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Senior Contract Manager

Company: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Hitachi Honolulu JV (HHJV) is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated - Senior Contract Manager -to work on our Honolulu Rail Project. As the successful candidate your ideas for continuous improvement and creativity are welcome. The position is based in Pearl City, HI. Who We Are Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions. Accountabilities: The successful candidate will manage and drive the contract and commercial management aspects of all the details below effectively. The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Ensure the identification of opportunities to minimize contract risk and plan commercial risk mitigation strategies.
  • Definition of Contract Management processes, procedures, guidelines, forms and templates;
  • Provide commercial assessment of terms and conditions, risks, and assumptions during Bid Phase;
  • Monitor, support, and report on all customer, JV/Partner, and sub-contractor contract-related commercial impacts and risks, to or from Hitachi (For example - placing customer on notice for delays/impacts, contract changes/credits, or defending against assertions/claims.);
  • Develop, implement and ensure compliance of appropriate strategic commercial approach, based on contract type (I.e. FFP, T&M, etc.);
  • Develop and implement contract management infrastructure. (I.e. maintenance of contractual records and documentation, contract correspondence, contractual changes, status reports, tools, etc.);
  • Monitor schedule impacts to baseline schedule, in conjunction with Project Planner;
  • Monitor project contracts to ensure compliance until completion;
  • Claims preparation support and disputes handling in accordance with the contract provisions;
  • Support Project Manager with proper negotiation and management of variation orders in order to maximize returns;
  • Support in Client business conditions monitoring, by recommending adjustments to commercial strategies and targets contract close-out, extension or renewal.
  • Commercial and contractual management of subcontractors after subcontract award. Serve as the point of contact for subcontractors on contractual matters. Act as contractual "middleman" between company employees and contractors, ensuring timely review and approval / reconciliation of variations and claims.
  • Maintain contractual records and documentations and ensuring procedures are in place for control of all contract correspondence, contractual changes, status reports and other documents for all assigned projects. Conduct periodic audits/reviews of same.
  • Drafting and/or reviewing key project correspondence with regard to commercial content.
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with company policy. As appropriate, contribute to or influence company policies.
  • Identify and manage project commercial and contracting risks and coordinate mitigation measures and contractual insurance requirements.
  • Prepare contract/commercial risk assessments and deliver contract briefings to project teams as required.
  • Handle on-going issue and change management to maximize early identification and settlement and minimize claims and disputes.
  • Work with Supply Chain to monitor transaction compliance (milestones, deliverable, invoicing etc.)
  • Oversee 3rd party Service Level Agreement Compliance
  • Management of contractual claims for time and money, both Incoming and Outgoing with both Customers and Subcontractors.
  • Ensure schedule reporting content matches contractual requirements and supports claimed contractual entitlements.
  • Provide on-demand contractual clarifications / position statements to project team members as required Required Skills/ Knowledge:
    • Tertiary qualifications in engineering discipline such as Electrical, Mechanical or Civil; or
    • Tertiary qualification in Construction Management; or
    • Tertiary qualification in Quantity Surveying, preferably RICS qualified Desired Skills/ Knowledge:
      • Post graduate qualifications in construction law, dispute resolution or contracts management are highly desirable
      • Minimum 15-years' experience in the railway/infrastructure/construction industry of which at least 8-years was in senior contract & commercial roles in complex technical or engineering based organization
      • Minimum 5 years' experience of managing medium to large-scale design/build or EPC projects
      • Prefer a candidate with experience with transportation rolling stock Education: -Bachelor's Degree, Associate Degree, or High school in technical area or Equivalent Technical background Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to hrunitedstates@hitachirail.com. Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to. Hitachi brings together the world's greatest minds to help breathe life into new possibilities - and drive innovation for a better future. That's why we look for individuals who share our pioneering spirit, have imaginative ideas and are fearless when it comes to tackling the world's biggest challenges. Our people love technology - and they love making a difference. They have a passion for finding new solutions and working with brilliant colleagues. Every day they dedicate themselves to a huge range of exciting projects, contributing to the Hitachi vision around the globe. From engineering new sustainability solutions that conserve water and energy to creating the infrastructure for the smart cities of tomorrow, there's no challenge too great for our pioneers. And there's no shortage of opportunities for you to make a difference. Come and experience the dynamic, collaborative and creative environments where your ideas are welcome and new discoveries are waiting. To help you grow to your full potential, we strive to support our employees in their career aspirations and promote the freedom to explore new horizons.

Keywords: Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., Honolulu , Senior Contract Manager, Executive , Honolulu, Hawaii

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