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Contract Manager, Birmingham/Dublin

Hitachi Energy is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help keep your lights on, the factories running, our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Innovation.

Please note we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

The role is home based and can be Birmingham or Dublin as a local base with a requirement to travel to Project Sites and Client Offices in the UK depending on specific requirements. 

Hitachi Energy is seeking a Contract Manager to support Grid Integration (PGGI) in the United Kingdom. With an analytical, hands-on and autonomous approach, you will contribute to the successful performance of Contract Management in the project(s) to which you are assigned.

You are a reliable partner when it comes to the preparation of contracts /subcontracts, contract administration and project execution. You will ensure contract and risk management activities are executed in a timely and accurate manner, protecting Hitachi Energy's interests throughout the project lifecycle.

Engagement of both internal and external stakeholders will be critical in this role; the successful candidate will be professional and diligent, a pro-active communicator with the confidence to represent our business interests in all circumstances.

Do you enjoy working in teams to enhance their performance through your competence? Are you looking for a position, where you can work and interface with various business and project disciplines and work as a part of a Contract Management team? If so, we look forward to receiving your application.


  • Ensure that own assigned portfolio of contracts or specific projects (back-office or at the site) in the business follow contract and claim management methodologies in accordance with applicable procedures.
  • Provide guidance and leadership on contract related matters to cross functional business team members.
  • Ensure project team members are aware of their responsibilities and roles to engender a team approach to Contact Management.
  • Develop contract strategies based on Hitachi Energy's policies, customer requirements, and the overall execution strategy considering risk, pricing, scope, and schedule.
  • Identify the contract baseline (including terms and conditions, specifications, drawings, estimate, proposal, schedule and other documents incorporated in the contract) and highlights areas of opportunities and potential risk.
  • Ensure timely and accurate execution of commercial aspects on a portfolio of contracts / subcontracts (i.e. payments, claims, variation orders, warranties, provisions, guarantees, etc.).
  • Verify that all parties to the contract have fulfilled their contractual obligations and there are no responsibilities outstanding.
  • Together with Hitachi Energy's Legal Representatives, develop the negotiation strategy and support negotiations.
  • Support the Legal team in handling formal dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration proceedings.
  • Align with Hitachi Energy Legal to draft, negotiate and finalize agreements during the Sales and Project Execution phases.

Your background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantity surveying, preferably having achieved R.I.C.S. certification or on course to complete it.
  • Proven experience in EPC power generation, substations, converter stations, grid integration, transmission or similar industrial plant in Contract Management and Subcontract Management functions (with emphasis on civil and electrical installations desired), processes and management / administration of varying sizes and types of contractual agreements.
  • Very good awareness and extensive experience in administering standard form contracts.
  • Evidenced history of contract drafting and supporting supply chain in the appropriate compilation and flow down of terms for Subcontract formation.
  • Solid background in change management, claim management and contract-related legal issues and the possible effects in the relevant areas of responsibility regarding proposal stage and/or project execution and close-out Working knowledge/hands-on experience of contracts executed under common law jurisdictions.
  • Ability to interface with customers and subcontractors regarding all matters related to contracts and projects including those related to the review and process of changes.
  • Legal background desirable but not essential.
Location Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Job type Full time
Experience Experienced
Job function Legal, Compliance & Audit
Contract Regular
Publication date 2024-04-22
Reference number R0033839

About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. 

We employ more than 40,000 people in 90 countries who each day work with purpose and use their different backgrounds to challenge the status quo. We welcome you to apply today and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation.