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Construction Management

Principal Contract Manager  Oaklands, ca  Posted: 5/25/2023
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Construction Management


Our client is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Contract Manager who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Oakland, CA/San Francisco Bay Area.

Our client is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

The person is required to be in the office 3 days with all personnel working in the office on a Wednesday . The other 2 days can be determined by the employee. .

The successful candidate will manage and drive the contract and commercial management aspects of all the details below effectively and will be responsible for:
- Ensuring the identification of opportunities to minimize contract risk and plan commercial risk mitigation
- Ensuring the provision to BU Regions of the needed information related to the following areas:
- Definition of Contract Management processes, procedures, guidelines, forms and templates;
- Providing commercial assessment of terms and conditions, risks, and assumptions during Bid Phase;
- Monitoring, support, and report on all customer, JV/Partner, and sub-contractor contract-related commercial
impacts and risks, to or from Hitachi (For example - placing customer on notice for delays/impacts, contract
changes/credits, or defending against assertions/claims.);
- Developing, implementing and ensuring compliance of appropriate strategic commercial approach, based on
contract type (I.e. FFP, T&M, etc.);
- Developing and implementing contract management infrastructure. (I.e. maintenance of contractual records
and documentation, contract correspondence, contractual changes, status reports, tools, etc.);
- Monitoring schedule impacts to baseline schedule, in conjunction with Project Planner;-
- Monitoring project contracts to ensure compliance until completion;
- Claims preparation support and disputes handling in accordance with the contract provisions;
- Supporting Project Manager with proper negotiation and management of variation orders in order to maximize
- Proper implementation of contractual aspects related to Key shared accountabilities
- Supporting BU in Client business conditions monitoring, by recommending adjustments to commercial
strategies and targets contract close-out, extension or renewal- .
- Commercial and contractual management of subcontractors after subcontract award. Serve as the point of
contact for subcontractors on contractual matters. Act as contractual 'middleman' between company
employees and contractors, ensuring timely review and approval / reconciliation of variations and claims.
- Maintaining contractual records and documentations and ensuring procedures are in place for control of all
contract correspondence, contractual changes, status reports and other documents for all assigned projects. - Conductingperiodic audits/reviews of same.
- Drafting and/or reviewing key project correspondence with regard to commercial content.-
- Developing and implementing procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with
company policy. As appropriate, contribute to or influence company policies.
Identify and manage project commercial and contracting risks and coordinate mitigation measures and
contractual insurance requirements.
- Preparing contract/commercial risk assessments and deliver contract briefings to project teams as required.-
- Handling on-going issue and change management to maximize early identification and settlement and
minimize claims and disputes.
- Working with Supply Chain to monitor transaction compliance (milestones, deliverable, invoicing etc.)
Oversee 3rd party Service Level Agreement Compliance
- Management of contractual claims for time and money, both Incoming and Outgoing with both Customers
and Subcontractors.
- Ensuring schedule reporting content matches contractual requirements and supports claimed contractual
- Providing on-demand contractual clarifications / position statements to project team members as required

Employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

Job Requirements


Required Skills & Experience
* Tertiary qualifications in engineering discipline such as Electrical, Mechanical or Civil; or
* Tertiary qualification in Construction Management; or
* Tertiary qualification in Quantity Surveying, preferably RICS qualified
* From 10 up to 15 years of expertise in contract and/or commercial
management experience
Desired Skills & Experience
* Post graduate qualifications in construction law, dispute resolution or contracts management are highly
* Minimum 15-years experience in the railway/infrastructure/construction industry of which at least 8-years
was in senior contract & commercial roles in complex technical or engineering based organization
* Minimum 5 years experience of managing medium to large-scale design/build or EPC projects


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