Contract Manager - Engineering, Procurement and Construction - ABB AB - Inköpar- och marknadsjobb i Västerås
Contract Manager - Engineering, Procurement and Construction
ABB AB / Inköpar- och marknadsjobb / Västerås
2018-05-30

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This role is within the Power Grids (PG) division in a business unit that supplies substations, systems solutions and service for transmission and distribution facilities. Our customers are utilities, industrial manufacturers and other companies that need to be connected to power networks. We design and build indoor and outdoor stations that are both reliable and dependable. The market is driven by the need to create stable power networks and by sustainability efforts, with the aim of increasing the use of renewable energy.

As Contract Manager, you will be part of the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) project management team of experienced and motivated professionals, handling a number of large turnkey projects serving customers in the EMEA region. In this important and challenging role, you will lead the provision of contract management services for large and complex projects for the Swedish office of Power Grids EPC Solutions, currently with several projects in Iraq and Sweden. Furthermore, you'll ensure that all contract and risk management activities are timely and accurately executed, while protecting ABB's interests throughout the full projects lifecycle. You will also be leading, developing and supporting major strategic variations and claims vis-ā-vis suppliers and customers in full coordination with the projects teams and Legal, always in accordance with all relevant ABB directives and instructions, and contract management framework.

Responsibilities:
* Be responsible for governance of the contract portfolio, tender preparations and negotiations, contract execution from project kick off to closure, contract closure and claims.
* Provision of contractual advice (e.g. flow down from main contract) will be provided to the purchasing team for major subcontracts.
* Encourage and communicate the key contractual provisions to the project team, e.g. qualifying for payment, variations and timely compliance with contractual requirements.
* Raising contract notices under main contract developing integrated claims strategy with the project team, and preparing extension of time claims.
* Advise the purchasing department on contractual claims from subcontractors.
* Advise project team on ABB's contractual entitlements to protect cash flow, margins, and prevention of disputes. Apply a proactive approach to the review and commenting of commercial terms & conditions, in the tender phase, identify major risk and raise bid clarifications and contract deviations accordingly.
* Highlight areas of potential risk, such as ambiguities, omissions and conflicts; and as work proceeds, closely monitor, mitigate and support remedial actions as necessary, working closely with the bid manager and the project manager.
* Coordinate with the project team to identify customer related actions or inactions which could result in constructive contract changes. Recommend and implement actions to document and request the additional cost or time compensation. Prepare change orders to the contract and develop the negotiation strategy and support negotiations.
* Identify and prepare claims as they arise and coordinate the efforts to negotiate and resolve major claims and disputes with the support of ABB Legal Department.
* Provide training to EPC project management and sales staff on contract and claims management.

We are looking for an experienced leader with an independent and solution-oriented working style, as well as strong communicative and collaborative skills. While you have superior attention to details, structure and organizational skills, you are able to apply a larger, systemic view to projects. You independently take initiative, make decisions and drive projects to conclusion. In addition, you are not afraid to push back and hold others accountable as needed, while your high degree of inter-cultural sensitivity and integrity enable you to lead by influence and maintain strong relationships. You have a business-driven, pragmatic mindset and you understand that good results are achieved in cooperation with management, sales teams and internal and external experts.

The ideal candidate will have a university degree in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Business Administration, Law or an equivalent, plus a minimum of 10-12 years' experience related to EPC project contracts, preferably in the energy industry. Experience with projects of different size and complexity and contractual types in the EMEA region, as well as knowledge of FIDIC (yellow book), NEC3 and similar bespoke contracts are necessary. Experience and knowledge of projects in Iraq would be an advantage, as well as knowledge of Arabic language and culture.

In addition, you possess all or several of the following:

* Experience in contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, and effective correspondence.
* Ability to interface with customers on issues ranging from administration of the contract to all matters relating to the review and process of changes.
* Ability to evaluate the legitimacy of a claim, as well as understand and interpret the main contract provisions by challenging costs, and how these affect scope and schedule.

The ABB Power Grids division is the world's leading supplier of power and automation products, systems and service solutions for the entire value chain, from power generation to the transmission and distribution of electricity. Our offer spans transformers, HV products, systems for power transmission and solutions, as well as automation for integration and interconnecting power grids - to enable a stronger, smarter and greener grid.

Are you ready for a new, challenging opportunity? Is this the right role for you? Please apply at abb.com/careers. Search for job-ID: SE61093533. Applications will be reviewed continuously until June 27, 2018, so don't delay - apply today!

Hiring manager Gary Smith will answer questions you may have about the role. Union representatives - Sveriges Ingenjörer: Lennart Molin +4621-32 41 91, Unionen: Karin Boholm +4621-32 45 85. All other questions can be directed to Talent Partner/Recruiter Tess Persson, +4621-325146.

Publiceringsdatum
2018-05-30

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Adress
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Kontorsadress
Banmatarvägen 1

Jobbnummer
4177532


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