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Senior Contracts Advisor (Dakar)

Date: 18-Jun-2022

Location: SN

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside

Woodside is a leading Australian oil and gas producer with a global presence. As a diverse and expanding organisation we have many divisions that support our business. At Woodside you will find development and career opportunities, you’ll be valued, recognised, challenged, and rewarded. 

Woodside est le premier producteur australien de pétrole et de gaz, avec une présence mondiale. En tant qu’entreprise diversifiée et en pleine expansion, nous disposons de nombreuses divisions qui soutiennent nos activités. Des possibilités de développement de carrière vous y attendent et vous serez valorisé, apprécié, mis au défi et récompensé.

The Sangomar field which contains both oil and gas, is located 100 kilometres south of Dakar. Work on the Sangomar Field Development commenced in early 2020 and first oil production is targeted in 2023.

About the Role:

Based in our Dakar office, the Senior Contracts Advisor is a key member of the contracts team who will lead and drive commercial and contracting outcomes in Senegal

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maximise the commercial and non-commercial opportunities for Woodside by delivering tangible bottom line benefits through the effective end-to-end management of a portfolio of expenditure. 
  • Planning market engagement, assessing suppliers capabilities, issuing tenders, negotiating commercial and non-commercial terms, preparing justifications to obtain approvals and protecting the Company’s rights and assuring contractor performance post award..  
  • The position requires a collaborative, one team approach with the project team, other Contracting Advisers and cross functionally to deliver successful outcome
  • Drive delivery of local content, and local employment goals as committed by Contractors at the time of contract  award. Compile and monitor local supplier market intelligence
  • Ensure contracts are awarded and managed in accordance with good industry practice whilst complying with Laws, the Joint Operating Agreement and internal Procedure
  • Work with a range of internal stakeholders to ensure adequate representation and visibility of commercial matters.

Skills & Experience:

  • You will have a solid background in Leadership and Management, tertiary qualifications and at least 8 years experience in preparing and managing supply contracts preferable in the resources sector..
  • Effective decision making in the presence of uncertainty and risk and considering and balancing business dimensions e.g. technical, cost, schedule.
  • Effective written, presentation and verbal communication in both English and French to all internal and external levels
  • Strong analytical skills that will develop commercial models that support business cases and recommendations.
  • Demonstrable people and stakeholder management skills


Recognition & Reward:

What you can expect from us:

A career with Woodside is rewarding both personally and professionally.  We offer 
Une carrière chez Woodside est gratifiante tant sur le plan personnel que sur le plan professionnel. Nous proposons notamment :
•    Opportunities to undertake interesting work for a global company
•    Des possibilités de réalisations de projets passionnants pour une entreprise internationale
•    Career development opportunists by working alongside industry leaders
•    Des possibilités de développement de carrière en travaillant aux côtés de leaders du secteur
•    A values driven environment where working together is key
•    Un environnement animé par des valeurs fortes et dans lequel la collaboration est essentielle
•    Financial rewards that are linked to performance through a annual bonus
•    Des récompenses financières liées à la performance grâce

An important part of this role is the ability to communicate in strong written & verbal English, as such we encourage applications & CV/Resume’s in the English language. To be eligible for this position you must have full working rights in Senegal. 
Une partie importante de ce poste implique de savoir communiquer en anglais à l’écrit et à l’oral, c’est pourquoi nous vous encourageons à nous envoyer votre candidature et votre CV en anglais. Pour être admissible à ce poste, vous devez disposer d’un permis de travail au Sénégal.

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