Senior Contract Manager - Corridor Projects (m/f/d)

  • Category: Legal
  • Location: Cologne, DE; Berlin, DE

HV Solutions Corridor Projects – NKT contributes to the “Energiewende” (energy transition) in Germany in several lots and contracts of the projects SuedLink and SuedOstLink awarded by 50Hertz, TenneT and TransnetBW.

The position is located in Berlin, Cologne or Würzburg.

Your primary tasks will be:

Contract Management during Startup/ Procurement Phase:

  • Provide advice to Procurement regarding the procurement strategy for upcoming projects and ensure lessons learnt from previous projects are incorporated

  • Provide support to the Procurement Manager (m/f/d) during contract negotiations

  • Identify risks and propose mitigating actions to the Project manager (m/f/d)

  • Define contract administration processes, procedures, and templates for the project together with the project team

Contract Management during project Execution / Construction Phase:

  • Provide commercial support and advice to the Project and especially Project Manager (m/f/d) as and when required

  • Assist the Project Manager (m/f/d) in challenging and improving the budget as well as mitigating risks and investigating opportunities

  • Maintain/ develop a close relationship with all Project members and counterparts

  • Provide support in relation to correspondence with the contractors and clients (process owner)

  • Ensure that NKT is performing all obligations under the contract

  • Provide support in relation to variations and claims (process owner)

  • Take the lead on negotiation strategies as and when required for the Project team

  • Cooperate with legal (PLC) in case of disputes

We are searching for a Senior Contract Manager (m/f/d) with >5 years of professional experience at complex construction projects. You should have a solid legal background, a good commercial mindset and a sound financial understanding.

Additionally, you should have

  • The ability to simultaneously manage several tasks and projects to often challenging deadlines – structured and strong in project management

  • Strong sense of integrity who dares to challenge (in a positive way) colleagues to achieve the common goals for the project

  • Nice to have: experience of working with FIDIC

  • Structured, accurate and efficient way of working

  • Performance oriented and proactive

  • Ability to work in a team and build up strong relationships

  • Good understanding of commercial interfaces between contractual boundaries and technical implementation

  • Be fluent in German and English

Contact and application

NKT is committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from different backgrounds can thrive and are inspired to perform at their best. We believe that a diverse organization enables sustainable performance, and that an inclusive and welcoming culture makes for a better place to work. ​

We are looking forward to your application (incl. salary expectations and potential starting date). We offer interesting tasks and projects, a competitive comp & ben including flexible working conditions and mobile office work. In case you have any inquiries about the position, please don’t hesitate to contact Thies Helbig, If you have questions concerning the recruitment process please reach out to our HR Business Partner Sandra Schröder, Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail. Personality- and adaptive tests might be included in the recruitment process.

We welcome your application!

About NKT
At the factory in Cologne, NKT is designing, developing and manufacturing the high-voltage power cable solutions enabling the Energiewende and the global transition to renewable energy. Here, you will join a diverse organization at an internationally recognized engineering center at a state-of-the-art power cable factory. 

At NKT, we are all Connectors. We connect to develop leading technologies that enable the world’s transition to renewable energy - and we stay connected to grow as people and professionals. As a company, NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology - designing, manufacturing and installing low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions and accessories that support the green transition. NKT is headquartered in Denmark, employs 4,500 people in more than 15 countries, and realized revenue of EUR 2,1 billion in 2022. We connect a greener world.

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