Contracts Manager

  • location: Tonawanda, NY
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $100,000 - $115,000 per year

job description

Contracts Manager

job summary:
Engineering & Construction client involved in oil & gas related EPC projects is looking for a Contract Manager/Commercial Manager to join their team in Tonawanda, NY. You need 5+ years of related contract management & administration experience supporting any type of EPC project. This position focuses on all of the front end activities & negotiations prior to a construction project contract being implemented. The ideal experience would be in the oil & gas, chemical process, or petrochem industries, but any industrial or heavy industrial EPC project would be acceptable.

location: Tonawanda, New York
job type: Permanent
salary: $100,000 - 115,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Assemble and analyze project information considering all possible commercial aspects of the project in accordance with compnay internal procedures (e.g. client's financial background, taxes, duties, projected interest, export regulations, customs regulations, shipping facilities)
  • Overall responsibility for contract negotiation, commercial contract management/administration and related activities for oil & gas related EPC projects
  • This position is broken up into two main parts - the first will be to provide legal and commercial support to the sales & engineering team during the proposal phase before you have been awarded a project
  • The second part will be to provide contract administration and commercial/legal support to the project management team once the project has been awarded
  • Review the relevant proposal documents and then draft a commercial proposal in accordance with company contract guidelines
  • Perform commercial risk evaluation and application of company risk management tools
  • Review of contract terms and conditions in cooperation, if necessary, with company legal counsel
  • Perform contract negotiations with the client in accordance with company corporate contracting and risk management guidelines
  • After contract has been awarded assume responsibility for all commercial and legal matters, including preparation of Terms & Conditions Summary as well as coordinate a Commercial Kick-off Meeting
  • Manage and update contract value and payment plan in SAP-SD as well as issue invoices to clients and monitor receipt of payment
  • Export credit insurance and/or other insurance; review client letters of credit prior to issuance and oversee preparation of documents related to letters of credit drafts
  • Coordinate the resolution of tax issues (e.g. sales tax, permanent establishment, withholding taxes)
  • Review of Job Change Notices, as required and support the Project Manager in identifying and resolving claims and/or back charges

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors (required)
  • Contract Administration (5 years of experience is required)
  • EPC Projects
  • Contract Negotiation (5 years of experience is required)
  • Commercial Terms (5 years of experience is preferred)
  • Contract Law (5 years of experience is preferred)
  • Risk Management (5 years of experience is preferred)
  • Juris Doctor Degree (1 year of experience is preferred)

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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