Procurement and Contracts Manager
- Location: Edinburgh
- Salary: Market related
Spencer Ogden are pleased to be partnered with an established Offshore Wind Developer spearheading the Energy Transition. Our partners are looking to bring on a Procurement and Contracts Manager to help drive and shape the company’s growth within the industry.
As Procurement and Contracts Manager, you will support the procurement/contracting cycle on the project by providing all elements of contract administration, procurement and commercial management support. Duties in these projects will involve:
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If you feel the above criteria applies to you, please do not hesitate to apply.
Contracts Manager FoundationsSpencer Ogden are pleased to be partnered with a leading Energy provider, spearheading the Energy Transition, looking to diversify from and build on their Oil & Gas roots. Our partners are looking to bring on a Contracts Manager to help drive and shape the company’s growth within the industry.As Contracts Manager, you will partner with Project Directors as Commercial Lead to optimise contracting strategies and maximise value in the procurement, contracting and negotiation process of project contracts while leading a team of Contracts Foundations Specialists. Duties in these projects will involve: Leading a negotiating team during demanding Contract negotiationsManaging interfaces between internal and external stakeholders to ensure contracts are optimised for the businessProviding direction to the evaluation team with a focus on specification review, equipment selection, commercial and negotiation strategy You will be expected to: Support an integrated portfolio approach to procuring goods and services and offer advice as requiredProvide commercial input into business development, specific market analysis projects, and other transaction support activitiesLead discussion with Procurement to devise strategy for development of competitive procurement processesDay-to-day management of the evaluation team with a focus on specification review, equipment selection, commercial and negotiation strategy to guarantee financeable contractsAttend supplier meetings/discussions and guide the team on addressing topics related to the technical & commercial aspects of the EPC or other contractsProvide commercial input into procurement strategies and evaluations, and develop cost optimisationsParticipate in and contribute to due diligence reports of potential acquisitions opportunities The right candidate will have: 10+ relevant experienceProven contract management skills coupled with a track record in delivering large complex projects including providing contractual input to large offshore wind projectsA comprehensive understanding of offshore wind projects, industry and supply chain If you feel the above criteria applies to you, please do not hesitate to apply.
Job Title: Procurement Support Specialist- LogisticsLocation: Remote in the United States (Open to all time zones)Contract Duration:12 months with the possibility of extensionIdeal Start Date: April 3rd Working Hours: 7am PST to 3:30pm PSTPay Rate: 30-40/hour, depending on experienceJob Description:We are seeking an experienced Procurement Support Specialist with a minimum of 5 years of experience in materials purchasing and logistics, preferably in the solar or electrical industry. The candidate should have a strong background in communicating delivery dates with vendors, project managers, and subcontractors. The ideal candidate will have experience in both procurement and scheduling, with a 50/50 split between the two.Responsibilities: Manage the procurement process, including RFQs, RFPs, POs, and contractsCommunicate delivery dates with vendors, project managers, and subcontractorsEnsure timely and accurate delivery of materials and servicesProvide logistical support for scheduling and deliveryCollaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement procurement strategiesAnalyze data and provide reports on procurement activitiesEnsure compliance with company policies and regulations Qualifications: Minimum 5 years of experience in materials purchasing and logistics, preferably in the solar or electrical industryStrong communication and negotiation skillsExperience with JDE, SolarCore, Excel, Procore, Power BI, or similar software/systemsKnowledge of procurement regulations and best practicesExperience in managing procurement contracts/subcontractsAbility to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environmentBachelor's degree in a related field (preferred) Travel: Occasional team gatherings once a quarter (if required)This is a remote position, and we are open to candidates from all time zones. The contract duration is at least a year, with the possibility of extension. If you have experience in solar or electrical industries and have worked in materials purchasing and logistics, we encourage you to apply. NO visa sponcership availible at this time W2 candidates only.
