Contract Manager

Requisition ID:  52633
Location(s): 

Aarhus N, Region Central Jutland, DK Copenhagen S, Region Capital of Denmark, DK Hamburg, HH, DE Edinburgh, GLS, GB Oostende, VWV, BE

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Legal

Vestas Factory

Are you adept in the business legal area? Are you diligent with a profound stakeholder focus? Can you see yourself being part of the expanding offshore wind industry? Then we have just the position for you. Apply today for a shot at becoming Vestas’ new Contract Manager.
SBU NCE Service > Service Offshore NCE > Offshore Service – Contract Management
 

The Customer & Contract Management department plays a critical role in the Service Offshore department of Vestas Northern & Central Europe (NCE). The department is responsible for ensuring a high-quality customer experience and professional contract management.

As a Service Contract Manager your main responsibilities are undertaken prior to and during the service phase of offshore windfarms where you will support by providing advice and recommendations in relation to contractual and commercial issues affecting the delivery of operations & maintenance (O&M) services.  You will be responsible for providing contract management support, clarifying contractual obligations and compliance there to while ensuring the company's commercial interests are always adequately safeguarded.


Responsibilities

  • Support the Service team through interpretation of the contract in terms of scope, obligations, rights and remedies, and provide summaries thereto
  • Review incoming communications from the customer/contractors and, in coordination with the Service team, draft routine notices, submissions, and communications to be submitted in accordance with the contract
  • Maintain and supervise an overview of claims, and coordinate evaluation and resolution of such claims with other department
  • Support negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements to optimize the resolution of disputes under the relevant contracts
  • Work closely with the Vestas Legal department


Qualifications

  • Demonstrated contract and claims management experience with in-depth knowledge of preparing claim correspondence in connection with defect / warranty claims, cost claims and extension of time claims
  • Significant experience in wind or heavy construction industries, ideally as a contract & claims manager
  • Commercial awareness and acumen
  • Significant claims management experience with in-depth knowledge of preparing claim correspondence in connection with defect / warranty claims, cost claims and extension of time claims
  • Broad knowledge of the types and structure of contracts in the construction and energy industries (e.g., FIDIC)
  • Professional qualifications (i.e. RICS) or relevant academic qualifications (i.e. legal qualifications related to construction industry) desirable


Competencies
•    Substantial negotiation and communication skills
•    Attention to detail and significant organization skills
•    Independent person, able to organize own workload with minimal supervision
•    Understanding of cultural differences in an international and geographically diverse organization
•    Accurate and pragmatic approach to contract management and enforcement
•    Positive attitude and genuine interest in process improvements
•    Legal and Business proficiency in written and spoken English
 

What we offer
We offer an exciting job with great opportunities for professional and personal development in an inspiring environment with the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We value initiative, responsibility and the balance between creativity and quality in all solutions, and this is your chance to make your mark on our service strategy. You will become part of a committed team in a highly professional environment with a solid technical commitment.


Additional information
Location: Aarhus N, Denmark; Hamburg, Germany; Oostende, Belgium; Edinburgh, Scotland
Application deadline: Applications are handled on an ongoing basis. Please apply online on or before the 29th of July. We do amend, extend, or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.
Start date: August or September 1st, 2024, but we are willing to be reach an agreement that suits your  both parties needs.

 


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DEIB Statement
At Vestas, we recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in driving innovation and success. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who may hesitate due to their identity or feel they do not meet every criterion. As our CEO states, "Expertise and talent come in many forms, and a diverse workforce enhances our ability to think differently and solve the complex challenges of our industry". Your unique perspective is what will help us powering the solution for a sustainable, green energy future.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at www.vestas.com and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.