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Contracts Manager

Join as Contracts Manager in Melbourne, Australia. Lead pre-contract activities, manage contracts, provide advice, and ensure compliance for renewable energy projects. 5+ years experience required.

Acciona
Acciona
Melbourne, Australia  UTC+10:00   On-site   Full Time   10000+   More than 3 months ago

ACCIONA Energía is the biggest 100% renewable energy company with no fossil legacy in the world. With more than 30 years of experience and operations in 20 countries on five continents, ACCIONA Energía offers a wide portfolio of tailored energy solutions so that its corporate and institutional clients can meet their decarbonisation goals. This includes the development, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance of renewable power plants -mainly wind and photovoltaic technologies-, energy sales and management and marketing, energy services, self-consumption, electric mobility and new technologies such as storage and green hydrogen. ACCIONA Energía is governed by the most demanding environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria.

Join our dynamic team as a vital contributor in the role of supporting the Commercial Manager (Bids and Commercial) and the broader Engineering and Construction team. As a key player, you'll be involved in various pre-contract activities across multiple projects, collaborating closely with project teams, legal experts, and procurement professionals. Your role will be crucial in ensuring the seamless execution and administration of commercial agreements, meeting the diverse needs of our projects. If you're ready to make a significant impact and thrive in a collaborative environment, apply now to be part of our innovative and forward-thinking organisation.

Job Description

  • Complete contract formation, including:
    • Drafting & finalising scopes of work documents;
    • Preparing tender documents, including returnable schedules;
    • Instructing the legal team on the type of contract required; and
    • Review and update contract terms and conditions with legal.
  • Preparation and ensure compliance with the Procurement Strategy and the Contract Administration Plan for each project;
  • Drive the procurement process and timelines from scope formation to contract execution alongside Project Managers;
  • Management of contracts, ensuring appropriate approvals are in place and obtained for all contracts and ensuring compliance for pre-construction contracts where required.
  • Provide contractual advice and assistance to project team members to assist them to undertake their duties;
  • Ensure contract deliverables are clearly identified and documented in all contracts
  • Liaise and manage relationships with the legal, business development, procurement and operations teams;
  • Leading the negotiation of contracts, while ensuring that appropriate approvals are obtained;
  • Undertaking contract administration activities where required.

Communication

  • Ensures that responsible members of project teams understand and comply with administration procedures
  • Maintains close liaison with Project Managers and technical teams to ensure all reporting requirements are being met and carried out in a timely manner
  • Liaises with project teams to keep informed of all relevant aspects of project reporting to assist in problem solving

Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ)

  • Promotes a positive safety and environmental culture
  • Makes themselves aware of all the HSEQ responsibilities as detailed Systems and Procedures Manuals
  • Ensures implementation of compliance with all relevant HSEQ policies, procedures and relevant legislative requirements

Required Skills and Competencies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A qualification in law, engineering or business
  • 5+ years experience in contract management for large construction projects
  • Relevant experience in commercial roles, particularly contract formation and contract management is required.
  • Ideally have renewable energy commercial exposure (wind, solar and/or battery storage)
  • Sound understanding of current market norms for typical renewable energy contracts (EPC, professional services, equipment supply contracts, turbine supply agreements, balance of plant, etc.) would be an advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse contractual / legal issues and provide solutions through appropriate problem solving techniques
  • Highly developed commercial acumen accompanied by proven negotiation and inter-relationship skills evidenced by effective dispute resolutions
  • Be able to quickly grasp concepts and apply innovative options to the status quo
  • Clear and definitive communication – written and verbal accompanied by competent presentation skills
  • Demonstrated relevant leadership skills
  • Competent in planning and organising work schedules
  • High attention to detail
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office and advanced Excel skills

As a company that values diversity as a source of talent, we work to foster an inclusive environment that promotes respect, belonging and engagement so that all people can participate on an equal opportunity basis. We invite everyone to apply regardless of origin, circumstances, background or condition.

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About the role

Dec 08, 2023

Full Time

Company

Jun 05, 2024

On-site

Melbourne, Australia

5+ years

UTC+10:00

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