Our client is looking for a talented Senior Contracts Manager to work on a contract basis for a large Offshore Wind Farm Development, working on the O&M (operations and maintenance) package of the project alongside the Lead Project Manager.
Working from home in the current climate, the role can eventually be based out of the London or Glasgow office – which ever you would prefer. Occasional travel at that point may also be required.
You will be a key part of the team responsible for taking the project through Auction phase and if this is successful then to the pre-FID (Final Investment Decision) and readiness phases to ensure the project is fully prepared for operation. This includes negotiation of the Service and Maintenance Agreement (SMA) for WTGs (wind turbine generators) and OFTO (offshore transmission owner), logistics strategy and contract strategy.
The Service and Maintenance Agreement (SMA) is a key contract for the operational phase of the offshore windfarm. The main purpose of the Senior Contract Manager role is to provide support during the negotiation phase of the SMA with OEM (original Equipment manufacturers), with a focus on the contractual and commercial requirements.
Leading the updating and re-drafting of SMA conditions of contract, including the identification of issues with highest risk and/or items for escalation. Assist the Lead Project Manager SMA in obtaining RFIs (Requests for Information) to develop the OPEX estimations for FID
Develop the BoP contracting strategy, liaising with Purchasing and each project work package to ensure a robust handover process to O&M
Supporting development of the overall project O&M strategy
Minimum five years contract management experience
Educated to an engineering orientated Bachelors (BSc/BEng) degree level or demonstrate significant experience in a relevant discipline
Offshore wind experience is preferred, alternatively significant experience in a relevant discipline
Must have sound knowledge of Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance
Experience, knowledge and understanding negotiation of multi million pound commercial contracts.
Highly developed communication skills and interpersonal, particularly related to multicultural relationships, and ability to present effectively to management teams.
Strong understanding of H&S legislation applicable to offshore operations and electrical generation.
Experience of managing interfaces of multidisciplinary teams spread across multiple locations