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Contract Manager (Subcontracts) - CA fixed-term Contract

Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: R0036097
Date Posted: Feb 15, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Company Name: HITACHI ENERGY CANADA INC.
Profession (Job Category): Legal, Compliance & Audit
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

General Information:

Hitachi Energy is seeking a Contract Manager (Subcontracts) for its North America Grid Integration business located in its Montreal office, or potentially hybrid/remote. This role is responsible for performance of contract management responsibilities on grid integration engineering, procurement, and construction (EP or EPC) projects throughout the North America Region.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure a portfolio of subcontract agreements in the business and follow contract and claim management methodologies in accordance with the PGGI Contract Management Instruction. Beyond subcontract management, future opportunities for customer agreement management are available.

  • 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 product groups 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 Hitachi Energy's contractual interests throughout the project's 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 of 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 Hitachi Energy's 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 to management on the overall additional costs and claim status for Sites under execution.

  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

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

  • 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.

  • Law degree (desirable, but not required)

  • Candidate must already have work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi Energy in Canada.

  • 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;

  • Experiences in working 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.

  • Law degree (desirable, but not required)

Only selected applicants will be contacted. 

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