Contract Administrator - Mexico

México, D.F., Estado de México
03 Aug 2016
20 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have experience in contract management in energy or constructions companies? Do you possess organizational skills and a customer orientation? Join Vestas as Senior Contract Administrator and be part of a multinational and interact with many levels in the organization.

The mission of the job as a member of the Contract Management team is to support the LATAM Construction team to manage the construction contracts of civil, electrical and mechanical works associated with the construction and commissioning of specified Wind Farm Projects within the constraints of time, cost and quality and safety against contractual obligations.

Key areas of focus include contracts management and implementation, site liaison and direction, client relationship development and management, contractor / sub-contractor management, and active risk management.

S/he will be also involved in tendering processes related to new projects, subcontractors and sales support

  • Carry out construction contractual follow up in relation to specific projects supporting the Project Manager ensuring contractual compliance
  • Follow up on subcontracting and purchasing processes.
  • Collaborate with the LATAM Contract Management team in the implementation of contract management processes to achieve complete control of the contractual cycle following company standard, with the aim of anticipating disruptions, reducing contingencies and improving response timing and reporting
  • Analyze the contract having particular regard for the contract procedures requiring formal notices, time limitations and other parameters to ensure that there is a complete understanding and control of the obligations and rights therein.
  • Shall ensure that, as the contract governs the conditions under which the deliverables are achieved, the Project Team is fully aware of the constraints, conditions and contractual environment prevalent. He should be in charge to prepare contractual guidelines and trainings to simplify and focus on the procedures to be observed.
  • Prepare submissions for variation orders for extensions of time and recognition of extra-cost and/or change of scope, agreed with the PM and subsequently negotiated.
  • Prepare reports regarding particular contractual circumstances such as obstructions, disruptions, delays and other contractually allowable relevant events shall be submitted internally or to third parties; lead or collaborate in its negotiation.
  • Fully analyze, follow up and report on potential liquidated damages or claims scenarios within the contracts framework.
  • Analyze and report relevant contractual communications. Draft and submit contractual communications to clients, subcontracts and/or other stakeholders.
  • Shall be able to prepare and/or coordinate with the legal department the determinations on interpretations under the Contract; preliminary action on dispute management, procedural compliance for potential contractual and legal consequences and potential terminations.
  • MSc Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Quantity surveyor
  • 5-8 years of experience in Energy, Engineering or Construction Companies in management of construction contracts in international environments.
  • Energy construction contracts experience will be especially considered.
  • FIDIC contracts management shall be a plus
  • Additional law degree shall be very valuable
  • Computer literate (MS Office)
  • Excellent command of English.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communications skills, customer orientation and proven ability to work cross functional as well as externally with customers, subcontractors and consultants.
What we offer
We offer an exciting job in a dynamic, international environment. You'll be working in a fast growing team which is at the forefront of growth within the wind energy sector. As well as offering a competitive salary and benefits package, we put the emphasis on developing both personal and professional skills. In return, we expect you to go the extra mile to achieve results.

Additional information
National/ International travel may also be required
Vestas is a company that offers equal opportunities and seeks employees who want to work in a multicultural environment and are teamwork oriented.

By joining Vestas, you join the only global energy company dedicated 100% to wind energy. Together with our customers, we have installed more than 51.000 turbines in over 70 countries, and we remain committed to increase that number via our superior, cost-effective wind technologies, products and services.

Since Vestas was founded in 1979, Vestas has achieved a market-leading position with more than 60 GW of installed wind turbines or around 19% of total global capacity.

Every day, everyone at Vestas works to make Vestas the undisputed global wind leader and the world's energy mix more sustainable - join us, and be part of ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.