx. 700 employees working with a broad range of services. Now we are looking for procurement professionals to three of our main categories: Drilling, Well and Intervention (DWI), Corporate Services (CS) and Operations (OP).

You will be part of a high performing team of procurement professionals in a multi-dynamic environment. You will get the opportunity to manage a specific contract portfolio where you in close collaboration with the business line will interact with suppliers – both for contract establishment and contract management.


We are looking to make more than 1 hire and are happy to receive applications from people with varied levels of experience. 

Some qualities are essential for Equinor. You identify with our values, open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture. For this position, we are also looking for:

  • 2-10 years experience within strategic procurement, supply chain, contracts management, negotiation, tendering or a similar commercial related field.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area.
  • An interest in continually upskilling in digital tools.
  • Performance-driven with a strong interest for commercial focused work.
  • Ability to address safety performance, engage and collaborate with our suppliers to avoid major accidents to reduce personal injuries and carbon footprint.
  • Proven ability to assess, prioritize and respond to urgent situations.
  • Self-motivated, team player, curious, and passionate about learning and development.
  • Professional level of English language skills is essential for this position, both oral and written.

General information

Please attach copies of your CV, diplomas, certificates and grades in English or a Scandinavian language.Through this link you can find important information on what to include in your CV, which will make the application process easier and faster.

Applications submitted without necessary attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated.
If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. Candidates will be asked for information on affiliation to high-risk countries for a security assessment. Furthermore, background checks are performed on all final candidates and all permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law.

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