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Contract Manager (Subcontracts) - CA

Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: R0021844
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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General Information:

Hitachi Energy is seeking a Contract Manager to be located at its Montreal, CA campus. In this 
role you will support Hitachi Energy projects in the North America Region. With analytical, hands-on and autonomous approach, you contribute to the successful performance of Contract Management. You are a reliable partner, when it comes to the preparation of contracts, contract administration and project execution. You will be ensuring contract and risk management activities are timely and accurately executed protecting PGGIs interests throughout project(s) lifecycle, especially in regards to, but not limited, to terms and conditions review and negotiation, main risks and opportunities identification and management, variations claim strategy and contract closure. leading, developing and supporting also major strategic variations and claims in full  coordination with project teams, Legal and Contracts, always in accordance with relevant HE directives, processes and the PGGI Contract Management Instruction.  


  • Ensure the portfolio of contracts (Owner/Customer, Consortium and Major Subcontracts) i the business, and 

follow contract and claim management methodologies in accordance with the PGGI Contract Management 

  • Review and comment on commercial and technical tender terms and requirements, and the overall execution 

strategy taking into account risk, pricing, scope, and schedule.  

  • Participate and support PGGI throughout contract life cycle: proposal, formation, administration, and closeout. 

  • Ensure timely and accurate execution of commercial aspects in portfolio of contracts (i.e. claims, variation 

orders, warranties, provisions, guarantees, etc.) 

  • Managing claims, developing claim strategies, preparing notifications/correspondence and related 

documentation (amendments, change orders, and other contract related documents). 

  • Enforce and defend PGGI's contractual interests throughout the projects lifecycle, including monitoring and 

assessment of changes and deviations in accordance with contract requirements and the PGGI Contract Management Instruction. 

       In cooperation with Legal, develop negotiation strategies, support negotiations, and handle formal dispute 
resolution (mediation, litigation, arbitration or others). Notify and liaise with Legal to report major claims and 

keep them updated on any critical developments during project execution. 

  • Preparation of risks and opportunities analysis/presentations, kick-off meetings, strategy papers, definition o

overall project claim strategies, etc.. 

  • Leading contract and claims negotiations and settlements together with the project management and Legal 

where appropriate. 

  • General advice and support to project management, site management, procurement/supply department and 

other project team members in the execution of Customer Contracts, Consortium Agreements, 
Subcontracts/Supply contracts to secure PGGIs contractual rights and entitlements

  • Working with Legal and Supply Chain/Subcontracts to define customer contract flow downs to Subcontracts

Supply contracts and Consortium Agreements. 

  • Support and participation in weekly and monthly project status meetings with Project team, Customers, 

Subcontractors and Suppliers. 

  • Coaching Project Team Members in commercial awareness, contract and claims management topics. 

  • Preparing a monthly executive report on overall additional costs and claim status for Sites under execution.  


  •        Ability to read, write, speak and negotiate in French and English. 

  •        Bachelors degree.   

  •        12 years or more experience in EPC power generation, substations, converter stations, grid integration

transmission or similar industrial plant Contract Management functions (w/ emphasis on civil and electrical 
installations desired), processes and management/administration of varying sizes and types of contractual agreements. 

  •        Solid experience in change management, claim management and contract-related legal issues and the possible effects in the relevant areas of responsibility regarding proposal stage and/or project execution

  •        Ability to interface with the customer and subcontractors regarding all matters related to contracts and projects including those related to the review and process of changes

  •        Commercial acumen, skilled negotiator with a proactive approach to problem solving. 

  •        Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. 

  •        Great attention to detail. Highly professional and able to work with minimal supervision. 

  •        Results oriented. Able to work cooperatively across all levels delivering on commitments

  •        Ability to work within internationally staffed teams and with international contractual partners. 

  •        Ability to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities

  •        Willingness to work at or visit project sites for short or extended durations and to travel both nationally and internationally. 

  •        High degree of inter-cultural sensitivity and integrity. 

  •        Systematic and structured work style.   

Only selected applicants will be contacted. 

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