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About the Role

Head of Commercial Contract Management
Full-Time, Permanent
Home Based with travel

 
The Company
James Fisher Renewables, part of the James Fisher Group (JF Group), provides comprehensive and trusted solutions to offshore wind and renewables market. This, among other services, include high voltage engineering solutions, from conceptual design, through to installation and operations and maintenance as well as blade services. The company has an extensive experience through working at over 60 wind farms - onshore and offshore - in the UK, Europe, Taiwan and United States.
 
The Role
As the Head of Commercial Contract Management, you will ensure an adequate control & risk management across the JFR business. This role involves supporting the Sales Teams through the tendering process as well as the handover to the Operations Team, whilst managing the commercial relationships. 
 
Role Accountabilities
  • Support with review and interpretation of customer and supplier contracts.
  • Ensure Commercial requirements are met, and contractual rights and entitlements are protected.
  • Contributes towards developing a robust business wide claims and commercial management process.
  • Identifies, evaluates and quantifies contractual Commercial risk with all customers and suppliers.
  • Familiarisation and screening of applicable contract related documents and advising management and the project team of critical issues.
  • Work with Project Managers and the Finance team to establish suitable contract management and claims management strategies for each project.
  • Participate and contribute to customer and supplier meetings from contract negotiation, claims management, contract variations and contract formulation perspectives.
  • Support in keeping relevant project records and documentation for good commercial management.
  • Identifying, evaluating, and following up on all events relevant for incoming and outgoing claims.
  • Collecting, preparing, analysing, and managing relevant claim documents and evidence in accordance with contractual deadlines requirements.
  • Drafting contract variation agreements, claim settlement agreement and sub-contractor agreements.
  • Working closely with the group legal team and obtaining legal approvals where necessary.
  • Supporting project procurement by advising on administrative and commercial terms & conditions for subcontracts.
  • Performs contract analysis with a view to identifying opportunities for improving project margins, invoicing completeness, making customer claims and achieving positive contract variations.
Qualifications and Experience
Essential
  • Experience in Contract or Commercial Management, managing claims, variations, and sub-contractor agreements.
  • Experience in setting up and negotiating terms and conditions of subcontracts.
  • Experience of working in Offshore Renewable industry.
  • Team player who can work successfully across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Someone who displays the tenacity and perseverance to see topics through to completion.
  • Someone who appreciates and contributes towards achieving the wider objectives of the project and the business.
  • Ability to successfully forge sustainable relationships with relevant contacts within the customer and supplier organisations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Commercially and financially astute.
  • Self-motivated, able to work under own initiative, thrive in a challenging environment, be approachable and have a flexible attitude.
Desirable
  • Educated to degree level ideally in disciplines such as Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Contract Law.
  • Legal, Contract Law, Construction Law qualification will be an advantage.

If this sounds like the ideal next step in your career, then click ‘apply’ now!  

You can find out more about James Fisher & Sons group companies and valued behaviours by watching a short film here: We are One James Fisher - YouTube 

Due to the volume of applications we receive for our vacancies, on occasion applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment. 

James Fisher and Sons are committed to taking positive action on diversity and strongly encourage applications for candidates from all backgrounds. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and recognise that our success depends on our talented and diverse workforce. For more information Click here

 

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