Project Contract Manager

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Date: 10-Jul-2019

Location: Rochester, NY, United States

Company: Alstom

The Railway industry today is characterized by both a strong and sustained growth across the world. The trends that drive this are well known: environmental challenges, population growth, urbanization and increasing demands for mobility.
With 6B€ of Sales and around 30,000 employees based in over 60 countries, Alstom develop & market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services offered today in the railway sector. Today we offer our customers solutions that feature a seamless blend of diverse technologies, ensuring optimal interfaces, along with flexible implementation and real synergy in innovation.



Job Title: Project Contract Manager


The future of transportation is already here.

Alstom, with recorded sales of 7.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year, is the world leader in integrated transport systems and continues to push the boundaries of innovation & digital solutions for transportation systems and e-mobility.  We are today at the forefront of providing sustainable modes of transport, with the largest range of rail solutions in the market.  Headquartered in France and present in over 60 countries, we employ 32,800 people worldwide.

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Provide high quality, timely commercial support to Project(s), protecting Alstom's legal interests and maximizing

Alstom's financial position(s) to the greatest extent possible


Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Prepare Contract-Summary and ensure it is widely communicated to the Project Team and is regularly  updated.
  • Ensure elaboration of the Contract Document Requirements List (CDRL) by the Project team members is launched in time, and ensure it is accurately communicated and updated. Monitor Works towards contract obligation; check all schedule and milestone compliance.
  • Establish and implement project specific commercial procedures, particularly regarding correspondences, notifications, insurances, variation requests I orders and claim preparation files.
  • Ensure a reliable filing and easy access of the correspondence from, and to, the customer/partner
  • On a day-to-day basis, develop a pragmatic commercial approach based on contractual analysis of project, in order to both protect and present Alstom's interests towards customer , partners and, in liaison with sourcing, suppliers/subcontractors.
  • Ensure the logging and transmission of legal notices to customers/partners.  Log and notice facts to customer, prepare and manage all elements and materials for negotiation of variations, claims and counterclaims.
  • Anticipate events and risks, propose various counter-strategies and commercial solutions to keep the situation under control.
  • Monitor customer/partners requests in order to identify variations I change orders to be proposed.
  • Management of customer/partners Variation Requests (VR) I Orders (VO): follow up the VR I VO list, prepare commercial offer and prepare associated contractual letters for the Customer Director I Project Manager approval.
  • Manage correspondence by analyzing for the Project Manager all incoming correspondence, and

preparing and reviewing all outgoing correspondence .

  • Provide to the Customer Director (CD) , Project Manager (PM) & Regional Contract Management

Director (RCMD) a monthly project contractual activity report and when relevant, alert or flash email.

  • Inform RCMD and Legal about any amendment, variation, claim , and/or breach that could have significant impact on project in terms of cost and time.
  • In liaison with Sourcing organization ensure that terms and conditions, and associated risks, are timely and wisely transferred to subcontractors and suppliers. On certain projects (ex: Turnkey) the Project Contract Manager may manage subcontracts and other similar agreements.
  • Manage insurance matters in liaison with central insurance organization.
  • Provide at any time, on Management demand, a reliable and understandable contractual and commercial ana lysis of the project.


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in related discipline
  • Professional Certification (e.g., CACM, CCFM, CPCM) and Master's Degree preferred



  • Minimum 5-7 years contract management experience
  • Strong ability to work in a team environment and build both internal and external relationships
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong contractual documentation and writing skills
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Considered an independent and strong contributor and subject matter expert




Alstom offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals.  Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility.  Alstom recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs.  Our commitment is to you, the employee. Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking.  Make the switch to a new track and join Alstom today! 




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Alstom is a drug-free workplace.


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities

Alstom provides reasonable accommodations and/or assistance to applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans (including but not limited to other protected veterans and individuals with known physical and mental limitations).  If you need a reasonable accommodation/assistance for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please contact Alstom’s Recruiting Department at (please use “Accommodation Request” as the subject line).  





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