Project Contract Manager

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Date: 16-Jul-2022

Location: Bucuresti, B, Romania

Company: Alstom

 

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 

Job title: Project Contract Manager
Based at: Bucharest


Introduction

For almost 30 years, Alstom has been an innovative pioneer playing an important role in Romania’s transition towards a modern and sustainable railway transport. From state-of-the-art digital rail control, to infrastructure and electrification projects, along with metro trains and the long-term maintenance of the metro fleet in the country’s capital city Bucharest, Alstom is constantly making a difference in the mainline and urban rail transport in Romania.

Through the diversity and complexity of its projects, Alstom is a very attractive employer for the young generations of Romanian specialists, giving them a unique chance to professionally grow in an international environment with access to worldwide knowledge and capabilities.

 

Overview:

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 (EoTs), variations orders, contract amendments.  He/she ensures proper record keeping and file preparation in support of robust claim files

 

Overwiew:

Ensures application of Contract, Claims and Insurance Management Manual (CCIM) and Alstom governance.

  • Prepares Contract Summary and ensure it is widely communicated and regularly updated.
  • Prepares with Core Project Team Contract Management Strategy Plan (CMSP)Organizes the Contract Management Day with the Core Project Team
  • Carefully analyzes the contract to build and drive implementation of Contract/Claim Management Strategy Plan, as well as keep it updated and communicated with project team on quarterly basis.
  • Contributes to CDRL with the Project Team members so that it is launched in time, is accurately communicated, and updated.  
  • Monitors Works toward contract obligations, including support to monitoring of project schedule towards achieving contractual milestones.
  • Ensures timely issuance of contractual notices.
  • Establishes and implement project specific commercial procedures, particularly regarding correspondences, notifications, insurance, variation requests/orders and claims preparation files.  
  • In collaboration with Documentation Controller and/or Project Contract Administrator, ensures a reliable filing and easy access of all correspondences.
  • Monitors/manages correspondence by analyzing (for and with Project Manager/Director) incoming and outgoing correspondences to third parties.
  • Monitors/manages insurance policies and keep their validity in collaboration with Regional Insurance Manager. Keeps the Regional Insurance Manager updated regarding all changes/ deviation to insurance policies. 
  • Develops and produces any project specific processes and ways of working for contract/claim management.
  • Develops a pragmatic commercial approach based on contractual analysis of the project, to protect, on a daily basis, Alstom interests 
  • Carefully monitors, records, and notifies customer/partners and any third party regarding claims/counterclaims and prepares and manages all elements and supporting documentation for claims/counterclaims negotiations.
  • Monitors customer/partner requests for variations / change orders / extensions of time.  Provides follow-up, as necessary, to drive to transactional closure, including updates to the VO/VR/Delay registers, preparation of commercial offer, and prepares associated contractual letters for CD/PM/PD approval.
  • Provides proactive advice on specific issues, risks, contractual/claims activities, taking into account the contract and business objectives.
  • Reports on contract management and claims activities to the project, Legal, and Contract Management teams. 
  • Ensures Contract management KPIS are reported as per reporting deadlines including gathering the inputs from Key supplier Contract Managers and Insurance Managers 
  • Provides training on contract/claim management to key project stakeholders, including project management, finance, engineering, sourcing. 
  • Anticipates events and risks associated with the contract management activities; propose alternative proactive solutions to keep the situation under control.
  • Works closely with the Project Directors, Project Managers, Project Controllers, Project Engineering Managers, Key Supplier Contract Managers, and Project Planning Managers, to identify and mitigate risks; and to identify, maximize, and leverage claim opportunities.
  • Provides at any time, on management demand, a reliable and understandable contractual and commercial analysis of the project.
  • For Dispute Arbitration Board (DAB) or similar non-litigation mechanism for dispute resolution, PrCM is required to prepare DAB files, referral notes along with substantial evidence and active participation in the process before the adjudication board or similar board.
  • For litigation process handled by Legal Team, PrCM will support Legal team or external counsel

Experience & Qualification:

  • A degree in Engineering, Finance, Law, Technical, Economics or business sciences
  • Experience in project/contract/claims management (min. 6 years)
  • Proficiencey in the English language - mandatory
  • Proficiencey in the Romanian language - mandatory
  • Advanced knowledge of work with PC- Microsoft suite ( Word, Excel, Power Point, Sharepoint, Outlook, MS project & PS6 a plus)
  • Experience with Fidic contracts and knowledge of local legislation is an asset.

Competencies & Skills 

  • Ability to read and interpret contractual documents, including terms and conditions, planning, and technical specifications  
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.            
  • Ability to understand project financials and impact of contract/claim management on project’s profitability.        
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations. 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in writing, oral, diagram, or schedule form.    
  • Ability to anticipate and manage conflicting priorities.        
  • Ability to work in a proactive mode 
  • Ability to be operationally effective and accountable.  
  • 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.
  • Must be able to communicate with precision and transparency

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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