Contract Manager – OTR at GE Nigeria

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Contract Manager - OTRRef Id: 3083915 Location(s): Angola, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa; Ghana, Angola, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, South AfricaJob Function: LegalBusiness Segment: Power Steam PowerRole SummaryThe Contract Manager working under the operational direction of the Legal & Contract Management EU&A function has responsibility for assisting the Project teams on contractual and commercial matters relating to the administration and execution of projects in SSA and of the various contractual relationships related thereto including towards the customer, consortium or collaborative partners and vendors and may be requested to support tendering activities and contract negotiations.Essential ResponsibilitiesDuring OTR Phase:Support the project execution start-up, including provision of a contract analysis to the project team and preparation of the Project Commercial Execution Plan.Responsibility for management and administration of assigned project contractual activities from Hand Over from ITO until all relevant contractual obligations are complete and all relevant contractual issues are resolved / settled.Identification of customer / consortium partner and any third party obligations and the implementation of the Project Commercial Execution Plan and Contract Commercial Plan, including the Project claim management strategy for the concerned projects.Ensuring that project filing systems, risk, events and claim registers are established, that contemporaneous records are correctly maintained and that contractual notifications and correspondence is issued correctly and on time.Working with Project planners / schedulers to ensure that the main contract schedule/programme correctly reflects and cross references contract and project terminology and that subcontract schedules/programmes are maintained.Supporting the analysis and identification of project risks and opportunities including any potential impediments to, or possibilities to improve cash flow wherever possible.Managing contractual and commercial procedures such as change orders and variations, as well as claims to customers, consortium partners, subcontractors and suppliers and the co-ordination of the defence to any claims from such parties for the SSA ProjectsManaging relevant procedures relating to Project Insurances, including the compilation of data and evidence in support of the submission, monitoring and settlement of insurance claims in accordance with the Project insurance policies.Providing guidance and support to the Project team on general contractual issues and where necessary referring to specialist functions such as legal, corporate insurance, tax, finance etc.Providing guidance, leadership and support to the Project team in the negotiation of claims settlements with customers, suppliers and consortium partners and providing support as required to the project and legal teams in the event of actual or potential arbitral or litigation proceedings.Undertaking any other contractual/commercial tasks as instructed / requested by Project Manager/Director and / or Legal and Contract Management.Guide and/or supervise Lead Specialist and Specialist Contract Management professionals working on the Project team as may be requiredHelp the continued development of the Contract Management discipline by leading and participating in broader initiatives across the functionDuring ITO Phase when required in cooperation with legal:Support ITO effort in finalising negotiations prior to contract signatureAdvise the ITO negotiating teams on “the best approach as to how to deal with such risks including lessons learned” from previous or similar projects. 

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