Project Contract Manager (PrCM)

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Date: 19-Sep-2021

Location: Derby, United Kingdom

Company: Alstom

Req ID:168145 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.  


Project Contract Manager (PrCM)

Location: Derby, UK


Join us as a Project Contract Manager (PrCM) and you’ll be looking at a career-defining in Derby, UK.


About the role


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.


Your Tasks

  • Ensure application of Contract, Claims and Insurance Management Manual (CCIM) and Alstom governance.
  • Prepare Contract Summary and ensure it is widely communicated and regularly updated.
  • Carefully analyze the contract to build and drive implementation of Contract/Claim Management Strategy Plan.
  • Ensure elaboration of the CDRL by the Project Team members is launched in time, is accurately communicated, and updated. 
  • Monitor Works toward contract obligations, including monitoring of project schedule toward achieving contractual milestones.
  • Ensure timely issuance of contractual notices to customers/partners.
  • Establish 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 Contract Administrator, ensure a reliable filing and easy access of correspondence from and to customers/partners.
  • Monitor/manage correspondence by analyzing (for and with Project Manager) incoming and outgoing correspondence to customers/partners.
  • Develop and produce any project specific processes and ways of working for contract/claim management.
  • Develop a pragmatic commercial approach based on contractual analysis of the project, to protect, on a daily basis, Alstom interests toward customers and partners.
  • Carefully monitor, record, and notify customer/partner regarding claims/counterclaim and prepare and manage all elements and supporting documentation for claims/counterclaims negotiations.
  • Monitor customer/partner requests for variations / change orders / extensions of time. 
  • Provide 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 approval.
  • Provide creative advice on specific issues, risks, and contractual/claim activities, taking into account the contract and business objectives.
  • Report on contract management and claims activities to the project, and Legal, and Contract Management teams.
  • Provide training on contract/claim management to key stakeholders, including project management, finance, engineering, and sourcing communities.
  • Anticipate events and risks associated with the contract management activities; proposes various counterstrategies and commercial solutions to keep the situation under control.
  • Work closely with the Project Directors, Project Managers, Project Controllers, Project Engineering Managers, Sourcing Contract Managers, and Project Planning Managers, to identify and mitigate risks; and to identify, maximize, and leverage claim opportunities.
  • Provide at any time, on management demand, a reliable and understandable contractual and commercial analysis of the project.
  • Must be able to travel up to 20% to 30% of the time.



  • Law Degree or quantity surveyor background would be beneficial (non-essential).
  • Joint venture experience desirable.
  • 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 interpret a variety of instructions furnished in writing, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Knowledge using Contract Management systems; Project Management software; Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Office Word Processing software.
  • English fluent (other languages are an advantage).


Posting date: 26/07/2021

Closing date: 26/08/2021

Competitive salary range

Number working hours: 37



An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   



Job Type:​Experienced​

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