Iberdrola USA O&M Senior Contracts Manager in United States
Job Purpose Statement A significant role within the Iberdrola Global Offshore business, this role will assist in the negotiation and management of the contracts within the O&M; Offshore business. This role will include working closely with teams from the Construction, Operations, Legal, Insurance, Financial and Group Purchasing teams to ensure contracts are managed effectively.
Belonging to the O&M; Services Team and Reporting to the Head of O&M; Services the Senior Contract Managerwill assist in defining contracting strategies and plans, tendering, negotiating and (in some cases) managing multi-million offshore Service contracts. This role will be responsible for identifying, assessing and creating procedures, to support site functions. In addition, the individual will manage contractual & commercial risks and seek out opportunities to optimise and drive the performance of the service supplier contracts.
The individual will be working as part of a global business with activities in many countries across Europe and the rest of the world. The position may require frequent travel to various locations in the UK and overseas. The role requires the individual to manage multi-disciplinary teams and the individual should be prepared to manage teams working at different project locations.
Business and Department
Assist with the negotiation and management of contracts for the Offshore O&M; Services on projects worth
Ensure correct contractual and commercial implementation of contractors reporting, collection of records as
Provide proactively recommendations and advice on how to avoid any additional cost and where not possible
in excess of €1 billion;
well as adequate administration of claims and variations for any event.
how to minimize the costs of legitimate claims.
strategies in line with the contract terms;
day-to-day operational clauses of the contract;
Assist in managing and coordinating advice on key commercial risks under existing supply contracts; Manage claims-in following a controlled and agreed manner in accordance to Projects specifics; Responsible for handling Defect Liability Period claims deriving from project‘s construction contracts; Monitor and anticipate claims made by contractors under the contracts and assist in developing mitigation
Facilitate delivery of the project’s interests in negotiating with the contractors; Support in negotiations of claims and variations with contractors;Undertake detailed contract reviews and advise on how to interpret and apply key contract provisions on the
Support in preparing notes of advice and commercial drafting on claims and variations; Identify and recommendations to the Lead Contract Manager or Head of O&M; Services on commercial
issues and risks arising in contracts;
involvement and interfacing with key company functions such as Purchasing, Insurance, Financial, Legal, etc.
Support the projects package managers to negotiate and finalise contracts; Ensure SPR best practices and processes are implemented and applied in contract management ensuring
Dimensions The Senior Contracts Manager will assist the Lead Contracts Manager in his/her responsibilities for a successful negotiation of contracts for St. Brieuc (France), EA3 (UK), Windanker & Baltic Eagle (Germany), and Vineyard (US) which might add up to 4,000 MW between 2020 and 2025.
The WTG Service Maintenance agreements each have an approximate value of ca. £200m-400m over 10
In addition, the role-holder will ensure Contracts obligations are met for following operation assets (worth £5bn): Wikinger: 350 MW and East Anglia: 714 MW. The individual will form part of a team responsible for the proper contractual execution of the SMA agreements on those projects with ca. £100m (+£100m of warranty value under the TSA) over the first 5 years as well as the BoP Service agreements which are typically £1-2M/year per contract and there can be 3-4 of such contracts per project, totalling > £4m/year per project.
Offshore industry is still relatively immature, and a key focus is on driving down cost. This role will play a large part in developing initiatives to reduce the cost of service during the O&M; phase. British, Spanish, French, US and German team members, different cultures to incorporate in the team structure (direct and indirect).
A good understanding of the complex commercial requirements related to supply of products/materials and
Good contractual knowledge, including the day-to-day operational provisions, and particularly the claims,
Some experience of negotiating and/or managing a high volume of contracts at the same time on major
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
infrastructure projects over €50m;
services to offshore wind projects;
variations and disputes mechanisms;
on quality, costs and time; Strong team worker;
Proactive people manager, leader and motivator.
Good all round understanding of financial, commercial and business principles and risk mitigation practises; Strong influencing, interpersonal and change management skills;
Strong negotiating and persuasion skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills;
Proven ability to persuade, challenge and build credibility at all levels and across functions of the business;
Knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation Strong self-performance management and delivery focus with the ability to balance conflicting requirements
Ability to be proactive and take responsibility for matters, while responding to competing business demands; Effective capacity for change and experience of leading others through change.
Publication date: 16.05.2018