Contracts Manager

  • Competitive Salary, Bonus, Strong Matched Pension Scheme
  • England West Midlands
  • Permanent
  • Construction & Infrastructure,Power Generation, T&D
NES Fircroft are working on behalf of a global power technology business sourcing for a Commercial Contract Manager. With a presence in over 90 countries this business offer products, systems & software solutions to the global energy industry and have been leaders in innovation for over a century. 
With a customer-base across multiple industries including Energy, Utilities, Industrial and Transportation and almost 40,000 employees, they are committed to providing access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy globally.
As the Contracts Manager you will lead the provision of contract management services to the Local Business Unit/Product Group or Country, ensuring all contract management activities are executed in accordance with Group/Division/Business Unit directives and instructions including Company procedures and the Contract Management Framework. Managing multiple contracts in the value of up to 15 Million each, this role would be an ideal step for a Quantity Surveyor /  Senior Quantity Surveyor looking to move into Contracts management. This role is a remote role so will be home based with site / office travel as and when needed 

Main Accountabilities:
1. Contract portfolio governance 
Ensures the portfolio of contracts in the business follows contract and claim management methodologies in accordance with internal standard procedures.   
2. Tender preparation and negotiations
Reviews and comments on commercial and technical tender terms and conditions. Develops contract strategy based on policies, customer requirements, and the overall execution strategy taking into account risk, pricing, scope, and schedule.
3. Contract execution (from project kick-off to project closure)
Identifies the contract baseline (including terms and conditions, specifications, drawings, estimate, proposal, schedule and other documents incorporated in the contract) and highlights areas of potential risk.  Ensures timely and accurate execution of commercial aspects in portfolio of contracts (i.e. payments, claims, variation orders, warranties, provisions, guarantees, etc.).  
4. Contract closure
Verifies that both parties to the contract have fulfilled their contractual obligations and there are no responsibilities outstanding. Assesses success of the contract and determines if there are any lessons learned for future contracting.  Documents and communicates to all appropriate parties any deficiencies found as part of the closeout process.
5. Contract and claims
Establishes and enforces standard change methodologies in portfolio of contracts to identify changes and quantify the additional time and compensation due to the contract, defines approval requirements and communicates changes to the customer. Enforces and defends our clients contractual interests against customer and suppliers during the whole of a project life cycle, including monitoring and assessment of changes and deviations, as well as defending and enforcing claims. In concert with Legal, develops the negotiation strategy and supports negotiations. Supports Legal handling formal dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration. Notifies and liaises with Legal to report major claims and keeps Legal updated of any critical development during project execution.
6. Purchasing
Supports drafting of Purchase Orders, Contracts and Subcontracts and ensures that relevant (sub) contracts contain appropriate contract terms to protect our clients interest, including flow-down of main contract terms.
7. Risk Management
Analyses prime contract terms to highlight areas of potential opportunity and risk, such as ambiguities, omissions and conflicts, as work proceeds.  Seeks advice from Legal to draft, negotiate and finalize agreements during the Sales and Project Execution phases.  Develops and implements risk mitigation and opportunity plan in concert with Project Manager and/or Sales Manager or FES
8. Insurance
Ensures contract insurance provisions are adhered to and coordinates with Insurance Risk Management regarding occurrences that may be covered by customer or our clients provided insurance.
9. Export controls
Seeks advice from Legal (Export Control) to ensure accurate handling of all export control matters and ensures close review of all contracts and projects with regard to restrictions on exports, considering countries, customers or products involved and the respective laws and regulations.
10. People leadership and development
Ensures (with HR Manager support) that the area of responsibility is organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct/indirect subordinates within HR policies.


With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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