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Job title : Project Contract Manager
Based at : Sighisoara / Bucharest / Brasov
Alstom in Romania has been present for over 25 years employing today over 450 people. Alstom, registered major success in infrastructure, signalling and also services business.
The long term service agreement for the maintenance of the rolling stock of Metrorex is a major reference and shows the expertise of Alstom in this field.
Alstom will continue to grow its business in Romania proposing further services for the local market and export, creating regional hub in Services and Signaling.
For the new Project on European corridor 4, Sighisoara - Brasov lots 1+3, we extend our team with one experienced people
The Project Contract Manager is responsible for the contractual administration of the project from contract's signature to the final account and final acceptance by the Client.
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.
Ensures application of internal procedures.
Prepares, distributes and updates the internal specific contract management documents.
Carefully analyzes the contract to build and drive implementation of Contract / Claim Management Strategy Plan.
Monitors Works toward contract obligations, including monitoring of project schedule toward achieving contractual milestones.
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 Documentation Controller ensures a reliable filing and easy access of correspondence from and to customers / partners.
Monitors / manages correspondence by analyzing (for and with Project Manager) incoming and outgoing correspondence to customers / partners.
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 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.
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 approval.
Provides creative advice on specific issues, risks, and contractual / claims activities, taking into account the contract and business objectives.
Reports internally on contract management and claims activities to the project
Provides internal training on contract / claim management to key stakeholders
Anticipates events and risks associated with the contract management activities; proposes various counter-strategies and commercial solutions to keep the situation under control.
Works closely with the Projects Teams 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
Experience & Qualification :
Upper Education, technical field preferred
Experience in project / contract / claims management (min. 4 years)
English language : very good level
Advanced knowledge of work with PC
Previous experience in this activity and knowledge of 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 manage conflicting priorities.
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.
Ability to communicate with precision and transparency.
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