Spencer Ogden are pleased to be partnered with an established Offshore Wind Developer spearheading the Energy Transition. Our partners are looking to bring on a Procurement Associate to help drive and shape the company’s growth within the industry.As Procurement Associate, you will support the procurement/contracting cycle on the project by achieving the best cost-effective conditions, lowering risk and ensuring the delivery of all products and services required for the different phases of the projects. Duties in these projects will involve: Contributing to commercial aspects of development, consenting, engineering, construction and, maintenanceFacilitating competitive processes and commercial management or contractsEnsuring that all procurement and contracting matters are in accordance with legislation and essential requirements You will be expected to: Prepare and maintain planning of sourcing activitiesDuring the tender: coordination of the internal stakeholders which are part of the negotiation such as legal, risk assessment or technical departmentsSet out contracts that are fully compliant to support our business needs which are legally binding, mitigate any and all commercial risksAlongside the project management, team members, internal lawyers, assist in the handling of claimsTake accountability for contract analysis and advise the project team on the content of the contractWork with the Supply Chain and Local Content Lead to create strong relationships with the related suppliers across the supply chainAnalyse trends and forecasts within the market place The right candidate will have: 2+ relevant experience sourcing goods and services, preferably related to offshore industriesExperience in other roles with commercial, legal, contract management or tendering positions
Tasks and responsibilities: - Advising Tender Managers, Commercial Managers (during preferred contractor phase) and - Advising Project Managers and Package Managers (during execution phase) on content and interpretation of Main Contract(s), both during final negotiations and thereafter.- Drafting notices of claim, variation proposals/requests, letters, etc.- co-drafting monthly reports and minutes of meeting- Supporting/advising in Procurement process from legal/contracting perspective, to align with Main Contract and to ensure sound legal/contractual drafting of sub-, supply-, services- and other contracts- Liaising with internal legal, insurance, procurement, estimating, finance, QSHE departmentsJob requirements: A minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably a bit more, as a Contract Manager, tender manager or Legal Counsel in the offshore renewable industry.Knowledge of/experience with international construction contracts (FIDIC YB / Logic / NEC) and or BIMCO charter partiesLogical thinker, diligent (hard) worker, as a team member yet self-starter.Generally good humoured; taking initiative, solution oriented but with eye for the long term interest of project and company.Bachelor or Master degree in law (either civil law jurisdiction or case law jurisdiction) and/or BSc Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering with proven legal (construction or maritime contract) knowledge/experienceAn independent and proactive person with a strong commercial affinity and proven negotiation successes The ability to advise effectively always keeping in mind at the audience/reader/listener in playEnthusiasm to be part of the world's energy change as a member of the Contractor community and project team.
This company is one of the world's leading offshore wind energy companies, with a portfolio of offshore wind turbines ranging from 3 MW to 15 MW. The company's offshore wind sourcing team is looking for a Procurement Manager who will be responsible for negotiation, fulfilment of the offshore POs, expediting and deliveries of the project. The Procurement Manager will report to the Project Director.Roles and Responsibilities:· Directing the Project Sourcing strategy for cost, vendors panel, on time PO placement, on time delivery and execution of services.· Sponsors buyers in invoices treatment, bonds requests to suppliers and purchase order negotiations· Has the authority to make resolutions in his/her project within the project Sourcing scope.· Understands the commercial part of the TSA (Turbine Supply Agreement) contract and ensures its flow down terms into Purchase Orders and project subcontracts· Ensures that all relevant sourcing processes, work instructions and guidelines are followed within the project as well as ensures compliance with Corporate Instructions, Legal, Financial, and Quality directives· Supports sourcing fulfilment leader for the correct delivery of products and materials on-time and with due quality requirements. Works together with sourcing fulfilment leader on improvement of supplier performance.Required Qualifications:- Degree in commerce, engineering or science- Masters is desirable but not essentialDesired Characteristics:· Minimum 5 years experience as Project Sourcing Manager or Supply Chain management· Secure understanding of finance and commercial implications on the global energy market· Good understanding of legal/contractual aspects of an EPC contract.· Risk management knowledge.· Team player and a good communicator· Strong Negotiation skills.
