Contracts Manager

  • Competitive Salary, Remote Working, Strong Pensions Scheme
  • England West Midlands
  • Permanent
  • Construction & Infrastructure,Power Generation, T&D
NES Fircroft are working on behalf of a global power technology business actively sourcing a Contract Manager to join on a permanent staff basis to offer high level support to the wider business and deliver on high value projects. 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.

They are advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure. As the pioneering technology leader, they collaborate with customers and partners to enable a sustainable energy future – for today’s generations and those to come.

As the Contract Manager who will support Grid Integration (PGGI) in the United Kingdom. With an analytical, hands-on and autonomous approach, you will contribute to the successful performance of Contract Management in the project(s) to which you are assigned. 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 executed in a timely and accurate manner, protecting our clients interests throughout the project(s’) lifecycle. Engagement of both internal and external stakeholders will be critical to succeeding in the role, we are seeking a pro-active communicator, with the confidence to represent our business interests in all circumstances in a professional and diligent approach.

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.

Your responsibilities
  • • Ensure that own assigned portfolio of contracts or specific project(s) (back-office or at the site) in the business follow contract and claim management methodologies in accordance with applicable procedures.
  • • Provide guidance and leadership on contract related matters to cross functional business team members. Ensuring project team members are aware of their responsibilities and roles to engender a team approach to Contact Management.
  • • Develop contract strategies based on our clients internal policies, customer requirements, and the overall execution strategy considering risk, pricing, scope, and schedule.
  • • Identify 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.
  • • Ensure timely and accurate execution of commercial aspects on a portfolio of contracts / subcontracts (i.e. payments, claims, variation orders, warranties, provisions, guarantees, etc.).
  • • Verify that all parties to the contract have fulfilled their contractual obligations and there are no responsibilities outstanding.
  • • Together with our clients Legal representatives, develop the negotiation strategy and support negotiations. Support Legal in handling formal dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration proceedings.
  • • Align with Legal to draft, negotiate and finalize agreements during the Sales and Project Execution phases.
Your background
  • • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Business Administration, Economics or Law.
  • • 10+ years experience in EPC power generation, substations, converter stations, grid integration, transmission or similar industrial plant in 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.
  • • Very good awareness and extensive experience in administering standard form Contracts.
  • • Evidenced history of contract drafting and supporting supply chain in the appropriate compilation and flow down of terms for Subcontract formation.
  • • Solid background 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 and close-out
  • • Working knowledge/hands-on experience of contracts executed under common law jurisdictions.
  • • Ability to interface with customers and subcontractors regarding all matters related to contracts and projects including those related to the review and process of changes.

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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