Project Contract Manager

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Date: 22-Jan-2023

Location: Brugge, BE

Company: Alstom

Req ID:341784 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide


The Project Contract Manager (PrCM) is a key member of the project team, working in close collaboration with the Project Manager and core project team.  He/she provides guidance and leadership to develop, implement, and drive contract/claim management and risk mitigation strategies in accordance with Alstom’s business objectives; including extensions of time, variations orders, contract amendments.  He/she ensures proper record keeping and file preparation in support of robust claim files.             

The Project Contract Manager will report to the Head of Contract Management Benelux and will functionally report to Project Manager.

The Project Contract Manager handles all communications to customers in terms of claims and variation orders. 


Your mission :


  • Ensures application of relevant procedures in accordance with the Alstom governance.
  • Prepares Contract Summary and ensure it is widely communicated and regularly updated.
  • Carefully analyzes the contract to build and drive implementation of Contract/Claim Management Strategy Plan.
  • Ensures timely issuance of contractual notices to customers/partners.
  • Establishes and implement project specific commercial procedures, particularly regarding correspondences, notifications, insurance, variation requests/orders and claims preparation files. 
  • In collaboration with Project Planner establishes and implements a process for detecting, identifying and recording delay-events for substantiating Extension of Time claims.
  • Develops a pragmatic commercial approach based on contractual analysis of the project, to protect, on a daily basis, Alstom interests toward customers and partners.
  • Carefully monitors, records, and notifies customer/partners regarding claims/counterclaims and prepares and manages all elements and supporting documentation for claims/counterclaims negotiations.
  • Provides creative and pro-active advice on specific issues, risks, and contractual/claims activities, taking into account the contract and business objectives.
  • Provides training on contract/claim management to key stakeholders, including project management, finance, engineering, and sourcing communities.
  • Anticipates events and risks associated with the contract management activities; proposes various counter-strategies and commercial solutions to keep the situation under control.
  • Must be able to travel up to 20% to 30% of the time.    


Your profile :


  • An technical degree or in economical/business sciences/ commercial law
    • Minimum of four years of Contract / Claim Management experience (preferred)
    • Ability to read and interpret contractual documents, including terms and conditions, planning, and technical specifications 
    • Ability to understand project financials and impact of contract/claim management on project’s  profitability.                                                                                                                                     
    • Ability to work transversally and collaboratively in a strong spirit of teamwork. 
    • Willingness and ability to be creative and bring forward new ideas and innovations.
    • Ability to attribute to strategic discussions on project execution, claim avoidance, securing contractual position in Project Team.
    • Must be able to communicate with precision and transparency.
    • Fluency in Dutch and English is mandatory, French is preferred.



Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





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