Senior Foundations Contract Manager required by our Client in the Renewables sector to be assigned on a Contract basis, located in Boston, MA
Duration: one year+ (ongoing)
The Senior Contract Manager is a critical role within the exciting new Offshore Business focusing on the delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects in the United States and will be part of the Contracts Team under the Project Services Group, working with a global team to ensure the organization has effective relationships to deliver against our business strategies.
This position will be instrumental in the entire lifecycle management of multi-million dollar contracts right from contract conceptualization, development, negotiation, award, execution to closeout, ensuring the organization’s position and interest are suitably served & protected when working with the contractors under these contracts.
Perform pre-award and post-award contract management activities consistent with category management and contracting strategy and process
Collaborate with cross functional teams in RFP/ ITT package preparation, tendering, bid evaluation, negotiations, contract drafting and award
Implement the necessary processes and procedures required to develop and contract each offshore wind project.
Prepare, negotiate and complete all business contracts with minimal supervision for the offshore wind business
Act as primary focal point for internal & external stakeholders on all contractual matters from project inception to closeout.
Anticipate contractual and commercial risks, opportunities and threats and implement control measures in accordance with policies and procedures
Negotiation and resolution of complex contractual issues with strong commercial and contractual acumen
Prepare Non-Disclosure Agreements, contract amendments and other contract types with minimal supervision
Change Order management including ability to settle claims and disputes
Coordinate all internal legal, insurance, procurement and other necessary activities for projects
Maintain value adding relationships with all contractors and suppliers.
Monitor contractor performance to ensure quality, safety and cost targets are met and projects are implemented in a manner consistent with the contract terms and sound commercial and risk management practices
Work within industry to identity potential for supply chain inclusion/expansion
Work within Contracts and Project Teams as lead on contracting strategies and project business cases and financing
Comfortable managing cross-functional and commercial matters independently
Robust archive management of contract documents, amendments, correspondence, contractual deliverables, claims and disputes with the capacity to generate reliable reports.
Handle internal and external audits. Ensure contracting activities comply with procedures & audit requirements.
Develop and present materials and analysis to senior leadership and influence senior management decision making.
Drive continuous improvement to improve processes and to ensure critical goals are met
Provide contract support to one or more projects, if required
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
At least five (5) years of experience as a contract manager in an EPC utility scale construction environment within renewable energy
The position also requires: At least ten (10) years of experience in tendering, contract negotiations, drafting and management of EPC contracts.
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline required (Mechanical/Electrical Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture, Contract Management, Supply Chain Management, Business or commercially orientated qualification)
Master’s Degree desirable
Offshore experience preferred
Certified Contract Management (CCM) [or other contract management certification] preferred
Technical and practical knowledge of wind energy technology and renewable energy experience preferred
IT literate with ability to operate Microsoft Office systems and other IT based project management software
Ability to work within tight deadlines and adapt quickly to a changing working environment
Ability to work with global team members, different languages and cultures