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Contract Manager 80 – 100% (f/m/d)

Location: Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
Job ID: R0043774
Date Posted: Mar 26, 2024
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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Hitachi Energy, High Voltage Products, is renowned worldwide as a specialist in power transmission and distribution. Our unit Gas Insulated Switchgears (GIS), based in Zürich-Oerlikon, is active in the development and production of gas insulated switching systems. We ensure the high reliability of our systems by using state-of-the-art development tools and methods.  

Join our High Voltage team as a Contract Manager! Leverage your analytical skills and teamwork spirit to contribute to project success. Handle contracts, oversee administration, and work across Sales, Supply Chain, and Project Execution. Apply now! 

Our flexible work practices help you optimize personal and business performance while creating an environment where all employees can develop their skills and grow. 

Your responsibilities 

  • Develop comprehensive claim strategies for customers, suppliers, and consortium partners 

  • Conduct thorough claim analysis, formulate defense strategies, and prepare counterclaims with supporting documentation 

  • Present risk and opportunity assessments to stakeholders and define overall project claim strategies 

  • Negotiate and settle contracts and claims collaboratively with the project manager 

  • Provide proactive support to project, site, procurement, and other teams in protecting Hitachi Energy's contractual rights 

  • Draft and amend project documents like change orders and contracts 

  • Scrutinize terms and conditions of various agreements during tendering to ensure alignment, ensure proper risk and opportunity management from a contract management perspective during the tender preparation 

  • Support the tendering team with risk reviews during tender phase 

Your background  

  • Law degree or equivalent qualification 

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in managing contracts in the execution of EPC energy projects or similar industrial plants 

  • Experience in on-site contract management will be preferred 

  • Successful experience working within international teams and with international partners 

  • Showcased expertise in change management, claims management, and contract-related legal issues, especially with regards to their impact on proposals and project execution 

  • Ability to navigate and adapt to different cultural situations, adhering to ethical conduct guidelines 

  • Proven track record of working systematically and maintaining a structured work style 

  • Fluency in English and German for negotiations, with additional languages considered an advantage 

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