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Kent Recruitment

Senior Procurement & Subcontract Specialist

Brisbane - Australia
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Join us. Unleash your energy within.

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.
We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our Purpose and Beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.
It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:


Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us:

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging. Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

The Opportunity:

The Senior Procurement and Subcontract Specialist will work within the Project Supply Chain team responsible for end to end sourcing and post-award management of allocated packages. The duties includes but no limited to, identification of suitable suppliers, development of tender packages, clarification and negotiation of contract terms and conditions, commercial evaluations and recommendations, through to issuance of contract/purchase order, post award subcontract management, and close out.

In this role, you will undertake the following duties:

  • Expedite and understand the Scope of Works from Engineering and Construction Departments, and prepare the Tender Pack / Request for Tender for issuance to market in line with Kent and client’s Procedures and Processes as applicable.
  • Perform expediting of Technical and Commercial Queries and Clarifications with the market and Project Engineering and Construction.
  • With your strong understanding of commercial aspects and terms and conditions (T&C), conduct negotiations with bidders to align with Project T&C and Client/Head Contract requirements, and Kent Policies and Procedures.
  • Review bidder responses and prepare and evaluate commercial bids in line with procedures.
  • Identify and maximise cost and schedule saving opportunities.
  • Assist with the prequalification of suppliers and subcontractors in developing Project Approved Supplier Lists (ASL).
  • Develop Recommendation for Awards (RFA) to Client based on commercial evaluations of packages, and manage recommendation process with the Client.
  • Finalise Subcontracts and Package Purchase Orders for approvals, and manage the issuance and acceptance with recommended subcontractor/supplier.
  • Assist Project Expediting Team with queries and schedule updates of your assigned Packages (non-material and material deliverables) with subcontractors/suppliers.
  • Manage and negotiate variations post award with Engineering, Construction and Subcontractors as part of the Change Management Process for Packages and deliverables.
  • Escalate contractual matters and concerns with relevant project stakeholders including invoicing, certifications, insurances, to resolution
  • Development of a concise overview of the contract and its obligations for relevant project stakeholders, focusing on essential contractual responsibilities, processes and controls.
  • Maintain standards of safety and comply with the Kent’s Health, Safety & Environment Management System Requirements.


  • Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Inclusion & Belonging Program
  • Health insurance discount
  • Work for a brand that's been in the industry for over 100 years
  • Great Culture | Safety Focused | Collaborative Team
  • Opportunity to work on some of the largest Projects on the energy world stage

We foster an environment where you are challenged professionally and empowered to take the lead on your career development with the support and guidance of our leaders. We’re committed to making sure that every single person uses their time with us to gain valuable experience and skills for their future, so why not pursue your career with us today!

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Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia.
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