Senior Foundations Contract Manager

August 11, 2022
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  • Location: United States
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #11902

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)

 

POSITION SCOPE

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.

 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

 

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