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General Electric Senior Contract Manager Power Plant Projects in Schenectady, New York

Job Description Summary

The Contract Manager will provide Contract Management support in the execution of complex equipment and extended scope, domestic and international Power Plant Contracts.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

The Contract Manager will be a commercial expert in preventing and mitigating high dollar value claims and risks. In this role, you will:

  • Research, develop and implement risk mitigation strategies

  • Research and author creative claims settlement agreements

  • Manage and drive Contract Change Order execution in accordance with GE entitlement, including pursuing EOT and other claims

  • Research, pursue, negotiate and obtain insurance claim recoveries

  • Drive Supplier recovery working in conjunction with Sourcing

  • Ensure timely and accurate maintenance of databases to track and drive risk mitigation, vendor recovery and insurance recovery

  • Perform pre-award risk analysis of customer contract terms and conditions

  • Development and negotiation of terms and conditions with major subcontractors

  • Ensure appropriate insurance policies are in place for assigned projects

  • A sense of urgency and customer-focused responsiveness

  • Maintain contract management documentation and electronic files, including contemporaneously obtaining and managing critical back-up documentation for delays, claims, back-charges and rejections

  • Work closely with Project Managers to ensure timely submission of contractual notifications / deliverables

  • Draft Change Orders, letters, replies and notifications to customers

  • Provide contractual analysis and interpretation on project commercial issues and drive to successful resolution and closure

  • Obtain Management authorization to release new projects via Electronic Order Release system (eARS) in a timely manner

  • Maintain eARS and issues Internal Change Orders as required

  • Prepare and present claims mitigation presentations to customers

  • Ability to travel to US and Latin America project sites as required

  • Ability to work in cross functional teams remotely located


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Minimum of 10 years contract manager/administration experience

  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience

Eligibility Requirements

  • Ability to communicate in English

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills

  • Degree in Engineering/Law

  • Ability to handle many complex issues concurrently

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Advanced skills in contract terms and conditions interpretation and development

  • Solid understanding of Business Law fundamentals

  • Personal computer and software experience including preparation of complex computer graphics presentations

  • Five plus years claims management experience

  • Prime contract commercial experience (domestic and international)

  • Construction claims negotiation experience

  • Developer or EPC Experience, preferably in the Power Industry

  • Project Management Leadership Program (PMLP) Graduate

  • Prior claims management experience

  • Ability to speak Spanish

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No