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Head of Contract Management Europe

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH136728
  • Location: Germany
  • Sector: Project Controls, Contracts & Claims, Power
  • Salary: €130000 - €140000 per annum + bonus + package
  • Date posted: 20/11/2018
This vacancy has now expired.

Our client is a global leader in power technologies who are currently looking for a hands on, experienced Head of Contract Management to be responsible for managing the Contract Management department in their European Grid Integration business unit. This is a full time permanent position offering a salary of circa €130,000-€140,000 p/a gross depending on experience plus a competitive package.

Head of Contract Management duties and responsibilities:

  • Heading the regional Contract Management team whose overriding target is to safeguard contractual entitlements
  • Preparation of terms and conditions of Customer's contract, Subcontracts, Supply contracts and Consortium Agreements at tendering stage;
  • General advice and support to project management, site management, procurement/ supply department and other project team members in the execution of Customer Contracts, Consortium Agreements, Subcontracts/Supply contracts to secure contractual rights and entitlements
  • Managing the overall identification of opportunities for outgoing claims (Customers, Suppliers/Subcontractors and Consortium Partners), developing claim strategies, preparing notifications/correspondence and related documentation
  • Leading the overall analysis of incoming claims (Customers, Suppliers/Subcontractors and Consortium Partners), development of defense strategies, preparing response/ correspondences, counter-claims
  • Heading the preparation and conduction of risks and opportunities analysis/ presentations, preparation of strategy papers, definition of overall project claim strategies
  • Leading contract and claims negotiations and settlements together with the project management
  • Preparation of project related amendments, change orders and other contract related documents
  • Supporting the close-out of contracts
  • Ensuring adherence to insurance provisions and preparation of insurance claims
  • Support and participation in weekly and monthly project status meetings with Project team, Customers, Suppliers/Subcontractors and Consortium Partners
  • Coaching Project Team Members in contract and claims management topics

Head of Contract Management desired experience:

  • University degree or equivalent degree (an advantage with a degree in quantity surveying, engineering, law or economics with affinity to technical and contract management issues)
  • Extensive experience in Contract Management functions and processes in EPC energy projects or similar industrial plants (preferably +10 years' experience as Contract Manager)
  • Experience in leading internationally staffed teams of at least 5-10 people
  • Solid experience working with change management, contract-related legal issues with international partners
  • Mandatory with ability to negotiate in English, any other foreign language is a plus
  • Willingness to work at site and to travel both nationally and internationally
  • An advantage with knowledge in Primavera and MS Project
  • Developed strategic and analytical skills

If this sounds like something you are particularly interested in, please apply with an updated version of your CV to or feel free to give me a call on +44 207 268 9294.

For more information about this role please contact our London office