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Head of Contract & Risk Management Offshore

Requisition ID: 37577

Domein: Support Functions/Business Development

Soort baan: Standard

Werktijd: Full-Time

We are looking for a Head of Contract & Risk Management Offshore for Hoboken.

As Contract and Risk Manager you will be the first contact point at division management level for all contract and risk matters. You will be responsible for the correct implementation within the organization of the contract management and risk management activities.

Your new challenge at Equans:

  • all project contractual activities:
    • review of contractual conditions during tendering stage of a project
    • from hand-over from Tendering department until all relevant contractual obligations are complete and all relevant contractual issues are resolved/settled
    • contract analysis and preparation of Project Contract Management Plan
  • contractual briefings:
    • advise in responding to contractual queries and assist proactively in the resolution of any issues
    • identification of customer/consortium and other third-party obligations including development and implementation of the Project Contract Management Plan
    • support and manage project risks and opportunity identification and analysis
  • positive business relationship with Contract Management team from client and/or partners:
    • regular communication and coordination to resolve issues          
    • review all incoming contractual correspondence and prepare/review all outgoing contractual correspondence
    • ensure proper notices are given in line with contract requirements
    • management of claims to/from clients and consortium partners
    • preservation of Equans’ rights and entitlements as provided in the contract. Timely processing of project variation requests/orders, prepare and manage claims and counter claims for delays, extension of time, acceleration and disruption. Ensuring appropriate recovery from third parties
    • support the management of claims to/from (sub)contractors and suppliers as required
  • contractual obligations: 
    • ensure that the project management staff are fully aware of their contractual obligations and the commercial impacts of their actions  
    • prepare contract summary and ensure it is updated. Support and guidance to the project team on general contractual issues. Clarification of contractual/legal queries, if required by referring to the Legal department or external legal advice
    • ensure elaboration of the Contract Delivery Requirements by the project team members is launched in time, check milestone compliance
    • liaise with the Project Planning Manager to ensure contract program and appropriate schedules are produced and maintained to support the project strategy
  • liaison with internal departments:
    • liaison with Insurance/Bond/Bank/Legal department       
    • assurance that all contractual and legal documents are correctly maintained and updated
    • manage insurance matters, submission, monitoring and settlement of insurance claims in accordance with the policies and in liaison with the central insurance department
  • contractual reports:
    • active participation in health check reports
    • maintain monthly project activity report
  • leading the team of contract managers:
    • in consultation with the project’s Director and/or Division Manager, supervise a small team of contract managers dedicated to specific projects and integrated in the project teams
  • external contacts: clients, partners, suppliers
  • internal contacts: Equans’ Offshore departments, Legal

Are we a match?

  • degree in engineering, quantity surveying, business administration or law
  • relevant experience either in the construction or energy sectors. Intimate knowledge of the finer workings of EPC contracts
  • minimum 10 years of experience
  • experience in high level negotiations
  • understanding of contract law, knowledge of FIDIC (red book & yellow book) contracts is essential
  • technical/legal/financial understanding
  • preferably knowledge of German law and/or French law and/or English law
  • analytical skills and written communication are one of your strong points
  • be able to dive into the details of non-contractual matters such as engineering, cost control, planning and construction in order to provide relevant contractual support
  • have a sufficiently strong personality to be able to function in a changing environment with high stakes and tight deadlines
  • hands-on mentality and very business minded
  • strong communication skills
  • team player
  • able to lead a team
  • fluent in English and German, with a thorough knowledge of the legal vocabulary OR fluent in English and Dutch, with a thorough knowledge of the legal vocabulary

Want to tackle tomorrow’s multi-technical challenges with us?

Then join our experts in the various innovative and exciting projects of Equans. You get the opportunity to use your technical skills as well as to discover cutting-edge technologies and help customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.

Joining Equans is more than that! You also get:

  • a competitive salary in line with your education and experience
  • fringe benefits such as meal vouchers, concessionary travel, hospitalization- & group insurance,… depending on your function
  • interesting training and career opportunities

We are looking forward to meeting you!


Are you interested in this position and do you have questions? Please contact our HR colleague Bryan Barnes – bryan.barnes@external.equans.com

Deel deze vacature

Equans is een multitechnische dienstverlener binnen de groep Bouygues die een complete service biedt van ontwerp tot installatie, onderhoud en financiering.

Als internationale marktleider helpen we klanten bij de 3 grote transities van vandaag: de energietransitie, de industriële transitie en de digitale transitie. In België kunnen we rekenen op de expertise van onze 9 600 medewerkers, verspreid over meer dan 56 vestigingen. Dagelijks zetten zij hun know-how in om te zorgen voor aantrekkelijke steden, efficiëntere en groenere bedrijven en comfortabelere gebouwen.

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