Contract Management (m/f/d/)

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Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Mannheim, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:258664 

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

We are currently looking to recruit a Project Contract Manager to be a key member of the project team, working in close collaboration with the Project Manager and core project team, in Mannheim, Germany.


You will be an integral part of the Project Core Team on a day-to-day basis and provide guidance and leadership in one or more projects to develop, implement, and drive proactive contract / claim management and risk mitigation strategies in accordance with Alstom’s business objectives, including extensions of time (EoTs), variations orders, contract amendments.  You will ensure proper record keeping and file preparation in support of robust claim files.



  • Drive the Contract Management activities towards customer, partners and suppliers
  • Be on top of the contract and provide reliable and understandable contractual and commercial analysis of the project.
  • Drive preparation, review and implementation of all relevant internal contractual documents, such as Contract Summary, Contract Management Strategy Plan and implement those in the day-to-day project work
  • Drive risk & opportunity identification, assessment, and implementation of related measures
  • Monitor contract obligations in close cooperation especially with the Project Planner, to control the time plan, identify and mitigate risks; and to identify, maximize, and leverage variation order and claim opportunities.
  • Establish a strong relationship with your counterpart on customer side and participate in all relevant customer meetings
  • Prepare and co-lead (where applicable) contractual and commercial negotiations with external parties.
  • 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. 
  • Manage and draft contractual correspondence.
  • Develop a commercial strategy based on contractual analysis of the project, to protect, on a daily basis, Alstom interests toward customers and partners and suppliers.
  • Carefully monitor, record, and notify customer/partners regarding claims / counterclaims, variation orders and prepare and manage all elements and supporting documentation, build a strategy and participate in the related negotiations.
  • Report on contract management and claims activities to the project, Legal, and Contract Management teams.
  • Provide training on contract/claim management to key project stakeholders.
  • Support the Legal Team in case of arbitration or court cases


Key requirements/Qualifications:


  • BSc Degree or master’s degree in Law, Engineering, Economics or Business Administration, or other relevant background
  • Several years of working experience in Contract / Claim Management which may have been gained in different industries and functions
  • Sound understanding of contractual topics related to software would be a plus.
  • Good diplomatic skills, and the ability to guide, influence and convince others.
  • Good problem-solving skills, prioritizing & managing time in a short deadline environment. 
  • Analyze large amounts of information, rigours and structured, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions
  • Proactive, dynamic and solution-oriented individual with strong attention to detail
  • In-depth knowledge of good practice of ethics and compliance
  • Willingness and ability to be creative and bring forward new ideas and innovations.
  • Fluency in English and German.
  • Willingness to travel from time to time, mostly within Germany.

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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