Lead Subcontracts Specialist

Join Seaway7 as a Lead Subcontracts Specialist in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   On-site   Part Time   1001-5000   12 days ago

We are Seaway7, leaders in the delivery of offshore wind projects. What we do makes a difference to our planet and the future, by bringing renewable energy to the world.

Due to continued expansion, an exciting opportunity has opened for a Lead Subcontracts Specialist to join our Supply Chain Management Group, in our office in Aberdeen.

The Supply Chain Management Group has the responsibility for all procurement activities across Seaway7 particularly for all our Offshore Wind Projects.

We particularly encourage people with the following background to apply for the role: Project Manager, Commercial Manager, Contracts / Claims Manager, Legal Counsel

What you will be doing


  • Lead all subcontracting and procurement efforts and act as focal point for all SCM activities on the tender or project.
  • Supplier relationship management; schedule meetings with regular suppliers to manage expectations and align business interests.
  • Collect all information required to efficiently and economically engage relevant supply lines. Such information may include end-client flow-downs as well as category strategies.
  • Define procurement strategy in co-operation with internal stakeholders and expert disciplines.
  • Obtain quotes and perform commercial analyses. Incorporate evaluations from disciplines like Engineering, Planning, QHSE , Contracts / Legal, etc.
  • Finalize the bid summary. Make recommendations to internal stakeholders.
  • Lead negotiations with selected suppliers; always aiming to find the best deal for Seaway 7 in a timely fashion.


  • Supervise successful delivery of subcontracted services and/or goods in conjunction with internal stakeholders and relevant disciplines like QHSE Document Control, etc.
  • Perform day-to-day management of supplier performance.
  • Contribute to the realisation of the project objectives. Stays aware of the key project matters, project schedule, planning and organisation.
  • Manage and negotiate all Variation Order. Cooperates with Contracts / Legal discipline as applicable
  • Review supplier’s invoices and the final accounts.
  • Initiate and participate in supplier performance evaluations and populates lessons learned reports.

What you will bring to the team

  • Bachelor level or equivalent in a technical, commercial or legal discipline
  • Deep understanding of Supply Chain Management and Subcontracting processes
  • Great communicator and negotiator, with the ability to converse in English in both written and spoken word at a very high level.
  • Experience in a project role, ideally within the construction and or maritime industry.
  • Advanced user of contemporary software tools. SAP and Ariba experience would be beneficial
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to focus teams and the business.

What we can offer you

  • Career development – access to a range of learning opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
  • Flexible working – everyone has commitments, responsibilities and passions outside of work. With a range of patterns available including hybrid, part-time or flexitime working, let’s discuss how we make time for what matters to you.
  • A holistic benefits package – we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of benefits that support your financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
  • International Projects – working in an industry that creates a future to be proud of, for generations to come.

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About the role

May 09, 2024

Part Time


May 31, 2024


Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Bachelor level or equivalent


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