Cradter Nigeria Limited Job Vacancies

Cradter Nigeria Limited is an Oil and Gas Services, Support and engineering Company dedicated to providing comprehensive Services to all sectors of the Oil and Gas industry.
We are seeking to recruit qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Contract Specialist
Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the tendering, evaluation and negotiation process in relation to the award of high value/complex drilling and wells related contracts and agreements and makes recommendations to management on contractor selection and contract award.
  • Develops ITT packages and administration of contract agreements and documentation;
  • Commercial management of long-term master service contracts;
  • Prepares detailed quantitative and qualitative evaluation of tenders including assessment of contract risk;
  • Maintains an up to date understanding of the short, medium and long term strategic and operational requirements of the drilling and wells dept. and ensures team resources and services are appropriately aligned with business objectives.
  • Takes a lead role in identifying and developing opportunities to create value and improve service delivery across the drilling and wells business through effective contract management techniques.
  • Development and presentation of detailed contract award recommendations to management.
  • Provision of post-award administration support including contract amendment and variation administration.
  • Responsible for key supplier performance and relationship management including frequent performance feedback sessions, utilising FPAL feedback where necessary.
  • Direct contractual and commercial negotiation in accordance with contracting principles, ensuring risk mitigation and commercial optimisation;
  • Provides specialist advice and guidance to wells management on contracting and other supply chain matters.
  • Liaises with key internal stakeholders to evaluate tenders, obtain contract award approvals and contract execution.
  • Development and management of detailed procurement plans.
  • Mentor/ coach less experienced members of the team, assisting in managing performance and actively contributes to the recruitment of team members
  • Acts as a key negotiator in relation to drilling and wells contract dispute resolution.
  • Ensures that the Supply Chain department Procurement Plan is kept up to date on a month-end basis as a minimum or more regularly as may be required.

Qualifications/ Training

  • Educated to Degree level, preferably in a Business/ Commercial or Quantity Surveying related discipline.


  • Working towards Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) accreditation

Experience/ knowledge/Skills

  • Substantial experience gained in an oil and gas contracts administration role, performing comparable duties in an operator or topside service company setting.
  • Strong experience in contract and commercial negotiations.
  • Detailed knowledge of LOGIC model contracts.
  • Proven ability to deal with many key suppliers, build relationships and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to develop relationships with internal stakeholders in operations, engineering and legal departments;
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent administration and presentation skills.
  • Considerable experience of Microsoft office packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.


  • Extensive experience in drilling and wells projects / contracts.
  • Considerable experience gained in an oil and gas contracts administration role
  • Knowledge of Oracle/ Maximo or similar ERP or procurement & materials systems
  • Previous experience gained within a Drilling/ Wells environment.
  • Willing to be ‘hands on’ to manage all types of contracts, large and small
  • Decommissioning experience.

Additional Skills/ Requirements:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong numeracy and commercial evaluations skills
  • Proven negotiator
  • Confident and assertive
  • Self starter
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

Job Title: Head of Technical Training (Oil & Gas)
Job Description

  • Plans & Implements technical training programme for the Graduate Engineer Trainees and Operator/Technician trainees in consultation with the technical departments in the company to ensure structured development of trainees within the company.
  • Reviews & recommends technical training for professionals/Engineers working in technical department in consultation with departmental manager & technical Training Specialist to upgrade technical knowledge & skills of the technical professionals/Engineers.
  • Evaluates Scholar’s Technical training education in various universities and Recommends for the programme for the approval to ensure that the programme/curriculum meets company’s technical requirements.
  • Consults with cross functional project teams, leaders and/or stakeholders on technical training programmes and develop & implement customised technical training solutions with external subject matter experts.
  • Researches and studies advancements in educational technologies and methods; evaluates effectiveness of training and development programs to improve technical training provision of the technical learning centre.
  • Provides strategic consulting in all aspects related to technical training for organization-wide initiatives and participates in the design, development and implementation of training programs of a broad organizational scope to meet learning & development objectives.
  • Oversees the delivery of technical training specialists/Instructors and practical training & facilities at workshop/laboratories to ensure high standard of Technical training to the company trainees.
  • Coordinates with upstream & downstream technical functions of the company on On-Development Technical Training for Engineers & Technicians to provide technical training solutions for Individual Development Programme.
  • Overall responsible for end to end technical training process for engineers, technician, and operators that includes Design of curriculum, arrange/conduct class room & practical training, monitor the progress and conduction of tests & issuing certification.
  • Evaluate & arrange expert from industry/training providers on technical subjects for the class room training to impart best training quality.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering, Post Graduate Degree qualification is preferred.
  • Essential: Experience in the Downstream Oil & Gas Sector
  • Minimum of 6 years of post-qualification experience Technical Training in oil & Gas/Petrochemical/process industry or Head of Department in Engineering at college/university.
  • Knowledge of oil & gas industry technical processes and subject matter expert in one of the area of Engineering subjects related to Oil &Gas Sector.
  • Extensive knowledge in designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating training plans, curricula, and methodology.
  • Skilled in analysing target audience and presenting ideas in a clear, concise manner.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, Presentation skills with a focus on rapport building, listening, and the ability to deliver effective training programs.
  • Ability to consult with stakeholders to offer important technological and organizational feedback.

Job Title: Subsurface Manager
Location: Lagos
The Opportunity

  • Cradter is looking to recruit a Manager in our Exploration and Production Industry Consulting practice to work within the Resources operating group with focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa.
  • Professionals in this practice work with Upstream Oil and Gas clients to conceptualize, design and implement operational performance improvement programs and IT applications to support the business.
  • They also help these organizations improve operational efficiency and therefore their margins as well as improve their capital and operational spend, asset utilization and cash position.
  • The successful candidate will bring deep functional expertise in Subsurface and have previous Upstream Oil & Gas experience.
  • The candidate will support Cradter to assist clients in optimization and will participate in formulating and driving emerging solutions and offerings across the Subsurface & Wells domains.
  • This opportunity requires an ability to develop, guide, and measure improvement programs to ensure tangible performance benefits are realized.”

Roles and Responsibilities
Work with Account teams to deliver Subsurface Services:

  • Assist teams in performing assessments of client Subsurface processes, projects and approach to evaluate and determine future state improvements
  • Support client improvement initiatives leveraging digital technologies such as cloud services, predictive asset analytics, and mobile solutions for improved personnel productivity.
  • Support the development of Cradter solutions, assets and project accelerators around the Subsurface & Wells domain including new and innovative end-to-end business services
  • Document needs and create value propositions for improvement initiatives including the development of Subsurface strategies
  • Assist teams in development of business cases to include cost/benefit estimation, resource planning, scheduling and definition of KPIs
  • Support compelling value propositions and proposals that result in increased win rates and improved average daily rates for the management consulting workforce
  • Build and maintain relationship with key industry contacts to include representing Cradter and/ or speaking at relevant industry forums as requested

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to: [email protected]

Application Deadline: 27th April, 2017.

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