Company: Oceaneering International
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and
products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop
products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an
offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the
world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a
leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals,
subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology
expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling,
aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.
The Contracts Specialist/Senior Contracts Specialist serves as both
a business partner and a subject matter expert on contracts-related
matters, with responsibility for ensuring timely, accurate and
risk-weighted advice and service. A member of a collegial and
highly effective Legal Department, the Contracts Specialist/Senior
Contracts Specialist works in close collaboration with other
Oceaneering employees across business segments and functional
departments to enable business and maximize profit in furtherance
of the Company's strategic objectives and within its Mission,
Vision, and Values.
The Contract Specialist/Senior Contracts Specialist leads the
review, drafting, negotiation and execution of the legal terms and
conditions included in commercial contracts and subcontracts for
Oceaneering's service and product lines. The Contracts
Specialist/Senior Contracts Specialist is also responsible for
supporting Oceaneering's business segments and procurement
department on other contractual matters as they arise. The
Contracts Specialist/Senior Contracts Specialist will be
responsible for contracts of various values and complexities that
may have senior management visibility.
--- This role provides the opportunity to work in hybrid
environment, working both virtually and in a designated office.
Duties & Responsibilities
--- In support of Oceaneering's sales and procurement activities,
analyze, draft, and negotiate contractual terms and conditions
related to: (1) the provision of services, (2) the sale of goods,
(3) the sale of Software as a Service (SaaS), and (4) the
procurement of services and/or goods (Supplier contracts), while at
all times ensuring compliance with Oceaneering's policies and
guidelines. Types of contracts include, but are not limited to,
master service/purchasing agreements, project-specific contracts,
vessel charter agreements, shipyard agreements, confidentiality
agreements and parent company guarantees.
--- Advise personnel in the Bids and Proposals, Commercial, Sales,
Operations and Procurement functions on Oceaneering's policies and
guidelines, as well as contractual risks and mitigation approaches,
throughout the contract negotiation process.
--- Liaise with Legal, Tax, Finance, Insurance, and other
Oceaneering functions to ensure that all contracts comply with
Oceaneering's policies and guidelines.
--- Advise business segment leaders on Oceaneering's policies and
guidelines related to contractual risk and mitigation. Recommend
updates to policies and guidelines as appropriate.
--- Counsel business segment leaders on contract issues that arise
--- Administer contracts files in Oceaneering's contract management
database in compliance with Legal Department guidelines and
--- Provide and participate in formal and informal training related
to Oceaneering's contracting policies and practices.
--- Work additional hours on short notice and be accessible for
communication after normal working hours as necessary to meet
business and operational demands.
--- Perform other duties as assigned.
--- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and
--- Minimum 3 years of relevant experience, including experience
with indemnity structures and limitations of liability is
Contracting experience in one or more of the following
--- Offshore energy services, including renewable energy
--- Manufacturing and sale of goods
--- Industrial mobility and autonomous vehicles
--- Digital services and technology, including SaaS, data, and
--- A law degree is helpful but not required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
--- Brings a proactive, team-oriented approach.
--- Develops and maintains strong professional relationships with
Legal colleagues, other Oceaneering employees, and external
customers and suppliers.
--- Ability to communicate effectively with leaders, colleagues,
customers, and others, singly and in groups, orally and in writing,
including responding to common matters raised by customers, and
making presentations to leaders and colleagues.
--- Ability to draft contractual language with minimum
--- Ability to define and solve practical and complex problems,
collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
--- Spanish language skills are helpful but not required.
--- Willing to travel, domestically and internationally, as
This position is Hybrid - Remote and will require commuting to a
designated office. Hybrid work schedules are determined by the
hiring manager based on business need.
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