Paralegal / Contracts Manager

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
16 Jan 2023
13 Feb 2023
Job Title
Practice Area
Commercial Contracts
Contract Type
Full Time

Paralegal / Contracts Manager

Schlumberger Limited


A competitive salary and excellent working environment

  Job Description

The Contracts Manager is a key management member of the Contracts Function. The Contracts Manager is, depending on assignment, responsible for the overall management of all Customer contracts, wellsite subcontracts of a certain assigned location and for the resolution of all contractual issues in accordance with our Contracts Integrity Essentials standard. The Contracts Manager works closely with the Sales & Commercial and Legal departments to:

1) manage the contracting process

2) ensure compliance with internal contracting standards and legal guidelines

3) set and achieve objectives which add value to the organization and its shareholders and

4) develop strategies to identify, manage and mitigate contractual risks in the assigned location.


  • Owns the Customer Contracts Contracts process from the moment the tender evaluation commences up to the closure of the Contract.
  • Ensures and promotes compliance with Schlumberger policies, standards, procedures, and contractual obligations.
  • Reviews and assesses the liabilities present in our Customer Contracts or Subcontracts in order to provide expert advice to Schlumberger operations managers and management team, and assists to negotiate T&C.
  • Collaborates with the Legal Department, Finance Department (including Tax), HSE, Sourcing & Procurement, Operations (or any other department/function) as appropriate, to ensure contractual and commercial risks and exposures are clearly identified, analysed and properly addressed in contractual provisions.
  • Generates contracts reports on a regular and ad-hoc basis to properly monitor active and expiring contracts, escalation opportunities, contract owner assignment, other data, as the case may be;
  • Manages and administers contract-related records in the relevant contracts databases; maintains Contracts files; accountable for contract database data integrity related to their location.
  • Ensures that Schlumberger Customer Contracts and Subcontracts for products and/or services signed in their location comply with the Contracts Integrity Essentials standard and Schlumberger contracting guidelines, accordingly.
  • Ensures a Contracts Rating Sheet for each Customer Contract is properly completed and electronically filed in the relevant contracts database.
  • Responsible for the supervision, management, orientation and ongoing development of Contracts personnel in the assigned location.
  • Manages informal contract claims or disputes with the support of the Legal Department whenever necessary.
  • Promotes, participates in and/or conducts presentations and workshops related to contracting standards, processes and/or reviews, the Contracts Function training and development initiatives and completes all assigned training.
  • Collaborates with the Legal Department in the performance of Operations Assurance Reviews when requested.
  • Participates in assigned Contracts Function strategic initiatives.
  • Conducts periodic contractual audits to measure the level of contractual compliance at the location as well as identifies areas of improvement.
  • Along with the Contract Owner, facilitates Post Award Contract Reviews including follow up of action items of Remedial Work Plans, and contract closure process.
  • Provides support, coaching and guidance to Legal Support Centre Contracts Analysts, where applicable, and assists with their career development.

The Successful Applicant for this Paralegal role will be an experienced candidate in this field

What's on Offer?

A competitive salary and excellent working environment