Senior Contract manager

Rotterdam-Europoort, Netherlands

Job Reference 1192634

Location Rotterdam-Europoort, Netherlands

Industry Renewables - Biofuels/Biomass

Function Legal

Job Type Contract

Date Added August 10, 2023

Airswift is seeking a Senior Contract manager to work on a assignment in Rotterdam until 2027/28 with an O&G Company. 
  • Start : September
  • Location : Rotterdam Europoort

Several major projects are being planned, including:
  • Ammonia storage facilities
  • A HVO unit for the production of renewable diesel and aviation fuel
  • A hydrogen purification unit (PSA) and LPG recovery facilities, and
  • Several modifications to existing facilities.
All projects are currently in the FEED phase and the EPC phase of these projects will start in the coming months. As a member of the Project team he / she contributes to the drafting EPC contracts and negotiations with the selected contractors. During the EPC phase, he/she leads the negotiations with Contractors about the interpretation of the contract, additional work, scope reductions and claims.

As a member of the Project team his/her responsibilities are:
  • Prepare and implement contracts. Ensure appropriate pre-qualification of (prospective) suppliers.
  • Conduct discussions with Stakeholders to develop the EPC contracts considering current and future market outlook, HSE, Ethics & Compliance, risks, business risk mitigations, materials management, etc.
  • Implement a sustainable sourcing strategy (based on the business case) for low/medium risk, value and complexity of goods/services
  • Prepare and implement contracts and ensure that various activities are set up to manage contracts e.g., contract management performance plan, reporting, set up in various systems, clarity & understanding of role & responsibilities, etc.
  • Develop and execute negotiating strategies.
  • Identify and resolve conflicting negotiation positions while maintaining relationships.
  • Accurately judge when subject matter expertise is required to further develop and execute negotiation strategies.
  • Explain the purpose of all contract provisions, independently defend, and assertively respond to challenges raised by internal and external parties.
  • Shape project decisions in very early project phases to ensure that demand for goods and services can be met adequately.
  • Ensure early involvement of contractors to maximize the impact of their capabilities, market access and knowledge.
  • Maximum value from existing contracting activities.
  • Ensure cost and schedule assumptions taking full account of contracting strategy implications.
  • Identify and build relationships with relevant capital project stakeholders.
  • Provide support and manage changes with relevant stakeholders, providing proactive guidance to drive performance improvements.
  • Execute applicable post-order management activities.
  • Develop end-to-end material strategies and processes for events (projects, shutdowns/turnarounds) and material storage, preservation and oversees implementation.
  • Develop integrated planning with key stakeholders, e.g. maintenance, projects, turnarounds, shutdowns).
  • Analyze stocking levels and execute stocking strategies to optimize inventory levels.
  • Work with relevant transport and logistics functions to identify opportunities for improvement and support execution.
  • Implement materials quality appraisals & controls.
  • Differentiate between critical and non-critical spares.
  • Manage and communicate with identified relevant stakeholders during each stage of the supply chain.
  • Support movement studies and execute improvements.

Key activities and accountabilities will include:
  • Establish a safety-first culture to the project.
  • Build an excellent relationship and interface with OWNERs project team and design/construction contractor.
  •  Capture lessons learned through pre- and post-project reviews, and implement quality, and provide specialized support to Project.

  • 15+ years’ work experience.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch (both verbally and in writing)
  • University degree
  • Thorough knowledge of project execution
  • Good communication skills and aptitude for taking initiatives are essential,
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Working experience on the entire project life cycle (from conceptual design through to final commissioning and handover).
  • An HSE driven mindset
  • Good people management
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Good knowledge of policies, procedures and best practices in the areas of his/her expertise
  • Good planning skills
  • Good negotiation skills

Summary on Airswift
Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. With over 1000 employees and 9,000 contractors operating in over 70 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry.


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