Posted on :
4 Oct, 2018
4 Oct, 2018
The Contract Manager working under the operational direction of the Contract Management Europe & Africa function supports the Project teams to resolve contractual and commercial matters during execution of a number of concurrent projects in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region and assists in the management of the various contractual relationships related to the customer, consortium or collaborative partners and vendors.
Job Title: Contract Manager – OTR
During OTR Phase:
• Support the project execution start-up, including provision of contract analysis to the project team and preparation of risk mitigation and commercial execution plan.
• Management and administration of assigned project contractual activities throughout complete project execution phase until resolution/settlement of all relevant contractual issues.
• Identification of customer / consortium partner and any third party obligations and the implementation of commercial execution plan including the claim management the concerned projects.
• Ensuring that project filing systems, risk, events and claim registers are established and maintained and that contractual notifications and correspondence are issued correctly and on time.
• Working with project schedulers to ensure that the main contract schedule correctly reflects and cross references contract and project terminology and that subcontract schedules are maintained.
• Supporting the analysis and identification of project risks and opportunities including any potential impediments to, or possibilities to improve cash flow wherever possible.
• Managing change orders and variations, as well as claims to customers, consortium partners, subcontractors and suppliers and the co-ordination of the defence against any claims.
• Leading insurance recoveries, including the compilation of data and evidence in support of the submission, monitoring and settlement of insurance claims.
• Providing guidance and support to the project team on general contractual issues and where necessary referring to specialist functions such as legal, corporate insurance, tax, finance etc.
• Providing guidance, leadership and support to the project team in the negotiation of claims settlements with customers, suppliers and consortium partners and
• Providing support as required to the project and legal teams in the event of actual or potential arbitral or litigation proceedings.
• Undertaking any other contractual/commercial tasks as required.
• Help the continued development of the Contract Management discipline by leading and participating in broader initiatives across the function
During ITO Phase when required in cooperation with legal:
• Support ITO effort in finalising negotiations prior to contract signature
• Advise the ITO negotiating teams on the best approach as to how to deal with such risks including lessons learned from previous or similar projects.
• Technical or legal background with extensive hands-on experience in contract administration in project execution, including EPC projects
• Strong knowledge in FIDIC and NEC contracts is a plus
• Experienced on SSA regional dynamics and industry practice
• Highly ethical and strong mentoring skills on compliance matters
• Site experience preferably on Power EPC or Oil & Gas
• Financial assertiveness.
• People management and development capability.
• Resilient and full conversable with site issues, managing site people and anticipated site needs.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Fluent English and preferably working knowledge in French and/or Portuguese
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