The Construction Coordinator will assist with the administration of project safety, quality, schedule, cost control, contracts, subcontractors, suppliers, procurement, proposals, estimates, documentation, turnover, client interface, and field-based activities to execute Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) projects, construction management, and program management ventures. This position will work on a diverse array of projects across multiple industries including aviation, commercial building, electrical transmission & distribution, facility, manufacturing, oil & gas, power generation, process, and water.Duties: Adhere to safety programs and policies and assist others with compliance.Assist the Project Management team with building client relationships while interfacing with the client for proposal and project related items.Assist the Project Management team with executing prime contracts, downstream contracts, and change orders.Assist with the development and implementation of the Project Execution Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Safety & Health Plan, Subcontracting Plan, Project Staffing Plan, Organization Chart, and Procurement Plan.Assist with jobsite set-up activities, including mobilization and demobilization.Assist with securing applicable project permits.Coordinate potential bidders' supplier/subcontractor registration and pre-qualification efforts on behalf of the Project Management team.Assist the Project Management team with administering Request For Proposal (RFP) package development, bid and selection process, and developing detailed scope of work documents for downstream contracts.Assist with contract administration including Request For Information (RFI's), submittals, change management, and claims mitigation for subcontractors and/or client contractorsSupport and assist with project controls efforts, including project cost reporting, scheduling, project work breakdown structure establishment, project set-up and closeout within the accounting system, and field progress tracking.Assist with the development of internal and external reports including project budgeting, cost reports, project cash flow forecast, and project status reports to all stakeholders.Participate in project, corporate, and risk review meetings as needed, present as needed, and record and distribute meeting minutes.Conduct project safety, quality, progress and financial audits and assessments as required.Assist with the Prime Contract, subcontractor, and supplier invoicing process.Establish and administer project documentation and filing systems.Assist with the project turnover documentation, record keeping/retention, warranty administration and project closeout.All other duties as assigned. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or a related field.Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.Previous internship and/or related experience preferred.Basic knowledge in standard building and construction processes preferred.Demonstrated leadership experience.Osha 10 hour certification preferred.Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access).Knowledge of document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software is preferred.Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and attention to detail.Ability to handle large volumes of work and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.Must be able to meet company's driving requirements
Description:Summary: The Project Controls Manager is responsible for leadership, direction, management, and performance of a project controls team. The Project Controls Manager is responsible to assure that the reporting systems for project controls, the project controls roles and staff and the tools used in project controls are developed, available and functioning according to enterprise requirements. The department performs complex aspects of individual project estimating, scheduling, change documentation and cost control while reporting to accounting and clients. The Project Controls Manager is a critical position as the leader in project controls. This position supports Project Managers and Project Directors on projects and programs of varying size and complexity. The Project Controls Manager will be expected to lead and direct the team that provides review of the project controls status (cost, contract, WBS, schedule, resource, etc.). This position is critical to the coaching and mentoring of Project Controls Specialists.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned. Responsible for the development of effective scheduling reports, cost reports, cash flow reports and forecasts for multiple projects.Responsible for the development, implementation, and management of a reporting data warehouse to produce valuable program controls reports and data for multiple large projects.Responsible for recruitment, development, training, retention and evaluating performance of the project controls team.Responsible for the development and implementation of project execution plans.Develop and maintain effective relationships with existing and potential clients, customers, and contractors to develop additional business.Responsible for engineering, procurement, and construction planning, scheduling, logistics and cost control.Serves as a point of contact for technical questions from the project team.Experience with Construction Self-Perform projects.Ensure accurate cost management and forecast reporting.Interfaces with the Project Management Team and Accounting Department to review project costs and contingency costs and support external audits.Experience in negotiation of heavy industrial project prime agreements and construction contract/subcontract agreements.Responsible for the review of upstream (prime contract) / downstream (purchase orders & subcontract) change orders.Responsible for analyzing a cash flow report.Responsible for leading the Interactive Project Planning Meetings (IPPM).Responsible for presentation of Project Controls reporting.Lead and direct schedule management involving critical path method scheduling techniques, estimating, project cost management, forecasting and document control for multiple projects.Recommends schedule work arounds and mitigation efforts to the team.Ensure accurate Earned Value Management system reporting.Responsible for analyzing progress curves.Responsible for the review of material takeoffs.Oversee the risk management process by identifying and mitigating risk potentials to the project.Responsible for ensuring quality checks and inspections on project controls deliverables.Responsible for the review of field audits to validate accuracy of reporting and processes.Capable of performing Project Forensic Analysis. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.A minimum of 15 years of direct project controls experience.Must have field experience in order to facilitate and produce detailed construction schedules and interface those construction schedules with engineering and procurement activities.Ability to work independently, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Excellent interpersonal skills.Accounting experience required.Expert user of Microsoft office.Expert user of Oracle Primavera P6Experience with Construction Self-Perform projects.Experience in negotiation of heavy industrial project prime agreements and construction contract/subcontract agreements.
