Contract Manager

16 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
The Role:
My client is seeking a Contract Manager in UK. In this role you will support Power Grid, Grid Integration (PGGI). With analytical, hands-on and autonomous approach, you contribute to the successful performance of Contract Management in the assigned project. You are a reliable partner, when it comes to the preparation of contracts/subcontracts, contract administration and project execution. You will be ensuring contract and risk management activities are timely and accurately executed protecting interests throughout project(s) lifecycle. Do you enjoy working in teams to enhance their performance through your competence? Are you looking for a position, where you can work and interface with various business and project disciplines and work as a part of a Contract Management team? If so, we look forward to receiving your application.

* Responsible for leading all contract and risk management activities ensuring these are managed in accordance with the relevant directives and instructions
* Ensure coaching of the Project Management Office (PMO) core team to ensure understanding of the contract, highlighting risks during the execution of the contract.
* Act as the contractual partner towards the customer and ensure adequate execution of the scheduling of the contracts.
* Support the Head of PMO-Office to prepare all contractual communication
* Coordination and interfacing with all factories in the management of change, contractual issues and risk mitigations including setting up of mitigation actions.
* Support the Head of PMO to prepare all contractual communication and in coordination of factory communication ensure compliance to the contractual requirements
* Ensures the PMO, factories and other stakeholders in the business follow contract and claim management methodologies in accordance with applicable procedures.
* Develops contract strategy based on policies, customer requirements, and the overall execution strategy taking into account risk, pricing, scope, and schedule.
* Identifies the contract baseline (including terms and conditions, specifications, drawings, estimate, proposal, schedule and other documents incorporated in the contract) and highlights areas of opportunities and potential risk.
* Ensures timely and accurate execution of commercial aspects in portfolio of contracts / subcontracts (i.e. payments, claims, variation orders, warranties, provisions, guarantees, etc.).
* Verifies that all parties to the contract have fulfilled their contractual obligations and there are no responsibilities outstanding.
* Assesses the success of the contract and determines if there are any lessons learned for future contracting.
* Documents and communicates to all relevant parties any deficiencies found as part of the closeout process.
* Establishes and enforces standard methodologies in portfolio of contracts to identify, notify, enforce or defend changes / claims (passive/active) coming from / towards third parties.
* In concert with Legal, develops the negotiation strategy and supports negotiations. Supports Legal in handling formal dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration proceedings. Notifies and liaises with Legal to report major claims and keeps Legal updated on any critical development during project execution.
* Supports drafting of Contracts, Subcontracts and Supply Contracts and ensures that relevant (supply / sub) contracts contain appropriate contract terms to protect interest including flow-down of main contract terms.
* Analyzes contract terms to highlight areas of potential opportunity and risk.
* Seeks advice from Legal to draft, negotiate and finalize agreements during the Sales and Project Execution phases.
* Develops and implements risk mitigation and opportunity plans in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
* Ensures insurance provisions within the contract are adhered to and coordinates with Insurance Risk Management regarding occurrences that may be covered by customer / third party or provided insurance. Supports Insurance Risk Management in producing damage reports.
* Seeks advice from Legal (Export Control) to ensure accurate handling of all export control matters with regard to restrictions on exports, applicable destination laws considering countries, customers or products involved and the respective laws and regulations.

The Company:
Our client is an Engineering Services company, who are an international technical consultancy, providing a range of services including licence to operate, asset management, manufacturing improvement and capital investment to customers in the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and consumer industries worldwide

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Ability to read, write, speak and negotiate in English.
* A Masters and or Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Business Administration, Economics or Law.
* Preferably 10 years or more experience in EPC power generation, substations, converter stations, Transmission and Distribution or similar industrial plant Contract Management and Subcontract Management functions (with emphasis on civil and electrical installations desired), processes and management/administration of varying sizes and types of contractual agreements.
* Solid experience in change management, claim management and contract-related legal issues and the possible effects in the relevant areas of responsibility regarding proposal stage and/or project execution.
* Ability to interface with customers and subcontractors in regards to all matters related to contracts and projects including those related to the review and process of changes.
* Ability to work in a corporate office and/or project site env

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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