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Contract Manager

  • Job Function: Project Management
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 1/5/2018 4:49:34 AM
  • Job #: 3044541
  • Location(s): United Kingdom; Rugby

About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

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Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you!

Role Summary:
The Project Contract Manager under the direction of the Project Director / Project Manager / Account Manager has overall responsibility for all Project contractual activities.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Support the project execution start-up, prior to full Notice to Proceed [D4], including Contract analysis and preparation of Project Commercial Execution Plan.
• Assume responsibility for all project contractual activities from handover from Sales [D4] until all relevant contractual obligations are complete and all relevant contractual issues are resolved / settled.
• Identification of Customer / Consortium and other third-party obligations and development and,
• Implementation of the Project Commercial Execution Plan and Contract Commercial Plan, including Project Claim Strategy.
• Liaise with Project Planning Manager to ensure appropriate schedules for subcontracts are produced and maintained, to support Project Claim Strategy.
• Support project risk and opportunity identification and analysis. Support the management of risks and opportunities by development and implementation of appropriate Project Commercial Execution Plan.
• Preservation of GE’s rights and entitlements as provided in the Contract. Ensure proper notices are given in line with contract requirements. Management of claims to / from customers and consortium partners.
• Support the management of claims to / from Contractors and Suppliers as required.
• Ensuring appropriate recovery from third parties.
• Management of customer Variation Requests / Orders.
• Management of Project Insurances. Submission, monitoring and settlement of insurance claims in accordance with the Policies.
• Establishment and implementation of project specific contractual procedures, particularly regarding claims, insurance, variation orders, correspondence and notifications.
• Support and guidance to Project Team on general contractual issues. Clarification of contractual / legal queries, if required by referring to Legal.
• Providing Contract Management support as required in the event of a (potential) Dispute.
• Undertaking any other contractual/commercial tasks as instructed / requested by Project Director and/or Management.
• Focus on the enhancement of the Contribution Margin with attention to project savings (e.g. direct material buy, engineering hours, manufacturing and logistics), and minimising erosion of the contribution margin by ensuring effective monitoring of additional costs by coordinating cross-functional initiatives and actions to reduce them.
• Ensuring that all productivity opportunities such as Project Savings, Change Orders, Insurance and Vendor recovery are identified and implemented.
• Collect, track and transfer to the Commercial Team any contractual lessons learn captured during the project execution or claim management and actively contribute to improving processes, mitigation plans and corrective action plans.

• University Degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Business Administration or Law.

• The candidate will be a British Citizen and ideally NSV Security Cleared.

Desired Characteristics:
• Experience of high level negotiations
• Strong communication skills
• Influencing skills
• Intercultural skills
• Analytical skills
• Understanding of project risk management
• Fluency in written and spoken English
• Understanding of Contract Law
• Technical understanding of Steam Turbines

Locations: United Kingdom; Rugby

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.

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