General Electric Senior Contracts Manager in Rugby, United Kingdom
Job Description Summary
Lawyers and non-lawyers supporting the commercial side of the business including contract development and agreement management, external customer sales of products and services, government contracting. Interprets simple internal and external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services. Stays informed of industry trends that may influence work.
Responsibilities and accountabilities
The Contract Manager, reporting to the Power Conversion UK Commercial Risk Director, and in strict cooperation with the Project Team, assumes overall responsibility for all contractual activities in the assigned contracts portfolio.
Implement contractual procedures, particularly regarding claims, insurance, variation orders, correspondence and notifications.
Identify GE as well as customer/consortium and other third-party contract obligations and develop and implement the project contract commercial plan, including project claim strategy.
Support project risk and opportunity identification and analysis.
Assume responsibility for all project contractual activities from hand-over from Sales until all contractual obligations are completed and all contractual issues are resolved/ settled.
Ensure notices are given in line with contract requirements.
Proactively manage claims to/from customers and partners, incl. negotiations and settlements.
Support management of claims to/from contractors, subcontractors and suppliers as required and ensure appropriate recovery from third parties.
Manage Customer variation requests/orders.
Manage project insurances: ensure contract compliant insurance coverage; submit, monitor and settle of insurance claims in accordance with the policies.
Provide support and guidance and training to project team on general contractual issues. Clarify contractual/legal enquiries, if necessary, referring to Legal.
Provide support in the event of (potential) dispute.
Report on project claims and variations, as well as potentially critical contract issues to management and, as required, to project control, finance and audit staff.
Report to management for the approval of variation orders, amendments and settlements in accordance with the applicable Delegation of Authority.
PERSONAL QUALIFICATION & EXPERIENCE
University degree in engineering, quantity surveying, business administration or law.
Experience in large complex industrial projects of minimum 5 years or more with direct exposure to customer or other third parties. Experience in EPC projects is a plus.
Experience and Knowledge
Understanding of contract law, specifically FIDIC Contract Structures and forms.
Understanding of project risk management
Experience in high-level negotiations
Strong communication skills with internal and external stakeholders
Influencing skills, intercultural skills, good communication skills, capable of working in a team
Fluency in written and spoken Polish and English. German language is a plus
Experience in matrix organization
Hybrid working considered for this role
Relocation Assistance Provided: No