Job Title - Project Engineer - Flexible TechnologyLocation - Dublin, flexible working structure.Salary - Market leading, with wider benefits package.Reporting To - Manager Flexible Technologies, Asset Development.Job Overview: Asset Development is tasked with identifying, developing and constructing new investment opportunities on behalf of the company. Asset Development activities comprise identifying and developing generation and system service opportunities to enhance our portfolio and to realise our net zero 2040 strategy. The Flexible Technology Development unit within Asset Development is currently developing a number of projects in Ireland and the UK, across various different flexible generation technologies and system support technologies (e.g. synchronous compensation and long-term storage).The successful candidate will be responsible to a technology area manager and take on leading project development activities including establishing techno-commercial feasibility of projects and investigating technology areas. The role will involve working closely with team members across the company's various business units. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, innovative, commercially driven and have a track record of successfully delivering projects and initiatives within the business.Key Responsibilities and Duties: Assessment and development of new business opportunities such as greenfield sites, application of new technologies on existing sites and acquisitions.Research potential technology areas for commercial opportunities.Development and preparation of assigned projects for market competitions e.g. capacity auctions and system service competitions;Where required, provide leadership and direction in the delivery of flexible technology projects or aspects from concept phase through to investment approval.Oversee the development and implementation of the procurement and contract strategy for each of the projects and co-ordinate the various contracts required for each Project.Ensure effective delivery of projects in line with the company's internal rigorous project management methodologies, achieving a consistent high standard of output from the project team which meets all technical, commercial, legal procurement and programme requirements.Ensuring that all project risks are continually assessed, reported and managed in line with the company's governance systems.Champion Safety by supporting the implementation of Safe and Sound, the project safety management strategy and ensuring implementation of this strategy across all projects.Promote and foster a strong team culture and open and transparent communication within the project team and throughout the AD business unit.Development, management and responsibility of the business case for assigned projects.Manage stakeholder relationships, both internally and externally supporting the acquisition of necessary permits, authorisations, planning and connection agreements for projects.Be fully informed of industry issues which may impact on the choice of plant and ensure that this information feeds into the decision-making process. RequirementsEssential: Ability to critically assess opportunities with inputs from highly diverse experts such as technical, environmental, regulation, market analysis and financial.Experience of working from own initiative, taking ownership of work / projects and motivating team members to deliver team objectives or projects.Ability to clearly plan and communicate the requirements to progress specific projects or new initiatives in the Flexible Technology Development area.3rd level qualification in engineering, commercial, planning or equivalent.5+ years industry experience.A track record of project experience.Experience of negotiations and commercial ability. Desirable: Knowledge of various energy generation technologies and experience of assessing these technologies.Knowledge and experience of planning permission and other permitting processesKnowledge of the energy market and regulatory supports in Ireland and UKKnowledge of procurement procedures.Financial skill to appraise project returns and profitability.Understanding of power generation business. QualificationsEssential: 3rd level primary degree in engineering, commercial, planning or equivalent. Desirable: Project management qualification and/or other business management qualifications that may compliment the essential/desirable knowledge, skills and experience listed above. If you feel the above criteria applies to you, please do not hesitate to apply.
