Contract Manager, Energy Storage Projects – Wärtsilä – Kingston upon Hull


Contract Manager, Energy Storage Projects

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians – put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä’s purpose of enabling sustainable societies with smart technology, and our Smart Marine and Energy visions into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.

We want to transition the world towards a cleaner future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – are you ready to join the ride?

We are now looking for a Contract Manager to join our Project and Contract Management team working around the world working for a better future. The preferred locations for the position are Finland and the UK. The work requires regular travelling to possible site locations and offices in Europe.

What you will be doing

In this position, your work will include supporting the Energy Storage and Optimization and Energy Power Plant business organisations in requirement management, contract drafting and negotiations, claims and change management. On a typical day, you might be starting with contract negotiations with our customer and end the day with coaching our international Project Management team in local legislation and regulations. You will not be working on this alone, even though the work requires a high level of independency, as you will have the support from our project teams, local organisation and an international team of Contract Managers. We expect you to have understanding in Energy business and experience from working with the local construction industry and supply chains. As an ideal candidate, you have good understanding of the legal requirements and framework applied in the Energy business, construction industry and contracts, while also understanding technical requirements and processes. Ideally you would have a university degree in either Engineering or Law, and further professional achievements and work experience in contract management and/or project management.

As Contract Manager, your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Leading the contract implementation by ensuring contract compliance and active change and claim management
  • Systematic requirement management
  • Identification and management of local legislation and regulations relating to projects
  • Identifying possible contractual risks and mitigating/managing them through project lifecycle
  • Drafting and negotiating subcontracts
  • Drafting and managing contractual letters, notifications and claims
  • Systematic change management
  • Co-operating with and supporting project scheduling and planning
  • Coaching the project and sales teams and the wider organisation in contract management
  • To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

  • University degree in Engineering and/or Law
  • More than 5 years of work experience in construction or energy business project management, contract management or legal services
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and willingness to work in a multicultural matrix organisation
  • Strong knowledge of local legislation, regulations and contract law
  • Experience of dispute resolution procedures
  • Entrepreneurial and proactive way of working
  • Readiness and ability to travel and occasionally work outside of regular office hours
  • Why you and us

    You will be a part of a global organization with local presence and work in an exciting and dynamic working environment with highly motivated and skilled co-workers. We offer interesting and challenging work tasks, as well as personal and professional development in a great team. 

    If you feel excited by being a part of this working environment and think your personal skills and qualities match the job requirements, we look forward to receiving your job application.

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