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Contract Management Leader

GE Renewable Energy

Closing date 29 October 2021

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Employment Type

Full Time

Seniority Level

Senior

Salary

$200,000 - $250,000

Technology Type

Wind

Location
Melbourne VIC or Sydney NSW
State
VIC

About Us

We’re tackling one of humanity’s greatest challenges by providing the world’s largest economies and most remote communities with end-to-end green energy - and accelerating the reduction of greenhouse gases. Through wind, sun, and water, we are unleashing limitless energy. What we do matters - but we’re not waiting for tomorrow. For us, the energy transition is now - it’s time for a cleaner, greener today. We’re meeting our challenge head-on, and with our customer's we’re solving it - for now, and for good.

Role Summary

The Contract Management Leader will be a key member of the Onshore Wind leadership team in the ANZ Region. You will steer the ANZ contract management team in providing broad-based commercial contract management support on all contractual issues regarding the sale, installation, testing and service operations of wind turbine generators in Australia and New Zealand.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Drive Contract Management priorities of Compliance, Margin Enhancement, and Risk Management.
  • Build and maintain a strong operating rhythm with Project Management, Services, and other key business functions.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain region specific contract management methods and procedures and coordinate with the global ONW and Renewable Energy contract management community.
  • Grow, coach, and develop team members on:
  • Management of post award EPC (Engineer, Procure, Construct) Head Contract, Balance of Plant Contract and Subcontractor Agreements
  • Commercial vetting of sub-contractor tenders and subcontract risk analysis, negotiation, and award support
  • Evaluation of assigned contracts to identify and manage key contractual risks
  • Collaboration with Project Managers and Service Managers during contract fulfillment
  • Drafting of variations and claims to customers and sub-contractors
  • Performing detailed contract analyses in response to emerging issues
  • Developing negotiation strategies in conjunction with Project Management and Service
  • Preparation and participation in customer and subcontractor negotiations as needed
  • Identifying and developing margin enhancing variations and other recovery opportunities throughout the project lifecycle
  • Defending and mitigating contractual claims against GE o Preparation and participation in settlement negotiations
  • Preparation and support of major insurance claims
  • Maintenance of bank guarantees, and insurance policies as required
  • Maintaining contract documents, amendments, change orders and key contract data in accordance with policy

Qualifications, Requirements & Experience

  • A minimum of 12+ years contract management or project experience in Wind, Civil, Oil and Gas or Construction industry
  • Background in Quantity Surveying, Legal, Civil Engineering, Construction Management and/or Project Management.
  • Proven ability to influence and drive change in a matrix environment.• Proven track record leading a small to medium size team
  • Knowledge of EPC, Civil, Electrical and Logistics contracts
  • Fluency in English
  • Appropriate entitlement to work in Australia (Permanent Resident or an Australian Citizen or New Zealand Citizen) with the ability to travel throughout the region

Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to work and perform effectively in a cross functional, non-hierarchical, team-oriented environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • OEM, Developer, or EPC experience in power industry.
  • Experience with wind turbine-based power generation projects.