Contract Manager

  • Category: Project Management & Execution
  • Location: Cary, US

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NKT North America is searching for a team oriented, local Contract Manager for its North America Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) EPC Project. The CHPE project is a groundbreaking high-visibility project that will provide 1,250 MW of green, renewable hydroelectric power from the Canadian province of Quebec to approximately 1 million homes in New York City and is a giant step forward in meeting the State of New York’s goal of 70% renewable energy by 2030.  This role is responsible for performance of EPC contract management, primarily for the CHPE project. The successful candidate will have the flexibility to travel as needed and provide leadership to represent NKT in front of customers and subcontractors.

As our local Contract Manager you will be work with our project management as well as senior contract management to formulate contracting strategy for various projects. As part of this you will be supporting the team’s analysis of contract risks and form mitigation strategies and will contribute by identifying and qualifying subcontractors for identified scopes of work. As part of this work you will support by:

  • Preparing or reviewing requests for proposals / tender documents for distribution to vendors
  • Reviewing and evaluating proposals for adherence to tender requirements and lead the commercial review of bids
  • Performing contract review and preparing contract summary documentation for use by project personnel
  • Assess vendor change order requests against contract / subcontract requirements
  • Coordinate with Project Controls and the finance department to ensure correct billing

Other aspects of this Contract Manager position are that you help ensure that notices and changes from NKT to the customer, to external partners, or to third parties are promptly made in accordance with contract / subcontract requirements.

To succeed in as an NKT Contract Manager, you should demonstrate an extensive business and commercial understanding, as well as have the ability to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of compliance matters. We also ask for you to have the flexibility to travel as work will involve visits to project site, customer, NKT factory and subcontractors.


To thrive in this role you will need to have a good understanding of contract terms and conditions and the underlying legal principles. For this we require a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in lager EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) projects, as well as the familiarity with project planning and scheduling techniques. You should also bring along:

  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills
  • A detail-oriented mindset with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and quickly-changing environment

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

In this role you will be reinforcing some of the most advanced dynamic cable projects in the world, realizing new technology and solving varying technical challenges.  You will gain exciting opportunities to develop your own career, attractive benefits such as comprehensive compensation package and competitive paid time off program, 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vison, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program.

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We will review applications continuously and we recommend you to apply no later than June 15th. Be aware that personality and cognitive tests may be included in the recruitment process, as well as a possible request for a criminal background check.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Recruiter, Kevin Strack via email: No Solicitation. We welcome your application!


About NKT
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 and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 5.000 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 2.6 billion in 2023. We connect a greener world.

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