Department: EngineeringJob Location: BGC, PhilippinesReporting to: COO, APACSummary of Role:As Engineering Manager, you will oversee the engineering for a group of wind and solar projects located at diversity of places in the country. Primary responsibilities will include providing technical input to site selection, production of project specifications, managing consultants and contractors and providing input to contract documents for projects in all jurisdictions.What You Will Do: Assessing and quantifying ground risk and other engineering factors to assist with site selection primarily within the Philippines or other APAC markets if requiredDeveloping CAPEX and OPEX assumptions associated with differing ground conditions and foundation typesDevelopment of specifications for development projects to provide the basis for Environmental Impact AssessmentSpecify, tender and manage onshore and offshore survey works, including bathymetric surveys, geophysical surveys and geotechnical investigationManagement of contractors, subcontractors and partnersAssist with the preparation of Construction Contribute to project scheduling/ budgeting and risk managementContribute to assembly of and quality assurance checks for contract documentationSelection, co-ordination and management of External Design ConsultantsDevelopment of project schedules and project risk registersDevelopment of Construction strategiesDevelopment of Procurement strategies What We Require: Degree in Engineering (electrical or civil) with a minimum of 15 years of experienceA broad range of management experience and a proven record in projects engineering and construction is essentialEngineering and construction management experience in the renewable or electrical industry would be an advantageExperience on presenting to senior management at board level and be capable of managing internal and external resources with easeExperience in offshore wind site selectionKnowledge of offshore wind foundation types, ground conditions interpretation and foundation, array cable and turbine installation proceduresKnowledge of grid connection solutions for offshore windAbility to translate engineering issues into CAPEX and OPEX assumptionsKnowledge of the Offshore windfarm development and foundation design processExperience in geotechnical engineering is an advantageExperience in the preparation of construction contract documentsUnderstanding of solar and wind turbine technology and the issues involved with grid connectionsExperience in the preparation of technical specifications and other technical documentsKnowledge of Health and Safety legislation and in particular, Health and Safety issues offshoreExperience in tender/bid evaluationExperience in conducting technical and commercial negotiations with EPC contractors/grid Companies etc.IT literateExcellent verbal / written communication skillsStrong report writing skills
About the job My Client is resourcing for a Senior Energy Storage Consultant, this is an extremely exciting opportunity to join a world leading consultancy and a well established and market leading storage team. Projects are predominately located throughout the UK and Ireland. Strong Energy Storage (BESS) technical understanding and wider market understanding is required. Main duties of the role: Executing energy storage related projects, Technical due diligence Procurement support, preparation of tender documentation, Employer’s Requirements, contract negotiations Owner’s Engineering support, design reviews and site visits construction monitoring and witnessing of commissioning and testing Project management The role has a fantastic salary, bonus and benefits package. This is a great opportunity to work for a global leading consultancy in the Energy Storage space, being at the forefront of Energy Storage and emerging technologies.
