The overall mission of the Project Contract Management on OL3 is to facilitate the successful completion of the OL3 Project while protecting the short and long-term interest of the customer, including in particular:
- Developing constructive contractual relationships with our client and with our consortium partner.
- Protecting the forecast margin at project completion by:
- ensuring that the contractual scope of works is delivered (not more and not less);
- negotiating and agreeing contractual changes (scope/timeline/condition);
- defending customer against claims from (and, if necessary, launching claims against) our client and consortium partner;
- managing unexpected events such as force majeure / accidents;
- Developing constructive contractual relationships with clients via a consistent approach in regular meetings and in contractual correspondence.
- Building defensive/offensive claim dossiers for clients to mitigate recurrent as well as specific contract-closeout risks.
- Ensuring a single aligned approach with the existing internal teams in France and Germany managing the current arbitration proceedings and in the preparation of future claims not dealt with in the current arbitration.
- Proactively advising the Project Director on contractual aspects.
- Increasing awareness and implementing behavioral changes among the operational project team with respect to contractual opportunities, risks and obligations.
- Coordinating closely with other on-site support functions, in particular, the time schedule (delay analysis and tracking), supply chain (subcontractor claims and contract closeouts) and finance (cost analysis of changes and claims) teams.
The Contract Manager must be able to rapidly and sufficiently understand the crux of a given subject, often technical and complex in nature, be able to extract the essence of the contractual issue and be able to express it clearly and concisely, especially in writing.
Rigor is crucial, whether it be in the contractual analysis of a given subject, in the writing and reviewing of official correspondence, or in respecting deadlines and deliverables.
As an integral member of the project team, the Contract Manager must be able to work well independently while enjoying teamwork.
- Excellent transverse management skills.
- Highly effective communication skills in spoken and written English, with fluency in French, German and/or Finnish considered an advantage.
- Ability to thrive in multi-cultural environments.
- Experience in contractual and commercial negotiations.
- Experience in project management function on a large infrastructure project.
- Experience on a construction site, preferably in commissioning phase.