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Project Contract Manager – Durban needed at Alstom

Job title : Project Contract Manager – Durban

Job Location : KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Deadline : May 23, 2024

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  • Ensures application of Contract, Claims and Insurance Management Manual (CCIM) and Alstom governance.
  • Prepares Contract Summary and ensure it is widely communicated and regularly updated.
  • Carefully analyzes the contract to build and drive implementation of Contract/Claim Management Strategy Plan.
  • Ensures elaboration of the CDRL by the Project Team members is launched in time, is accurately communicated, and updated. 
  • 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 and/or Contract Administrator, 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.
  • Routine report on contract management and claims activities to the project, and Legal, and Contract Management teams.
  • Provides training on contract/claim management to key stakeholders, including project management, finance, engineering, and sourcing communities.
  • 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 Project Directors, Project Managers, Project Controllers, Project Engineering Managers, Sourcing Contract Managers, and Project Planning Managers, 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.
  • Drafting of all correspondences, variation orders and contractual claim particulars in accordance with the requirements of the contract and in collaboration with the project team, relying in their input.

The preferred candidate will meet the following requirements: 

  • Minimum qualification of a BCom Law or LLB alternatively,
  • A Degree in engineering, quantity surveying will be considered subject to the experience
  • Minimum 8 years of working experience in Contracts Management
  • Proven track record in contract management in a complex business environment, ideally in similar business environment railways, construction, manufacturing, oil & gas, energy)
  • Railway knowledge advantageous
  • Fluent in English – reading, writing, speaking (mandatory)
  • Advance MS Office
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Contract Management systems; Project Management software (Primavera and MS Projects); Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Office Word Processing software.
  • Hands on experience in claims management, negotiations and contract law.
  • Understanding of Project Management skills including process and procedures, customer interface, schedule management, scope management, commercial management, and personnel administration and negotiations.
  • Risk and opportunity experience
  • Experience in cost recovery management
  • Knowledge of professional and statuary rules and regulations associated with supply management ,procurement and projects in general
  • Have experience working in a multicultural matrix project environment.
  • Working knowledge of transit customers, products, suppliers and services
  • Ability to travel locally if required
  • Occupationally fit to work on an engineering/manufacturing site
  • Office based position

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