Contracts Lead


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About this role: Contracts Lead

About this role: Contracts Lead

Seeking a Contracts Lead to work in Melbourne CBD, VIC. This will be for a contract lasting 2 years+

Brunel Australasia are currently partnered with our client who is a global leading natural oil and gas producer. They have a great reputation for creating a safety-focused culture, in on and offshore environments.

This position will support the Development Drilling portfolio and is an excellent opportunity for someone ideally with a strong technical understanding and experience of Drilling materials and services in a commercially orientated role. Commercial / Procurement experience will be necessary for this role and an ability to quickly adopt Company programs and procedures. Contracting experience work on PNG activity will be favourable, but not a requirement. The position is located in Melbourne CBD office, when applicable.

Manage and implement a portfolio of agreements in the Oil and Gas sector for an upcoming Development Drilling Program(s) including sourcing and acquisition activity for all drilling services and materials requirements. Ability to engage, implement and oversee the full purchase to pay (P2P) procurement process with a focus on tendering activities, business value, on-time delivery, and cycle time.

  • As member of the local Procurement team, tender, negotiate and award medium to high value contracts / orders for the ongoing needs of the Drilling organisation in accordance with Delegation of Authority Guide (DOAG) and Sourcing Acquisition Handbook (SAHB)
  • Negotiates contract pricing and terms & conditions directly with suppliers while working with internal stakeholders, seeking lowest total system costs and appropriate mitigation of supply and legal risk.
  • Fully leverages Procurement processes and tools to ensure most effective procurement method is utilized.
  • Maintains agreement portfolio: scope updates, pricing, Exhibits, amendments.
  • Ensures contract compliance and utilization - monitors supplier performance, troubleshoots issues, etc.
  • Ensures transactional efficiency of agreements by leveraging systems.
  • Identifies business value and other opportunities within the portfolio.
  • Develops and maintains internal and external relationships to meet business line expectations.
  • Provides fit-for-risk process improvements.
  • Influences development and implements Category strategic and commercial guidance; shares portfolio specific market intelligence to
  • Category Networks.
  • Responsible for identifying any issues within their span of control, planning and managing their resolution and reporting on issue resolution status.



  • Experience within Development Drilling / Major Projects in a commercial environment (contract negotiations, tendering and administration)
  • Engineering or technical background preferable; familiarity with Drilling equipment and materials
  • Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills
  • Excellent communication and ability work with various internal stakeholders and external suppliers



  • 2 Years initial contract
  • Melbourne CBD based office
  • Hourly Rate
  • Mon-Fri 8AM to 5PM
  • Great Culture | Safety Focused | Professional Team

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Join the Brunel Family

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

Application process

We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.

After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.

During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.

After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.

Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Sending an application is quick and easy. Just make sure you have the required documents ready to go.

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  • Job references (optional)
  • Motivation Letter (optional)
  • Resume
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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Chris Brennan is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Chris Brennan
Brunel Energy Australia Brisbane

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