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Subcontracts Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Stone, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 09/08/2016
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The Company:
Our client is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. They operate in around 100 countries employing over 145,000 people.
Our client is looking for an experienced Subcontracts Manager to ensure the correct handling of all contractual and risk aspects along the different stages (supply evaluation, contract negotiation and claim management) of subcontract management in a large project envi

The Role:
The position of Subcontracts Manager will be to work in the Power Grids division, you will have a variety of responsibilities comprised in different functions of the role including, but not limited to:

- Working with Project Commercial Manager to develop subcontracts, may at times be required to assist in development of Project documentation.
- Working with the Tendering team to assist in the tender, evaluation and award recommendation of contracts, ensure compliance with contractual terms and pricing structure.
- Ensures appropriate completion of all documentation relating to subcontracts during tendering process.
- Will assist in the negotiation and resolution of contractual matters as well as expediting the timely execution of the agreement, supported by the Project Commercial Manager.
- Responsible for the on-going administration of the subcontracts during project execution ensuring that the pricing and the work is proceeding in accordance with the agreements.
- Prepares project specific procedures regarding claims notification and documentation towards, suppliers, and insurance.
- Assisting with negotiation of changes to the subcontract agreements or additions to the agreements.
- Responsible for administering changes, responsible for administering holdbacks and retentions when required.
- Provide regular reports on the status of contractual matters and oversee the verification reconciliation, tracking and reporting of contract costs.
- Ensures the proper close out of subcontracts within projects.
- Administration of Corporate Contracts which may include claims and disputes.
- Ensure that contract awards are in line business needs and strategy.
- Assist on the development of RFP & Contract Templates to meet the needs of Procurement Team Strategy.
- Provide assistance to draft new Contract Templates and ensure appropriate to meet needs of the Procurement Team.
- Supports negotiations on frame contracts with external partners – particularly civil construction partners.

• Discipline and channel relations with Civil & Installation Suppliers
• Maintain understanding of market dynamics
• Enforce proper approval and authorisation levels for Contract placement

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Extensive experience in Contracts Management in an EPC environment.
- Experience in preparing and development of Tender documentation in line with Procurement Process
- Contract Negotiation skills
- Contract Management skills
- An understanding of Legal Terms and Conditions
- Communication skills and Interpretation of Business requirements
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Organisational skills and the ability to self-manage various procurement activities
- Ability to build constructive and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Solid knowledge of Procurement and business practices
- Good resource for educating internal departments
- Excels at guideline and tools development
- Attention to detail
- Good understanding of Contracts & Projects Environment, preferably the EPC industry
- Experience in administering civil subcontracts preferable.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Preferable but not essential a Business or Law Degree
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