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Senior Contract Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Thailand
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/08/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Responsibilities:
* Participates in relevant decision making forums. Acts as the legal contract advisor of project's stakeholders and proactively proposes actions and solutions.
* Contract Documentation, procedures and dashboards
* Based upon the Legal and Financial bid-phase analysis, prepare contract summary and communicate Project's stakeholder.
* Make regular lectures of the Contract to the Project Core Team to update about contract obligations and their evolutions.
* Advise Project team in the accurate interpretation and execution of contractual terms and conditions
* Ensure that a reliable and logical filing (hard copies & electronic filing) is in place and ensures easy and quick access to all contractual documents and correspondence from/to Customers, partners and subcontractors.
* Establish and implement project specific commercial procedures and decision processes in relation with correspondences, variation requests and variation orders, claims preparation files.
* Maintain accurate contract management dashboards suitably reflecting risks, opportunities and their consequences on "financials". Proactively propose or participate in implementation of risk mitigation as well as gross margin, cash and EBIT enhancement measures.
* Claims, VO requests assessment, preparation and submission, disputes
* Contractual documentation management and preparation of documentation submittal to Customer, subcontractors together with monitoring of timing of responses
* Prepare opportunity review for change/variation orders, draft and lead negotiation of the same. Ensure timely collection of all relevant records, data and information to support and draft claims.
* Be involved in project reviews and other forums in which the incumbent should be able to collect, sort out and keep record of any relevant information, facts and elements that contribute to proposing, preparing and drafting contractual claims/counterclaims (toward the Customer, partners and subcontractors).
* Represent the legal & contracts function in discussions and negotiations of commercial/contractual issues with customers, partners and subcontractors
* Contribute in the preparation of comprehensive dispute files with subcontractors, suppliers and customers as the case may be.
* Subcontractors: Draft and negotiate subcontracts in an effort to minimize risks (flow-down of T&Cs and contractual risks).
* Supervise and review commercial and contractual management of sub-contractors including review of contact notices, preparation of correspondence, review of applications for payment, progress, variations, claims, etc.
* Bids / RFPs preparation and reviews RFPs, Pre-award activities
* Participate in negotiation strategies; manage the development and implementation of said strategies during contract negotiations and until execution of the commercial contract.
* With legal support where necessary, draft and negotiate contractual documents including agreements with local and foreign business partners (NDAs, MOUs, Teaming agreements, Consortium Agreements…), the customer, intended subcontractors or suppliers.
* Support finance department in implementing Group agreements.

Requirements:
* Minimum of 8 to 10 years' experience in complex international engineering or high-technology environment or equivalent.
* Negotiation and drafting skills
* Law degree with specialized contract management or commercial qualification. Project Management, quantity surveyor experience and/or engineering background will be highly considered
* Ability to effectively reach negotiated compromises
* Able to organize and prioritize contractual and commercial risks and issues
* Knowledgeable in export control topics
* Overseas travel to be considered from time to time
* Fluent English and Thai languages

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