Senior Contracts Manager

Job Title: Senior Contracts Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, England
Salary: Competitive Day Rate
Start Date: 2018-07-24
Reference: BH-86355
Contact Name: David-Lee Anderson
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 25, 2018 10:39

Job Description

NES Global Talent are currently looking to engage with a Senior Contracts Manager for a long term contract based in London. This role will require flexibility to travel throughout the UK and Europe.

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to Commercial Director, responsible for leading and managing the post contract commercial management of the Clients Project involving the cable supply and installation contract. 

Working closely with the Project Delivery team, Procurement, and Legal to ensure that the Client's requirements are achieved and negotiating appropriate contractual and commercial arrangements that fully consider the most appropriate risk allocation. Responsible for developing and managing effective post-contract management tools and ensuring that all post-contract administration is completed to a high standard. 

Key Tasks

Undertaking contract reviews and advising Project Delivery team on how to interpret and apply key contract provisions on the day-to-day operational clauses of contracts; providing analysis of commercial issues post-contract, preparing notes of advice and commercial drafting for post-contract claims and variations.

Negotiation with Contractor(s) on commercial aspects of post contract delivery.

Providing contract administration support to Project Delivery team during construction and operational phase.

Liaising with Contract Management Team colleagues on other contracts/projects to ensure sharing of knowledge and consistency of approach.

Essential Experience:

Experience of pre and post contract commercial management of Offshore Cable installation projects in excess of £75m capital expenditure, ideally FIDIC and BIMCO based.

Strong commercial contract and negotiation skills and experience of assisting in closing of capital contracts, variations and amendments.

Strong self-performance management and delivery focus with the ability to balance conflicting requirements of quality, cost and time and make decisions in tight timescales.

Good all round understanding of financial, commercial and business principles and risk mitigation practices.

Awareness of when decisions must be referred to more senior team members.

Role Description:

Ability to explain complex and detailed commercial issues and interactions to give full understanding to senior managers to reach business decisions.

Knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation associated with construction projects.

IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other IT based project management software.

Experience of quality standards and procurement management.

Flexible to travel around the UK and overseas.

Desirable Experience:

Degree and professional qualification in Law, Engineering, or Procurement discipline.

Relevant working experience, i.e. more than five years within the field of offshore wind or equivalent lines of business.