My client is currently sourcing an experienced Electrical Engineer who will be responsible for the technical and commercial aspects of onshore grid connections for large offshore wind farms. They will coordinate the expertise to deliver HV sub-stations for these projects and project manage external contracts.They will work as part of a multidisciplinary team on the ongoing development of several offshore wind projects around the coast of Ireland and the UK, with the opportunity to join a specific offshore wind project team when projects reach this stage in their development.The successful candidate will be highly motivated, innovative, commercially driven and have a track record of successfully delivering projects of a comparable nature and scale. Key Responsibilities: Key responsibilities include: Act as electrical lead for all onshore electrical works (substations, grid connections etc.) and coordinate interfaces with the renewable generation plant, civil works, TSO/DSO etc. Responsible for the optimization of the design and supporting the construction stage.Coordinate the overall system design (system studies, protection, SCADA, grid code compliance, FEED’s etc.)Preparation of all the electrical specifications and technical documentation to develop tender.Evaluation of tender submission and contract negotiation ensuring that award to preferred tenders achieves best value for money. Act as the focal point for all Electrical integrity issues.Development of substation layouts and drawings for planning submissions; Coordination with OEMs, contractors, partners, and other key stakeholders. Knowledge, Skills and ExperienceThe successful candidate must have: Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in large scale generation/energy sector with experience of working on electrical systems between MV and 400 kV . Strong contract management experience with an excellent understanding of Tendering, Tender evaluations, scoping, planning, design, costing, construction and commissioning assistance and oversight associated with substations and / or electrical works associated with large scale renewable generation projects. Working knowledge of and experience in the implementation of Engineering, Procurement & execution of EPC style contracts.A proven track record in delivering substations and / or electrical works associated with large scale generation projects.Experience of dealing with commercial aspects during project delivery.Experience in contract management with strong contract negotiation skills.Full drivers’ licence valid for use in Republic of Ireland.Level 8 Engineering Degree or equivalent qualification. This role is based in Dublin or Cork but travel to project locations as required, is a key requirement of the role. Please apply via the link or contact Hannah-Jo using the details below for more information. P: 0141 212 4801E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The main duties and responsibilities of the role will include the following: Provide professional, cost effective and value adding electrical engineering services within Renewable Energy Business Units. The candidate should possess a strong knowledge of renewable energy and practical experience of managing connections to the Irish transmission system, and be well-versed in current Irish grid connection policy and regulation;Lead the delivery of project electrical engineering works and services. Manage the interaction with ESB Networks, Eirgrid, electrical & civil contractors, and other contractors and project stakeholders. Actively attend and participate in team meetings, site meetings and design meetings, to ensure projects are delivered on-time, on-budget and in line with statutory Health and Safety requirements. Lead and co-ordinate project energisations and construction related grid outages and manage grid code compliance testing associated with any new HV installation required to demonstrate compliance under the terms of its connection agreement;Lead engineering and optioneering processes of potential grid connection solutions for Renewable Energy projects. Prepare and procure analysis of the Irish Transmission system to identify the most feasible commercial grid connection options for live projects. Identify and apply Grid Code requirements to grid connection solutions, disseminate changes to Grid Code and connection policy to Renewable Energy Projects;Review and / or prepare technical project, tender and contract documentation to monitor, control and reduce cost. Monitor and analyse all elements of design, manufacture, processing, construction, operation, and maintenance to ensure delivery of current project requirements, including meeting obligations under any associated grid connection agreements. Identify and co-ordinate all stakeholders throughout project and service delivery to ensure that project and service key performance indicators are achieved. Enable sufficient, timely and appropriate information exchange between all stakeholders throughout project / service development and delivery to ensure that deliverables and KPI's are understood and any risks or opportunities are monitored and reviewed to achieve the best project / service results. Monitor against the project plan and take remedial action to recover project overruns to ensure cost effective professional engineering services are delivered;All employees are expected to co-operate fully with all provisions taken by the company for ensuring Health, Safety and Welfare of themselves, fellow employees, and members of the public. Identify, understand, and apply all Health & Safety legislation and regulatory requirements as a fundamental element of any construction design or undertaking ensuring safety of employees and members of the public during construction, testing, commissioning and operation;Proactively participate in the Performance Management process to ensure delivery of own, and the wider team's, objectives. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualification, skills, knowledge and attributes: Hons Degree (Lvl 8 FETAC) in Electrical Engineering essential; Post-Graduate (Lvl 9 FETAC) qualification in a relevant discipline would be an advantage for this role;7 years’ experience managing the grid connection process for transmission connected projects in the generator or utility sector; Significant technical experience of HV electrical design and consenting of 110/220/400 kV infrastructure, HV cable (≥ 110 kV) experience, verifying / approving third party design, contract Management, financial /cost management and project management required;Excellent technical report writing and communications skills essential; Proficient in AutoCAD and PSSE or other similar electrical design software would be an advantage